As uPVC door lock repair specialists we fix quite a lot of door locks in the town. Over the last few years like most other towns in Midlothian, there has been a relentless amount of new build homes being built. This is no different in Dalkeith where the local town has tripled in size over the last 10 years due to the number of new build homes that have been built.
What type of locks do we fix?
Most of these newly built homes are fitted with composite door locks and standard locking systems. They are commonly fitted with ERA, Roto, and Lockmaster locking systems. A lot of the door lock quality depends on the house builder. Taylor Wimpey will supply and fit composite doors with ERA systems as will Persimmon whereas Cala and the better house builder will fit Roto systems.
New build composite door locks generally have a lifespan of around 6 years from new and can break with no warning. This is very common in composite door locks fitted with cheaper ERA locking systems. There is little homeowners can do to prevent their door locks from breaking, because most new build homes continue to move and settle over the first 5 years thus putting pressure on door locks.
The Posh houses in Eskbank Dalkeith
Of all the Midlothian towns Eskbank is widely regarded as the most affluent area of Dalkeith and will invariably have many large old victorian houses. These older homes are commonly fitted with Yale Locks and British Standard mortice deadlocks. Fitting uPVC doors to these houses is frowned upon by Midlothian Council, so there are not many houses like this that would consider a uPVC door as a replacement for a Timber Door.
Thankfully we have an abundance of uPVC and Composite door locks to keep us going every day while we wait for the call that one of our customers telling us their mortice lock has finally given up the ghost.
If you have a door lock issue in Dalkeith and would like me to take a look then just give me a call and just ask for Chris.