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  1. Patio Glider Installation For Tilt and Slide UPVC Patio Door

    A Patio Glider Installation How To: Patio Glider Installation can be a bit tricky, however if you follow these simple steps your Patio Glider Installation should go smoothly. Before we get started you will need to purchase a pair of replacement Tilt & Slide Patio Gliders. 1) Remove all screws holding the top track on except the last two to the...
  2. Replacement UPVC Parts

    Need Replacement UPVC Parts? Then all is not lost! UPVC Windows and Doors were introduced in to the UK in the early 1980’s, lots of UPVC products from the early days are still going strong. However as it’s now 30 years since UPVC became popular in the United Kingdom, over the years certain parts on UPVC Windows and Doors have...
  3. Euro Cylinder Security FAQ - Defend Against Lock Snapping Crime

    Euro Cylinders have become a hot topic of conversation with the increase in lock snapping related crime, this mini FAQ which should help you determine how secure your door is, with the current Euro Cylinder and the star rating of it. My door bolt is the latest in security with lots of locking points such as hooks and a large...
  4. Lock Snapping The Euro Door Cylinder Vulnerability

    What's Lock Snapping? Lock Snapping is a crime that exploits a Vulnerability in the Euro Cylinder, which is found in millions of UPVC doors. Most UPVC doors are secured with a replaceable barrel known as a Euro Profile cylinder, over the past few years there has been a rise in forced entry break-ins using a method know as lock snapping. New standards have...
  5. A Secure Home, The UPVC Front Door

    A UPVC Front Door can be quite insecure, your front door is the primary route of entry and exit into the house, and can also be the most vulnerable point of the home too! However you can make some simple adjustments to your UPVC Front Door that will greatly improve home security. UPVC Front Doors are generally unsuitable for retro-fit security devices...
  6. Service from the clouds for the Glazing Industry

    Cloud Services are a major talking point at the moment, with broadband speeds vastly increasing more and more services are taking advantage of internet. So what are Cloud Services? and what do Cloud Services have to do with the glazing industry you might ask? A cloud service is basically a service that runs on the internet, and can be accessed from...
  7. Burglary Prevention Tips To Secure Your Home

    Burglary Prevention has become a hot topic recently, a rise in burglaries over the 2009 to 2012 period in the Leeds area has been attributed to weak Euro Profile Locks found on UPVC doors, which criminals have been able to pick or break. A recommended counter-measure to improve home security and help with Burglary Prevention is to purchase and install an...
  8. UPVC Door Hinges - Identifying the hinge type.

    You will find three types of UPVC Door Hinges. Butt type PVCU Door Hinges sometimes called a pencil or cylinder hinge, Flag type UPVC Door Hinges, and Rebate UPVC Hinges. These type of double glazing door hinges have been used by pvcu door suppliers since the late 1970's. Inevitably some suppliers are no longer trading and therefore have ceased manufactureing...
  9. Window back set dimension and how to measure it

    The back set dimension on a window locking mechanism is referred to as the space from the front of the faceplate, to the centre of the spindle, this should be measured in mm. The detailed image below illustrates where you should be measuring to and from to obtain the correct measurement. Now you have obtained the correct backset measurements you can purchase a suitable replacement. View our range of UPVC...
  10. Lock snapping sweeping through Huddersfield

    Recent crime reports in the Examiner, Huddersfields local news paper show that lock snapping is sweeping through local areas at the moment. Dalton, Lepton, Almondbury, Rawthorpe, Waterloo and Moldgreen have all had various crimes taking place that have involved the vulnerable euro lock cylinders. LEPTON: April 30. A thief snapped a Europrofile lock on the back patio doors of a home. A mobile...

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