UPVC Double Glazing Handle and Key for Home Insurance Dartford Bexley
Don’t forget to lock your UPVC Double Glazed window handles and door locks with a key or it may invalidate your home insurance cover?
I wanted to remind all my customers with key operated handles, to lock your windows and remove all keys.
To comply with Direct Line home insurance, all windows must be locked with a key. Failing to remove any window keys from a locked window could invalidate your insurance.
If you lock your windows but fail to remove the keys or leave them in a position where it is visible from outside, you may not covered for theft.
Leaving your home without all your security measures in place could also invalidate your cover.
What standards and requirements does my home insurance require?
If your existing locks on your doors and windows don’t meet the required standards that your policy states. Or your locks are poorly maintained, most of all not used, then you risk your insurer rejecting any claims.
When you apply for cover your insurer may ask you which types of locks you have on your sliding doors or French doors. They will also ask about locks on other accessible windows.
What type of door lock do I have?
- Multi-point locking system for UPVC and composite doors
A multi-point locking system has a minimum of three locking points. All locking points lock simultaneously with a turn of a key. Multi-point locks are common on most UPVC and composite doors.
- Five-lever mortice deadlock for wooden door
A five-lever mortice deadlock has at least five locking levers, which drive into a pocket in the door frame where the lock is fitted.
- French Doors
Specific mention should also be made of French doors, as you must ensure that these are fitted not only with key-operated locks, but also key-operated mortice rack bolts at the top and bottom of both doors.
Door Locks required to validate your insurance:
- The final exit door secured by a 5 lever mortice deadlock or a rim automatic deadlock or an integral multi-point locking system.
- All external sliding patio doors secured by key operated bolts or an integral multi-point locking system.
- All doors on domestic outbuildings and garages secured by key operated security device.
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Window Locks required to validate your insurance:
- All ground floor, basement and accessible upper floor opening windows secured by key operated window locks. Except those occupied bedrooms at night.
- All windows must be locked with a key.
- Your window keys must be removed and not visible from the outside.
Many insurers will insist that you have key-operated window locks. Or at least some other form of security lock, on all downstairs windows.
The Window Wizard can supply you new replacement keys if your existing keys are lost or broken. Please call David or Clare on 0208 310 4193 if your key was not pass onto you from the previous owners, so we can supply a new key.
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The Window Wizard
Telephone No.020 8310 4193
Bexleyheath, Dartford, Crayford, Swanley, Welling, Wilmington, Thamesmead, Sidcup, Erith, Barnehurst, Bexley, Belvedere, Blackfen, Eltham
When it comes to repairing a faulty double glazed UPVC door. It doesn’t always mean that you need to change the whole door. We can save you £’s by simply repairing, fixing or replacing the locking mechanism, handles, hinges or adjusting the door.