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jb locks

Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith

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Local locksmith with 18 years experience. All locks on wooden, Upvc, composite doors, windows and garages.

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Reviewed by Josh on 21/6/2022

Absolutely fantastic service from James. Knowledgeable, on time and explained what the problem was once my door had been fixed. Will be recommending him to friends and family. Keep up the good work!

I am a fully qualified Carpenter/Joiner with City & Guilds qualification after completing a 5 year apprenticeship and have over 35 years experience covering all aspects of carpentry. I give a reliable and professional service and friendly advice.

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Reviewed by Annette on 23/2/2022

Sidney was really great, he had to redo a lot of work not done properly by the previous builder, also from Rated People. I have had to pay out twice for the job to be finished. Sidney tuned the job around and put the flat forward towards letting.

We are Commercial and Domestic glazing contractors covering all of Northern Ireland. We provide a 24hr boarding and securing service. We also carryout all types of joinery and minor building works up to 15k.

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Reviewed by Willis on 27/6/2022

Firstly i found rated people simple and easy to use. As soon as the add was posted within minutes i had a reply A couple of days later the job was priced i was happy enough. That is nearly four months ago. I have contacted and spoken to the tradesperson on a number of occasions, he is allways going to call but never did. Finally i contact him and told him not to bother. Very disappointed

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Reviewed by Shalaka on 19/11/2021

Great

We specialise in all type of carpentry services in London and surrounding areas,from installing shelvs,fitting doors, to fitted wardrobes and new storage units,fit kitchens,flooring,decking etc. Don't hesitate to call us for a free quote!

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Reviewed by Sachin on 24/6/2022

Adrian is an incredible friendly and professional worker, who came in and rebuilt our decking to a very high standard. The deck looks great and pricing was clear from the start. Also, Adrian took on a last minute odd-job to level our washing machine and also completed that to our liking! I'm gonna hire him again and you should too!

My Company name angrej construction LTD I am builder

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Reviewed by Ali on 9/6/2020

Great value for work done.

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DS Locks

Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith

Locksmith available for work in the South Wales (UK) area. I have a Level 4 NCFE accreditation in Locksmithing and I am also DBS Checked. I cover the following: • Non-destructive entry (where possible). • Destructive Entry (if required). • Mortice picking. • Cylinder picking. • Basic Auto Entry. • Lock Installation. • Cylinder, Mortice, Mechanism and Gearbox replacements (Various). • Door Maintenance. • Key Cutting Service for Mortice and Cylinder type locks. • Will do a security check on your current Locking Mechanisms/Systems and offer recommendations if required. • NO Call Out Charge! I do offer an emergency call out service for the Twilight hours! Call me to discuss.

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Reviewed by Aarthi on 18/4/2022

Danny quickly responded within an hour as soon as I posted the job. He was very professional and patiently explained what the issue was and sorted out very efficiently. Would certainly recommend Danny for fixing door locks. Very happy with his service.

At secure door2lock installer we provide all types of doors fitting, finishing joinery and lock installations. We work to the highest of standards and are passionate about the finish of are work as you can see from are ratings we pride are self's in every way possible. And very careful on how we price the work so the customers are getting value for there money

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Reviewed by Philip on 2/6/2022

ALL DOUBLE GLAZING REPAIRS. . 30 yrs experience in all aspects of double glazing. . NO CALL OUT CHARGE . Free advice. Fixed price quote. Nearly all problems are repairable,just give me a call...David.

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Reviewed by Maria on 15/6/2022

Very helpful, quick fitting.

We believe superb installation is key to finishing your kitchen & Renovation to the highest standard possible We cover following areas: - Sheffield - Rotherham - Doncaster - Chesterfield - and more . ? Full House Renovation ? Small extension ? Garage Conversion ?Kitchen & Bathroom Renovation ? Garden work ? and much more.. Kitchen Dry fitting: Kitchen “dry fit” refers to a stage in kitchen installation where the kitchen is installed to a certain level of readiness for the complete installation. This might include worktop or backsplash and even installation of appliances but does not include plumbing, wiring, gas or other services connection and relevant certification. Our Team have full project capability and will be happy to quote for any electrical work, plumbing, gas, tiling or plastering you may need. Kitchen furniture installation usually takes around 3-6 days, during this time our team will be on hand should you have any questions. Completed Kitchen Installation & full house renovation Complete is a fully comprehensive service that we offer to our customers. The service includes any preliminary preparation for the installation of the kitchen, provision of services according to design such as plumbing, electrical wiring, gas, and wastewater services. Installation of appliances and certification. We can also take care of any preconditions that might stand on the way of your kitchen installation, such as making good of walls, provision of a reinforced structure where necessary( hanging wall units, suspended units such as extractor hoods, etc.) ceilings and floors. References available.   Please get in touch for a great reliable and professional service

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Reviewed by tony on 6/4/2022

Great job turned up when the said they would. Did a very clean and professional job, would recommend to anyone .

