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UPVC Door Repairs

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UPVC Door Repairs

Is your Upvc door becoming difficult to lock? Do your handles feel clunky when you lift them up? These are very common problems with older doors or newer ones that have dropped and need adjusting. If left unchecked, they can lead to all sorts of problems and in the long run, cost more money to fix.
We have a lot of experience dealing with UPVC doors and windows. From adjusting and aligning, unjamming, and opening, and repairing and replacing all parts. We carry most of the common parts on our vans so most jobs can be completed on the first visit.

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Common UPVC door Repair problems

UPVC Door won’t shut

If your door won’t shut or you have to lift it or force it shut, this usually means it has dropped or the door or frame has warped. This can be caused by the door being out of alignment, house movement on new builds or extreme weather. This is why you will sometimes find it better or worse at certain times of year.
With this issue we can adjust and realign your door, hinges and keeps to get it shutting again. Apart from the obvious security issues of not shutting your door, you can also cause bigger and more expensive problems by forcing it shut. Its not uncommon to damage the handles, gearbox and/or full mechanism. Therefore, it’s always best to call a reputable UPVC door repair company early so we can realign everything before something breaks.

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UPVC Door won’t lock

If your UPVC door won’t lock or you have to lift the door or handles to get it to lock this usually means the door or keeps are out of alignment, or your cylinder, gearbox or mechanism is faulty. In most cases, the initial problem is the door or keeps are out of alignment and the home owner will keep forcing the handles and lock. Over time the issue gets worse until the gearbox or mechanism breaks, and the homeowner will then call a locksmith. It’s always best to call a locksmith early to avoid the higher costs of replacing a gearbox, full mechanism, or handles.
With these issues, we can adjust or realign your door where no other damage has been caused and if need be, we can replace your gearbox or mechanism. If we replace any parts we will always check alignment and readjust if necessary so you don’t have the same issues happening again.

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Handles are floppy or wont lift to lock

If your UPVC door handles are floppy this usually means the spindle, spring cartridges or gearbox is faulty.
If you have any of the above issues, we carry replacement spindles, cartridges and handles on the van and the most common gearboxes so we can complete most jobs on the first visit.

If your UPVC door handles won’t lift to lock or you have to force them to lift it this could mean your door or keeps need realigning or your gearbox is faulty.

If you catch it early then realigning your door or keeps will do the trick but if you have left it and the gearbox is faulty, then it will need replacing and the doors and keeps realigning after, so it doesn’t happen again. So if you have UPVC door handle problems, get in touch today and see how we can help you.

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UPVC Door is jammed shut

When a UPVC door is jammed shut this means the gearbox and/or rest of the mechanism has failed and has jammed in the locked position. As above it is very important that you do not try to unjam it yourself as you could cause a lot of unnecessary damage. We have specialist tools made for this exact issue so we can unjam the door without any unwanted damage. In cases where the gearbox is faulty, we can replace just the gearbox but in cases where the whole mechanism has failed, or it is a very old part I can replace the whole mechanism.

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Key is stuck in lock/Key is hard to turn/Key is spinning

If you have any of these issues, it is usually a faulty cylinder or gearbox. It is very important that you do not try to rectify this issue yourself. If it is a faulty lock, then this is much cheaper to replace that a faulty gearbox so its important the lock is removed correctly otherwise you can do unnecessary damage to the gearbox. As above, we have specialist tools for key extraction so we can safely remove the broken part of the key without causing any unnecessary damage to the door or working parts.

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If your door is failing to lock, handles are stiff/floppy or the multi locking points are not moving/locking then you could have an issue with your UPVC door gearbox.

A failed gearbox is one of the most frequent jobs we get called to, and one we can usually remedy quite quickly by replacing the gearbox and diagnosing and remedying the issues that caused it to fail in the first place.

We can carry the most common (and some not so common) UPVC door gearboxes on the van so if you need your gearbox replaced, we can do it in most cases on the first visit.


