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Welcome to Lockforce Locksmith Manchester. My Name is Damon Smith and I'm your Local Locksmith technician for Manchester and Trafford. I own and run this branch of Lockforce and take enormous pride in going that extra mile for my customers. When you call, you will speak with me directly and not be put through to a call centre! I carry ID at all times, personal liability insurance and I am DBS checked for your piece of mind.  I'm actually based and live in central Manchester so am able to act fast in the case of any emergencies.

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As a Locksmith in Manchester its important to act fast in case of Emergencies so I'm only ever 45 minutes away whatever the Emergency or lock issue. Here are some of the other Locksmith services I provide;

•   Residential LockoutsLockforce Locksmiths in Manchester

•   Commercial Lockouts

•   Door bolts, bars and Latches

•   Non-Destructive Entry

•   Lock Repairs and Replacement

•   Security Upgrades (fitting of anti snap and snap-safe locks)

•   Sash jammers and Mortice Locks

•   UPVC door and window lock repairs

•   Anti Pick, Anti Drill and Anti Bump Lock Replacements

•   Broken Key Extraction

•   Eviction Services

•   Master Key Sets

Some other points to note;

1. As a standard I also provide a 12 month guarantee on all work carried out with no call out fee for arranged visits.

2. For your piece of mind I'm fully DBS checked by the police and carry public Liability insurance to the sum of 5 million.

Check Out My Most Recent Blog - click here

Manchester 24 Hour Emergency Locksmith Service

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester provide a 24-hour emergency call out locksmith service with no call out fee. We aim to be with you within 30 minutes to get you back into your home or business causing as little disruption as possible. Whether you are Locked outside or possibly inside your Home Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester will provide a professional service at every step of the way. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester, unlike other Locksmiths and national companies don't charge a call out fee as we believe that the public should only pay for work completed and not just for attending your home or business!

For a round-the-clock response, Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester on 0161 4100651 Your local Emergency locksmith in Greater Manchester.

Locksmith in Manchester City Centre - Commercial Services

Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester City Centre are here to provide you with a fast, reliable and honest Locksmith service. We know that your business is a representation of your high standards and that's why you expect the same from any service provider you work with!

As a Manchester City centre Locksmith we also provide a professional business/commercial Locksmith service for Manchester Hotels, Bars, Restaurants and offices. As a local Locksmith and being located just outside Manchester City Centre we can usually be with you within 30 minutes of any Emergency.

What can Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester City Centre can offer your business?

Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester can provide the following:

  • 24/7 Emergency Locksmith services to your Manchester City Centre Business 
  • Proud Members of Checka-trader
  • Smart professional Technicians who always wear a uniform, carry ID and are Police Vetted
  • A full Service report and invoice will be completed and emailed after every job
  • Reduced prices with a service agreement/contract in place
  • Free security assessments of current Locks and security
  • Fast response to any Locksmith issue, Lock failure, Lock repair
  • Lockforce is one of the most respected and fastest growing Locksmith companies in the uk
  • Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester are reviewed by the public which are visible
  • We have public Liability insurance up to 5 million
  • No call out fees or hidden charges and no subcontracting work to outside agencies

Some of the areas you may need Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester City Centre – Arndale, Greengate, Medieveal Quarter, Noma, Ancoates, Northern Quarter, New Bailey, Retail District, Spinningfields, Civic Quarter, Manchester China Town, The Gay Village, Piccadilly, Castlefield, First Street, Oxford Road Corridor, Great Ancoates Street, Whitworth Street.

For further information on Locksmith Service Contracts for Manchester City Centre or any other Lock related issue give Damon Smith a Ring on 0161 410 0651.

There are in general 3 main types of locks fitted to most Domestic and businesses in the UK. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester can usually identify what type of lock it is with a few simple questions over the phone but you may also be able to identify what your Lock is from the list below;

Euro Cylinders

Euro Cylinders are now one of the most commonly used locks in the UK and the one I come across the most working as a Locksmith in Manchester. Euro Cylinders are fitted in general to all UPVC and composite doors, sliding Patio doors and they can also be found in some Mortise type Locks fitted into wooden doors. The shape of the Euro Cylinder is seen in most modern upvc doors and is easy to identify and in most cases you will need to lift the door handle and turn the key to lock the door. Euro cylinders may look the same from the front but there are different types such as Standard Euro Cylinders, Anti-Snap cylinders also know Anti-Lockout cylinders and British Standard locks which have 3 levels of security such as the TS007 1 Star, 2 Star and 3 Star.

As a Locksmith in Manchester I see these Locks attacked the most by Burglars using a technique called “Lock snapping”. That is why at Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester we only ever fit Anti snap locks as a standard practice.

Mortise Locks

Mortice lock or Sash locks are found on wooden doors and in some cases on Mettle doors. Mortise locks are usually identifiable due to being fitted internally on the door and a key is used to retract or extend the bolt. Unlike the Euro cylinder or Yale Lock there will only be a keyhole and the lock is not visible when looking at the door. Mortise locks can come in 2, 3 and 5 Lever depending on if the door is fitted internally or externally (Exterior doors should always be 5 lever British standard). A Sash lock is the same as a mortise Deadbolt however it also has a Latch (like you find on an internal door in your home) so you can open and close the door without the need to lock it using a handle. When supplying and fitting Mortise type locks on External Doors Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester will always fit 5 Lever British Standard due to their high security and to meet with insurance requirements (BS3621/2007).

To identify if your lock is a British standard you need to check the faceplate for a Kite mark. (Which looks like a love heart or alternatively give Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester a ring for advise 0161 410 0651).

Night Latch – Yale Lock

Night latches are also known as Yale locks by the general public are usually fitted to wooden doors. 
On the outside (Externally) of the door will be a round looking faceplate called a Rim Cylinder, this is where the key is inserted to retract the Catch and open the door. On the inside of the door will be the casing which will have a Catch which fits into the keep on the door frame holding the door closed.

Types Of Night Latches;
* standard Night latch (none-deadlocking)
* Deadlocking Night latch
* Auto Deadlocking Night Latch
* Double Locking Night Latch

At Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester we always advise to have British Standard Night Latches fitted (see below) due to increased security and to meet insurance standards. Night latches seem popular in Manchester with some of the student accommodations, the older homes and also with the Manchester AirBNB. British Standard Night Latch Locks - more secure than the typical Standard Night Latch and meet insurance requirements BS3621. They are identifiable again similar to Euro cylinders and Mortise Deadbolts with the Kite mark which is usually on the inside of the casing. Home insurance companies may void any insurance claims made if having British standard locks is a requirement on the policy. If in any doubt call Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester for a free security Assessment of your current Locks.

For more information or advise On Commercial or Domestic Locks call your professional Local Locksmith in Manchester on 0161 4100651

Manchester UPVC Door And Window Repairs

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester not only complete Lock repairs and Locksmithing around Manchester we also complete minor repairs/adjustments to UPVC windows and doors.

Manchester Broken Window or Door Handles

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester can supply and fit new UPVC Door handles and window handles if your current ones have become worn, snapped or you just want something new or a different style.

My UPVC door is very hard to lock – Do I need a new Door?

The plastic in UPVC can be affected by the changes in weather, usually to the passing of seasons such as winter to summer. This can cause a lot of lock issues and doors not being aligned properly due to the plastic shrinking or expanding. In the summer time UPVC Doors expand and wooden doors shrink, and in the winter the reverse.

As a locksmith in Manchester I get a lot of calls due to UPVC doors becoming increasingly harder to lock and the door handle often has to be forced. This overtime can cause the gearbox in the door to fail/break which then results in the door becoming unable to lock or worse, stuck in the locked position. Replacing a gearbox and possibly opening a failed MPL will be more expensive than a simple door readjustment so its always better to have the door fixed at the first sign of difficulty when locking.

If you are having problems with your uPVC door or windows or need a lock repair contact Lockforce locksmiths 24 hours a day on 0161 4100651

Commercial Locksmith Manchester - Business Locksmith Manchester

Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester provide a range of services to commercial companies, businesses and property managers and we can also offer Emergency Locksmith Services to your business 24 hours a day.

