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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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We have over 15 years of experience. We offer professional and friendly service in a broad spectrum of construction job at the highest level of quality and finnish Complete renovating Loft conversions, extension Conversion house into flats Basement Plastering Flooring Painting Kitchen, bathroom fitting Decking Garden paving And more

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Reviewed by Derek on 18/8/2018

Very polite and did what he said he was going to do First class work Very punctual

sole trader looking to expand business again. Looking for all jobs big and small over 8 years experience in plumbing and heating. 24 hour call out, insured, qualified, reliable and a high standard of work. Call out charges start from £60 also Dioagnosing problems is considered a call out Nathan

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Reviewed by Fleur on 18/8/2018

Excellent service, would recommend. Nathan was with us within the hour sourced the problem quickly and efficiently.

Sole trader with 15 years experience in property maintenance. Registered with the NICEIC and fully insured. All my customers are treated with respect and all work carried out as if it were being done in my own home.

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Reviewed by Judy on 18/8/2018

Fantastic job, sorry for the delay there have been a bereavement in the family. I would certainly recommend Adrian for any work required. His price was fantastic, communications were brilliant, he did the work and gave us the necessary paperwork required.

We have over 15 years experience combined in all aspects of home service and maintenance, we pride ourselves on a cost effective, efficient service all completed to high standard at an affordable price.

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Reviewed by Marcy on 18/8/2018

If you need to get the job done promptly, they are the guys to call. Great service. Thank you

Welcome to Ross Property care a family run business with 16 years experience in property repairs & maintenance our professional, efficient and reliable handymen are just one call away to fix all your “to do” list with no hassle involved. Ross Property care is the best solution for all your property maintenance needs, no matter how small or how big the job is. We serve both commercial and residential customers in Edinburgh, Lothian and Scottish Borders area. By choosing RPC you have guaranteed: ? job done at the highest standards on every visit ? agreed appoitments and timing followed ? no mess left behind when job is done ? no extras and hidden charges ? you pay just for work done . We pride ourselves on the high standards out work is finished to . First class workmanship at affordable prices . Below I have listed some of the services we offer - letting agent and land lord services -rot and mould -mastic and silicone replacement - handyman services -All aspects of joinery work - tilling -wet wall panelling - painting and decorating - small plumbing jobs - laminate flooring , carpets ,linoleum ELECTRICAL - new sockets or extra sockets - new light fittings - fit cookers - exterior garden sockets EXTERIOR - Decking -slabbing - build Huts - fencing - build small walls - gutter repairs and cleaning - slate repairs - flat roof repairs SMALL JOBS - plasterboard repairs - new toilet seats - new door handles - shelving - cleaning services on request - and all aspects of gardening - FULLY INSURED - and much more to much to list ANY JOB BiG OR SMALL WE DO IT ALL

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Reviewed by Margaret on 17/8/2018

William turned up on time, was courteous and helpful and completed the job to my satisfaction. I would be happy to use him again for any jobs that I need done.

Joiners with 10 years experiance, windows, doors, flooring, skirting bespoke shelving, flat pack building, no job to small we take on them all

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Reviewed by Will on 17/8/2018

Good job.

Carpenters4u provide a professional, friendly & cost effective service in carpentry/joinery, painting/decorating, plastering, tiling, plumbing, etc. We are flexible with time & are happy to carry out maintenance to our works as a good will gesture.

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Reviewed by Hazel on 17/8/2018

I will definitely use Ola again. He was quick to respond, punctual & did a great job. Thanks Ola, much appreciated.

Family run & fully insured LTD business with over 15 years experience in Plumbing Drainage & General Maintenance From burst pipe's or block drains with CCTV- !WERE IDEAL FOR YOU! with no callout charge,& free quotation for all works undertaken find us on Facebook.

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Reviewed by Sue on 17/8/2018

Would definitely recommend to friends excellent service.

I am a self employed Carpenter with over 10 years experience. I pride myself on producing high quality finishes for affordable prices.

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Reviewed by Kay on 17/8/2018

Will is a talented carpenter. A clean and tidy workman - hardly knew he had been working as there was no mess left. Slight hiccup with start day due to his being unwell, but he kept me in the loop and then prioritised my job. No hidden extras. Price was reasonable for the standard of work carried out.

"Here at LT Construction we pride ourselves on delivering high quality building projects on time and within budget. Contact us today and see how we can help you to complete your projects as you imagine, regardless of size big or small"

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Reviewed by Phani on 17/8/2018

Oliver is reasonable in price and completed the job on time. Very helpful and reliable. Came with another helper and completed the job clean and neat. Very impressed with his work and planning to use him again on another job soon.

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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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