UPVC door lock mechanisms and how to identify them.

When it comes to UPVC, Composite or Aluminum doors. A lock repair comes down to the identification and sourcing of the right mechanism to replace. Now some people think for one reason or another that any mechanism will do and quite frankly there is not much of a difference when it comes to these mechanisms. So in the interest of knowledge - we have detailed some of the mechanisms out there for your perusal.

ABT Gibbons -

{Gear box| Gearbox} only, aluminum door {TYPES| types| variants}. 48 centers, 32 backset. 

AGB -

{1 piece mechanism| multipoint locking mechanism one piece}. {One piece mechanism| No gearbox change available}. Only comes as 35 backset. 4 {types| variants} hooks, dead bolts and rollers. 16 faceplate. 92 centers.

Avocet -

{1 piece mechanism| multipoint locking mechanism one piece}. {One piece mechanism| No gearbox change available}. Only comes as 35 backset. 6 {TYPES| types| variants}, hooks, dead bolt, slave, rollers. 16 faceplate. 92 centers.

Azbe -

multipoint locking mechanism one piece. {One piece mechanism| No gearbox change available}. 50 backset. 6 pins. 16 faceplate. 80 centers.

Corbin -

multipoint locking mechanism one piece. {One piece mechanism| No gearbox change available}. 45 and 50 backset, deadbolts. 20 faceplate. 92 centers.

{ERA| Era} -

multipoint mechanism and gearbox change. 18 {TYPES| types| variants}. hooks, deadbolts, mushroom, rollers, slave. 92 centers, 30, 35, 45 backset. 16 and 20 faceplate.

Fab and Fix -

multipoint locking mechanism one piece. {One piece mechanism| No gearbox change available}. 16 faceplate, one {TYPES| types| variants}. Hooks. 35 backset. 92/62 centers.

Fix -

scandinavian and euro {TYPES| types| variants}. 50 backset. 3 variants hooks. 105 and 72 centers. 25 faceplate. multipoint and gearbox change on newer versions.

Fix Asgard -

multipoint locking mechanism {One piece mechanism| No gearbox change available}. Gearbox cannot be changed. 16 and 25 faceplate. 35, 45, 55 backset. 92 centers. 1 {TYPES| types| variants} hooks.

Fuhr -

Multi point and gearbox change. 19 {TYPES| types| variants}. Hooks, deadbolts, mushrooms, rollers, wedge bolts, slave. 25, 30, 35, 45 backsets. 92 centers. 16 faceplate.

Fullex -

Old type A gearbox only. 68 centers, 38 backset. Multipoint's (Crime beater) 10 {TYPES| types| variants}. hooks, deadbolts. 35, 45, 55 backsets. 16 and 20 faceplates.92/62 centers. 

Gridlock -

multipoint locking mechanism {One piece mechanism| No gearbox change available}. Gearbox cannot be changed. 45 backset, 24 faceplate. 1 {TYPES| types| variants} deadbolts. 92 centers.

GU -

24 {TYPES| types| variants} - hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave. Multipoint and gearbox change available. 92 centers. 16 and 20 faceplate. 28, 35, 45, 55, 65 backset. 

GU ferco -

6 {TYPES| types| variants}. roller, mushrooms hooks. 70 and 92 centers. 35, 40, 50 backsets. Some gearbox changes apply. 16 an 20 faceplate.

Kenrick -

multipoint locking mechanism {One piece mechanism| No gearbox change available}. Gearbox cannot be changed. 16 faceplate, 92/62 centers. 35 backset. 2 {TYPES| types| variants} hook and rollers.

KFV -

multipoint locking mechanism one piece. Gearbox can be changed on some models. 16 faceplate, 35 backset, 92 centers. 10 {TYPES| types| variants} hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave. pins.

Lockmaster -

11 {TYPES| types| variants} hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave. pins. 16 faceplate, 35 and 45 backset, 92 centers. multipoint and gearbox change.

Maco -

10 {TYPES| types| variants} hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave. 92 centers, 35 backset, 16 faceplate. Multipoint and gearbox change.

Mila -

6 {TYPES| types| variants} hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave. 35 backset, 92 centers, 16 faceplate. Multipoint and gearbox change.

Millenco - 

6 {TYPES| types| variants} hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave. 117/85 and 92 centers, 35 backset, 16 faceplate. {One piece mechanism| No gearbox change available}.

{ROTO| Roto} -

2 {TYPES| types| variants} hooks and deadbolts. {One piece mechanism| No gearbox change available}. 16 face plate, 35 backset, 92 centers.

Safeware -

2 {TYPES| types| variants}. 92/62 centers, 35 backset, 16 faceplate. Multipoint and gearbox change.

Sobinco -

1 {TYPES| types| variants} deadbolt. 16, 20, 24 faceplate, 35 backset, 92 centers. {One piece mechanism| No gearbox change available}.

{UCEM| Ucem} -

2 {TYPES| types| variants} - deadbolts. 50 backset, 85 centers, 20 faceplate. {One piece mechanism| No gearbox change available}.

{UNION| Union} -

Aluminum door type. 30.5 backset, 48 centers.

Vitawin -

Multipoint only. 16 faceplate, 35 backset, 92 centers. Hooks.

Winkhaus -

16 variants hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave.. multipoint and gearbox change. 16 and 20 faceplate, 92 centers, 35, 45, 55 backset.

Yale -

Multipoint and gearbox change. 9 variants hooks, dead bolts, mushrooms, rollers, slave. 35, 45 backset. 92 centers. 16 faceplate.

By all means this list is not exhaustive. There are a selection of other mechanisms and gearboxes out there and some of them are obsolete. Especially if the door in question is older than 15 years. In these cases what we usually do is not right off the door but fit something in its place. Something that will do the job and in most cases increase the security of your door.

For more information about multipoint locking in doors feel free to contact Affordable Locksmith UPVC Services

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