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Local Locksmiths

Local locksmiths provide indispensable services, offering a gamut of solutions essential for residential and automotive security. Their expertise ranges from facilitating entry into locked properties or vehicles to fortifying home safety by installing new locks on doors and windows. Whether you find yourself stranded due to misplaced keys or an accidental lockout, a swift resolution necessitates the prompt assistance of a capable locksmith.


In situations like lockouts or misplaced keys, time becomes an essential component. The urgency to regain access to your property or vehicle often prevents you from seeking recommendations or conducting extensive searches for the most reliable locksmiths in the area. While a cursory internet search might yield results, discerning the best among them becomes a challenge in moments of distress.


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Here’s a list of some of the leading locksmiths companies in the UK. If you want to search for someone local to you, please use the search bar above to find the right locksmith for you, based in your local area.
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in 154 Portsmouth Road, Cobham, KT11 1HX
covering Cobham and within a 8 mile radius
in 80 Westway, London, SW20 9LS
covering London and within a 8 mile radius
in Unit 4, Dencora Business Centre, White House Road, Ipswich, IP1 5LT
covering Ipswich and within a 8 mile radius
in Unit 10D, Forest Corner Farm, Hampshire, BH24 3JW
covering Hampshire and within a 8 mile radius
in 62 Holmes Carr Road, New Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0QA
covering Doncaster and within a 8 mile radius
in PO Box 665, Weston-Super-Mare, BS23 9PJ
covering Weston-Super-Mare and within a 8 mile radius
in 28 Cledford Crescent, Cheshire, CW10 0EY
covering Cheshire and within a 8 mile radius
in 399 Hollins Rd, Oldham, OL8 3BD
covering Oldham and within a 8 mile radius

More about Locksmiths

A local locksmith’s value extends beyond solving lock-related problems. These experts are prepared to improve the general security setup of residences and automobiles in addition to saving people who are locked out. Their knowledge goes beyond simply opening doors; they provide priceless counsel on bolstering security protocols by recommending cutting-edge locking mechanisms customised to meet particular requirements. Homeowners can improve their peace of mind by strengthening their premises against possible threats by utilising their knowledge.


Furthermore, it is crucial to have confidence in the legitimacy of a locksmith, particularly when it comes to entering private spaces or installing security equipment. Platforms such as Top Tradies carry out verification procedures that involve the authentication of credentials, which includes the proof of insurance, in order to guarantee that the locksmiths they enlist are qualified and follow industry guidelines. This confirmation not only ensures the locksmith’s competence but also gives you peace of mind about their dependability and credibility.


In simple terms, local locksmiths provide services that go beyond simply opening locks. They act as defenders of security, providing prompt responses in times of need and preventative actions to bolster security.

Locksmiths costs

The costs for locksmiths can vary greatly depending on location and the type of services you require, see our cost guide below:

Frequently asked questions about locksmiths

Most locksmiths offer a very broad range of work, including:
  • Emergency Lockouts: Gaining access for people who are locked out of their homes, cars, or businesses.
  • Key Cutting: Producing new keys for property or cars.
  • Lock Installation: Installing new locks on doors, windows, and other access points.
  • Lock Repairs: Repairing or replacing broken components of locks.
  • Re-keying: Changing a lock so that it can be operated by a new key, without replacing the entire lock.
  • Lock Picking: Using specialised tools to open locks without the original key.
  • Removing broken keys from doors.
This is just a short list of the types of jobs that most local locksmiths offer but some will offer further services, including security system installation.
The hourly rate for a locksmith is around £60 to £100. If you require an emergency call out for a locksmith, there will be an upfront call out fee of around £75 to £150 on top of any hourly rate plus payment for any products such as a new lock and key.

The cost to replace a standard uPVC lock will be around £80 to £160, while fitting a new anti-snap lock will cost a bit more, so around £150 to £200.

To fit new window locks on 7 windows, you will pay around £250 to £300. Window snaplocks cost around £8 to £10 each, so you can expect to pay about £70 for the locks and then the labour for the locksmith of around £180 to £240.

If you lose your car key, an auto locksmith will be able to provide you with a replacement key which will usually work out cheaper than going through the car dealership.

Locksmiths have specialist tools and skills that enable them to safely gain entry to a property without the keys.They will assess the type of lock and the condition of the lock and try to gain access through the least costly/disruptive solution. They may be able to pick the lock, or in some cases they will drill through the lock and replace it with a new one. They can usually gain entry very quickly if there is just a standard lock on the entry point.

When it comes to the security of your property, you can’t take any risks with the tradespeople you choose. All our tradespeople are verified and have provided proof of insurance, so you can be assured your local locksmith is trustworthy and your property is in safe hands.

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