80% of the doors in the UK are UPVC and have Multi Point Locks, I carry the most mainstream mechanisms to cover most of the UK's doors. Whether your hinges, handles or locks are broken give your local Birmingham Locksmith a call for a low cost highly competitive quote. I usally beat other Locksmiths quotes hands down, so be sure to give me a call.
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How a Pin Tumbler Lock Works
Without a key in the lock, the driver pins (blue) are pushed downwards, preventing the plug (yellow) from rotating.
With the gaps between the pins aligned with the shear line, the plug (yellow) can rotate freely.
Types of Glass Laminated:
Laminated glass is a type of specialised safety glass that holds the glass layers firmly together when broken or smashed. In the event of the glass breaking, it is held in situ by an interlayer, typically of polyvinyl butyral (PVB), between its two or more layers of glass. The interlayer is what keeps the layers of glass bonded even when broken or heavily damaged, It's high laminate strength is what prevents the glass from breaking up into large sharp pieces and detatching themselves. This produces a characteristic "spider web" cracking pattern when the impact is not enough to completely pierce the glass.
Laminated glass is normally used when there is a possibility of human impact or where the glass could fall if shattered. Skylight glazing and automotive windshields typically use laminated glass. In geographical areas requiring hurricane-resistant construction, laminated glass is often used in exterior shopfronts, curtain walls and windows. The PVB interlayer also gives the glass a much higher sound insulation rating, due to the damping effect, and also blocks 99% of incoming UV radiation
Toughened or tempered glass is a type of safety glass processed by controlled thermal or chemical treatments to increase its strength compared with normal glass. Tempering puts the outer surfaces into compression and the inner surfaces into tension. Such stresses cause the glass, when broken, to crumble into small granular chunks instead of splintering into jagged shards as plate glass (aka: annealed glass) create. The granular chunks are less likely to cause injury.
As a result of its safety and strength, toughened glass is used in a variety of demanding applications, including passenger vehicle windows, shower doors, architectural glass doors and tables, refrigerator trays, as a component of bulletproof glass, for diving masks, and various types of plates and cookware.
The term tempered glass, in addition to meaning glass that has been heat treated to increase toughness, can refer to glass that has been treated with hydrofluoric acid or other acid[which?]. The acid etches away surface scratches and imperfections to increase strength.
Toughened or tempered glass is not Plate glass (aka: Float glass, Annealed glass). These types of glass are created under completely different environments. Plate glass can cause serious, if not deadly, injuries; whereas, tempered glass was designed to sustain minimal injuries
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Wooden Door Security.
If you have an external wooden door, I strongly recommend you have a locksmith fit a British Standard / Insurance rated mortice lock.
A mortice lock offers a much increased level of security against attacks from burglars. It's also requirement of most insurance companies to validate your policy in the event of a claim.
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UPVC Door Mechanisms Fitted in Birmingham.
UPVC Door Locking Mechanisms comes in wide variety of shapes and sizes. Generally a door will exhibit wear and tear of a period of time. One of the common signs is the locking mechanism won't fully engage without excessive upward pressure on the handles. At this stage the door's in need of adjustment.
Mechanisms can fail when the door's in the locked position. When this happens you'll need an experienced locksmith with dedicated tools to get the door open without damage to either the door or frame.
I've got many years experience in the opening of jammed doors and have all the necessary tools and equipment to do the job professionally without any damage. I carry plenty of locksmiths spares to carry out most jobs in one visit.
Non Destructive Entry ~ Locksmiths.
I trend towards opening doors using more traditional techniques used by locksmiths learned and practised over many years. There's lots of handymen trying to open doors with very limited knowledge of locks, I've seen countless locks drilled very badly and jobs been abandoned because they didn't have sufficient enough skillset to approach the job correctly. I've subsequently been called in to rectify their poor workmanship.
If you need work carrying out on your locks and doors in the Birmingham area be sure to give me a call for fast response professional locksmith service. Locksmiths in Birmingham
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When an incorrect key is inserted into the lock, the key pins (red) and driver pins (blue) do not align with the shear line; therefore, it does not allow the plug (yellow) to rotate.
When the correct key is inserted, the gaps between the key pins (red) and driver pins (blue) align with the edge of the plug (yellow).