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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 ian on 14/4/2021

Brilliant service from Ronnie, ...a nice guy ,and quick, efficient ....5 star!

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 Laura on 3/4/2021

Tom did a great job fitting our new doors. He arrived on time for the quote and the work. He managed to get it all done on time for the price quoted. He was very tidy and there was no mess at all in the house. Would definitely use again and would definitely recommend.

Experienced and a qualified builders based in sheffield area. We cover the whole of yorkshire  With over 9 years experience in the trade we pride ourselves on perfection & 5 STAR quality. We have the skills, knowledge and creativity to solve your site specific problems.  References available.   Please get in touch for a great reliable and professional service.

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Reviewed by Dave on 30/12/2020

Andrea did an excellent job in installing brand new kitchen units into our utility room/garage. His workmanship, attention to detail and work ethic is second to none. On top of that we was extremely competitively priced and completed all work half a day ahead of schedule and he did a great job tidying up before he left. This guy is top notch??

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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

I offer fully professional services. I cover a range of tasks and do it all to the complete satisfaction of the customer. I am committed and driven and trustworthy.

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Reviewed by Jane on 10/2/2021

Professional, efficient, communicative and friendly. I’m very pleased with the work Chris has done and I’m hoping he will be able to do more work for me. Very satisfied.

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 Sally on 26/3/2021

Quick to respond with a quote. Good, responsive communication. Steve and Ron (‘The Apprentice’) turned up on the date as arranged, polite, efficient and at a competitive price. I can highly recommend Lockwizz and would have no hesitation in using again.

We are a small family company that has been working within the property maintenance sector for over 35 years, covering most trades. A friendly and proffessional attitude from start to completion on every job from general small repairs to larger planned rebuilds. Our services extend from simple maintenance ie plumbing, electrical installations, (certified), interior decoration, all aspects of landscaping from full redesign gardening to simple fence repairs. We also offer a full 24hour emergency callout service with no hidden costs. Free no obligation quotes please contact us on the number provided.

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Reviewed by Nicola on 4/2/2020

Excellent service, Colin is reliable and his work is excellent, went above and beyond for me.

Campbell Property Services offers complete property maintenance solutions, from a annoying dripping tap to a complete house renovation. All of our work is completed to the highest standards.

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Reviewed by Andrew on 11/3/2021

Only a small job but carried out perfectly.

SheaWorks is a well established family-run business that has been successful for many years, we aim to provide a first class service to all our customers and clientele. We now also run a 24hour call-out service covering the London Area.

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Reviewed by ute on 1/2/2019

excellent, good to communicate with

P&S Property Services holds over 30 years experience combined , we hold an average of a 5 * rating . we class ourselves as well priced , clean professional and well respected

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Reviewed by Stuart on 7/2/2019

Made appointment to view and quote, but failed to arrive with no communication that he would not arrive, so that is not good to start with, so hence there will be no further appointments.

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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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