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    Double Glazing Window and Door Lock Repairs

    We offer reliable repairs for all common household door and window lock types.

    Repaired locks provide the same security and convenience as replacement locks, at a fraction of the cost.

    Our locksmiths have extensive experience servicing locks of all kinds. We maintain a fully-stocked inventory of high-quality replacement components to get your locks back in working order quickly. There’s no need to wait for parts - we can complete most repairs during the same-day service call.

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    Locking Mechanism Repairs in Essex & Suffolk

    By repairing and upgrading existing hardware on wooden, metal, and composite frames, we help homeowners avoid costly full replacements. A quick fix or modern update to your locks, hinges, or handles can significantly improve security and function at a fraction of the cost.

    We repair and replace locking mechanisms on all types of windows and doors – wooden, aluminium, and UPVC. Our services cover:

    • Fixing common issues like wear and tear, jammed locks, and break-in damage
    • Upgrading locks for better security
      Installing new mechanisms on entry, patio, and bi-fold doors
    • Servicing locks for homes and businesses

    Our  locksmiths handle everything from simple maintenance to full replacements. We ensure all locks work properly, meeting both security needs and insurance requirements. Our work is thorough, tidy, and guaranteed to solve your lock problems effectively.

    The Plastic Doctor operates throughout Essex & Suffolk

    Plastic Surgery technicians can carry out near-invisible repairs to UPVC-damaged window and door frames, including those caused by burglary, burns, screw holes or accidental damage.

    We cover many areas across Essex & Suffolk

    Basildon | Bishops Stortford | Braintree | Brentwood | Chelmsford | Clacton | Colchester | Dunmow | Harlow | Harwich | Maldon | Southend | Tiptree | Bury St Edmunds | Felixstowe | Ipswich | Stowmarket | Sudbury | Essex |Suffolk

    They were so good I recommended them to a friend immediately. Top service and quality. An unbeatable ethical experience.

    Mr. R. T of Colchester, Essex

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    We understand that UPVC windows and doors are an important part of home security, which is why we carry out all repairs as quickly and efficiently as possible.  We offer a no-obligation quotation before any work is carried out.

    We truly believe that, where possible, it is better to repair than to replace.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Common issues include difficulty turning the key or handle, misaligned parts, broken components, and general wear and tear.

    Depending on the severity of the issue, you may be able to repair the locking mechanism yourself. However, it’s always best to consult a professional if you’re unsure about what to do or if the issue is more complex.

    The cost of repairing a locking mechanism can vary depending on the extent of the damage and the type of lock. Generally, minor repairs can range from £50 to £150, while more extensive repairs can cost up to £500 or more.

    The amount of time it takes to repair a locking mechanism depends on the type and extent of the damage. Minor repairs can often be completed in a matter of hours, while more extensive repairs may take several days.

    Regular maintenance, such as cleaning and lubricating the lock, can help prevent issues with your locking mechanism. Additionally, be careful not to force the key or handle if it’s not turning easily, as this can cause damage to the lock.

    It depends on the extent of the damage and the age of the lock. If the lock is relatively new and the damage is minor, it may be more cost-effective to repair it. However, if the lock is old or the damage is extensive, it may be best to replace it with a new one.

    Yes, a locksmith can often repair a broken locking mechanism. They have the expertise and tools needed to diagnose the issue and make any necessary repairs.

    If you’re having issues with your locking mechanism, it’s best to consult a professional for assistance. They can help diagnose the issue and recommend the best course of action, whether it’s repairing or replacing the lock.