Hey guys, my name is Darrel, and I'm head of the tech team here at LocksOnline.co.uk. Thanks for taking some time to tune in, and have a look at one of our product review videos.
Today we are going to have a look slightly different to the normal British, standard locks, etc. It's called an espag lock. And what you'll normally find these on traditionally, you find them more in Europe more than you do in the UK, but because you've got French-style doors, etc. coming in to the UK, a lot more now, and the style, etc., these espag locks, allow you to lock the door, at the top in head of the frame, and obviously at the foot on the floor as well. So, it's a big long rod that sits on the back of the door, and by turning the handle, it drives a rod all the way up to the top, and all the way down to the bottom.
Now they're available in two different finishes on our site. They're available in Chrome finish, which is the one I've got here, and also brass finished one as well, and can do up to doors at least 3-metres tall, so it's quite significant in that respect
So, let's have a look at this. This is the locking version. This is the one that allows you to lock and unlock it from the outside as well.
So, what we have first of all is the bars themselves. These are the bars, and as you can see-I don't know if I can get in there, but they're half-round, oval-shaped like that. Probably it's hard to try to zoom in on that. They're oval-shaped and run about one and a half meters each.
And the idea is that you cut these down depending on the height of your particular door. Okay so, if your door is only 2 metres, etc. or 2.1 metres, you would chop this down to suit your particular application. So of course, it comes with two rods as standard, one to go to the foot of the door, and one to go to the head of the frame.
Now in the centre then, you would have this little gearbox. This is the actual gearbox itself. And again, this is the satin finish as you can see there. And it accepts a euro-profile cylinder as standard. Okay, so that's what it accepts.
And in the back there, I don't know if you can see there. There's the little captions, the little units there that these would fit into. And I don't know if I can do this now, it's going to be quite lengthy, but how it would effectively sit in there like that, so when that's sat in there like that, that is what you would see there. I can't go any higher, because we're running out of space at the ceiling, but that is what you would see at the top and at the bottom. So, just to give you a little bit of imagination that is what these espagnolette locks look like.
Now, the cylinder that comes with it is standard, will allow you then to sit that in there like that, and allow you to lock the door. The locking mechanism is actually inside the door. It's actually in this particular part which sits on the inside. This then travels through the door, and then you've got another handle then, that will then sit on the outside like that.
Of course then, you've got a spindle then, that will step down between the two. It's a standard 4-millimetre spindle, a bit smaller than the UK standard, but that would effectively then, allow you to lock and unlock the door from both the inside, and the outside there.
Just trying to fuss around, get this lock together. But there you go, that gives you some sort of idea.
Now you get to fixing. To fix the cylinder in, there's a side fixing there and that holds the cylinder in place. So this now, will allow you to operate this espagnolette from both the inside, and outside, and allow you to lock it from the same as well.
Now to keep these bars, on the back of the door, what you'll find is you've these little covers here, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, there's 6 of these, so what these are designed to do is to sit on the half-moon shape like that, and act as the pivot points to allow your bolt to slide up and down, so you would evenly space these up the door depending on the length of it. So that is what they're for.
And then, you've also got two fixing packs here, as you can see and these are, depending on what type of bottom fixing, the top fixings you've got. These would be the ones that will allow you then to fix to the head of the door, or fix to the foot of the floor. So, those are the two different types of fixing plates that you will find, within the pack.
It comes with standard bolts through fixings as you can see there. And all of the screws, etc. that are necessary in which you use to put the lock together, and of course a bag of screws as well, that would work in conjunction with all of the different bits and pieces. The cylinder is standard, comes with it. To give you some sort of idea, I'll pull that out there a second. We've got, the offset on this cylinder is quite significant, it's 30 millimetre to the inside, and then from the centre then out to the outside, it's 70 millimetre over all.
So it will actually fit in a 44-millimetre thick door, not problem at all. If I was to get a 44-millimetre thick door there, of course it's going to be sitting slightly outs of there, so it's going to be sitting somewhere in the region of about there by the time then you've got the piece that sticks out through the handle.
So, there you go guys. Available on our website, as I've said to you before. It's available in a polish brass, and it's also available in a lacquered brass as well depending on. And obviously a satin chrome as well. So it depends on how you want this to be styled. They're starting to become a lot more popular here, in the UK and of course they're available on our website.
But listen, if you need a bit of information, or you're not 100% sure, pop us over an email, use the live chat that we have on our website, we'd love to talk for you and more importantly, we'd love to see you as a customer.
So from me, Darrel, and all of us here at LocksOnline, thanks for taking some time to tune in, and we'll catch up with you soon. Bye-bye now.