We know running a business in Manchester can be time consuming and that's why we try to minimise the disruption to your business by working around you and if needed we can always work out of hours.

As a trusted Commercial Locksmith in Manchester Town centre, we work closely with Hotels and businesses so were aware not only do you need a reliable and professional Locksmith you also need someone who is smart and presentable that's why all our

Manchester Commercial Locksmith technicians are;
•    Police DBS vetted
•    Carry Liability insurance up to 5 million
•    Wear a Branded uniform and carry ID at all times
•    Proud Members of Checkatrader

Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester can provide the following for business/commercial support;
•    Commercial large scale lock installations or maybe you just need some added security upgrades to your business
•    Commercial Keyed alike
•    Master Key Suited 
•    Business Emergency Locksmith Service in Manchester 24 hours a day
•    Lock upgrades such as Anti snap/Anti Lockout and British Standard Locks
•    Free Security assessment of your current locks and security
•    Direct contact with a Locksmith Technician 24/7 via a mobile number
•    All commercial locksmith work is followed up with a service report and invoice

For support or advice with any Manchester commercial and business Locksmith support call Damon Smith on 0161 4100651

Local Manchester Locksmith: Rapid Response 

At Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester, I'm aware that each customer will have their own individual lock or security query/ problems which needs attending to as soon as possible! I pride myself on making my visits tailored for the individual as I know you may need early morning or late night visits depending on the situation!

I take pride in responding fast when it comes to securing your home or business for your piece of mind. In my opinion there are too many agencies and tradesman who advertise as "Manchester Locksmiths Near Me" but in reality they are national companies who subcontract the work out, meaning you never know who will be visiting you! Are they qualified, do they carry Liability insurance and ID? As a central Manchester Locksmith (and growing up around Manchester) I take your security personally and I provide a speedy response as trusted tradesman (just read my reviews).

24 hour Emergency Manchester Locksmith - Call now on 0161 4100651

Our Locks

At Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester, we believe in providing our customers with as much information as possible about the locks we stock, so they can learn about how best to protect their homes and business from the threat of burglary and Crime.

And indeed, when choosing a Local Locksmith in Manchester, having the knowledge that your locksmith fits locks that’s quality approved to the British Trading Standards goes a long way!

So at Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester, your local locksmith expert in Manchester can guarantee to fit locks and keys from a number of select suppliers authorised by the national brand to which he belongs, whose models have been deemed of a quality high enough for Lockforce’s valued customers.

One such supplier is Brisant, a lock provider with a large national standing! Their launch of the TS007 lock is their latest addition to their stock portfolio and offers Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester’s customers the ultimate protection from break-in, scoring a perfect 3-star security rating from the Master Locksmith Association!

This locks also comes with a 10 year warranty and a £1000 anti-burglary guarantee

Its 11 pins protect from

  • Drilling
  • Picking
  • Snapping
  • And the bumping of locks (a kind of lock picking technique used by seasoned criminals)

Brands lockforce locksmiths in Machester use

Emergency Locksmith in Manchester

Lockforce locksmiths in Manchester are a 24-hour emergency locksmith service who cater for both commercial and domestic customers. If you have an issue with locks of security day or night, we will come to your aid with our 24 hour fast response. As a local locksmith we are aware of all the back roads and how we can get to you the quickest when you need us most. Lockforce locksmiths in Manchester are experts in all things security so if you have an issue with your house door locks, CCTV, Alarms or even a commercials grade lock we can come sort out your issue fast.

Being 24 hours, this allows you to have a locksmith that will cause you the least disruptions by either getting you open or back in your home again or changing your locks as a time which suits you best we can do this for you. We work with several local community groups the council and even the police to issue that our local knowledge of crime and how we can prevent it is outstanding. Allowing you to spend the least to get the highest level of security.

If you need an Emergency Locksmith in Manchester day or night then call us on 0161 4100651 24/7 for a free quote and a rapid response.

Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester Payment Options

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester accepts;

  • All Major Credit Cards
  • Debit Cards
  • Cash
  • Bank transfer
  • Paypal Transactions

Local News & Information from Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester

Five Ways To Improve Your Home Security in Manchester

My name is Damon Smith and I own and run Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester. As a local Locksmith in Manchester I spend almost every day in other people's homes, repairing locks and fixing problems and unfortunately attending break-ins. As I travel to Burglaries around Manchester or just attempted break-ins I see firsthand the damage the thieves cause and more importantly the emotional distress to families they leave behind. The aftershock can last week's causing anxiety, anger and a sense of being violated! As a resident and Locksmith in Manchester I personally despise burglars for what they do and think they deserve the highest prison sentences! I see the damage burglars cause to businesses and peoples homes. 

After attending one of these recently in Openshaw I thought I'd put together a short list to help people improve their home security in Manchester and try to avoid being a target.

Note: I haven't included the obvious ones such as having a Burglar alarm, Dog, CCTV as these are for everyday tips.

1. Don't advertise You're Not home - Sorry if this sounds like common sense but people get excited about going on Holiday and post it all over social media especially Facebook. I see friends with posts such as "at manchester airport now, see you all in 7 days"!  I know it's hard for all of us including me but possibly just post the pictures when you get back to Manchester. Another added tip is not leaving your bins out as a trained Burglar will look for little clues like this and maybe invest in some Light Timer switches for your home while your away to make sure the lights are coming on in the evening.
2. Don't leave keys in the front or back door over night or in plain sight - Again, a simple one but a lot of people do this. I visited Manchester city centre on an Emergency Locksmith call-out when thieves used a technique where they hooked the city centre customers keys through the letterbox to gain entry. The Manchester City Centre then needed a new lock fitting. Another Locksmith repair I was called out to was when the burglar used a blow torch (yep... a blowtorch) to burn a hole through Upvc door to grab the keys!
3. Have good locks such as British Standard, Anti Snap, Anti Lockout cylinders fitted to your doors - This is a BIG one as "not all locks are created equal".
One of the biggest issues I see in Manchester as a Locksmith is a techniques called Lock snapping which is done on UPVC doors, thievs can literally gain entry within 15 seconds using this techniqe if you dont have the corect lock fitted. 
As I advised, this can be avoided by having even a standard Anti snap locks fitted (which I suggest to every customer). If it's a wooden door with a Yale lock think about upgrading it to a British standard with a Dead lock function (Yale locks are notoriously easy to open). Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester provide a free security assessment of your current level of security and provide a free call out 0161 410 0651
4. Don't leave Windows unlocked - Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester often visit homes around Manchester after they have been burgled in the day - just remember that Burglars are very happy to come to your home in the day, especially as you may be working! If your a Manchester homeowner or you have content insurance make sure to read the small print as a lot of Insurance companies also require you to have lockable windows as part of their insurance requirements. If in doubt you can always phone Lockforce Locksmith Manchester for some advice or a free home assessment 0161 410 0651
5. Don't advertise yourself - I walk my dog most nights and its surprising how many people have no blinds or curtains in their windows. I can see everything in the living room as I walk past, including the residents eating Dinner watching Love island, the news, a Manchester city football game on their 60 Inch TV. I can also see the Apple Laptop on the table in front of the window and the PS4 below the TV!  Keep valuables out of plain sight, if you have a nice car keep it in the garage if possible. As a Locksmith in Manchester I've seen a growing trend of criminals targeting houses around Manchester and greater Manchester for car specifically!

Don’t make it easy for them!!! Keep safe Manchester!

Upgrade Your Home Protection - The Best Defence

Working across Manchester as a Locksmith for both Commercial and Domestic residents has provided me with a wealth of knowledge on how to minimise your chances of a break in.

As the world is getting smaller and with the aid of digital technology so are the criminals becoming better equipped at gaining entry to your home or business. 

In my opinion, I believe that fitting quality locks to your doors and windows is half the battle which not only increases your safety but is also is a visual deterrent to would be intruders and career criminals.

At Lockforce Locksmith Manchester we constantly adapt our service to keep our security one step ahead of the criminals, so as their techniques change, so do ours. 

We supply and fit only the best locks such as;

  • Anti snap Locks
  • British Standard (bs3621) and Insurance approved Locks
  • Anti Drill, Anti Bump and Anti Pick

At Lockforce Locksmith Manchester I provide a free security assessment of your property as this gives me the best chance of providing a detailed security plan tailored to your individual needs! 

At Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester....

I'm aware that each customer will have their own individual lock or security query/problems which needs attending to as soon as possible and this could be day or night! I pride myself on tailoring my visits for the individual as I know you may need early morning or late night visits depending on the situation or your personal circumstances or commitments! I was born in Manchester so I know the area very well and I pride myself in responding fast when it comes to securing your home or your commercial business and making sure you feel safe, our motto afterall is 'Keeping you Safe'


Unfortunately I've found through previous jobs that there are too many national agencies and tradesman who will advertise as "Manchester Locksmiths Near Me" but in reality they are national companies who subcontract the work out which means you never know who will be visiting you!  A lot of the time they may be unqualified individuals that don't have uniform or liability insurance and charge unecessarily inflated prices.  Cheap Locksmith Manchester..... We all want a bargain but please don't look at the cheapest when it comes to your home, business or family security! Look for a reputable company with a good track record and reviews (see my link below). 

As a Manchester City Centre Locksmith (and growing up around Manchester) I take your security personally and I want to provide you with a speedy response!  I don't charge a call out fee as I like to be able to see the job first so I can give you an accurate quote and to make sure your happy before moving forward! 

For a fast response to any issues or for further information give Lockforce Locksmith Manchester a ring on 0161 4100651

Please check out my reviews HERE and see for yourself what others have to say about my work! 

Locks, Home Insurance and What You Need To Know!

As a home owner in Manchester you may be surprised to know that most insurance companies stipulate in their contracts that your Locks must meet British standards of Security (BS3621) otherwise your home Insurance may be invalid and the Insurance company will have the right to refuse your claim! Insurance companies want to make sure you are taking the right precautions to minimise your risk of Burglary to safeguard your home, contents and family. The break in would be bad enough but having the insurance company refuse your claim could be mentally and financially crippling! And that's something we don't want here at Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester.

I often find that most people’s Locks don't meet the British Standard requirements when I'm completing Locksmith work in and around Manchester which can include;

  • Night Latches (also known as Yale locks)
  • Euro Cylinders (UPVC Doors)
  • Mortice Locks (wooden doors)

British standard locks are much safer and more secure than a standard lock, they are tested to replicate wear and tear over time and also against the most common methods of break ins. Here at Lockforce Locksmith Manchester we only supply British standard Locks and also Anti Snap Locks to better safeguard you against Break ins! 

How to tell if you have a British standard lock? - Check for a Kite mark (which looks like a heart) on your lock (see the picture below). Or alternatively give Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester a call for a free and no obligation home security assessment of your current Locks. As a Local Manchester Locksmith we're never far away and always here to help! Give me a call for your FREE survey to see if you're locks are keeping you safe and secure! 0161 4100651

What are "insurance approved locks" and why you need them!

Ok this is a big one for two reasons!

1. The firstly being that when taking out home insurance most insurance companies will have this in the small print and if your burgled and make a claim it will be void! The break in would be bad enough but having the insurance company refuse your claim would be seriously upsetting! As a Local Manchester Locksmith I feel its my responsibility to make people aware.

2. The second is that a British standard locks are much safer and secure than a factory fitted lock. They are tested to replicate wear and tear over time and also against the most common methods of break ins. Unfortunately most houses in Manchester are fitted with none British standard or "factory fitted ones" which makes it so much easier for criminals!

How to tell if you have a British standard lock? Check for a Kite mark (which looks like a heart) on your lock (see the picture). Alternatively give Lockforce Locksmith Manchester a ring as we do a free security check of your home and your current security! 

Our Frequently Asked Questions and Lock Problems In Manchester

At Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester I get a lot of common issues and Lock problems from our customers around Manchester who need a fast and reliable Locksmith. I thought if I detailed some of the major issues and potential solutions for our Manchester customers  it may help you identify the issue to speed up the process. For further advise or if you cant see your lock problem below, please feel free contacting me by phone, email or text at Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester 0161 410 0651

"Does Anybody know a cheap Manchester Locksmith Near Me?"

I see this question often on social media and the buy and sell groups and I feel a need to address this! I think the real question should always be "does anybody know a good Manchester Locksmith". Ok let's be honest, nobody wants to pay through the nose for a tradesman (me included). The problem is yes.. you will find a cheap Locksmith but you have to ask, why are they cheap? I was always told growing up in Droylsden "you get what you pay for" which in the majority of times with Tradesmen is true.

Just make sure you thoroughly research the company/person first. Check they have the following credentials if they are a professional manchester locksmith:

* Do they have a Manchester or greater manchester Locksmith website or are they a national company

* Are the technicians DBS/police checked

* Do they carry ID

* Have they got good honest reviews from real manchester residents

* Are they open and honest about costs upfront

* Do they really know what they are doing

* Manchester Locksmith shouldn't charge a call out fee.

Manchester and Greater Manchester Residents be careful with who you let in your door and who you trust with your family's safety and security!  Here at Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester, we are happy to show you our ID or DBS on arrival.  We wear uniforms and provide a professional service from start to finish! We are upfront with prices and never add hidden costs such as call out fees and Labour after a price has already been discussed. We offer a free no obligation security check at your home and for your locks (we don't sell substandard Locks). Keep safe and for further information give us a call on 0161 410 0651

"Do Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester charge a call out fee?"

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester Do NOT CHARGE A CALL OUT FEE as we believe customers in Manchester should only pay a locksmith for work carried out and we will never add extra hidden costs as we like to be up front with all our Domestic and Commercial customers. 

"Why do some Manchester Locksmiths advertise £50 For Full Lock Change? Do all Locks cost the Same?"

The first answer in regards to do all locks cost the same is obviously no they do not. If you have a multi point locking mechanism fail in the door its not going to cost the same as replacing 1 Euro cylinder. That's why we provide a free call out service to identify the issue and provide an accurate quote, If a Locksmith company is using prices to advertise their Manchester Locksmith Services without looking at the job or knowing what the problem may be I would personally advise people to be cautious.

"Why are Locksmiths in Manchester so expensive?"

Unfortunately their are many Cowboy Locksmiths, both Locally and nationally who continue to take advantage of the public (and deserve to be on Rogue Traders in my opinion). These cowboy Locksmiths may advertise as "Manchester Locksmiths" who will replace ANY lock for £50 which again, seems to good to be true! Often these companies are not even local but National Locksmith companies  and you will  get put through to a call centre where you will be told a technician will be with you shortly. The job will then be phoned through to an independent handyman who may be unqualified and may not even speak English.  

When the so called "local Manchester Locksmith" arrives, they then advise you that they will also be adding on  labour cost,  call out fee and costs for parts plus the originally quoted price. They will reassure you that this is normal and all Locksmiths would charge the same. As you can imagine the original £50 any lock change quickly turns into anywhere between £250 to possible £800. My advise is to always use a Locksmiths who is Checka-trade vetted, wears uniforms, carry Public liability insurance and have genuine reviews by the public such as Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester. We provide a full quote with no hidden charges and always provide a quality service.

"Do Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester Carry Parts/can the Job be completed quickly?"

Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester carry a variety of stock including, Sash Locks, Night Latches, Anti snap cylinders, and Door and Window handles of different sizes and colours to repair most Locksmith issues. Most repairs are completed on the first visit and if it is an obsolete lock or unusual type or size we may need to order a specialised replacement which may take 24 hours however we will secure the home or business in the meantime.

"The key just spins but the door wont lock or open"

I get this a lot as it is quite common issue. The key just keeps rotating but the door will not open or lock and it doesn't appear anythings happening. If you have a UPVC or composite door, the probable answer is that the cam on the euro lock is broken but sometimes there are other issues. The solution will be that you will need a new Euro Lock which Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester will provide including 12 months warranty.

"The handle is floppy/loose and the door wont open/lock"

If the handle is just spinning around and you cant lock or open the door, many times my manchester customers advise me that the handle has gone floppy. The possible issue is that the internal Gearbox in the door has broken (not the handles). As a local Locksmith in Manchester I see this problem a lot and is very common. At Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester we see this a lot with UPVC doors especially when they are not aligned properly.  A lot of our Manchester customers advise us that before it happened they had resistance when locking (which has weakened the the Gearbox) and they heard a crack. Or alternatively sometimes it's just wear and tear after years of operation. The solution is to strip the Multi Point Locking System out of the door and replace it with the correct model. Their are 100s of types so my advise would be to contact a professional for this such as Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester should you need us or advise 01614100651.

"I want one key to open all my UPVC doors or I want a Manchester Suited System?"

This isn't a lock issue but more and more domestic and commercial manchester homes and businesses want this option. Having your locks keyed alike in your home can make life easier and makes it possible to cut down on the amount of keys you need to carry around for you or your family. A lot of customers in Manchester usually like there back door and side door keyed alike and the front door on a separate key. If your Manchester Business also needs a Master Suited System putting into thier business we also provide this service.

"I cant remove the key from the lock?"

This is another common issue for Locksmiths around Manchester. The problem is usually caused when a key is left in the lock (usually on the inside of the door) and then a partner or kid attempts to use their keys on the other side of the lock. This causes the cam on the lock to becomes twisted. The solution will be to change the door cylinder with the correct sized lock and preferably an anti snap cylinder. For a change and upgrade to your Euro cylinder call Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester on 01614100651.

Is Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester a Local Locksmith?

The answer to this question is very easy... Yes! I am a local Manchester Locksmith as I grew up in Droylsden and I've lived in Manchester all my life apart from the time I served in the Army and I was stationed in Germany. My slogan has always been Keeping Manchester safe and to treat all my customers like friends or family.

Lost my Key, Can I get a mobile Manchester Locksmith to cut me a new one?

If you've lost your key for your Upvc door (Euro Cylinder) or its stopped working, do you have a spare key (which works)? If you do, we can cut a new one for you. If you don't have any key Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester can supply and fit a range of new Anti snap locks depending on what level of security you want. If your door is wooden and you have a sash-lock or Mortise Deadbolt, it is possible to make an impression of your lock and make up a new key but this is only available with new locks BS3621/2007 Insurance Approved Locks.

My window handle just spins but the Window wont Lock or Open, can Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester Help?

This is a common problem with households around Manchester and is mainly with UPVC windows. The issue is sometimes that the spindle becomes detached from the Window mechanism or snaps. A simple remedy is to reattach the spindle or have a new handle fitted.  A more serious issue is that the window Mechanism itself and not just the handle has become broken and will need replacing. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester will supply and fit a new window Mechanism providing 12 months guarantee.

Recent Jobs

Failed Multi Point Locking Mechanism - Failsworth, Manchester, M35 - 25/07/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a home on Grimshaw Avenue in Failsworth, M35 when the outer Porch door failed to open and the door handle went limp. As a fast and reliable Locksmith we arrived in Failsworth within the hour and identified a failed gearbox on the Upvc Door. We used Locksmith techniques to open the door which was a nightmare before replacing the broken gearbox and making some adjustments and repairs to the Multi Point Locking Mechanism. A new anti snap lock was supplied and fitted and the keeps o the door frame were adjusted to make it easier to lock and unlock the upvc door in the future.

Door Wont Lock - Openshaw, Manchester, M11 - 20/07/2020

I was contacted by a Manchester Landlord who wanted a Locksmith to attend a home in Openshaw when the tenant was unable to lock the door. The tenant was worried as she had x2 small children who kept trying to walk out of the front door. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were rapid in responding and on arrival identified that the door needed some minor adjustments to the keeps in the door frame. The Openshaw tenant had been forcing the handle up each day to lock the door but with the alterations the door was smooth and easy to lock again, no brute force required.

Yale Lock damaged - Didsbury, Manchester, M20, 10th July 2020

Today Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a home in Didsbury when the Night latch failed to work and the Homeowner was concerned if she went out she wouldn't be able to get back inside. As it happens I was in the Didsbury area completing another emergency Locksmith job in Didsbury Village so I was with the tenant within 15 minutes. A faulty snib was diagnosed and a new more secure deadlocking Night latch was fitted and the customer was able to continue with her planned activities for the day.

Emergency Locksmith in Didsbury Village - Didsbury, Manchester, M20, 10th June 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were called to Didsbury Village for a faulty front door lock which wouldn't open for a commercial business. On arrival we met with the staff of the shop who advised the key keeps turning but the shop door wont open. A faulty cylinder was diagnosed and Locksmith techniques used to open the door. After the staff were inside the Didsbury business I then fitted a new anti snap euro cylinder which worked well and also added more security to the Didsbury Village business. 

Emergency Manchester  Locksmith - Fallowfield, Manchester, M14 - 08/07/2020

I received a call from a Manchester letting agency requiring an emergency Locksmith for Fallowfield when one of the new students became locked out of her room when the key failed to work on her first day moving in.  Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester arrived within 35 minutes and gained non destructive entry and diagnosed a faulty rim cylinder. A new one was provided and the Manchester student was given a new key and was able to continue with her unpacking.

Manchester  Locksmith needed For Lock Replacement - Moston, Manchester, M40 -09/07/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were needed in Moston today for a change of lock following the eviction of a nuisance tenant who thought it was ok to not pay his rent and also grow cannabis in the house. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester changed the locks to Anti snap cylinders to better secure the home in Moston, Manchester M40. 

Manchester Locksmith For Change of Lock, Moston, M40 - 05/07/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a home in Moston Manchester M40 for a customer who reported that their side door lock was struggling to turn and lock and they were worried that the lock would stop working. Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester arrived within 45 minutes and diagnosed a faulty Mortise Sash lock.  A new 5 lever British Standard Sash lock was supplied and fitted into the wooden door. The customer thanked us and said they appreciated the fast response by Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester. As a Local Manchester Locksmith we pride ourselves on being fast, professional and trustworthy.

Manchester Locksmith for Letting Agency, Key Stuck in Door - Abbey Hey, Manchester, M18, 29th June 2020

Today our local Manchester locksmiths were called by a lettings agent. Prior to renting their property to a new tenant, the agents did one final assessment of the property and the key got stuck in the door and they couldn't get it out. We inspected the lock and diagnosed a faulty euro cylinder. We replaced this with an anti snap euro cylinder, and serviced the MPL. They key had a twisted cam, which usually occurs when a key has been inserted into both sides of the lock. The customer was very pleased with our prompt locksmith service in Manchester.

Manchester uPVC Locksmith for Kitchen Door - Failsworth, Manchester, M35, 24th June 2020

This morning Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a customer in Failsworth who was having issues with their side kitchen uPVC door. It would not open and the handle had gone limp. We gained entry via non destructive means and diagnosed a failed gearbox. We supplied and fitted the new gearbox on the MPL and put the door back together. We recommended that they changed the lock to an anti-snap lock for improved security. The customer was very happy with our local Manchester locksmith service.

Manchester Bathroom Window Lock Replacement - Moston, Manchester, M40, 20th June 2020

Our Manchester locksmiths were called to Moston this evening after being called by a customer who could not lock their bathroom window as the handle wasn't opening the window. We assessed the window lock and took the handle off to inspect further. The identified the problem, the spindle had become loose. We adjusted the mechanism and applied some lubricant as it was getting rusty, as part of our lock servicing. The lock was fine after servicing, and the customer asked us to replace the handle too and was very happy with our complete Manchester locksmith service.

Patio Door Lock Repair - Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester, M21, 16th June 2020

This evening our locksmiths in Manchester were called to Chorlton-cum-Hardy by a customer who was having difficulties with their patio door. They explained the handle was very stiff and wouldn't push up easily. We assessed the lock and diagnosed the fault, the shotbolt. We serviced the MPL using our professional lubricant spray, put it all back together and adjusted the door. The customer said the door is now working better than new and was very happy with our Manchester locksmith service.

Key Snapped in Window Tilt and Turn - Ancoates, Manchester, M4, 12th June 2020

This morning Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a block of flats where the customer had snapped her key in the window. It was a tilt and turn handle, one window was unlocked and opened, the other had the key snapped inside. It was the only key she had. She asked us to remove both handles as an interim measure while we obtained new window handles, to allow her to open the windows in the meantime. Her flat was on the first floor so there was no risk of intruders from the outside. We discussed the potential security risks before commencing the work. She was very pleased our Manchester locksmiths were able to help her and we will return over the weekend to install the new window locks.

