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Choose the highest rated locksmith on Rated People !! EntryTec Locksmiths is a family run business . 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 etc etc . Please check out my website or read my reviews here on Rated People and on Yell.Com .Feel free to ask any questions at all. If you are locked out I can get you in with no damage. 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

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Reviewed by Linda on 6/4/2020

On time and quick. Would highly recommend.

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Reviewed by Louise on 27/3/2020

First class from start to finish

Bespoke carpentry at affordable prices Kitchen fitting Bathroom fitting Tiling

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Reviewed by Kathryn on 2/4/2020

Ged did a brilliant job & I’ll definitely use again, highly recommended

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.

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 Sam on 3/1/2020

Very quick response and work was completed tidily and quickly. Ray was pleasant and helpful.

A solution for any building related need. Assess your requirements free of charge. Apply our experience and knowledge. Supply a solution for any scale of building and design works. Fully insured. Professionally managed.

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Reviewed by Nicola on 14/12/2019

Very pleased with the work done.

24 years experience as a level 3 reputable joiner. I supply and fit kitchens, bedrooms, decking, Windows, internal/external doors, laminate and solid wood floors, external works such as fascia and fencing etc. I am reliable honest and trustworthy and will beat any quote given.no job to big or small .

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Reviewed by Matthew on 3/1/2020

Lee was very friendly and honest. Gave sound advice and did a quality job. Would recommend to anybody.

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 Andrew on 22/3/2020

Job well done thank you

We are a small company who offer many services,you name it we cover it.With years of experience in all building and maintenance.We specialise in plumbing,building [internal and external],patios ,decorating as i said you name it .We aim to please.

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Reviewed by Jenny on 24/12/2019

Steve was punctual and professional. He was organised and left the bathroom tidy, gave updates throughout the job and the job was completed to a high standard. will definitely recommend Steve to friends and family

Internal and external painting and decorating, bathrooms, laminate, engineered flooring, vinyl, lvt, vinyl plank and cushion flooring, kitchens, tiling,lighting, flat pack assembly,general fitting and repairs and much more both inside and outside. I strive to be competitive with my prices with Free quotes and estimations for all customers.

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Reviewed by Ian on 12/3/2020

Job done quickly and fair price charged.

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Locksmiths - what you need to know

What a locksmith can help with

  • Fitting a new lock.
  • Opening a locked door.
  • Replacing a door with a lock.
  • Emergency locksmith services if you’re locked out of your house or need the locks replacing quickly (normally 24/hr).
  • Burglary repairs where there’s damage from forced entry.
  • Key cutting.
  • Auto locksmithing (helping you get back into a locked car).
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What should I do if my key’s hard to turn in the lock?

Over time, dust and dirt can build up on the internal mechanisms that control the movement of a lock. You can try applying dry graphite to lubricate it or if you think it might be more than just dirt affecting it, a locksmith can assess the mechanism and tell you if you need a new lock.

Wooden doors can also expand and contract which stops the lock from fitting into the door frame. This can happen if the lock was installed during hot weather or in the middle of winter. Once the temperature changes, the door can shift slightly. In most cases, the lock will still work if you wriggle the key around and get it engaged, but you can ask a locksmith to adjust the lock for you to stop this from happening.

Should I have all of my locks changed if my keys are lost or stolen?

You won’t always need to replace your set of locks if your keys are stolen. If you choose to replace your entire lock, the lock itself and the knob will be replaced but it can be cheaper to have your locks re-keyed. In a re-keying job, the tumbler’s replaced so that you keep your old lock but only a new key would be able to open it. Your old keys would stop working in the lock.

Insurance for locksmith work

There is no legal obligation for locksmiths to be insured but locksmiths may choose to purchase public liability insurance so they’re covered in the case of injury or accidental damage to a property.

Questions you should ask a locksmith

  • How long have they been trading?
  • Do they have public liability insurance and what does this cover?
  • Will they be carrying out the job themselves or sub-contracting it? If the job’s being carried out by someone else, what experience do they have and are they covered by insurance?
  • How long is the warranty period for the work?
  • Do they have a call-out charge (particularly for emergency repairs) and how much is this?

Locksmith ideas

Find out how to secure your home and add burglar deterrents. Also learn how to look after your locks to prevent them from seizing up. 

 

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