When the worst type of forced entry happens there are times that we are limited by what we can do at the time.
This was such a case as unfortunately the property in question was attacked in the very early hours of Saturday morning and therefore nowhere was open for replacement parts.
In this instance, the door had been completely destroyed during the entry and as you can see by the photos both the door and the frame were severely damaged. By the time we arrived, it was just before 4am and the rain was pouring down.
We started off stripping the door back to basics to see what was and was not salvageable and in this case the lock was demolished and the door was very badly split. We replaced the lock with a very good quality mortice lock and used packing timbers to help secure it before drilling lots of small holes to take larger screws and attempt to stitch the door back together (ish).
The frame was repaired in much the same way and as a temporary measure only until the following Monday morning when we could get a replacement door and frame ordered and fitted within another two days. It would be ideal if the whole job could have been completed in one go but this is just not practicable or possible.
Once the job was completed, the customer was offered the option of having a burglar alarm fitted at a very competitive rate but on this occasion, this was declined for financial reasons.