I am sole trade locksmith operating in London area. I am available 24/7 for emergency locksmith services. I can help you with the following services: - gain entry from - lock change - upgrade your locks security - new lock instalatiom - burglary repair

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Reviewed by Hannah on 7/6/2022

Very prompt, good price and efficient replacing sticky yale lock with extra keys

We are a 24 hr emergency locksmith company that covers eh-ky-fk postcodes We aim to be competitive pricing was compared to the national companies We keep most locks on the vans but will always give you a security solution Upvc locks are one of our specialities Bs3621 upgrades are catered for Call for any info or a friendly chat about a free survey

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Reviewed by Judy on 5/5/2022

Excellent service

24 hour locksmiths All work undertaken Upvc and wooden door locks upgraded, repaired or replaced. Ask us about 3 star anti-snap cylinders.

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Reviewed by Kirsten on 9/5/2022

I’m a handyman with many years experience. I’m doing everything from painting to electrical work. Professional electrical engineering education.

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Reviewed by Jamie on 23/5/2022

Fantastic job done cutting back my bushes in the front garden.

Main Builder

Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith

Domestic and commercial properties maintenance and renovations

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Reviewed by Chris on 2/4/2021

Excellent and prompt work by Alex, very tidy worker clearing everything up after him and so quick to do a job for us. Will definitely use him again

At Cymraeg Construction, building work has been at the heart of our family for generations with skills, knowledge and training passed on from one to another, even in the day to day running of the business we can call upon over 40 years experience from my father who is an integral part of the company and has made us what we are today with a passion for quality that shines through on every job we undertake. Covering all of South Wales, you can be sure to rely on us to undertake any project you may have from conception to completion, we can take care of all aspects of the build including planning and skilled tradesmen in all trades, let us deal with all the complications and timings as we project manage the process to ensure everything is done correctly and to schedule all while keeping you informed every step of the way. Please feel free to contact us for a free no obligation estimate on any work you may have. Cymraeg Construction.

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Reviewed by Glyn on 18/1/2022

Good work but painfully slow and continually extended finish date. There were however, a couple of extenuating reasons.....but literally a couple. A few of small jobs still need to be completed but unfortunately, still waiting.....and waiting....and waiting for him to call back. If he does, I may alter the rating.

Locksmith Service 24/7. Attend at your place within 20-30 minutes. Lowest Prices available. Providing Honest 24 Hour Locksmith Service at London, Dartford and surrounding areas. Fully insured. DBS checked. City&Guilds accessor. •Gain Entry without damaging anything •Broken key extraction •UPVC door and window specialist •Lock replacement and lock upgrades •Anti-snap, snap-safe lock installations •Locking mechanism Never charge call out fee. No VAT.

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Reviewed by Shane on 12/4/2021

Excellent response and quick. Good price

24/7 emergency After burglary Lock change Lock out Lock upgrade Fix lock Boarding up

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Reviewed by David on 2/5/2022

The locksmith carried out the work skilfully and quickly. He was also very helpful. I rate him very highly.

Andy Spence

Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith

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Bespoke carpentry at affordable prices Kitchen fitting Bathroom fitting Tiling

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Reviewed by Noeleen on 31/5/2022

Andy did an excellent job. He has vision as to how the finished work should look and he strives to achieve this.

We are a small friendly business who have over ten years of experience in the building trade, we have exceptionally high standards, whether it be an odd job to a complete renovation project. Topspec property maintenance covers all your property needs!

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Reviewed by DEE on 23/9/2020

Never came back with quote. Clearly not interested in the job which he could just have said on site. I won’t use rated people again.

TG MAINTENANCE is a specialist trade company with over 20 yrs of experience . specialised in all aspect of the property maintenance private and commercial .

