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Can I drill into a uPVC door and frame?

Discussion in 'Windows and Doors' started by Llamali, 14 Sep 2018.

  1. Llamali

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    I want to put an extra lock on the inside of my front door. The door and frame are uPVC. Can I drill/screw into this safely, and if so, is there a special bit I should be using?
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    Llamali
     
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    Any cheap drill bit will manage uPVC.

    However what exactly are you intending to fit - attaching a lock to just the uPVC will achieve nothing, the material is far too soft and the lock could easily be busted off in two seconds.
     
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    Thanks for the info. So to make the door extra secure, what are my options?
     
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    A new door
     
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    If you have multi-point locking its already fairly secure and no point adding extra locks.
    The 2 weak points are:
    1. glass/panels. Consider upgrading to laminated glass and or steel reinforced panels.
    2. the euro cylinder lock (most likely a cheap £3 Chinese one that can be broken into in 10 seconds). Upgrade to a 3* or diamond security cylinder a.s.a.p.
     
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