On this job we had a failed BKS euro cylinder lock. We were called out to a customers house as he couldn’t open the rear door to the property from the inside. When the handles were removed I could see that the euro cylinder had snapped […]
We were called by an existing customer who needed a Yale lock fitted to an internal door in a care home. After a bit of thought I fitted a Yale 91 lock to that door later that day. A Yale 91 isn’t often used, but we […]
We were asked to replace the locks at this address as a set of keys had been lost. I replaced the locks on the external doors of the house and was asked if we could do the same with the gate lock. I chose to […]
A customer called to say he needed a lock replacing on a holiday home that he lets out in Ashton Keynes. When I arrived the door was unlocked, but there was no key for the euro cylinder. I had to pick it to be able to […]
A customer called to say they wanted a deadlock fitted to an electric cupboard to stop unauthorised access to a potentially dangerous area. So I went out to the customer to see what thickness of door was on the cupboard – (I’d assumed in my head […]
We were asked to unlock a garage door and make new keys for it after they had been mislaid somewhere in the house.
The owner wanted it to be on the same key, so if the keys turned up again sometime soon they […]
We were called out to this property when the customer was finding it very difficult to lock / unlock the door. We found that the key had a lot of movement and suspected that the curtain inside was badly worn. We removed the lock from the […]
A lot of what we do every week is unlock uPVC and composite doors where the locking system has failed, leaving the door unable to be opened. These doors have a full length locking system and the part in the middle (situated behind where the handles are) is […]
We were called to look at two windows that were unable to be opened in Kingsway, Gloucester. We found that both windows had failed locking systems. The handles would turn as normal, but the full length locking system on the window that shoots a bolt top and bottom […]
Failed Maco locking system gearbox replaced.
We attended another property with a failed Maco gearbox that drives their full length locking system on a uPVC door.
Removed the locking system from the door and replaced it with another new Maco gearbox. We adjusted the door as […]
This was the most corroded window gearbox part of the window locking system I’ve ever come across. The spindle on the back of the handle that drives this was rusted right through and came away from the window without needing to undo the fixing bolts that usually hold […]
Yale Lock Replacement and Internal Handle Re-Keyed in Rendcomb, Cirencester
A customer in Rendcomb, near Cirencester called and asked us to replace the Yale cylinder on her side door as some keys had been stolen.
We replaced the external Yale cylinder lock for a new Yale […]
We replaced these Unican 7104 code locks as the existing locks had been highly used and were worn out, making them problematic when changing the code as some of the digits were temperamental – sometimes engaging properly and other times, not being able to be entered as part […]
I went to the MLA (Master Locksmiths Association) show that was on over this last weekend 4th – 6th October 2019 and was given a Mul-T-Lock 3DS euro cylinder while visiting the Mul-T-Lock stand.
When I got back home I sat on the settee and picked it […]
Lock Picked Gain Entry To A Property in Abbeymead
As part of our day to day work we attend properties to gain entry to them for customers who have lost their keys or slammed a door shut behind themselves leaving the keys inside the property.
Surelock McGill fire exit crash bars are high security door furniture used by many High Street banks. They offer long life, very good security and are very well made.
We were called to replace the lock on the external side of this fire door as keys had […]
Multipoint Lock on Steel Door Stripped Down and Serviced in Brimscombe, Stroud
These steel doors with multipoint locks seem to be a lot more common. Although a few years old now, we seem to be seeing more and more of them, that could be because the locks […]
This is a lovely old mortice lock with a broken spring inside. This spring normally returns the latch to spring it back out upon being pressed inwards.
We carry a few different sizes of sprung steel springs for replacing broken springs in these locks and it can […]
Saracen Window Locking Mechanism Locks Replaced in Hucclecote
We went out to a customer in Hucclecote as they couldn’t open an upstairs bedroom window anymore as the mechanism had failed.
We have replaced absolutely loads of these types of Saracen gearbox parts for window mechanisms. There […]
New British Standard Deadlock Fitted to Front Door From Scratch in Tredworth
We were asked to supply and install a 5 lever deadlock to a front door in Tredworth. A British Standard deadlock fitted to the door for the customer.
uPVC Locking System Failed and Replaced in Dursley
We replaced a failed / broken ‘Ingenious’ locking system on a uPVC door in Dursley. This had a broken piece of metal that used to move the sliding metal work attached to the top hook. Without this metal part […]
Replacement Mila Gearbox Lock Mechanism in Barnwood
I was called out to investigate a fault with the full length locking system on the front door of a property in Barnwood as the handles just spin completely round without locking or unlocking the door.
Replacement Yale Door Cylinder Lock in Stroud
A customer in Stroud called to say they just need a replacement Yale cylinder on the front of their front door.
Looking at the back of the door they had this Yale (model […]
Failed Lock in Aluminium Door Replaced in Quedgeley
We were called out to a commercial premises in Quedgeley to replace a failed lock in their main entrance aluminium door. The latch on this lock had disintegrated and other associated parts had fallen out.
We were asked to make these old Union KYY mortise locks on the shop front door work again, so after stripping them down, cleaning all of the dirt out of them and making new keys, we re-fitted them to the door and they work well. I […]