This is a Winkhaus made split spindle pack however this kit will fit most types of upvc door locks on the market with a split spindle mechanism that is split equal dimension both sides. By using this set it allows the door to be opened from the outside by key holders only. Key only entry from outside.
uPVC Split Spindle Pack Door Handle and Door Lock for Key Only Entry
Split Spindle Pack Suits UPVC Door Handles and Locks Key Only Entry
What You Will Receive:
2 X Split spindles (1 x internal and 1x external)
2 X Springs
The split spindle pack enables a door lock system with an inbuilt split spindle mechanism to be operated normally from within the house. But, from the outside the door lock will not allow the latch to be activated by the handle. You must be a key holder to move the latch in, and twisting the key will move the latch in, allowing the door to be opened.
This procedure is particularly handy if you wish to just close the door behind you and be in another part of the house as you will be aware that the door can only be normally opened by someone whom has been given a key. When attached to the appropriate lock system, the door lock becomes a key-only entry system from the outside.
Yet, it is important to remember not to leave the home without a key in your possession.
This split spindle pack is compatible with most UPVC door systems that include an equally divided spindle mechanism on both sides of the gearbox.
Fitting tip: Spindles can be easily trimmed to length to suit the specific thickness of your door system or even a little packer put into the end of the handle to lengthen them.
How to know if your lock is a split spindle type: Remove your door handle by removing the handle screws from the inside of the door and have a look at the mechanism where the spindle passes through.
Examine the center of the existing spindle hole for a split (the spindle square hole will appear to be in two sections). This divide allows the spindle’s internal and exterior parts to move independently. In this situation, you’ll need a split spindle pack. Upon fitting the spindle, you may discover that it operates in the opposite direction of the desired operation. I: E the latch operates from the outside but not from the inside. If this is the case, you will need to modify the mechanism to reverse the operation.
These modifications differ depending on the manufacturer of the multipoint lock mechanism; they are done on the device’s centre case. If you take the lock off and lay it face down, you may notice a slot to push a pin through from one side to the other or a latch to move up or down. With some systems you need to really remove the latch (usually has a screw in the end) and underneath there may be a screw to reverse the operation. If you need to know how to make these modifications, you can usually find a useful picture and instructions on either the relevant lock manufacturer’s website or our blog.