Discontinued Porch Door Lock Repair - Deansgate, Manchester, M2, 8th June 2020

This morning Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were called to a customer in M2, Manchester who reported a problem with their porch door. On inspection, we discovered the gearbox had broken, and the customer couldn't lock it, which posed a significant security risk. The mechanism was old and had actually been discontinued. We took measurements and had to source new parts for this discontinued lock. Furthermore, there were lots of problems with the frame, it was warped, but we managed to source all parts the same day and this afternoon returned to complete the job. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester installed the new multipoint locking mechanism much to the customers relief. He had been suffering with a temperamental lock for the past 13 years, and was delighted he could now lock the door without any issue.

Locksmith in Denton Manchester needed for failed back door - 26/05/20

I was telephoned and asked how much Lockforce charge for a call out. I advised we don't charge for call outs and only for work carried out. The customer advised his mothers back door lock had failed and he wanted me to come round after looking on Lockforce Locksmiths Manchesters website and noticing we had good reviews and feedback and we looked professional. I attended the property and the back door had a failed Advocet mortis Sash lock fitted. I managed to open the door none destructively and I then fitted a new 5 lever British standard Sash lock with x3 keys which I passed to the Denton Resident.

Manchester Locksmith Needed in Preswich - 19/05/20

I was contacted by a lovely couple who have recently bought a new home in Prestwich. They advised that they needed a Manchester Locksmith as they wanted a change of lock on the front door and the back door was locked and they had no key. Lockforce Locksmith Manchester attended the property and changed the front door lock to a British Standard Double Locking Night Latch. The back door Mortis Sash lock was picked open and a new 5 Lever British Stadard Sash Lock was fitted with x3 keys.

Locksmith in Flixton M41 for Lock Repair - 13/05/20

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a home in Flixton Manchester when the inner Patio door wouldnt lock. The tenant advised that the UPVC handle will lift up but the key will not turn all the way and lock the door. When Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester arrived a faulty euro cylinder was diagnosed and removed and a new Anti snap cylinder was supplied and fitted. The Multi point Locking Mechanism was then given some TLC, cleaned and lubricated to prolong its life and make it more smooth to operate. 

Locksmith in Urmston needed to prevent a child escaping - 12/05/20

These tenants telephoned Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester and explained they had a Thumb-turn cylinder on their front door but wanted it changing to a regular key and key cylinder as the toddler who lived in this Urmston home had figured out how to unlock and open the door. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended and after taking some measurements and discussing it with the tenants a new anti snap key and key cylinder was supplied and fitted with x3 keys. As Lockforce Locksmith Manchester are also a mobile Locksmith we were able to cut keys on site as the Urmston tenants needed an extra x2.

Manchester City Centre Locksmith for lock replacement  - 24/04/20

Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester City Centre attended a property when the tenant had left her front door key in the lock when she entered her flat. The tenant then went to get the key when she remembered but the key had been stolen. The city centre tenant was obviously scared someone may try to enter her flat so called us. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester City centre attended within 45 minutes and changed and upgraded the Euro Thumb-turn cylinder to anti snap/anti lockout for better security.

Locksmith needed for Rusholme Lock repair - 18/04/20

Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester attended a vulnerable lady when someone climbed over her rear gate which damaged the lock. On arrival I made sure to wear my gloves and mask as the lady had underlying health issues and I kept my distance throughout the visit. The lock was repaired and as an added bonus I fitted a motion sensor to her window. The customer was very pleased and said she felt more secure. Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester are continuing to respond to Emergency Locksmith work in Manchester and Greater Manchester for both Domestic and business customers.

Emergency Locksmith Cheetham Hill for Lockout and Lock Repair - 12/03/20

A couple in Cheetham Hill Manchester were locked out after forgetting to take there keys. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester used Locksmith Techniques to get the couple back into their home none destructively. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester are a genuine Local Manchester Locksmith so were always only around 30 minutes away from you in an Emergency unlike other national Locksmith company's who can take hours to arrive.

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester City Centre NO CALL OUT FEE - 11/03/20

Again Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester 0161 were called into Manchester City Centre for a Hotel who's lock had been damaged on the gate leading into the garages. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester arrived on Princess Street in Manchester City Centre and after removing the lock we advised the customer that someone had tried to gain entry and replaced the cylinder with an anti snap lock.

Wythenshaw Locksmith needed for lock replacement in new home M23 - 10/03/20

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchster always advise Manchester residents to get there locks changed on any new flats, homes or businesses you move into as you never know who still has a key. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester conducted a free call out and after a small discussion fitted two new Anti snap, anti pick, anti drill British standard cylinders. 

Locksmith needed in Ardwick Manchester for Yale Lock Repair - 08/03/20

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a home in Ardwick when the Yale lock broke and the Homeowner was unable to open the door. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended the Home in Ardwick Manchester and after a free security check of the locks, replaced the front door Yale lock with a Rollerball Nightlatch. The back door lock was also upgraded to a British standard Anti snap cylinder.

Locksmith needed for Northern Quarter Bar in Manchester City Centre - 08/03/20

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a Bar in the Northern Quarter when the office lock stopped working preventing the northern quarter night staff from Locking the office door.  Lockforce Locksmths Manchester arrived on Church Street near Afflecks Palace and after checking the lock replaced it with a Euro Sashlock.

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a flat in Ancoates Manchester  to upgrade security - 08/03/20

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a flat in Ancoates near Jersey Street M4 following a few break ins around the area. The flat door itself had a simple Euro Sashlock with a Thumbturn which unfortunately doesn't hold up well to people forcing the door. After some discussion Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester fitted a new euro Deadbolt to the upper part of the door and fitted longer screws to the existing Sashlock keep in the door frame.

Break in, car stolen Manchester- 05/03/20

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a break in today where the thieves had gained access via locks snapping to steal the car keys. This is a common practice in Manchester at the moment. Unfortunately for this Manchester resident they also took the house keys.Lockforce Locksmiths changed the front and back door lock and upgraded the cylinders to a British standard, diamond approved ultion, which are an anti snap, anti pick, anti drill euro cylinder for maximum

Students need a quick Locksmith in Fallowfield Manchester - 05/03/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester works with a number of letting agency's, commercial companies and the NHS as were a trusted Locksmith company. I received a telephone call from one of these Manchester Letting agencies when the students door became unlock-able and they were worried about securing the door for the night. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended and diagnosed a faulty Yale lock which was removed and replaced with a new auto deadlocking nightlatch. 

Insurance approved window locks in Manchester - 04/03/2020

This homeowners insurance company want him to have key operated window locks on all ground floor windows as part of his policy. This is a typical requirement from insurance company's and many homes in Manchester and greater Manchester don't adhere to this. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester replaced the old handles with key operated window locks to met the insurance standards

Manchester Locksmith needed for Manchester town centre - 03/03/2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a property in Piccadilly gardens in the centre of Manchester to a tenant who wanted extra security adding to his town flat. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester provided a free security assessment as we don't charge a call out fee and advised him of better security options. We agreed to have a 5 lever British standard mortise deadbolt fitted BS3621 which are also insurance approved. 

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester in Hulme Manchester - 01/03/20   

I attended a school over the weekend when the Sunday school couldn't get access to the stationary cupboard where they kept all there supplies.  Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester didn't want to keep them waiting so did as any good Samaritan would do, attended Sunday school and gained entry to the room none destructively. I then repaired the mechanical digilock.

Letterbox opened in sports city openshaw by Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester - 28/02/20

The new tenant had moved into sport city manchester M11 but couldn't retrieve his mail as the previous tenant had not left the key. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester picked open the cam lock and then replaced it with a new one with new keys for the tenant and a spare one for the letting agency. 

