Why Do I Need A Window and Door Lock Specialist?

Have you ever lost your keys or been locked out of your property, or even had your keys end up in the wrong hands? Are your window locks jammed, difficult to operate or simply damaged? There are many occasions when you may need to get your door and window locks changed, such as when you move into a new house or apartment, or if you’ve been the unfortunate victim of a crime.

UPVC doors and windows have their own unique challenges. The keys are known to sometimes break inside the lock, while slammed doors or windows can lock and be difficult to prise open. Opening a locked or broken UPVC lock is always a task for a specialist.

A door and window lock specialist, or locksmith near you, can get your locks changed and prevent issues from arising in the future.

What Does a Door and Window Lock Specialist Do?

Door and window lock experts specialise in making security improvements and upgrades to both commercial and residential properties.

You may be considering fitting door or window locks yourself, but it’s important not to underestimate the knowledge and skill that a door and window lock specialist possesses. While it may seem like the time-saving and cost-effective option, an incorrectly fitted lock can leave your property vulnerable to security risks, such as burglars entering your home. This makes it vital to call in an expert, where you’ll benefit from their knowledge and experience:

  • Knowledge of different lock types: If your property is insured against burglary or theft, your insurer will usually specify the minimum requirement and standard of lock that your insurance covers. Only a door and window specialist or highly-skilled locksmith will know and understand the many different types of locks, as well as the various standards of locks for insurance purposes.
  • Knowledge of different lock sizes: Once you have established the type and standard of lock that your property requires, you’ll then need to select the correct lock size. A professional locksmith knows the essential measurements that are required to correctly measure and fit your lock. For example, a sash lock requires six measurements, comprising the case depth, backset, case height, centres, forend length and forend width. Quite clearly, we can see that changing a lock is far from a simple task.
  • Lock fitting/repair and key replacement: The services of a door and window lock specialist, for the most part, includes installing new locks and repairing existing locks. However, key replacement is also commonplace. For door and window repairs, a professional will use specific tools to diagnose the problem and establish a solution. For new lock installation, a locksmith will establish the correct lock type, standard and size. During installation, the specialist will accurately fit the lock according to the correct procedure required. They can also install part open stoppers to prevent a door or window opening fully.

Looking for a door and window lock specialist? Check out our vetted list of dedicated locksmiths and more at HaMuch.

Finding a Local Window and Door Lock Repair Service: Why Use HaMuch?

At HaMuch, we list only trustworthy, vetted window and door lock repair specialists from all over the UK. We don’t earn commission on sales, we generate revenue from tradesmen. This means we want to find them ongoing, reliable work — meaning we want to match you with the tradesman perfect for your unique needs.

How to Find a Door and Window Lock Specialist Near You?

To find a specialist in door and window lock repair near you, whether you need new locks fitted or an emergency open service, follow our simple three-step process:

  1. Post your job: Find your location, either by typing in your postcode or town, or selecting from our extensive list of regions, counties and cities in the UK. We ask you to select your maximum budget, so that you never pay more than what you can afford. Post the details of your job and we’ll match you with tradesmen in your area who are qualified and experienced to do the work.
  2. Get quotes: We’ll send your job listing to door and window specialists in your area. We’ll notify you via text when three tradesmen have expressed interest in your job.
  3. Select your tradesman: Review the profiles and experience of the tradesmen interested in working with you. You can use HaMuch to read customer reviews from people just like you, compare rates and see how close they are to you. You can even communicate with tradesmen to discuss the work before making your decision — you’re in complete control!

Our search tools are designed to help you find a tradesman that best suits your needs, budget and location.

Want to get your locks changed? At HaMuch, we only list tradesmen whose services have been tried and tested by people just like you. Get started by posting your job and begin talking to the right person for your job today!