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Reviewed by Rebekah on 13/7/2021

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JW Property Services Ltd are committed to a friendly, reliable, highest standards Property Service for both Domestic & Commercial property's in Dorset & surrounding areas. Whether you need minor Electrical repairs to Home Improvements, you can rely on JW Property Services Ltd to listen to your needs to offer a quick quotation. Call today for your free quotation on any work you need doing. JW Property Services Ltd are insured for peace of mind (in fact, up to 5 million). JW Property Services Ltd Services we offer are: Electrical work TV & Satellite to CCTV, Painter and Decorator, Home Improvements, Concreting, Exterior Painting, General Building and many more.

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Reviewed by Chris on 21/6/2022

Really friendly and flexible. Jobs done efficiently and mess cleared up. Would recommend

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Reviewed by Mary on 11/6/2022

I would highly recommended Simon and his team. Great quality work, very professional. We are extremely pleased with our new kitchen and ceilings/downlights. The job was completed on time and on budget, they were very tidy when they worked and everything was spotless at the end of each day. Simon also gave advice on future projects. We will definitely be contacting Simon for work in the future.

Waterford building services are a family run business and feedback from many of our customers can be found on web sites such as checkatrade and trustatrader as well as on here please feel free to check us out and I'm sure you wont be disappointed . thanks

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Reviewed by Sylvia on 28/6/2022

Was a difficult job as the lock mechanism was very old. Great job and a good price. Cleaned up after work completed. Would recommend highly

Pro Lock locksmiths are highly professional locksmiths with years of experience in the locksmithing industry. We are specialists in UPVC windows & doors using the latest techniques to gain access with non-destructive entry. When you have worked carried out by us all work is backed with a 12 months warranty so that you know your getting the customer service you deserve. We are fully DBS checked to make sure that you know that your in the hands of a credible & trustworthy person who can get you back in your home with minimal time & stress. We also offer a free security check to make sure your home has no easy points of entry for thieves to take advantage of.

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Reviewed by peter on 21/6/2022

Great service and costing

Hello My name is Timur but you can call me Tim!Originally i am from Latvia and i live in UK from 2004. I am confident that I will be able to help you with any type of key, lock and security related issue that you may have. You can also find day to day services such as lock repairs, lock fresh installations and regaining access in case of an emergency. Unlock Service Business Locksmith Lock change Lock Repair Lock Installation Home security Key broke in lock Emergency unlock Door unlock Entry doors Door repair Emergency opening Broken Key Extraction Garage door repair Eviction Service High Security Keys House Locksmith New Locks Installation High Security Locks Master Key Mailbox Locks Lock out File Cabinet Locks Access Control Systems Mail Box Locks Push Bars Locked In Cars and Vans opening Safes opening

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Reviewed by Molly on 7/5/2022

Super speedy! Excellent communication! Great, honest, price!! Fixed the lock on my patio door really quickly - I’d previously been quoted ridiculous prices.

Lucky Lock

Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith

Family own local business. I cover everything south of London. uPVC windows repairs, Locks change, locks upgrade, insurance approved locks, old repairs, etc.

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Reviewed by Kelly on 1/6/2022

Welcome to Rockhopper Locks Ltd. We specialise in all aspects of locks and security within the domestic and commercial marketplace. With over 10 years of experience in the industry we provide a bespoke service to fit all your locksmithing needs. We offer a friendly, reliable and professional service 24 hours a day. We are fully DBS certified and guarantee all our work to the highest standard. Call us today for a FREE quotation or any advice on the services you require.

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Reviewed by Rob on 1/2/2022

Awesome, fast service. Highly recommended!!

Hi my name is Shayne and I am a locksmith, with a very good aspect of all locksmithing work I am 24/7 available so please don’t hesitate to call thank you.

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Reviewed by Steve on 25/6/2022

Genuine local independent Locksmith and UPVC window & door repair specialist. Level 4 NCFE Locksmith qualified. £2M public liability insured. CRB/DBS checked

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Reviewed by Christine on 28/5/2022

Very professional Job was completed with no mess Explained what he was doing in great detail Good price

Greater Manchester Locksmiths are local locksmiths - providing an emergency locksmith service when needed - that can help you to regain entry to your home, business or vehicle, as well as provide lock changes for all types of door locks. We cover all of Greater Manchester and the surrounding areas, including Sale, Altrincham, Urmston, Stockport, Didsbury, Chorlton, Oldham, Rochdale, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bury, Bolton, Worsley, Leigh, Wigan, St Helens, Warrington, Knutsford and Merseyside. Please get in touch now for your free competitive quote, as well a reliable, friendly and efficient service. Speak soon, Brian - Greater Manchester Locksmiths.

