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Suffolk Latch 180x45mm Black

Suffolk Latch 180x45mm Black
Average Customer Rating:
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Rating Breakdown 12 reviews
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9 of 12(75%)reviewers would recommend this product.
Customer Reviews for Standard Suffolk Gate Latch Black Powder Coated 180mm
Review 1 for Standard Suffolk Gate Latch Black Powder Coated 180mm
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Gate latch
11 Feb 2015
By DaveyH
, Kent
" Very easy to fit as you would expect. The swivel action of the latch is very fluid and doesn't get stuck which my previous one did.
I used jappened screws to finish the look off nicely. "
Review 2 for Standard Suffolk Gate Latch Black Powder Coated 180mm
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Most efficient gate latches
4 Feb 2015
By Muswell
, Leighton Buzzard
" The service at screwfix was excellent. The product was easy to fit and very good value. "
Review 3 for Standard Suffolk Gate Latch Black Powder Coated 180mm
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latch
4 Aug 2014
By WICKY
, Llanelli
" easy to fit in short space of time excellent value for money. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Standard Suffolk Gate Latch Black Powder Coated 180mm
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Does a simple job well
23 May 2014
By JohnnyDoItAll
, Preston
" Easy to fit and align. strong enough for a normal garden gate. Looks quite good and is not expensive "
Review 5 for Standard Suffolk Gate Latch Black Powder Coated 180mm
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Does the job
21 May 2015
By stowey1984
, Berkshire
" Good value for money and very easy to fit. Direct replacement on my gate. Not the strongest of latches but will do the job until we get the gate replaced. "
Review 6 for Standard Suffolk Gate Latch Black Powder Coated 180mm
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Latch on to this!
22 Jan 2015
By Planeman
, Sussex
" Excellent value for lightweight use.Good rust resistance. Using one indoors for a trad T/G cottage door. Needs black japanned dome-head screws for neat finish (not in catalogue). "
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Does the job
29 Sep 2014
By Dencaretaker
, Belfast
" Bought this to replace a old corroded Suffolk Gate Latch. This does the job and was very reasonably priced.
The only downside is the item did not come with any screws. "
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 8 for Standard Suffolk Gate Latch Black Powder Coated 180mm
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Gate Latch
11 Aug 2014
By gobbie
, Liverpool
" My love in life is D.I.Y. The product is exactly as described in the web site . The quality is very good and totally fit for purpose, I find the choice of two finishes helpful depending on the final look I require. Also the ease of purchase is superb, item was ready and waiting for my collection as usual. "
Review 9 for Standard Suffolk Gate Latch Black Powder Coated 180mm
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OK gate latch
19 Apr 2015
By wifesmate
, Ash Vale, Surrey
" I bought this as a direct replacement for one that had broken (latch bar snapped in half) on a gate that is used fairly infrequently.
I found the latch bar to be slightly bent on opening the package but this did not seriously affect fitting or performance and wasn't bad enough to take it back.
The latch was straightforward to fit and it works well enough (it is only a latch after all).
It's difficult to rate reliability as the latch was only fitted a week ago.
The impression it gives is that it is not overly strong but it does the job and I reckon it's reasonable value for money (you get what you pay for) - it is also guaranteed for 12 months - but I would hope it will actually last a lot longer!
I also put a "stop" on the gate post to prevent the gate swinging back against the latch bar, which should avoid any occurrence of the original problem.
For a gate that gets a lot of use I would be more inclined to opt for a galvanised latch as a stronger (if slightly more expensive) alternative.
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Review 10 for Standard Suffolk Gate Latch Black Powder Coated 180mm
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Springing Latch
3 Dec 2008
By Rennie
, Worcester
" The latchkeeper is poorly aligned on its plate and the latch kept springing out of it. Needed to carry out some filing work on the keeper to remedy the problem. "
7 of 8 people found this review helpful.
Review 11 for Standard Suffolk Gate Latch Black Powder Coated 180mm
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rubbish
26 Feb 2015
By qwertyu
, nottingham
" if you want cheap buy
if you want something that works and will last more than a week dont buy
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Review 12 for Standard Suffolk Gate Latch Black Powder Coated 180mm
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poor quality item
18 Aug 2014
By Latchboy
, Andover
" This latch is made of very soft steel and the catch would soon bend.
The riveted part of the latch had not been spread so just popped out. All the moving parts are a very sloppy/slack fit.
I returned the item to Screwfix who willingly refunded my money.
They opened another latch to compare. The riveting was ok but the latch bar was banana shaped, a further example of the poor steel.
I do not recommend buying this item in its present form.
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful.