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Stable door

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by chrispriddyuk, 15 Nov 2007.

  1. chrispriddyuk

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    Hi there,
    Ive got a wooden stable door to put in as our front door.
    It is currently blank and I need some advice on securing it.

    Ideally I dont want it to work as a stable, I would have wanted it solid but the style of it was just right and I simply couldnt find it any other way but as a stable door.

    So Im thinking I will put a yale lock in the top half
    and a dead bolt in the bottom half
    and ..... somehow secure the top half safely to the bottom half

    Any ideas on this plan?

    Thanks all
    chris

    PS - I would like the front door deadbolt to have the same key as the one for the back doors. I havent got a lock for the back door yet either, where can I buy 3 deadbolts all operated by the same key?
     
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    5 lever BS3621:2004 rated sashlock on the top, and a 5 lever BS3621:2004 rated deadlock on the bottom. Both keyed alike, including the 3rd lock for your back door if required. The two sections are usually kept together with a vertically mounted bolt.

    Do not get a yale lock unless you like getting locked out. Have a chat with your local locksmith who'll sort out the above locks for you.
     
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    I may well be wrong but I believe you can get lock sets called stable door locks which I believe allow you to just be able to have one lock to undo (You still have 2 deadbolts but they're mechanically linked). If they don't make such a thing, well they should! :LOL: . They also lock the two leaves together with hook locks without rattling or unsightly bolts.
     
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    I know these are available for the UPVC versions, not sure about wooden though.
     
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    couldn't you have got a joiner to make a 'mock' stable door?
     
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    from an insurance point of view,both leafs should be treated as seperate doors and be fitted with bs3621 rated locks on each as handyhands has suggested.
     
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    thanks for posting everyone

    It is a wooden stable door so Im not sure that a stable door lock set for going inside the two leaves is avalaible, I have searched though.

    I could have got a joiner to make one, but this one was very cheap and with the budget were working too a newly made one couldnt be afforded. good point though.

    Thanks for the lock advice.
    I will speak to the local locksmith about getting hold of some properly rated locks for the top and bottom leaves.

    thanks all

    chris
     

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