Door not locking in West Didsbury, Manchester - February 2020

I attended a home in West Didsbury in Manchester when the key kept turning in the lock but it wouldn't work correctly which nearly resulted in the Homeowner being locked out. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester arrived and identified a faulty Rim cylinder on the Night latch. This was removed and a new Rim cylinder fitted. The home owner said she had gotten Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester from the Checkatrader leaflet so knew we were a trusted Locksmith company. I thanked the homeowner and admitted that as a Professional Manchester Locksmith I think all Locksmiths should have a No call out fee as a standard. The door was also sticking against the frame when it was closed so Lockforce locksmiths Manchester tightened up the hinges at no extra charge.

Landlord needs fast Manchester - February 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended this Landlords property when the tenant's window and front door broke all in the same day. On arrival the front door lock cam had become twisted causing issues with locking the door. I removed the old lock and replaced it with a Thumb-turn cylinder. The kitchen window's handle had become loose and the window itself wouldn't lock.  The tenant advised it had beome more and more difficult to lock! A lot of people in Manchester and Greater Manchester have issues with there UPVC windows when it comes to locking, usually due to misalignment and calling a trusted Locksmith sometimes can prevent these types of issues arising. The window was repaired and the tenant was able to go to work on time.

Students Locked out in Fallowfield - February 2020

As a trusted Local Locksmith in Manchester I work for a lot of Letting agencies. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were asked to attend a student let in Fallowfield after the lock failed locking out the three students. We attend many emergency Lockouts in Manchester and  were rapid to respond, arriving within 30 minutes. The gearbox was identified as the cause and the door handle had gone floppy. Locksmith techniques were used to gain access none destructively and the multi point locking mechanism was replaced. The Manchester students were happy to be back inside and were able to attend Manchester University for their lessons s planned.

Locksmith needed in Miles Plating - February 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended this property in Miles Platting when the Thumb-turn broke off and she was trapped inside her flat. Lockforce attended within the hour and after picking open the lock (To a relived tenant) a new anti snap thumb-turn was supplied and fitted.

Locksmith needed for Lost Key in Droylsden - February 2020

This home owner in Droylsden needed a reliable Manchester locksmith who cold pick open the lock and replace the cylinder after the key went missing around Christmas time. The lock was picked open none destructively as requested to avoid any damage and a new anti snap lock was supplied and fitted.

Locked out in Prestwich - February 2020

After this mum was unfortunately locked out of her home with her kid, Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester met with her after work and within 15 minutes had her back inside none destructively! The tenant was very thankful and stated she had been quoted very high prices by other Locksmiths and very high call out fee's! As a professional local Manchester Locksmith company I advised we never charge a call fee as we feel this is the mark of a bad Locksmith company!

Wythenshaw Locksmith needed for lost key - February 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were asked to attend a property by a lettings agency after the tenant lost her key over the weekend and needed the fire brigade to gain entry for her and broke the lock. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended and after repairing the door, replaced the lock and provided the tenant with x3 keys. A new key for the front door was also cut. 

Locksmith needed for Commercial Property in Manchester Town Centre - February 2020

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a property in Manchester Town centre near Piccadilly gardens when the letting agency advised they couldn't unlock the back door on this empty property. On arriving and checking the door I was shocked to find the lock on the outside had been "lock snapped" as someone had tried but failed to gain entry as the door already had anti snap locks in place from a previous visit by Lockforce. New handles and a new anti snap lock was supplied and fitted and it was nice to know that the anti snap locks had worked exactly the way they were supposed

Handle came off in hand, repair needed - December 2019

I attended this home in Moss Side Manchester when a tenant was locked inside his own home when the handle broke off in his hand when trying to leave for work.  Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended and after gaining entry supplied and fitted some new UPVC door handles.

Broken Yale Lock in M25 - December 2019

I attended a business in North Manchester when the Nightlatch/Yale lock broke.  I attended within the hour and replaced the Yale lock so the door was secure again.

Locksmith needed for Hale Barns - December 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended this property in Hale Barns when the key couldn't be removed from the lock when the client locked the door. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended and identified a twisted cam and replaced and upgraded the Lock to a British standard anti snap euro cylinder.

Rapid Locksmith needed for change of locks in Manchester M19 - December 2019

This lovely lady required a rapid Manchester Locksmith to change all the locks in her home following advice from the police and security concerns over her ex partner. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended within the hour to change and upgrade the locks and also conducted a security check of the home (no charge) to put the tenant at ease.

Unlock-able door at Sport City Manchester - November 2019

I attended this block of flats opposite Manchester City football club in sports city Openshaw when the tenant couldn't lock his flat door. The lock was identified as a Euro Sash-lock and the mechanism had failed. A new Mortise Sash-lock was supplied and fitted and the Thumb-turn cylinder was upgraded to Anti-snap

Lockout for this Air B&B in Manchester City Centre - November 2019

I was contacted by Airsorted and asked to attend one of there hosted apartments in Manchester Town centre as the lock had failed and nobody could get entry to the apartment.  Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended and picked open the door before replacing the Thumb-turn lock and delivering the new keys to the Airsorted offices in Manchester City Centre

Additional Security for this Manchester M3 Tenant - November 2019

This Manchester City centre professional wanted extra security on his door following a few break-ins around his block. The thieves were simply kicking the doors open due to the door frames giving easily. After some discussion another Euro Mortise Sash-lock with a Thumb-turn was supplied and fitted into the top of the door. The door frame was also reinforced with 6 inch screws.

Scandinavian Oval Cylinder Lock - October 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester attended a home in Ancoats manchester and were surprised to find Scandinavian locks fitted to this new build home. The homeowner wanted both the front and back door locks changing for security concerns. The Scandinavian locks were sourced and fitted the same day and the customer was very happy and commented that Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were very professional and she had already had another locksmith around who said he wouldn't be able to change them.

"Gatemate" also know as Long Throw Gate Lock Double Locking - October 2019 

I attended a new build home in Castlefield Manchester where the tenant wanted her wooden gate securing with more than a padlock or sliding bolt. After some discussion she decided on a Perry Long throw gate lock as they come with x5 keys, can be locked from either side of the fence and provide good security. They are also ascetically pleasing. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester supplied and fitted the Gate lock and the Tenant was very happy with the work carried out.

Broken Postbox / Postbox Lock Repair - October 2019

I attended a block of flats in Ardwick Manchester when the new tenant advised he couldn't get his mail as the postbox lock wouldn't open. The tenant wasn't sure if he needed a Locksmith but I reassured him that I get post box locks more often than most people think, especially in Manchester Town centre. I attended later that day and picked open the lock before replacing it with a new one. 

Unlock-able Door in Fallowfield - 26th August 2019

The Sash lock on the door that connects the garage to the main house was broken causing issues for the tenant as their had been a few burglaries on that street and the criminals were gaining access via the garages. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester arrived and replaced the faulty lock with a new British standard 5 Lever insurance approved Sash Lock. A free security assessment was also carried out to reassure this Manchester customer

Thumb-turns needed to comply with fire regulations - 26th August 2019

Following on from a council visit this student accommodation were advised to have Thumb-turn cylinders installed due to the building having multiple occupancy and to adhere to fire regulations. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were given the go ahead and changed them that day and also provided additional keys for the tenants.

Balcony door unable to lock at Eastlands, Manchester

I attended this flat opposite Manchester City football grounds and the tenant showed me the sliding patio door. The mechanism and lock were repaired and the door could be secured again

M21 Locksmith Needed For Floppy Handles And A Door That Wont Lock - 10th July 2019

Lockforce Locksmith Manchester attended the property near Firswood where the front door Latch wouldn't open from the outside. A lock repair was done and also some new handles were fitted to make the door look new again.

Trafford Park Locked Out - 5th July 2019

This customer was locked out of his place of business when the door slammed behind him. The owner of the Trafford Park Business wanted a locksmith to gain entry none destructively on his mettle door. Lockforce Locksmith Manchester arrived and managed to pick open the Yale lock without any damage.

Failed Lock in Rusholme, Door won't Lock - 18th June 2019

I attended a property in Rusholme for a housing association where the front door wouldn't lock. A faulty and twisted cam was identified, and a new Anti snap lock supplied and fitted. Lockforce Locksmith Manchester carry a large amount of stock to be able to complete jobs in 1 visit. We also are a 24/7 Locksmith for whatever the Locksmith Emergency.

