Graham Jones from MPL at Business Startup

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We talked franchises with Graham Jones from MPL at the recent Business Startup Show

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Graham Jones from MPL at Business Startup

Graham Jones from MPL at Business Startup

We talked franchises with Graham Jones from MPL at the recent Business Startup Show...

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MPL have been locksmithing for over 2 decades and were one of the first people to become market leaders in uPVC replacements. Over the past 20 years or so millions of uPVC doors have been fitted throughout the UK - people had become fed up with endlessly painting and repairing old wood doors and were looking to upgrade security, due in a large part to the increasing number of house burglaries.

uPVC double glazing soon became the popular choice for householders looking to replace doors and windows. They were drawn to the fact that "it's plastic and therefore it doesn't rot" nor does it need any paint or varnish, the added security - doors that lock in multiple positions (without having to bend down/reach up to fasten the old fashion bolts or latches on wooden doors).

The only problem with uPVC doors is that if the lock fails it takes time to track down that specific part, it's not just a case of nipping down to the local DIY store and picking a lock or handle that looks like it might fit. uPVC is much more complex, firstly there are hundreds of different locks out there and to a certain extent no one will fit in another's place (unlike wood where you can just chisel a bit more of the door out). Most people are so frustrated by looking that they give up and opt to get a new door (costing on average £700).