Doors

Frequently Asked Questions

A door lock is a mechanism used in conjunction with a profile cylinder to secure a door. On PVCu doors this is usually a multi-point lock featuring multiple hooks and/or dead bolts to give strong locking points at various points up the door jamb.

A door lock is a mechanism used in conjunction with a profile cylinder to secure a door. On PVCu doors this is usually a multi-point lock featuring multiple hooks and/or dead bolts to give strong locking points at various points up the door jamb.

The best way to achieve door security is to install a new door that is covered by the Q-secure guarantee. If the hardware fails and you are broken into, you could receive compensation from VBH of up to £8000. It’s the best peace of mind that money can buy.

We offer an innovative keyless electronic smart handle from our greenteQ range. The Q-Smart handle uses fingerprint recognition, a phone app or a proximity tag to unlock the door rather than a traditional key.

A door lock is a mechanism used in conjunction with a profile cylinder to secure a door. On uPVC doors this is usually a multi-point lock featuring multiple hooks and/or dead bolts to give strong locking points at various points up the door jamb.

A door lock is a mechanism used in conjunction with a profile cylinder to secure a door. On uPVC doors this is usually a multi-point lock featuring multiple hooks and/or dead bolts to give strong locking points at various points up the door jamb. The profile cylinder used should be a TS007 3 – star rated product such as the greenteQ Orion. This will protect against picking, drilling, bumping and snapping, which are all methods employed by opportunist burglars.

A door lock is a mechanism used in conjunction with a profile cylinder to secure a door. On uPVC doors this is usually a multi-point lock featuring multiple hooks and/or dead bolts to give strong locking points at various points up the door jamb. Other types of lock include mortise locks and night latches, but these are more commonly found on wooden or metal doors and are not suited to uPVC doors.

The best bi-fold doors are doors are those covered by the Q-secure security guarantee. The door locks on these are from either our own greenteQ range or from leading lock manufacturer Yale.

A profile cylinder is used in conjunction with a door lock to secure a door. It is the part that the key inserts into and serves to lock and unlock the door lock’s mechanism. The profile cylinder used should be a TS007 3 – star rated product such as the greenteQ Orion. This will protect against picking, drilling, bumping and snapping, which are all methods employed by opportunist burglars.

A Euro profile cylinder is used in conjunction with a door lock to secure a door. It is the part that the key inserts into and serves to lock and unlock the door lock’s mechanism. The profile cylinder used should be a TS007 3 – star rated product such as the greenteQ Orion. This will protect against picking, drilling, bumping and snapping, which are all methods employed by opportunist burglars. Profile cylinders are available in a number of shapes (or profiles) that allow them to be used with various styles of locks. The term ‘Euro Profile’ simply refers to the fact that it is shaped to work with multi-point locks that were initially used in European countries such as Germany and France to secure doors and balcony windows. These have evolved into the high security door locks that we see today.

3 star profile cylinders offer exceptional security for residential and lifestyle doors. The premium quality product features effective protection against bumping, picking and drilling, as well as the snap and extract method. They have been tested to security standard TS007 and have been given a rating of 3 stars. This means that they do not need additional support to offer full protection. The greenteQ Orion profile cylinder is a leading example of a 3 star product.

Handle sets on modern uPVC or composite doors can have a lever handle on both sides, known as lever/lever, or a lever handle inside and a pad on the outside. This is known as a lever/pad handle set. Some doors that have a slam shut function are operated by the profile cylinder only and can be fitted with attractive pull handles or fixed knobs. These are usually made from brushed stainless steel.

Satin-chrome is one of the most popular choices of hardware finishes, suited to most door styles. This is just one of 9 colours that you can choose from in the greenteQ Alpha range. The Coastline range is also available in brushed stainless steel, which is a popular contemporary finish.

Doors that have a slam shut function are operated by the profile cylinder only and can be fitted with attractive pull handles or fixed knobs. These are usually made from brushed stainless steel.

Doors can now be operated without traditional keys if desired. The greenteQ Q-Smart is an example of the new breed of ‘smart handles’ that can be used in conjunction with most standard multi-point locks. Rather than insert a key into a profile cylinder to operate the lock, the user can use their finger print, phone app or just a key tag to unlock the door. They can also send electronic keys to friends and family via the app from anywhere in the world.