Multipoint Door Locks
Most uPVC door lock mechanisms and composite door locking mechanisms have multipoint door locks. This is the long strip which fastens to the side of the door. Door locks that latch at many locations along the door frame are referred to as “multipoint locks.” These locking mechanisms are the most secure type of door locks for external doors. As a result, it is essential to ensure your multipoint locks are safe and up to the highest standards to safeguard your home and loved ones.Identify Your Multipoint Lock! Read More
Typically, multipoint door locks include a central locking mechanism known as the “Door Gearbox” or “Centre Case.” These Door Gearboxes are essentially the heart of the door lock. By lifting the door handle, you can secure all the hooks and rollers in place, firmly shutting your door.
Multipoint locking systems feature locking points such as deadbolts, round bolts, hooks, pins, and rollers. These precision adjustable rollers improve compression efficiency and weather sealing by squeezing the door close against the frame to prevent draughts from entering.
There are four different locking operations to choose from.
- Lever Handle: Simply raise the handle to lock the points then turn the key to lock it shut.
- Split Spindle: Lifting the handle up will activate the locking points; after that, lock the device by twisting the key.
- Key Wind: A latch will instantly lock into place as you turn the key twice to lock it.
- Slam Shut: Also known as “Europa Plus,” In order to activate the locking points, simply shut the door!
*Multipoint locks are commonly used on uPVC Door Lock Mechanisms and Composite Door Locking Mechanisms.
In order for a multipoint door lock to work, a door keep must be installed into your door frame. This is a metal strip that is carefully positioned along the centre of the door frame. You can see our extensive collection of Door Keeps here.
uPVC Door Lock Mechanisms
Because uPVC door lock mechanisms are not universal, it is essential that you get the proper measures, including the same number of hooks and rollers, for a Replacement Multipoint Lock. They are typically available in a 16mm faceplate which can be seen by a silver track on the side of the door. To prevent the lock from sticking out of the door frame, the 16mm faceplate slides into a groove known as a recess. The locks, which are also referred to as “Croppable,” can be trimmed to the correct size of your door’s height. A “Shoot Bolt” which locks into your doorframe’s top and bottom, can be added for extra security. Shoot bolts are used to lock one side of a French door, and a multipoint lock is used to lock the opposite side.
*Lockmaster offers a wide range of branded multipoint door locks. Our extensive selection includes multipoint locks for uPVC Door Lock Mechanisms, Composite Door Locking Mechanisms, and more!
Composite Door Locking Mechanisms
When combined with a multipoint door lock, composite door locking mechanisms provide one of the highest levels of security. Made of several protective materials, these doors include a strong piece of timber in the centre that lends the design its robustness. And since wood is a natural insulator, composite doors allow less chilly air in throughout the harsh winter nights.
As a rule of thumb, the faceplates of composite door locks are 44 mm or 20 mm wide. The 44 mm faceplate does not need to be rebated because it is solidly fixed onto the door. Alternatively, a 20 mm faceplate, a square end, or a radius end will need to be rebated into the door. Because of this, consideration should be given to the size of replacement locks when purchasing a composite door.
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