There are many times that various locking products no matter what they are or what they secure become obsolete. This is often the problem we find now with garage doors and especially roller door types.
This happened again recently for our customers Pure Cornwall with one of their properties in St Agnes that they are responsible for. The lock had failed and due to the type we were unable to provide a straight forward like for like replacement.
Instead, we gave them a couple of choices and the one accepted is one that is insurance approved and has a Sold Secure rating.
On this job we first had to cut out part of a metal rail that we think was used to keep water out. Part of the lock is then bolted to the roller door which had a strengthening plate on the inside. Once this was in place, we then had to mark out and cut into the concrete. On many jobs, this is not normally a major problem but this time were we placed the lock just happened to have re-enforcing bar sunk into the concrete. We would like to have sunk the ground anchor section deeper into the ground but the bar prevented this. We cut out the concrete and managed to get the securing bar at the base under the re-enforcing bar but this still meant there was a little more above the ground than we would have liked.
When the hole was large enough we set the base into the ground and ensuring that everything was lined up it was cemented in place
For more information on Sold Secure or the items that have a Sold Secure rating, go to: www.soldsecure.com