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Shoot Bolt

Your front door is the gateway to your home and the first line of defence against intruders. That’s why choosing the right lock and security components is crucial. The shoot bolt is one of the most important components of a secure door. This locking mechanism keeps the door firmly shut, preventing unauthorised access. A shootbolt provides added fastening points to a door, serving as an extra layer of security for single doors and a necessity for French door systems. At MB DIY, we offer the most robust shoot bolt for your security needs. Our shootbolts are designed for easy installation and maximum durability.

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There are two main types of shootbolts: lock-operated and thumb/finger-operated shootbolts. The first type is triggered by a multipoint door lock or a slave door lock and engages when the door handle is turned. The shootbolt then securely enters the shoot bolt keep, located at the top and bottom of the door frame. The second type, thumb/finger-operated shootbolts, are operated manually by physically moving them with your hands. While these are generally easier to install, their convenience and ease of use come at the cost of security.

Shoot Bolt Keep: Single and Double Variants

Shootbolt keeps are classified into two types: single and double. The single variety is ideal for standard doors and features shootbolts at both the top and bottom of the door. The double keep, on the other hand, is designed for French doors and provides added security. When French doors are locked, one door locks into the other door rather than the frame, which can pose a security risk. The double keep shootbolt is installed on the first door (also known as the slave door), securing it to the frame. The second door can then lock into the first door for added security. The single keep shootbolt is a straightforward and efficient option for front and back doors. It provides a secure barrier against unauthorised entry with its top and bottom shootbolts.

Selecting the Perfect Shootbolt for Your Door

When selecting a shootbolt, it’s crucial to take into account both the style and size of your door. Some shootbolts are specially designed for UPVC doors, while others can be used on a wide range of door types. It’s important to choose a shootbolt that fits the size of your door. For example, bigger doors may need bigger shootbolts to keep them safe.

Regular maintenance and replacement of shoot bolts is crucial to ensuring their effectiveness. Over time, shootbolts can become worn or damaged, reducing their ability to protect your home. If you notice any signs of wear or damage, reach out to our sales team for recommendations on the best shootbolt for your home.

Another important factor to consider when choosing a shootbolt is the type of lock already on your door. If your multipoint door lock has ridges on the top, it’s an extendable lock, and the shootbolt can be lock-operated. On the other hand, if your lock is non-extendable, you must select a thumb-operated shootbolt.

Upgrading Your Door’s Shootbolt: Unlocking the Benefits

Shootbolts are an essential component of door security. Whether you have a front or back door or a set of French doors, UPVC door shootbolts will provide the necessary protection against unwanted entry. It is important to choose the right type of shootbolt for your door and to instal and maintain the shootbolts properly to ensure maximum security. If you are looking for high-quality UPVC door shootbolts, then browse through our site for a wide selection of shootbolts to meet your needs.

At MB DIY, we offer the most robust shoot bolt for your security needs. Our shootbolts are designed for easy installation and maximum durability.

If you’re having trouble finding the right Shootbolt for your property, please contact a member of our sales team, who will be happy to help you. 

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Lockmaster PLK203 – Single Adjustable Offset Shootbolt Keep Set – Pairs – Triklad Silver

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