lost keys on double glazed windows


Postby marc n » Mon Apr 14, 2008 9:58 pm

Hi there, i have a problem with a few of my windows, when i brought my house in sept i found out that a few of the keys were lost and i can't open 3 of my windows, what would be the most cost efficient way of dealing with this problem? I have been told that i could drill the locks, would that be ok.
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Postby welsh brickie » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:41 am

Have you tried the other keys you have on the locked windows
they are usually all the same.
I dont know if they are upvc I assume so.
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Postby marc n » Wed Apr 16, 2008 6:41 pm

Yeah i tried the other keys they don't work. Yes they are upvc is drilling an option do you think?
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Postby welsh brickie » Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:17 pm

you can get replacement handles for you windows all glazing companys have spare.
there are covers on the handles use a stanley knive to re move and then simply unscrew and refit new handle
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Postby marc n » Thu Apr 17, 2008 5:36 pm

Thanks for your reply, i tried that but the windows are locked so they wouldn't budge,
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Postby welsh brickie » Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:17 am

sorry um replacement window companys might have removed windows similar to yours with the same type window lock try asking them they might have the same keys.
sorry I could not be of more help if you drill the handle you will have to replace anyway.
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Postby allan the locksmith » Sun Apr 27, 2008 1:54 pm

Options include call a locksmith as these locks are easy to pick.Alternatively force the handle open so you can get at the fixing screws then buy a replacement.Depending on what type it is you may be able to buy new keys for it in a locksmiths.
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