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Reviewed by Helen on 23/6/2022

Good price, quick and efficient service. It was horrible to have my bag snatched and think someone could get into my home. Brian and James were supportive and helpful, I highly recommend.

Since 2018, we provide all locksmith services and more, including emergency lockouts (domestic/commercial), along with all types of lock/door installations, uPVC mechanisms, windows, CCTV (domestic/commercial). We are a team of professional technicians ready to get the work done properly. Whether it’s just one of those days when it happens to be locked out or you don’t feel safe enough in your own house, our specialists are here to help and advise you. You don’t have to worry about anything, we have a solution for every problem.

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Reviewed by Hannah on 24/6/2022

Excellent company! Quick to come out and fix the issue, very pleasant on the phone and through messages. I recommend them ????

EPRLocksmith

Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith

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I'm a mobile Locksmith based in Ashford, Middlesex. I work in the following postcodes TW and KT but that doesn't mean that if you're in London or surrounding area you are too far. I also do some handyman jobs in between or if I'm in a certain area or the customer requests it. I take pride in the work that I do, so a job will never be done just to be done, it's either working as it should or it doesn't. Covid-19 Aware and Compliant to regulations.

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Reviewed by caroline on 27/6/2022

Replied promptly to my posted job, quoted fair price, arrived on time and completed the job to MILs satisfaction. Five stars

We are a family run 24 hour emergency locksmith company established 1988 . We cover all areas of Glasgow able to attend any job within 30 minutes . Lock outs upvc door specialists. Insurance approved lock upgrades.any lock problem solved. in one visit

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Reviewed by Robert on 22/6/2022

Excellent work, good price and done on the spot. Very quick. Good manners and knowledgeable.

Locksmith company serving London and surroundings areas with reputable Technicians, fully equipped and ready to deliver the best service. Call now for and any door related issues will be sorted fast and reliable.

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Reviewed by Aly on 22/6/2022

Prompt and excellent service

Choose the highest rated locksmith on Rated People !! Also **** PVC repair and Glass installation Entrytec Locksmiths is a family run business and after years of working with larger companies and seeing the ridiculous prices they charge I decided to go it alone. I am based near Manchester and have clients such as Miller Metcalfe, Whitegates and many others. Not only am I a qualified Locksmith I also specialise in UPVC repairs , handles , hinges, letterboxes ,learning all I need to know after fitting for 8 years . Please check out my website or read my reviews here on Rated People Yell,Facebook and Bark . Feel free to ask any questions at all. If you are locked out I can get you in with no damage where possible. If you are concerned about security in your home , I will happily offer free advise on what is best for you. Our vehicles are sign written and we carry ID. We always call 10 minutes ahead to let you know we are close by. All our work is guaranteed and carried out to the highest standards. For a great service at excellent prices use Entrytec Locksmiths Ltd ********************************* Helpful advice from Carl at Entrytec Locksmiths Here are a few simple steps you should consider when choosing a locksmith Use a trusted company like Entrytec , Only use a trusted company that has been operating for at least a few years and has a good reputation. Check for them at Companies House Verify the company is still trading. Read feedback Check their feedback, it should be verifiable. Scam locksmith websites display fake feedback that they write themselves. ID check Ask your locksmith for their ID. Genuine professionals will always have ID on them and will be happy to provide it upon request. Know Your Payment Options Proper locksmith companies will have multiple payment options. Beware of a locksmith who asks for cash payment, and make sure you receive a proper invoice. No-obligation security check Ask your locksmith for a free no-obligation security check. This should be provided in a friendly and non-pushy manner. You should receive important and useful information during or after the security check. Clear prices It’s not always possible to give the final cost over the phone as there could be multiple explanations as to what caused the issue. However, you should always be given an idea of the cost before any work commences.

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Reviewed by Carol on 14/6/2022

Very quick to respond and good price for the job to fix windows. Excellent service with good communication. I would definitely recommend Carl and would use him again.

