uPVC Door Repairs in Oxford & Banbury

We specialise in PVCu and composite door repair and replacement gearbox units. If you are having problems closing or locking the door, it is advised that you attend to this ASAP as the result can be costly, as you might put too much tension on the inner workings (gearbox) and cause the unit to fail. Also, in most cases the door will fail in the closed position which means now the job is more involved, leading to further costs.

Don't wait, fix it now

The result might mean a simple alignment of the door to the frame before breakage occurs.

Upgrade your door

Protect against cylinder snapping. Here are two ways to upgrade the security to your door:

  1. You can choose to have fitted a high security cylinder (the snap secure cylinders)
  2. Fit the new lockguard security handle, this will protect your cylinder. Also the security handles can not be broken off to gain access to the door cylinder. This offers complete security for your door.

Yale Doormaster™

At Keyhand Locksmith we are acredited by Yale as Doormaster Experts. The Doormaster system is a revolutionary new range of products that means if your uPVC door lock breaks, you can replace the lock without replacing the entire The Doormaster range fits most doors and we can advise on the best product for you, as well as fitting the lock itself.        


We specialise in UPVC and Composite door repair and replacement gearbox units.
Home security should be at the top of every home owner's agenda.
We specialise in UPVC and Composite door repair and replacement gearbox units.
As we are part of the YALE doormaster registered locksmiths we are able to fix all Pvcu problems we can advise on the very best options to suit you and your budget /repair options-to install a new part (gearbox unit) or to install a new multipoint door locking system.
If you would like to Upgrade your existing multipoint locks or cylinders call us as we can help. You also have options to upgrade your door handles to prevent cylinder snapping` the ERA lockguard lift lock handles are made for this type of upgrade call us for details or go to the main website on the products pages.

KeyHand Locksmiths are here to help.
Giving you the confidence that our knowledge will help solve any questions. For example the types of locks that can be installed or upgraded.

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Gearbox repairs / Low cost repair.
Most repair work costs on average between £120 and £165 to install a new gearbox unit re-fit and align the door.
We fit all the makes of gearbox and Multipoint locking systems.
Door Master Expert by YALE

Contact us today

Do not delay in fixing your door, contact us today to discuss repairs and upgrades to your uPVC door. We service a 30 mile radius around Oxford and Banbury.

What is the difference between PVCu and uPVC ?...

The answer is none. In our country uPVC changed it's name to PVCu in the late 1980's to fall in line with other European countries. They were all calling it PVC-U because European languages mostly place the noun (being PVC in this case) before the adjective (U).

So what is PVCu?
The 'PVC' part of it stands for Polyvinyl Chloride. The 'U' stands for Un-plasticised, often wrongly called Un-modified.
Poly Vinyl Chloride, which we know as every day 'PVC' is modified, i.e. softened and can then be used in the manufacture of products such as hand bags, sport bags, shoes and fake leather. It is the use of this material which has made us familiar with the abbreviation 'PVC'.
Pure PVC-U is not quite suitable for window and door profiles. A small amount of stabilisers and additives are required, the mix of which may vary slightly between different manufacturers of profiles for window and door systems, and is necessary to provide longevity, high weather and UV resistance, and also to achieve a brilliant white colour.

The basic material properties of PVCu make it ideal for window and door application, including:
Does not rot or biologically decompose.
Resistant to weathering with low maintenance requirements.
Is tough on impact.
Retains its shape within normal climatic temperatures.
Can be reshaped at very high temperature and can therefore be recycled.

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Key Hand Locksmiths are responsive, quick, friendly and reliable, and they go the extra mile to keep the customer happy. I would thoroughly recommend them!

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