Sliding Balcony and Sliding Patio Door Repair Specialists
Call us on 07824 360 689
We specialise in the repair and maintenance of all types of Sliding Patio and Sliding Balcony Doors whether they be old or new. Over the years we have built up a vast and extensive knowledge in this field dealing with every type of sliding door and most manufacturers of specialist sliding door parts making us one of the leading experts with coverage in the whole of the London and the surrounding areas.
Types of Sliding Door that we repair
- Tilt and Slide Balcony doors
- Sliding Aluminium and UPVC Patio Doors
- Bi-folding Garden Patio Doors
- Lift and slide Balcony Doors
- Tilt and Turn Balcony Doors
Tilt and slide sliding doors can be a nuisance when they become damaged. Because of the complex nature of the sliding mechanisms and the locking mechanisms they are much more susceptible to damage from regular use. In many cases they are installed on the balconies of flats. If they become slightly jammed then further constant use can aggravate the problem.
Tilt and slide Doors causes of failure
Many of the problems are caused by incorrect use. When the user does not tilt the handle in the correct position when opening or tilting the door this can cause the mechanism to fail.
Tilt and Slide Door Rollers problems
In some cases the rolling mechanisms known as Bogies at the bottom of the doors can fail. Sometimes the tracks at the base on which the Bogies roll along can become unaligned which will then damage the rolling mechanism at the bottom. In many cases the track and the rollers need to be replaced. This can cause the whole sliding part of the door to become unaligned which then causes problems when trying to lock the doors and can sometimes even jam the door locks when they are closed.
When replacing the Bogies and the track the door is pulled into the open position and placed on stilts to make it static. Then the rollers and the track are removed and replaced with new ones. The door is then re-aligned and tested thoroughly by our engineers to make sure that it is working correctly. This procedure would normally take a whole day.
If you find that you are having problems opening the door or closing the door when turning the handles to open or close then this could be the early symptoms of problems occurring in the future. If caught early enough then the problems can be fixed without replacement parts which would be a lot cheaper to fix. We find that many of the doors that we are called out to repair have been damaged because of the doors not being opened and closed properly. Especially constant use from tenants of the property.
In many cases we find that once the sliding balcony doors start jamming, users start forcing the handle to open and close the door causing the internal spindle or cogs of the handle to break which means that whole handle needs replacing and adding extra to the cost of the repairs.
Manufacturers of Tilt and Slide Balcony doors
Many doors fitted in the UK are manufactured by various German manufacturers and therefore can be fairly costly as well as taking a long time to replace because the parts have to be shipped from Germany.
By far the most common sliding doors found on back garden or front patio doors tend to be your standard Aluminium or UPVC type straight forward sliding doors. The rollers are usually metal or acrylic which sit on a metal track. The most common issues usually are deteriorated or damaged rollers that cause the door to drag or become unevenly balanced which then has the knock on effect of misaligning the locks on the door with lock keeps on the frame. If left unrepaired then eventually the locks over time can become damaged or the bottom tracks can split because of the dragging roller wheels. Our sliding door repair specialists can survey your patio door and give the best advice you need for repair or replacement.
Because Bi-folding doors are large heavy doors with moving mechanisms comprising of many interconnecting parts, there are many things that can go wrong caused by a variety of different issues.
- Bolt on door fold jammed in locked or unlocked position
- Locking mechanism misaligned with frame lock keep
- Uneven surrounding frame
- Uneven supporting track
- Damaged or broken rollers
- Damaged or broken hinges
- Structural movement especially on extensions or outdoor garden sheds/rooms
Many of the Bi-fold doors we repair have been initially installed badly by builders on which the warranty is not valid because of third party installation. We always advise when installing Bi-fold doors that the doors are installed by people recommended by the manufacturer or by installers who can show proof of extensive and verifiable experience with fitting Bi-folding doors.
Lift and slide balcony doors
Lift and slide doors are usually installed on balconies and are more commonly found on new builds. Lift and slide doors usually come with large handle that is used as a lever and when turned clockwise from up to down position lifts the sliding door up from the track allowing it to release and then slide open.
Problems can arise from damaged or broken rollers, or from the locking mechanism.
Tilt and Turn balcony doors and windows
Tilt and Turn doors/windows are not to be confused with Tilt and Slide doors which have a very different operating method. In the UK Tilt and Turn windows are a lot more common place than Tilt and Turn doors. Both doors and windows operate in the same way. Tilt and Turn doors/windows open tilting inwards from the top for ventilation or then open inwards fully from the side (like a door) depending at which angle the handle is turned. Because of the complex system that allows the door/window to open from the top and the side many issues can arise when the door/window becomes faulty.
You may notice that the door/window may not be engaging at the side hinge when closing the door/window from the side to open tilt inwards from the top. This can suggest that the mechanism is damaged and should be looked at by a specialist before the damage gets worse and needing parts to be replaced which would make the cost of repairs a lot more expensive.
Our Engineers are happy to give any advice on the phone that you may need or we can arrange a time to survey your sliding doors and give a no obligation quote for repairs.
Call us on 07824 360 689
Our repair teams cover the whole of London and surrounding areas including –
Barnet , Hertfordshire , Enfield , Isle of Dogs , Docklands , Haringey , Brent , Harrow , Waltham Forest , Newham , Redbridge , Barking and Dagenham , Havering , Bexley , Greenwich , Lewisham , Bromley , Croydon , Sutton , Merton , Kingston upon Thames , Richmond upon Thames , Slough , Hillingdon , Hounslow , Ealing , Camden , Islington , Hackney , Tower Hamlets , Southwark , Lambeth , Wandsworth , Hammersmith and Fulham , Kensington and Chelsea , Westminster , City of London , Potters Bar , Cheshunt , St Albans