UK Aluminium Sliding Door problem

by Laura N
(Kent, UK)

I really need some help to find a locking mechanism to make these two sliding doors secure.

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Oct 20, 2019
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by: Adrian

Hi Laura;

Thanks for the pictures

I dont recognize the exact lock thats used here but sometimes window companies make their own proprietary locks to force customers to buy spare parts from only one place.

This can be a problem when the company is no longer in business. It is possible to convert the door over to a more readily available lockset.

That would mean modifying the cutouts in the doors and drilling new holes. Most likely the new locks would need a new handle that has the inside actuator lever that works with the new lock.

This is certainly cheaper if done locally in the UK. Any competent locksmith and many window repair shops could figure this out. The locksmith might even recognize the lock and have unused original parts available if they are local and have seen this problem before.

If you are stuck and no one can help you locally, I can send parts but I will need more pictures and dimensions to get you a lock that will fit.

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