Hi all, I have been a locksmith/carpenter for 20 years and I am NCFE qualified and fully CRB checked. I can solve all your lock, door, window issues and can open cars and safes. I have covered thousands of jobs in my work and I will solve all your problems in a clean and friendly manner. Locks picked, locks changed to insurance standard, Doors supplied and fitted, windows issues solved. UPVC expert.

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Reviewed by Iain on 15/6/2022

Prompt & professional

Lockwiz

Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith

We are a locksmith service covering Staffordshire and the west midlands we are upvc lock specialists, we can supply and fit all types of locks including access control. If you are locked out we can gain entry with no damage to your door. Our prices are competitive and we use only genuine parts to comform with british standard. We can provide free advice and are abailable 24/7.

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Reviewed by Melanie on 23/5/2022

Highly recommended, steve was friendly, efficient & knowledable. Super fast response and call back. Here within the hour of posting the job. Sorted out my upvc door lock issues. Security and peace of mind has now been restored. Very happy with costings and quality parts supplied. Will definitely be using for any future jobs. Also animal / pet friendly, didn't mind half a dozen cats supervising. Excellent all round, your in good hands here. Many thanks again.

Keytek

Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith

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Keytek Locksmiths has been established for over 20 years and are the UK’s largest national emergency locksmiths. Whether you are locked out, moving house, office or simply need to update your security our local mobile locksmiths will be there to help you.

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Reviewed by Brian on 27/6/2022

Very efficient and pleasant engineer

Hi I’m your LOCAL 24Hour Emergency LOCKSMITH 20 mins Rapid Response but also NON emergency work ; for domestic and commercial properties. BOARDING UP and BURGLARY REPAIRS/ New Doors and frames. A family run business with no call centre or hidden charges. and 20 years experience. I take pride in providing an honest professional service. We are DBS (security) checked and fully insured with over***** 100 REVIEWS *****on Checkatrade. www.local-locksmith-247.co.uk So if you are LOCKED OUT require your LOCKS CHANGED , have a UPVC DOOR LOCK issue or any other lock problem please feel free to contact us. BURGLARY REPAIRS

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Reviewed by david on 23/6/2022

Great quick and gave helpful adviceo

G&R

Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith

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Reviewed by Neyaz on 10/5/2022

Excellent, he did my job a few months back

reliable locksmith, that will use non destructive ways to get access to your property when possible, at a fair price. services provided are: *repairing locks *replacing locks *non destructive entry am a trusted and vetted locksmith with UK locksmith association.

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Reviewed by Helen on 25/9/2019

Russell was very helpful, he fixed the problem without having to get any spare parts and had a look at a window lock as well while he was there. He was very reliable, arrived on time. I would definitely call him again.

• 24/7 Emergency Locksmith • House Lockout • Rekeying Service • Residential Key Extraction • Residential Lock Replacement and Installation • Smart Locks For Your Home • Keyless Door Services • And much more

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Reviewed by Rod on 22/6/2021

I used this company to fit internal and external door locks to a property I rent out in Coventry which is 100 miles away from my home. Excellent immediate service. From initial contact through to the finished job, this company responded immediately, sometimes late in the evening and charging a fair price. They dealt with my tenants direct and invoiced me at my home. They are now firmly in my address book and I will be my ‘go to’ locksmith in future. Thank you all.

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Reviewed by Jess on 11/10/2021

Timely, Professional, friendly and reasonably priced. Will definately use again in the future ??

WE ARE A FAMILY OWNED HARDWARE RETAILER AND LOCKSMITHS PROVIDING EXPERT FRIENDLY SERVICE

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Reviewed by Paul on 9/7/2016

Fine in all aspects.

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Reviewed by jason on 23/7/2013

Rob supplied and fitted an alarm system that met all our requirements at a very reasonable price, would recommend to a friend.

we are a rapidly growing security company, The company is trusted by many customers in the Norfolk and Suffolk areas. Whether you require a lock opening, lock replacing, lock maintaining,CCTV installation or a full intruder alarm system installation do not look any further than us.

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Reviewed by Alison on 10/3/2020

Jason arrived on time, was very pleasant, worked quickly and efficiently and had a difficult job done ;in under an hour. Charged as quoted. Highly recommend him. Thank you Jason.

