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22nd June 2017

DUE TO STAFF HOLIDAYS, ORDERS RECEIVED AFTER  FRIDAY 23RD JUNE 2017 WILL NOT BE PROCESSED UNTIL MONDAY 3RD JULY 2017. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED BY THIS MUCH NEEDED BREAK. WE WILL BE BACK SOON AND PROMISE TO GET YOUR ORDERS OUT QUICKLY ON OUR RETURN.

25th April 2017

Busy time of year. Loads of customers struggling to open or lock their patio doors. This is usually caused by the movement of the doors during the winter. In the Thames Valley, most homes are built on clay. This swells up during the winter and shrinks in the summer, causing buildings to move. Other causes are swollen wooden doors cused by trapped water between the door and the cill or between the doors. A lack of lubrication also causes problems. Often multi-point locks fail if they are subjected to alignment issues and have been forced to lock them. The best time to try your seldom opened doors is first thing on a week-day morning. If you need help opening or re-locking, call us straight away so we can schedule you for same-day service. If the timber is wet, you stand a chance of some drying out during the day, making it easier to close your doors.

21st November 2016

Customer with a front door jammed this morning. Opened and replaced locking mechanism and worn out cylinder. Converted to split-spindle operation so the door needs to be opened with a key from outside, not just push down the handle. Second job was lost desk keys at a GP surgery, picked open and replaced lock. Then lost combination on a domestic safe - picked open the over-ride lock and re-coded the combination. Last job was a very stiff multi-point locking system on a UPVC door. Stripped down the system and replaced the broken mechanism.

16th November 2016

Computer system now upgraded. Not sure how I will get on with Windows 10, but no choice! Saw a couple of regular customers today, both with office furniture issues - lost keys and broken keys stuck in the locks. Web orders dealt with and posted out. Stock delivery arrived and checked in. Although not a busy day with customers, it is nice to have time to sort out the back-room stuff.

11th November 2016:

A busy week over. Today's jobs included 2 jammed shut UPVC locking systems. Opened and replaced without damage. New pair of handles on a UPVC door, pick open and replace a 5 lever sashlock (lost keys), and a gain-entry where a customer had left her keys in the lock on the inside and shut the door. All jobs completed damage free and happy customers all round.

10th November 2016:

I thought it was about time I created a Blog Page. It seems many of you are interested in just what Earley Locks does, day-to-day. Today's activites started with a simple cylinder change for a lady who has recently regained posession of her flat after several months of not getting her rent paid. My second job took up the remainder of the day. I fitted two Ingersoll SC71 locks, keyed alike at an unusual height - much lower than normal to make it easier to open the door for my wheelchair bound customer. This involved some major "making good" of the doors and frames. I fitted two specialist electric releases for the Ingersoll locks as they are to be connected up to an automatic door opening system. Three 5 lever deadlocks (one with a rebate set), two pairs of handles, and mortice bolts. Altogether a very satisfying job. Now it is time to start cutting keys for my Web customers.

 

 


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