uPVC French Door Additional Security

Discussion in 'Misc DIY' started by Mike Hibbert, Dec 11, 2004.

  1. Mike Hibbert

    Mike Hibbert Guest

    Hello All,

    We have a fairly old set of patio doors to the back of the house, and I'm a
    bit concerned about the security of them. We recently had new windows put in
    throughout and now the door is probably the weakest point of entry. It opens
    outwards, has the hinges exposed on the outside and there is movement when
    you wiggle it. We dont want to replace it yet, as a much later (3 - 5 years)
    plan is to open up the whole of the back wall with those sliding door that
    fold back, but this would mean loads of building work.

    I want to add a couple of bolts/deadlocks to the inside, how easy is this to
    fit to uPVC? Would a heafty dollop of "no nails" and a few 3/4" self tapping
    screws be enough to secure it?

    Cheers
    Mike
    Mike Hibbert, Dec 11, 2004
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  2. Mike Hibbert

    Ziggur Guest

    In article <mHxud.112$>, no-
    says...
    >
    > I want to add a couple of bolts/deadlocks to the inside, how easy is this to
    > fit to uPVC? Would a heafty dollop of "no nails" and a few 3/4" self tapping
    > screws be enough to secure it?
    >
    > Cheers
    > Mike
    >

    No.

    You might want to consider "thumb-turn shoot bolts" or "finger-operated
    shoot bolts" if your doors don't have them already. (Should be fitted as
    standard on French Doors) They can be retro-fitted in the eurogroove on
    the edge of the Master and Slave doors.
    They work vertically to engage a pin into the head and foot of the frame.
    Cheap to buy, easy to fit.

    A Google search will produce several references. The Fullex web site
    could show examples.

    HTH

    --
    Ziggur

    "S'ils te mordent, mords-les"
    Ziggur, Dec 11, 2004
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