North Manchester (Crumpsall Locksmith) for Floppy Handles - 16th June 2019

This customers door needed a rapid Locksmith in Crumpsall when their front door became unable to open trapping the husband inside and the wife on the outside. Lockforce Locksmith Manchester attended within the hour as an Emergency Locksmith and opened the door using Locksmith techniques. A faulty gearbox was identified and replaced and the door was back to normal again, just in time to watch the final of Game of thrones.

Local Droylsden Locksmith - 14th June 2019 

If you ask for a Droylsden Locksmith near me, you won't need to look far as I'm a local lad and I grew up there. A customer wanted all the locks changing on his new property as the previous tenants who had keys had let themselves into his property and damaged it. I was more than happy to help and by the end the Landlord was very happy about the security of his home.

Lock And Window Repair In Beswick - 12th June 2019

A customer telephoned when his front door wouldn't lock and his window was being held shut with sellotape. The euro cylinder was replaced with an Anti snap Thumb turn which meets fire regulations and the window as repaired. The customer was very happy and talked about where I was from and they advised its nice to have a local Manchester Locksmith rather than using a national Locksmith company. Lockforce Locksmith Manchester always treat customers like family.

Unable to open uPVC­­ conservatory door - Droylsden - May 2019

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester arrived at the property and found the door handles on the conservatory door were floppy and the door was in a locked position. I immediately identified the cause of the problem to be a failed gearbox. After the door was opened, a new gearbox was fitted and the door was adjusted as it had previously been hard to lock.

Prompt access gained to apartment after tenant locked out – Ardwick, M13 – May 2019

A tenant was locked out of her apartment after her shift at work and needed a rapid response from a locksmith. On arrival at the property, Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester gained access to the apartment within five minutes, repaired the lock and upgraded the cylinder thumb turn to an anti-snap.

New locks fitted at hotel - Manchester, Piccadilly – May 2019

A new hotel in Manchester town centre could not locate three of their balcony door keys and needed the doors opening non- destructively. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester were called upon to resolve the problem. I promptly picked open the three locks and fitted new locks within the hour.

Locksmith needed fast in Droylsden

An elderly lady had her handbag stolen in Market street, Droylsden while shopping on a Sunday which had all her bank cards and house keys inside. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester arrived within the hour and changed/upgraded both the front and back doors to anti snap. 

Commercial business needing a Locksmith in Manchester

A Commercial business in Spinningfields, Manchester needed a Locksmith to repair their office entry system. Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester repaired the lock, and additionally fixed the door handle and adjusted the door closer free of charge, making for make one very happy customer.

Locksmith for Manchester Students

I attended a student accommodation in Fallowfield, Manchester to repair the front door Thumb turn cylinder. I also provide a key cutting service so I cut all the students their own key while on site. The students were very nice and joked about me being a "Cheap Manchester Locksmith" if I'm working with students ??

Loose/Floppy Handles in Droylsden, Manchester

 This customer telephoned explaining her UPVC door handles had gone floppy and the door wouldn't open. On arriving I explained the Door lock mechanism (gearbox) had failed causing the issue. I then opened the door mechanism and replaced the gearbox making the door like new again.

Trafford Park Locksmith M17 required

A locksmith was needed for trafford park and fast as one of the commercial businesses had an internal door that wouldn't lock. Lockforce Locksmith Manchester arrived within the hour and repaired the lock to the utility room.

Door won't open in Ancoates, central Manchester M4

A customer telephoned Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester after they couldn't open their UPVC door. As a central Manchester locksmith I was there within 30 minutes of getting the call and I diagnosed a faulty gearbox. The door was opened using our exceptional locksmith techniques and the gearbox replaced.

Door won't lock in Clayton manchester M11

I received a call from a lady who lives in Clayton at around 9pm who was worried as she couldn't lock her door.  I wasn't going to leave her like this or take advantage like some other locksmith companies would. I arrived within 25 minutes and replaced the faulty euro cylinder lock and upgraded it to an anti snap (No call out fee).

Local Locksmith needed Fast in Middleton Manchester

A commercial Letting agency needed a Locksmith fast to attend a property in Middleton where squatters had forced entry using Lock Snapping techniques.

On Arrival Lockforce Locksmith Manchester fitted Anti snap locks to both the front and back doors and also reinforced the back doors with Sash jammers. The letting agency were pleased the property had been secured.

Mechanical Digi Lock needed for a school in Hulme

I attended a primary school in Hulme, Central Manchester where they needed a Locksmith to fit a Mechanical Digi lock to a supply room. This was completed and the passcode was reset to the customers wishes. Lockforce Locksmith Manchester is well trusted with both Commercial and Domestic customers and are fully DBS checked.

Broken Gearbox In Openshaw Manchester

This unfortunate couple had already been visited by a so called Local Manchester Locksmith who turned up in a car and was a subcontractor. He had wanted to remove the MPL by grinding it off however that was the final straw for this couple who then telephoned Lockforce Locksmith Manchester. I arrived and removed the old gearbox (without grinding it off or damaging the door) and supplied and fitted a new one. Then for good measure I readjusted the UPVC door for free as it was catching when closing.

Upgrading to Anti Snap Lock in New Moston

Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester received a phone call from a distraught lady requesting an Emergency Manchester Locksmith to change the locks as there had been a disagreement with the builder who had keys to the property. Solution: I responded quickly and was there within 30 minutes, I supplied and fitted two new Anti snap Euro cylinders and the customer was very happy and felt safe and secure again.

Upgrading standard Night Latch to a British standard high secure Night Latch

A music teacher in Didsbury telephoned Lockforce Locksmith Manchester requesting a free security assessment which was then completed. It was identified that she had a standard Night latch (Yale lock) fitted which provide very little security. Solution: I supplied and fitted a new high security british standard Night latch to her front door. The customer was happy with the new lock and commented that it was nice to have a local manchester Locksmith who she could trust.

Upgrading a basic factory fit lock

I had a call from a customer in Failsworth, they had two new patio doors with basic factory fitted locks and wanted a local Manchester Locksmith to upgrade them.

Solution: After the free security assessment I supplied and fitted two Anti snap locks to the patio doors which were also keyed alike (the same key opens both locks) at no extra charge.

Working on a roof in Central Manchester City Centre!

A site manager telephoned and advised he was after a Local Locksmith as they needed 8 Rim cylinders (Yale locks) opening on a roof asap and also replacing! 

Solution: I arrived at the Hotel which is currently being built and after putting on the appropriate safety equipment, was shown to the roof. I then systematically opened all 8 cylinders, removed them and fitted new ones. I also numbered the keys for the workers.

Security entrance so secure it wouldn't open! 

Today Lockforce Manchester were called by the resident of a flat in Withington, as the security entrance door knob failed to open.

Solution: I arrived promptly at the arranged time (the customer wanted to drop her child off at her brothers first), I then gained entry for the customer after just 15 minutes. Once I had gained entry, I supplied and fitted a New lock and the customer was very happy.

Burglary in Manchester!

Today Lockforce Locksmiths were contacted by an unhappy family in Manchester following a burglary and they asked if I could come down and assess the locks and security of thir home. They mentioned that they had chosen me as they had read the reviews on my site and that it was important to them that I was a local Manchester Locksmith and not a subcontracted one. On arrival I identified that they had gained entry by flexing the door and lifting the upvc door off it's hinges. I then fitted a sash lock to avoid this happening again, tightened up the hinges and fitted a British Standard Anti snap lock. This was also done to the front of the property following the free security assessment.

Urgent lock change required in Failsworth! 

Lockforce Locksmiths were called by a customer as their wallet was stolen whilst at the gym, including his driving licence and work, car and house keys.

Solution: I immediately went round to his home and changed the UPVC door lock to an anti snap. I then drove the customer to Manchester Town centre and changed two locks on his business to make sure it was secure before dropping him at his car (with the spare key he brought from home). Lockforce Locksmith Manchester pride ourselves in treating all of our suctomers like family!!

New lock in Withington! 

I had a call from a customer who wanted the lock in their new build home changing. Solution: As arranged by this customer I promptly turned up at the agreed time on a saturday evening and changed the locks for the upvc doors, front back and side. The locks were upgraded to anti snap and this couple were very happy with the service.

