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£284
Locksmith near Birmingham£57£324
Locksmith near Leeds£39£281
Locksmith near Glasgow£28£121
Locksmith near Sheffield£37£175
Locksmith near Bradford£35£274
Locksmith near Liverpool£43£248
Locksmith near Edinburgh£20£160
Locksmith near Manchester£48£247
Locksmith near Bristol£39£222

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Recent jobs posted for doors & window locks

LOCKSMITH

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

Locksmith needed

Upvc door lock has fallen out

Locksmith - Board Up URGENT

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

UPVC DOOR - KEY ON INSIDE.

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.

LOCKSMITH NEEDED URGENTLY

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

Locksmith needed for hinge repair

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

For new lock

Lock cylinder damaged.

Lock

Fit new lock and unlock

Door unlocked

Broken lock

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Lock needs to be changed

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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
Maidstone£39£245
Wirral£26£180
Stafford£24£192
Slough£38£237
Ipswich£26£177
Guildford£44£248
South Ayrshire£22£176
Sefton£25£178
South Lanarkshire£25£173

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
Swale£27£209
Horsham£26£209
Colchester£23£196
Reading£33£205
Preston£28£155
Stockport£33£192
Solihull£28£174
Gedling£26£190
Exeter£21£166
Rochdale£30£182

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Stoke-on-Trent£27£203
Calderdale£30£214
Mid Bedfordshire£37£241
Wirral£28£204
Vale of Glamorgan£32£223
West Wiltshire£37£249
Wakefield£32£219
London£47£265
Sevenoaks£42£251
Gloucester£29£225

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Gloucester£35£300
Scottish Borders£49£382
London£38£259
Bury£32£204
Sefton£21£160
Isle of Wight£23£170
Warwick£16£126
Nuneaton & Bedworth£16£133
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£20£150
Ashfield£16£129

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Mid Sussex£37£207
Calderdale£19£158
Newbury£130£130
Scottish Borders£23£165
Manchester£48£247
Harrogate£43£226
Waverley£52£312
Swansea£28£128
Stockton-on-Tees£32£217
Sefton£46£225

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Gedling£18£132
Aylesbury Vale£16£118
Dumfries & Galloway£10£80
Bassetlaw£12£100
Mid Sussex£16£107
Norwich£20£133
Plymouth£15£107
East Dunbartonshire£13£110
North Hertfordshire£28£159
North Lanarkshire£13£116

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
Broxtowe£36£278
Isle of Wight£38£217
Wigan£36£249
Gateshead£48£225
South Tyneside£48£225
Southampton£43£278
Torbay£38£225
Macclesfield£34£230
Epping Forest£44£264
Ashfield£37£255

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
Wealden£49£269
North Tyneside£41£249
Leicester£39£224
Braintree£42£257
Dudley£38£230
Vale of Glamorgan£38£225
St Helens£37£226
Basildon£45£259
Colchester£43£247
Cardiff£35£227

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Gedling£39£231
Reigate & Banstead£56£280
Preston£52£234
Solihull£38£228
Bedford£47£262
Dover£44£239
Bolton£46£237
Caerphilly£42£447
Neath Port Talbot£34£217
Stroud£40£277

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
Epping Forest£31£193
Perth & Kinross£50£400
Crewe & Nantwich£19£151
South Lanarkshire£16£149
South Bedfordshire£28£180
Renfrewshire£23£189
Colchester£20£158
Wrexham Maelor£18£141
Neath Port Talbot£21£159
Bridgend£22£163
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