I am a Local,reliable locksmith with competitive prices,upvc specialist,windows,garage doors,etc,30 minute response time,1 years guarantee on all locks fitted,no VAT

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Reviewed by Kay on 18/9/2016

Arrived on time and excellent job replacing my front door lock.

At Royalty Estates we have been cleaning for over 10 years. We provide a tailored made service to meet your requirements. We do everything we can to offer you a first-class service that gives you the peace of mind. This ensures that you and your space or home is cared for. All our staff will provide you with excellent customer service. They are trained, supervised and employed by us, to give you the assurance of a full professional and managed service. We are a very friendly team that is responsible, approachable and caring.

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Reviewed by Christine on 11/12/2019

Prompt and professional very happy with job done

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Emergency / 24 Hour Locksmith specialists - what you need to know

If you’re unfortunate enough to lock yourself out of your home (or need to repair a faulty or temperamental lock), then you’ll need the services of an emergency or 24-hour locksmith. Your knight in shining armour, they’ll arrive and rescue you or secure your home – depending on the jam you find yourself in. 

Locksmiths don’t just fix broken locks or cut new keys. They deal with all things security-related, from high-tech digital access systems and burglar alarms, to more traditional deadbolts and doorknobs – ensuring all bases are covered.

You might be tempted to do this kind of work yourself. But if locks are ill-fitted, you risk your security (as well as potentially invalidating your home and contents insurance). Find a professional locksmith, and they’ll be able to advise you on (and properly fit) the most appropriate locks for your house.

Cost of emergency locksmith services

An emergency locksmith should be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The cost of hiring them will vary depending on the time of day and scope of the job.

Typical fees, labour only, are:

  • Replace a budget lock: £100-£150+
  • Replace an advanced anti-snap lock: £125-£175+
  • Lost keys or remove a broken key (no new lock required): £50-£150+

Locksmith prices – what affects the quote? 

Your locksmith may charge more (or less) depending on:

  • The size of the job. Many locksmiths charge an hourly rate, so changing one lock at your property could take an hour. Multiple changes, not surprisingly, can take several hours.
  • Additional parts. Any parts that are required will also affect your quote. This is often necessary if you have a snapped lock or cylinder, or if a lock can’t be repaired. The specific lock needed will depend on what type of door you have (and, potentially, on your insurance policy).
  • Call-out fees and 24-hour service charges. Emergency locksmiths are likely to charge a different fee for more inconvenient hours, usually between 6pm and 8am. They may include a call-out fee too.

While there are lots of variables when it comes to the cost of hiring an emergency locksmith, they should be able to accurately quote for the work upfront.

How to choose your locksmith

Here are some credentials to help you decide which locksmith is right for you.

  • Specialists in the work you need. Some locksmiths may have extensive experience in alarm systems, while others will focus on replacing and repairing locks. There are also auto locksmiths who can help if you’re having problems with your car’s security.
  • Emergency or 24-hour services. If the nature of your job is urgent, this is a must.
  • An accreditation from the Master Locksmiths Association. MLA-accredited locksmiths must undergo comprehensive inspections, so you can trust their expertise.
  • Warranty. Some locksmiths will offer a warranty on their work – it’s worth enquiring about this when your professional provides a quote.

The qualifications your locksmith needs

There are currently no legal regulations in the industry, meaning a locksmith doesn’t need a licence or qualifications. However, many locksmiths choose to gain training or accreditation through recognised bodies such as the MLA.

While MLA membership is a good indicator of a locksmith being well-established and reputable, it’s equally important to consider the experience they have built up.

Planning permission for locksmith jobs

You won’t require planning permission to change your locks, but you may require it when making more significant changes to your home (like replacing doors or windows).

Insurance for locksmith work

While a locksmith doesn’t require any legal insurance, a reputable tradesperson will have public liability insurance to protect against any accidental damage.

You’ll also need to review your home insurance documents, which will determine what type of locks and security measures are necessary for your policy.

Questions you should ask your locksmith

  • Do they have public liability insurance?
  • Do they have plenty of relevant experience?
  • Can they provide a warranty on their work?
  • Can they provide other services such as burglar alarms, and auto security?

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    Use our homeowner checklist for extra tips on choosing a tradesperson.

  5. Job done

    Leave a rating for your tradesperson based on quality, reliablity and value.

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