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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£55£283
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£45£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
Stroud£26£204
East Ayrshire£21£170
Chester£26£181
Newport£25£183
Cheltenham£29£230
Macclesfield£30£184
Crewe & Nantwich£34£201
Exeter£20£170
Sheffield£30£250
Tameside£31£198

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
Eastleigh£28£212
Derby£25£188
Middlesbrough£38£198
Ipswich£21£181
Thanet£24£198
Doncaster£22£164
Chester£25£167
Harrogate£22£162
Renfrewshire£37£183
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£21£165

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
North Tyneside£28£201
Bournemouth£30£218
New Forest£36£226
Torbay£27£215
Warwick£31£226
Macclesfield£29£211
Lisburn£24£174
Broadland£32£263
Doncaster£28£216
Nuneaton & Bedworth£36£236

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Elmbridge£30£229
Manchester£25£171
Windsor & Maidenhead£27£208
Renfrewshire£32£258
Rochdale£20£144
Sandwell£124£130
Derby£20£181
Neath Port Talbot£25£179
Exeter£24£144
Carmarthenshire£15£125

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Waverley£51£309
Vale of Glamorgan£41£125
Maidstone£40£230
Suffolk Coastal£15£150
Cardiff£47£150
Stoke-on-Trent£70£160
Scottish Borders£23£165
Exeter£45£257
Wirral£36£237
Carmarthenshire£19£130

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Stockport£15£115
Kirklees£19£102
South Tyneside£12£85
St Albans£21£140
Arun£28£187
Chester£15£123
Bracknell Forest£18£137
Havant & Waterloo£18£132
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£31£222
Wokingham£19£146

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
North Wiltshire£42£362
Maidstone£38£158
South Cambridgeshire£34£250
Erewash£36£273
Wrexham Maelor£35£150
Bath & North East Somerset£46£400
Glasgow£32£93
Colchester£42£173
Coventry£36£281
Rochdale£35£204

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
Coventry£37£231
East Hertfordshire£47£270
Nottingham£38£236
Amber Valley£39£245
Dudley£38£228
South Lanarkshire£37£266
Nuneaton & Bedworth£37£230
Crewe & Nantwich£37£237
Vale of Glamorgan£37£224
Bristol£37£245

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£35£213
Aylesbury Vale£46£269
Highland£40£320
North Tyneside£38£235
Oxford£47£266
Flintshire£36£222
Stoke-on-Trent£36£224
West Lancashire£34£217
Teignbridge£37£261
Kingston-upon-Hull£34£207

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
Teignbridge£20£164
Gwynedd£21£169
Broxtowe£20£165
Scarborough£21£165
Newcastle-under-Lyme£19£151
Thamesdown£21£159
Wrexham Maelor£18£141
Vale Royal£20£146
Blackburn£22£150
Swansea£19£150

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