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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£281
Locksmith near Birmingham£62£338
Locksmith near Leeds£41£293
Locksmith near Glasgow£28£121
Locksmith near Sheffield£37£175
Locksmith near Bradford£36£290
Locksmith near Liverpool£36£237
Locksmith near Edinburgh£20£160
Locksmith near Manchester£46£238
Locksmith near Bristol£39£222

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Rates for Tradesmen in the UK

Builder

Builder: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Builders
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
West Lothian£24£181
Cherwell£26£211
Trafford£31£202
Sunderland£25£199
Eastleigh£29£207
North Lincolnshire£20£160
Rotherham£27£229
Bristol£26£193
Pembrokeshire£16£140
Wirral£26£180

Carpenter & Joiner

Carpenter & Joiner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Carpenter & Joiners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Bolton£26£184
Thanet£24£198
Havant & Waterloo£26£198
Aberdeenshire£26£204
Cheltenham£29£224
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£21£165
North Lanarkshire£37£174
Kirklees£23£174
Amber Valley£27£188
Wigan£24£176

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Havant & Waterloo£33£236
Broadland£32£263
Portsmouth£36£230
Swale£38£247
Glasgow£28£224
Broxtowe£28£200
Gwynedd£38£223
West Lancashire£28£209
The Wrekin£26£201
Northampton£37£256

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Wokingham£27£204
North Lanarkshire£26£250
Peterborough£30£280
Breckland£15£120
Derby£20£176
Charnwood£17£191
Bury£31£197
Stafford£20£100
Blackburn£33£225
Bradford£45£177

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Stroud£50£175
Wakefield£41£296
Waverley£51£309
Newcastle-under-Lyme£70£160
Swansea£28£128
Stoke-on-Trent£70£160
Calderdale£19£158
Renfrewshire£32£170
Dacorum£53£281
Broxtowe£37£267

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Huntingdonshire£43£207
South Bedfordshire£32£200
Bolton£14£108
Blackburn£14£84
Epping Forest£15£139
Southend-on-Sea£18£128
Stroud£36£255
Conway£15£120
Falkirk£13£113
Ashfield£16£119

Car Mechanic

Car Mechanic: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Car Mechanics
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
South Gloucestershire£50£400
Reigate & Banstead£49£359
Gloucester£40£220
Lisburn£35£210
Wycombe£27£153
Oldham£36£218
Horsham£45£250
Poole£45£408
South Ayrshire£37£200
Belfast£32£213

Heating Engineer

Heating Engineer: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Heating Engineers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Amber Valley£40£250
Neath Port Talbot£34£219
Stockport£37£232
Redcar & Cleveland£35£217
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£39£245
Aberdeenshire£34£251
East Lindsey£33£217
Scarborough£28£240
Bolton£45£237
Milton Keynes£47£273

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Bridgend£36£214
North Tyneside£38£236
North East Lincolnshire£33£236
East Ayrshire£36£195
East Riding£34£207
Wealden£48£256
Norwich£39£234
Poole£45£280
Newcastle-upon-Tyne£38£238
Dundee£40£270

Painter & Decorator

Painter & Decorator: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Painter & Decorators
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Breckland£18£146
Edinburgh£20£166
Scarborough£21£165
Northampton£28£185
Swansea£19£150
Luton£47£222
West Lothian£20£158
Dudley£19£149
Manchester£23£168
Sandwell£19£149

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