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges)
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Locksmith near London£54£284
Locksmith near Birmingham£57£324
Locksmith near Leeds£40£284
Locksmith near Glasgow£27£82
Locksmith near Sheffield£40£162
Locksmith near Bradford£37£279
Locksmith near Liverpool£43£248
Locksmith near Edinburgh£30£230
Locksmith near Manchester£49£249
Locksmith near Bristol£39£222

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Recent jobs posted for doors & window locks

Patio door key broken snapped in the door red the key out and my window keys are lost can’t open the double glazed windows bedroom

Fit new lock, emergency locksmith

Broken lock on front door

Fix window restrictor

Window not shutting hinges may need replacing

LOCKSMITH Tried top open window but old and need to change metal construction around frame as can not close window, Think is ali frame, dgu, gnd floor 600mmx 1000mm

Upvc door lock has fallen out

Shop window needs boarding up urgently - pls call for measurements.

UPVC door and frame, key on the inside, Euro cylinder. It is a back door, as the front door is blocked from the inside, something has fallen and rested on the hinges of the front door.

Service and repair/replace 2 Euro cylinders on UPVC doors.

UPVC window on the 2nd floor the hinge has been bent, would like it repaired or replaced.

Lock cylinder damaged.

Fit new lock and unlock

Lock needs to be changed

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Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Prices in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). Cheap Builders , Emergency Builders , Builder Prices
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Stockport£32£205
Southend-on-Sea£35£194
London£43£225
Wealden£25£208
Reading£40£239
Cardiff£25£174
East Ayrshire£22£191
Stoke-on-Trent£32£179
Wychavon£23£191
Wokingham£39£236
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Newcastle-under-Lyme£24£195
Broadland£20£173
New Forest£29£204
Peterborough£30£201
Carmarthenshire£18£153
Pembrokeshire£22£200
Teignbridge£26£190
Gwynedd£20£159
Perth & Kinross£29£228
Scarborough£25£193
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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Oldham£31£213
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£32£211
Guildford£39£265
Gwynedd£38£223
Halton£30£213
Northampton£37£257
Suffolk Coastal£30£219
East Dunbartonshire£38£275
Waveney£25£240
York£29£236
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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Charnwood£20£213
Wolverhampton£19£129
Sheffield£22£172
Dundee£25£200
Plymouth£14£100
Middlesbrough£15£112
New Forest£28£240
Warwick£14£108
Nottingham£17£123
Colchester£26£144
Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Prices in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). Cheap Locksmiths , Emergency Locksmiths , Locksmith Prices
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Barnsley£49£326
Maidstone£40£230
Luton£51£245
Swale£34£232
Sunderland£50£249
East Dunbartonshire£27£82
Wigan£37£199
Reigate & Banstead£49£274
Glasgow£27£82
Sandwell£57£324
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Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Thurrock£20£161
Bracknell Forest£19£149
Stockton-on-Tees£32£119
Erewash£29£185
Charnwood£25£165
Teignbridge£16£103
Breckland£15£120
Carmarthenshire£12£80
Guildford£17£145
Macclesfield£15£133
Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Prices in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). Cheap Car Mechanics , Emergency Car Mechanics , Car Mechanic Prices
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Wychavon£29£137
Newcastle-under-Lyme£34£226
Swale£35£175
Arun£50£400
Canterbury£38£240
Bournemouth£43£338
South Oxfordshire£52£275
Colchester£40£168
Stoke-on-Trent£34£226
Chelmsford£57£382
Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Prices in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). Cheap Heating Engineers , Emergency Heating Engineers , Heating Engineer Prices
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
London£56£285
Ashfield£39£239
Wigan£39£238
South Kesteven£38£229
Swale£44£251
Rotherham£35£231
Canterbury£43£238
Angus£38£275
Edinburgh£40£250
Wealden£49£270
Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Prices in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). Cheap Plumbers , Emergency Plumbers , Plumber Prices
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Salford£41£232
Northampton£45£258
South Cambridgeshire£43£264
Stafford£37£231
Wakefield£34£216
Chelmsford£43£252
Trafford£42£235
York£34£215
London£54£276
Liverpool£36£220
Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Prices in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). Cheap Painter & Decorators , Emergency Painter & Decorators , Painter & Decorator Prices
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Trafford£23£161
Exeter£20£175
Vale Royal£20£146
Elmbridge£30£196
Cardiff£21£170
New Forest£26£167
Thamesdown£21£163
Aberdeenshire£23£176
Manchester£24£166
Havant & Waterloo£24£171
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