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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

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;

•   Business LocksmithLockforce Locksmiths in Manchester

•   Commercial Lockouts

•   Residential Lockouts

•   Door bolts, bars and Latches

•   Non-Destructive Entry

•   Lock repairs

•   Lock Replacement

•   Security upgrades including the fitting of;

•   Anti snap and Snap-safe locks

•   Sash jammers and Mortice Locks

•   UPVC door and Window lock repairs and Adjustments

•   Anti Pick, Anti Drill and Anti Bump Lock Replacements

•   Snapped Lock Replacement

•   Broken Key Extraction

•   Eviction Services

•   Master Key Sets

•   Mobile Locksmith

•   British Standard Locks (as a basic Standard)

•   24/7 Emergency call-out Locksmith Service

•   Window Lock Replacements and Repairs

•   Door and Window Handle Replacements

•   Locksmith Manchester City Centre

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.

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24 Hour Service

Lockforce locksmiths in Manchester offer a 24-hour emergency call our service where we aim to be with you within 45 minutes to get you back into your home or business causing as little disruption as possible. As a local locksmith we also carry the equipment to secure most of the local properties and business the same day no matter what the time is.

If you are having issues with your door locking at the most inconvenient time, then you have come to the right place as no matter the time Lockforce locksmiths in Manchester will be with you in no time as all and have you safe and secure the same day.

We are 24 hour a day with no call Centre’s so every time you call Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester you will always speak direct to your local expert locksmith whom knows the city and surrounding villages. I pride myself on ways answering the phone when you require my Locksmith’s services in Manchester.

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

Mortice lock are usually found on wooden doors Lockforce locksmiths in Manchester supply and fit Mortice locks so weather you require a new lock or a replacement lock we can do this for you the same day.

All our external door locks are 5 lever British standards locks which are to the requirements set by insurance companies.

We supply and fit all sizes of Mortice locks both sash locks and dead locks Lockforce Locksmith’s can help secure or increase your home security.

If you have a preferred colour to meet the previous furniture on the door we fit brass and statin locks to meet the desired look you require we also supply handles of all shapes, sizes and colours of handle to increase the fresh look of your door.

For more information on our Mortice locks contact Lockforce locksmiths in Manchester on 0161 4100651

uPVC Door Repairs

uPVC doors usually have the following faults which we can have rectified the same day.

Lock Repair - Faulty Euro cylinder 

This is usually identified by the key no longer turning or turning but not locking or unlocking the door. Lockforce Locksmith’s in Manchester can change euro cylinders and gain entry day or night. They can then replace your lock with an anti-snap lock as standard. When it comes to a problem with locks it is not usually viable to carry out a lock repair. Instead of carryng out a lock repair it is easier to fit a new lock. This also serves as a lock upgrade as the latest lcoks that we fit are more superior that a standard euro cylinder lock.

Gear box failed

This can be identified in the following ways. Handle spins round, handle moves but door does not lock, door doesn’t hold close when door is closed also when the handle is depressed but the door will not open. This part can be replaced by Lockforce Locksmiths in Manchester the same day 90% of the time allowing you to safely enter and lock your door safely. Lockforce locksmiths in Manchester also carries temporary strips should we not stock your gearbox to last until the next working day when we will come and replace the defective part.

If you are having problems with your uPVC door contact Lockforce locksmiths 24 hours a day 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).

So for a fast response to any issues or for further information, give Lockforce Locksmiths Manchester a ring on 0161 4100651

24 hour Emergency Manchester Locksmith - Call now on 0161 4100651

Locks we use 

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

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Five Ways To Improve Your Home Security

I'd like to share 5 Ways to Improve Your Home Security in Manchester and Greater 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.

Burglaries and attempted break-ins cause such emotional distress to families and the aftershock can last week's causing anxiety, anger and a sense of being violated!!!

I personally despise burglars for what they do and think they deserve the highest prison sentences as most of the time they target the general working class who have worked hard for what they have!!!

After attending one of these recently in Openshaw I thought I'd put together a short list to help people improve their home security 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 for everyone to see stating you won't be home for 7 days! I know it's hard to resist but Just post the pictures when you get back. 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 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. Thieves will use different techniques such as "hooking your front door keys through the letterbox to gain entry or using a blow torch (yep... a blowtorch) to burn a hole through Upvc doors to grab the keys!

3. Have good locks such as British Standard or Anti Snap fitted to your doors

This is a BIG one as "all locks are not created equal" Thieves can open a UPVC door by Lock snapping the cylinder within 15 seconds to gain entry. This can be avoided by having 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).

4. Don't leave Windows unlocked

Again, a simple one but something we're all guilty of doing from time to time... just remember that Burglars are very happy to come to your home in the day while you're working as they are at night! 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.

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 on their 60 Inch TV and the Apple Laptop on the table in front of them! Keep valuables out of plain sight, if you have a nice car keep it in the garage if possible. As a Locksmith in Manchester iv seen a growing trend of criminals targeting houses especially for the car!

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

"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

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