Ask a tradesman

Handyman

Lock type

I have a lock that does not require a key to open from inside but from the outside we need the key pull the lever up and then completely down to open the door. What are these types of lock called and how much would a new one cost?

3 Answers from MyBuilder Handymen

Hi
Is it a upvc door it sounds like you have a Euro profile cylinder does the key resemble a Yale type key.
If it is a europrofile there not very expensive if you email a picture i could confirm
regards
john

2012-12-20T23:05:02+00:00

Answered 20th Dec 2012

I think you are refering to a euro cylinder thumbturn and they are£10 to £20.
They sell them in screwfix

2012-12-20T23:05:02+00:00

Answered 20th Dec 2012

Hello
They are called thumb turn barrels, and I think you will be looking at £30-50 for one, they are also different sizes if you look on the side of the door there will be a screw on the locking strip that screws into the thumb barrel, from its centre measure to both ends of the barrel this will then determine as to whether it’s a 80/20, 60/40, 50/50 and so on, alternatively put the key in the lock then undue the said screw taking it out, turn the key about a ¼ inch clock or anti clock wise this should then allow you to pull out the barrel then take to the shop, but remember that the door will not lock now so ensure someone is in while you are out
Hope this helps Del from Mahsons

2012-12-20T23:05:02+00:00

Answered 20th Dec 2012

Post your job to find high quality tradesmen and get free quotes

Can’t find an answer? Ask a new question

Question Categories