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Choose the highest rated locksmith on Rated People !! 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 Rob on 16/5/2020

Reasonable price,top quality Defo recommenced.

At MJC Home Improvements,we are focused on providing services with highest level of customer satisfaction -we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

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Reviewed by Gosia on 18/5/2020

My husband and I can not express enough how happy we are with Marcin's and Mike's work. They both worked very hard from the day one and always tided up after work. They pay great attention to details. Originally, we have contracted them to fit Vellux windows but as their work was exceptional we have asked them to renovate our apartment. We were very lucky to find them and we will certainly use them again in the future. We would highly recommend them!

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Reviewed by Andy on 22/5/2020

Composite door had dropped. Quick, efficient, and well communicated at all times. Thanks James

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A professional reliable local service,We carry out repairs/renewals and maintenance to homes and gardens. We specialise in Fencing,Brickwork,Roofing, Plastering and Painting. References and rateings available.We are always happy to help, just ask!

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Reviewed by Robert on 23/5/2020

Very punctual, polite and efficient

Andy Spence

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Bespoke carpentry at affordable prices Kitchen fitting Bathroom fitting Tiling

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Reviewed by Jason on 5/5/2020

Excellent service. Excellent workmanship. Genuine, honest guy who I would happily recommend without hesitation.

fully qualified multi skilled joiner with over 14 years experience, top quality workmanship. Hardworking, trustworthy, reliable & fully insured

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Reviewed by Jackie on 19/3/2020

Fantastic ! Matt was fantastic ! We have booked in for further work ! , very tidy Jackie

Friendly local locksmith, happy to help with any problems and issues.

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Reviewed by Sharon on 15/8/2019

He arrived punctually was very Knowledgeable and tidied up after the job highly recommended

Hi there my names Terry and i cover all lock replacements , window and door repairs and new fitting of doors and windows and won’t be beaten on price. I’m usually able to give you a quote over the phone or can arrange a free Callout to discuss the work you need doing. I’m also available for 24 hour Callout emergency’s .

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Reviewed by Colin on 22/5/2020

A fine job done All explained before so no surprises

Leigh's locks is a local business with over .40 years combined experience in Engineering. Specialist in wooden, UPVC and metal doors and windows. Level 4 NCFE accredited Engineers. NO CALL OUT FEE 12 MONTHS ON PARTS CHEAP RATES!!! Fully insured up to £5 million and DBS/CRB checked. Health and safty qualified.

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Reviewed by Hedy on 3/4/2020

Leigh responded to my post within 5 minutes, providing a quote which I thought was reasonable, and advising they could come out whenever was convenient for me. Mark, business partner, called me within 1/2 hour of the appointment time to confirm he was on his way. Mark assessed my broken door lock and was able to fix it without me having to pay out a huge expense for a whole new door lock mechanism, yey! Very friendly, honest approach. Super happy with their service and would highly recommend.

WE SPECIALISE IN ALL ASPECTS OF PROPERTY MAINTENANCE WHICH ALSO OFFER CLEANING SERVICES FOR DOMESTIC AND COMMERCIAL PROPERTIES..... Enviro-Gleam are not only your best option to preserve or upgrade your property appeal, but we are also a trustable ally with a flawless reputation to maintain or increase the value of your premises and assets. Whether you need property services or cleaning services, Enviro-Gleam has many options to choose from.   With a wide range of specialised property services, such as all aspects of Joinery, Tiling, Brickwork, Exterior painting, Decking, High-pressure cleaning services, Window cleaning, Solar panel cleaning, we give expert solutions and advice to the most common problems in the built environment. COMPANY SERVICES Joinery Exterior painting Tiling Brickwork Driveway Cleaning Patio Cleaning Block Paving Cleaning Conservatory Cleaning Decking Cleaning Solar Panel Cleaning Window Cleaning – including all uPVC fascias SkyVac Gutter Cleaning

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Reviewed by Steven on 1/3/2020

I contacted for a quote and Tom got in touch straightaway to arrange a time for the job, he actually offered to do it the same day but this wasn’t suitable for me, we arranged yesterday and they turned up and did the job as arranged, there was no mess left from the job and everything was taken away, the price was also fair as well, I would recommend these guys for any jobs that you need 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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