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Why Do You Need a Safe Locksmith?

Safe specialists provide an array of services for both individual and commercial needs. The main duty of a specialist is to open a safe, also known as safe cracking.

Do you have valuable items, such as jewellery or business assets, locked inside a safe within your home or office because they require protection from theft, fire and floods? Perhaps you’ve lost your keys or forgotten the lock combination. If you’re a business enterprise, you may even require a digital safe lock upgrade or regular servicing.

In these cases, it’s vital to have a safe specialist on hand, whether for safe cracking, servicing, installation or repair. Safety is critical and something that should not be compromised, so don’t wait for any issues to escalate before calling in the experts.

What Does a Safe Specialist Do?

A safe specialist will perform a number of duties. The most common is breaking into a safe in the event that you’ve lost your keys. However, there are also other scenarios when you might have to call a professional:

  • Safe cracking: Safe cracking is the process of using tools and techniques to open a safe. Using lock manipulation, it seeks to leave little or no physical damage to the safe itself. A safes specialist will have a wide range of tools available for this purpose, from old-fashioned picking devices to auto-diallers that can open combination locks within seconds. They may also use a high-tech fiber-optic camera, which can be used to identify why a safe won’t unlock through traditional methods. When all else fails, they’ll have the equipment needed to drill the safe, though this is always considered a last resort.
  • Safe installation and safe lock repair: As well as safe-cracking, a safe specialist can install a new safe or relocate an existing safe. Some safes are still at risk of being stolen, especially if they can be carried out of your property. Installing safes effectively ensures they’re firmly bolted in place, whether to your wall or floor, to provide additional security. A specialist will also be able to replace broken locks, repair faulty levers and reattach safe handles, as well as offer a key cutting service to provide you with spare keys.
  • Safe servicing: People who have benefited from the security of a safe for business needs or for a long period of time are very much aware of the need for a safe to be regularly serviced, to prolong its usage and ensure it meets security standards. Dust, dirt and carbon particles build up over time, causing key locks and combination locks to stiffen, jam, or even stop working altogether. More advanced safes can also experience electronic safe lock problems, just like any electronic system. Regular safe lock service keeps these operational problems at bay. A safe specialist can recondition your safe, service its lock mechanism and rekey older models.
  • Upgrading your safe lock: Instead of seeking safe repair services, it may be smarter to upgrade your safe altogether. Technological advancements mean that high-end safes provide more security than ever, but this means that traditional lock-and-key safes are more vulnerable. A safe specialist will be able to help you upgrade your safe technology, installing a digital safe lock or similar piece of tech if necessary.

Looking for a safe specialist? HaMuch lists qualified tradesmen you can trust. Search our extensive list of vetted specialised locksmiths in your area.

How to Find a Safe Locksmith Near You?

To find a locksmith and safe repair expert near you, 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 safe 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.

Ready to find a safes specialist near you? Browse local tradesmen and find the right person for your project. Need another job? HaMuch is a comprehensive directory of qualified local tradespeople. Search 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
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£24£172
Scarborough£23£182
Canterbury£25£191
St Helens£25£175
Rochdale£30£190
Edinburgh£30£218
Epping Forest£35£218
Bury£31£199
Bedford£35£216
Sevenoaks£31£222

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
Redcar & Cleveland£19£194
Warrington£29£208
Poole£29£186
Salford£30£186
Middlesbrough£38£198
Wigan£24£176
West Lothian£23£178
Cherwell£30£221
Maidstone£28£215
Test Valley£29£205

Electrician

Electrician: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Electricians
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Fife£31£220
Middlesbrough£31£227
Portsmouth£36£230
Broadland£32£263
Scarborough£24£195
Sevenoaks£42£251
Ipswich£29£225
Dacorum£42£254
London£47£263
Chelmsford£34£259

Gardener

Gardener: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Gardeners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Erewash£20£171
Preston£32£231
Newport£20£172
New Forest£35£267
Waverley£24£186
Nottingham£17£121
Cheltenham£31£258
North Somerset£27£220
Plymouth£14£100
North East Lincolnshire£15£100

Locksmith

Locksmith: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Locksmiths
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Preston£58£283
Edinburgh£20£160
Chester£33£293
Vale of Glamorgan£41£125
Lisburn£28£147
South Tyneside£41£258
South Oxfordshire£54£250
Slough£51£283
Wirral£36£237
Derby£45£236

Cleaner

Cleaner: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Cleaners
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Oldham£14£110
Stratford-on-Avon£12£100
St Helens£13£118
Wrexham Maelor£16£130
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£31£222
Horsham£16£109
Aylesbury Vale£16£118
Carmarthenshire£12£80
London£16£129
Vale of White Horse£18£125

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 Oxfordshire£52£275
Gedling£36£271
Thamesdown£35£200
Newcastle-under-Lyme£35£232
Northampton£10£100
North Lincolnshire£35£250
Reigate & Banstead£49£359
Brighton£45£268
Macclesfield£34£230
Wirral£36£248

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
Broxtowe£39£244
East Hampshire£42£251
Bassetlaw£33£225
Horsham£47£264
Sefton£36£229
Ashfield£39£236
Cheltenham£41£294
Canterbury£43£259
Highland£40£320
East Ayrshire£33£196

Plumber

Plumber: Average Hourly and Daily Rates in the UK (excluding VAT or callout charges). More rates for Plumbers
Location in UKHourly RateDaily Rate
Waverley£51£275
Kings Lynn & West Norfolk£34£234
Amber Valley£38£244
Falkirk£38£257
Stockport£43£233
Gloucester£73£316
Epping Forest£52£278
East Hampshire£40£248
Poole£45£280
Rhondda, Cynon, Taff£34£205

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
Test Valley£23£180
Barnsley£19£146
Lisburn£19£147
Wolverhampton£20£150
East Hampshire£24£181
Bristol£23£169
Tameside£23£169
South Gloucestershire£23£172
Elmbridge£31£196
North Hertfordshire£29£194

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