UPVC door gearbox problems


A failed UPVC mechanism is less common than a failed gearbox but it does still happen. Usually, the gearbox fails and as people tend to leave things and let the issues get worse, the rest of the mechanism starts to fail resulting in either the multi locking points failing or the door getting jammed shut.

Another reason for a full strip replacement can be when your gearbox fails but they no longer make a make a replacement gearbox for your door, so even if it’s just the gearbox that has failed, you would need to replace the whole strip to get your door working again. Even with the additional cost of replacing the whole mechanism, it’s always cheaper than replacing the whole door.


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UPVC DOor hinge problems

If your UPVC door is tilting to one side or your has dropped, you could have an issue with your hinges. You can usually tell when it is the hinges, because the hinge will either not be level or in some cases it will have started to crack or fall apart.

The causes vary, but in most cases its due to an alignment issue with the door that has either been left, or someone unqualified has tried to realign the door, usually by maxing out the hinge height feature. Over time, the hinge just starts to deteriorate.

We can source all types of UPVC door hinges and can re hang your door if need be.


UPVC door hinge

 UPVC French door problems

UPVC French doors tend to suffer with closing and locking problems, usually caused by alignment issues. In my experience, this is mostly caused by the door dropping and the door locks and keeps go out of alignment. If left, you will start to have issues with your locking mechanism, lock barrel or handles, sometimes all 3. Depending on the mechanism type on your doors, you can also sometimes have problems with the non dominant door of the pair.

We work on French doors on a daily basis so they are our bread and butter work. We can fix all related issues with French doors, mostly on the first visit from stock on our vans.

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UPVC Sliding patio door problems

Do you have sliding patio doors that are no longer sliding or locking? If you answered yes to this question then you likely have a problem with your track, rollers or locking mechanism.

If its getting stiff to slide, this issue is usually caused by dirt and grime on the track or the runners are starting to fail.

If its getting stiff to lock, there could be an alignment issue or the locking mechanism is starting to fail.

We can replace all parts on sliding patio doors including the track, glass, handles, rollers, locking mechanism and lock.


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UPVC Door repair FAQ’S

Below are some of the frequently asked questions we get regarding UPVC door repairs

why does my upvc door keep dropping

This is a question that we get all of the time. It varies between doors but the most common causes are hinges that are failing or the door is out of alignment due to the door not being toe and heeled properly which is a process where the door is packed to be square in the frame. In both cases, we can fix your door so it does not drop again. 

who repairs upvc doors

We do. We are UPVC door repair specialists. We work on UPVC doors and windows day in and day out. We can repair all parts of the door including, glass, panels, handles, hinges, lock, locking mechanism, and all door furniture.

can upvc doors be repaired

Yes, we can repair all parts on a UPVC door including the hinges, handles, locking mechanism, lock, panels, and glass. The cost of repairing a UPVC door is in all cases much cheaper than replacing the door with a new one.

Can you open and fix my door if it is jammed shut?

Yes. We have the right tools and experience to open your stuck UPVC door without causing any damage to the door or frame and once opened, we will repair whatever problem that it has from parts on our van.

My door is very old; can you still repair it?

Yes, we have parts that fit very old doors and for the ones that the parts are no longer available, we have modern parts that will fit and give your door a new lease of life.


I can fix all the above UPVC door issues and more and in most cases, I can fix or repair the problem on the first visit saving you time and money on additional visits and labour. It is very important that if you have any of these issues you get them looked at as soon as possible as the longer you leave them the worse things get and the more money it will cost you to rectify.
Get in touch today for a free no-obligation quote or advice.

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Areas we cover

We are based in and cover the whole of Essex so we will be able to get to you quickly in your time of need. We pride ourselves on giving a great service which you will see through the recommendations and reviews we have on our various pages including Facebook, Google, Checkatrade, and Trustatrader. We cover all of the locations below and the surrounding areas.

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