Bedroom door lock
FlatteredFool · 01/04/2021 10:08
I need to put a lock on my bedroom door and am hoping for advice on what kind of lock. It's for locking when I'm not in there so not a Yale type lock. My DIY skills generally suffice for my needs but I do t own a drill. It's a wooden door and frame. Standard type door I suppose.
Any help much appreciated.
malmi · 01/04/2021 11:54
Maybe just a padlock clasp like this: www.amazon.co.uk/Homgaty-Staple-Padlock-Bathroom-Bedroom/dp/B07GY9V9TZ?tag=mumsnet&ascsubtag=mnforum-21
You don't need a drill, just a screwdriver and a bit of patience getting the screws to bite into the door frame. You'll need a padlock to go with it. When it's locked it covers the screws so someone can't just unscrew them to get in.
Slothkin · 01/04/2021 13:01
Hi @FlatteredFool, different situation of course but I helped a friend convert her Mum’s house to a rental property and it might be worth looking for door locks for rooms in HMOs - they have all the safety features built in. My friend was able to get one household tenants in the end but it rang a bell regarding safety considerations. If it’s something you don’t want to raise with a locksmith I’m sure you’d also get great advice if you speak to a locksmith and say you’re looking into taking on a tenant/AirBnBing/whatever and would like to up your security.
Formulation123 · 01/04/2021 13:05
My parents had a similar situation and used this type:
Key needed to open/close but not needed from the inside so better from a fire safety POV too
MissSmiley · 01/04/2021 13:06
@FlatteredFool who are you trying to stop getting in there? I had french window locks put on the top of all the bedroom doors so that I could decide which ones were accessible when the kids were young, just a twisty key thing that they couldn't reach, and almost invisible
SofiaMichelle · 01/04/2021 13:23
Depends how much you want to spend, but something like this would be a straight replacement for the current handles and not need much in the way of tools (no drilling).
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