14/09/2018 Job: Broken Door Handle on Patio Door

Customer had an internal sliding patio door which unfortunately had a broken  handle. On completing a security assessment of the Locks (which Manchester Locksmith Lockforce always do) I also recommend getting an anti snap lock fitted to the back door.

Solution: A new handle was supplied and fitted and a new anti snap lock on the back UPVC Door for better security.

13/09/2018 Job: Security Survey and Lock Upgrade in Urmston

I attended a customer in Urmston who wanted our free Locksmith security survey of his property. After the discussion the customer advised he did have content insurance but he didnt have british standard locks which a lot of insurance companies have in the small print.

Solution: Two new British standard Insurance approved Euro cylinder's fitted to the back and front doors.

11/09/2018 Job: Patio Door Lock fix in Chorlton

A customer in Chorlton telephoned in the evening stating her back patio doors wont lock. Lockforce Locksmith Manchester arrived within 40 minutes and diagnosed that the gearbox in the MPL had failed.

Solution: A new gearbox and anti snap lock was supplied and fitted and the door was adjusted due to the customer forcing the door open earlier  and warping it. 

10/09/2018 Job: Locked Out In Manchester

Lockforce Locksmith Manchester was called to a lockout where the customer had left his keys inside and the door had closed.

Solution: We arrived within the hour and picked the lock using non destructive techniques (which saves money for the customer). 

01/09/2018 Job: UPVC Door Failed to Open in Manchester Domestic

I was called to a job in Eccles where the UPVC door had failed to open and the customer had been using the side (kitchen) entrance for two weeks. He advised he had called other Locksmiths in Manchester but they had either let him down by not turning up or quoting him "silly money". 

Solution: After explaining the reason for the door failure and how much it would cost (with no hidden charges) I set to work and opened the door and changed the gearbox. I also upgraded his lock to an anti snap and adjusted it for a better fit for good measure. The customer was very happy and said he would recommend Lockforce Locksmith to his friends and family.

05/09/2018 Job: Fast Response to Manchester Landlord with Lock Problem

A Manchester Landlord telephoned Locksmith Manchester advising a tenants front  door wouldn't open. We made arrangements for my visit that day when the tenant would be home as the job needed doing as soon as possible.

Solution: I attended the property and it was a british standard sashlock which had failed. I managed to open the door using Locksmith techniques and then changed the Lock to a 5 lever British standard insurance approved sashlock. Afterwards I spoke with the Manchester Landlord who thanked me and said Manchester Locksmith Lockforce was the only company who had phoned her back and been professional. 

06/09/2018 Job: Lock Repair in Gorton

A customer in Gorton advised his back UPVC door was unlockable and a Locksmith was needed urgently.

Solution: I arrived at the customers home within the hour and the customer advised the door has not locked for around a year (he had been using sash locks to keep it closed which are poor security by themselves for a door). The door was warped and in bad condition however the doors gearbox and a new anti snap lock was fitted. The doors MPL then had to be readjusted due to the doors warping.

The customer was very happy at the end due to not having to buy a new door. 

02/08/2018 Job: Replacing Lost Kets for Commercial Business in Manchester

Lockforce Locksmith Manchester was called to a commercial property in Manchester Town centre where they had lost the keys to a communal letter box. 

Solution: The letterbox was picked open using Locksmith techniques and a new one was installed.

18/07/2018 - Job: A customer telephoned Lockforce Manchester to say that they were having to use their back door for access due to the failure of the night latch on the front door

Solution: The night latch was not a British Standard so does not surprise me it had failed and was left stuck in the locked position. I used a non destructive technique to open the door and fitted a new British Standard, insurance approved night latch.

16/07/2018 - Job: A customer's key snapped in the door this morning stopping her from getting back in. Lockforce Manchester was there within the hour to assist

Solution: The lock was identified as a Yale British Standard Nightlatch, a non destructive technique was used to gain entry. A temporary night latch was fitted so the customer could go about her day without further delay and I returned the next day to fit a new British Standard Nightlatch leaving a very happy customer.

16/07/2018 - Job: A customer contacted Lockforce Manchester through our facebook page advising that the door wouldn't lock, so I was there within the hour

Solution: The UPVC door was inspected and the gearbox on the Multi Point Locking system had failed. A new one was supplied and fitted with the addition of a lock upgrade to an Anti snap Euro Cylinder, leaving a happy customer safe and secure in their home.

13/06/2018 - Job: A customer contacted me though facebook following a bout of burglaries in their area so was keen to get their home security checked and upgraded if required, before it was too late

Solution: I carried out a free home security check on their locks and after some discussion and advise, the customer decided to upgrade both the front and back UPVC doors to anti-snap locks. The customer was very happy with this and now feels much safer in the knowledge that they have greatly increased the security of their home.

With this long spell of warmer weather I am not surprised to have been getting lots of calls regarding difficulty opening and closing UPVC doors and windows. This is not only a huge inconvenience in this weather but a real security risk. This fab weather is of course great news for most of us but not so much when your UPVC windows and doors are struggling to open due to the increase in temperature and your literally cooking in your home like a sausage on a grill. UPVC doors are great cost effective material which a lot of us have in our homes however they are prone to expand in the heat. When the temperature cools in colder weather the UPVC will return to its original form (in most cases), however this is not helpful if it’s a warm summer night and you need to secure your property before going to bed or out to work. Fortunately there is an easy solution. You can either wait until the winter when hopefully they should return back to normal or you can have them professionally adjusted.

Here at Lockforce Manchester we will come and adjust your doors or windows and also show you how to do this for the future as part of the service. Give us a ring or message us through facebook for further advise.

Unfortunately in May 2018 around 8 flats were all broken into due to poor locks in these modern city living apartments. The criminals bypassed the concierge to gain entry to the block and used only their shoulders to gain entry to all of the flats. These doors are like taking candy from a baby! Lockforce Manchester was called out quickly and after discussing extra security with some of the residents, flats were supplied and fitted with 5 Lever Deadlock for added security. The Deadlocks meet british insurance standards which means there insurance approved and provide that little extra piece of mind when you're not home. For a free no obligation check of your security and locks call or email Lockforce Manchester or message us through facebook. Have a great weekend guys.

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Areas Covered

Abbey Hey, Agecroft, Alkrington, Ancoats, Ardwick, Audenshaw, Barlow Moor, Barton-upon-Irwell, Benchill, Beswick, Blackfriars, Blackley, Boothstown, Bowlee, Burnage, Cadishead, Carrington, Castlefield, Charlestown, Cheetham Hill, Cheetwood, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Clayton, Clifton, Collyhurst, Crumpsall, Dane Bank, Davyhulme, Deansgate, Denton, Didsbury, Droylsden, Eccles, Failsworth, Fairfield, Fallowfield, Firswood, Flixton, Gorton, Greengate, Harpurhey, Haughton green, Heaton Chapel, Heaton Mersey, Higher Blackley, Higher Broughton, Hulme, Irlam, Irlams o' th' Height, Kingston, Ladybarn, langley, Langworthy, Levenshulme, Littlemoss, Longsight, Manchester, Manchester airport, Middleton, Miles Platting, Monton, Moorside, Moss Nook, Moss Side, Moston, New Moston, Newton Heath, Newtown, Northenden, Northern Quarter, Old Trafford, Openshaw, Ordsall, Parrs Wood, Partington, Patricroft, Pendlebury, Pendleton, Piccadilly, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Rainsough, Reddish, Rhodes, Rusholme, Salford Quays, Sedgeley Park, Seedley, Simister, Slattocks, Smedley, Stanycliffe, Stoneclough, Strangeways, Stretford, Swinton, Trafford, Trafford Park, Trinity, Urmston, Walkden, Wardley, Weaste, West Didsbury, West Gorton, Whitefield, Winton, Withington, Woodhouses, Worsley, Wythenshawe

Counties Covered

Greater Manchester, Manchester

Postcodes Covered

M1, M2, M4, M8, M9, M11, M12, M13, M14, M15, M16, M17, M18, M19, M20, M21, M22, M23, M24, M25, M26, M27, M28, M30, M31, M32, M34, M35, M40, M41, M43, M44, M45, M90