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A locksmith specialises in the likes of lock repair, lock fitting, and door replacement. Hire a trusted, 24-hour locksmith to help ensure your home is safe and secure around the clock.

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Reviewed by Chris on 18/6/2020

Andy did a great job for a great price. He used his artistic judgement too which means the whole thing turned out loads better than originally envisaged.

Lockswift covers all aspects of locksmith work from simple lock replacements through to more complex lock picking and gaining entry services. All locks we provide are well made, high quality products that are built to last.

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Reviewed by JYP on 12/6/2020

Brian arrived on time and made quick work of the broken key, he spotted that(unknown to us) the other lock was locked shut and also needed replacing he agreed a price for the extra work(minimal) and was happy to complete the surprise job. I would recommend Brian to anyone, and I am sure he will be the first person I call for anymore lock related issues. Thank you.

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.

With many years of experience in UK and abroad we provide vast variety of services from design, build, architectural drawings, domestic or commercial refurbishments, conversions, extensions, internal decorations, external decorations and roof repairs.

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Reviewed by Doug on 12/10/2017

Filipe and Christian have been absolutely brilliant. Very professional, polite and cheerful throughout. I have them multiple tasks and they did as requested and more. I definitely recommend them and if I move house/require work I will go back to them. Thank you!

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 Shelley on 8/5/2020

Turned up exactly when he said he would (early actually) and made the effort to properly troubleshoot, not just stand there staring at a wall shrugging his shoulders, like previous tradesmen. He even had a diary on him to plan when to do the work there and then. Most tradesmen ask me to ‘remind me in a couple of months and I’ll come down’ which never works out. Just waiting for the pandemic restrictions to be lifted so we can hire him to do more work. Would recommend,

We are new to rated people but we are very experienced. From new socket installation to outdoor lighting. Shower problems to full rewires we can give you the best advice at the best price. Have a look at some of our fantastic Reviews!

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Reviewed by Steve on 27/6/2020

An excellent job at a great price and very neat and tidy

Years of Experience as a joiner , bathroom and kitchen fitter Our Quality speaks for its self A few pictures on here showing some of the work done .

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Reviewed by Arthur on 22/1/2020

Dave has proved to be a reliable, enthusiastic and very competent professional. I am very pleased with the finished project. Good knowledge, informative and very competatively priced.

Burscough's oldest UPVC window, door and conservatory fitting business. Established 1989. Certass registered and compliant under the Safe Trader Scheme. Not always the cheapest but definitely the best.

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Reviewed by Lisa on 21/3/2020

Excellent job. Worked quickly and efficiently.

I'm dedicated builder who started the business in '06 in New York City. From '12 I've moved my company here. We're specializing in all interior and exterior works. If you're looking for responsible workers with passion, worldwide experience and quality, we're the perfect choice. All our works are full guaranteed and done safe with a great precision. For more feedback please visit our partners websites or contact me directly.

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Reviewed by Matthew on 16/5/2020

Krystof and Marius were excellent. The quality of their work well exceeded our expectations. Would 100% recommend!

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 5/7/2020

A fine job done All explained before so no surprises

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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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