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Newcastle Locksmith

Do you require an experienced and professional locksmith in Newcastle? At Lockforce Locksmiths, we have you covered. No matter what your issue maybe we are here to help.

Firstly, allow me to introduce myself, my name is John McConnon, and I am multi-skilled and highly experienced locksmith in Newcastle.

Many people find it troublesome trying to locate a locksmith they can trust in Newcastle. The search can eventually take them down quite a deep rabbit hole. I can not only end that search, but I can also deliver peace of mind. When you take on my services, you also get:

  • £5m of liability insurance;
  • Fully DBS checked;
  • High trained;
  • Experienced;
  • No call out fees;
  • All of my work is guaranteed for 12 months.
If you require our locksmith service in Newcastle, do not hesitate to contact me on 0191 666 0206 anytime, 24/7.

Newcastle Locksmith, John McConnon

Newcastle Locksmith Services

Being your local locksmith in Newcastle you can rest assured, if you need a locksmith, I will never be too far away. I will always aim to be with you as fast as my wheels will carry me.

I understand the urgency when it comes to accessing your house or business premises in a rush and will always aim to be with you as soon as possible. You can also rest easy knowing that I am available 24/7 in Newcastle so you never need to panic about having no accessible locksmith service.

Whether you need to gain access to your home, or you need windows boarding due to a break-in. I will always be on hand to help whatever time of day or night.

I will always be on hand to provide free advice and should you need it; I can also give a free security consultation too. I pride myself on being armed with the most up to date tools and knowledge. You can always rest assured that you are getting the best equipment from our installs too.

I am fully equipped to work with a multitude of locks including window locks, digital locks, night latches, yale locks and many more.

As a highly experienced locksmith, I can also provide you with mobile key-cutting in Newcastle, lock repair and even CCTV system installation.

Should you have any questions or if you require a little advice, give me a call on 0191 666 0206, and I will be happy to help.

Why Choose Lockforce Locksmiths Newcastle?

You may be wondering why you should choose Lockforce Locksmiths Newcastle for your locksmith needs. Of course, you may have access to other similar businesses in the area, but here at Lockforce Locksmiths, we strive to set ourselves apart from the rest.

At Lockforce Locksmiths Newcastle we offer more than just a simple locksmith service, we offer complete security solutions and a whole heap of extras on top of that.

Our main aim is to make the customer the top priority. This is why we not only offer a 12-month guarantee stamp on all of our work. We also offer some services free of charge too.

If you need some security advice, Lockforce Locksmiths are happy to be of assistance. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge, and we are happy to share it. We also happily provide a complete security consultation free of charge for your home or business.

Here at Lockforce Locksmiths Newcastle, we want to make sure you are taken care of. We will never charge you a call-out fee, and we can, of course, provide you with copies of liability insurance and DBS documentation.

If you have any further questions or if you require any more information, do not hesitate to get in touch on 0191 666 0206.

24 Hour Emergency Locksmith When Locked Out in Newcastle

If you are locked out and you live in Newcastle, then I know how you feel. Fret not! Lockforce Locksmiths are on hand 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in Newcastle to get in your property fast.

At Lockforce Locksmiths, we understand the need for urgency should you have no access to your property, especially if it's your business. Having no access to your business for an entire day can be an absolute disaster for both staff and customers.

We fully comprehend just how much stress can be caused should you be locked out of anywhere. As your local Newcastle locksmiths, we take a huge amount of pride in our locksmith service. We especially take pride in the speed at which we carry out our services.

At Lockforce Locksmiths, we pride ourselves in taking regular training and ensuring we are up to date with the latest techniques. The techniques we use allow us to enter your home quickly and in a nondestructive way. We can also install brand new locks too should you require them.

So, if you are locked out in Newcastle don't hesitate to contact us on 0191 666 0206 and we will be there as soon as possible. You won't have to worry about a thing, and when the job is done, we will even take care of the mess.

Newcastle Mobile Key Cutting Service

If you require 4 or more keys for your locks, Lockforce Locksmiths mobile key-cutting service may be exactly the solution you require.

At Lockforce Locksmiths we have a van packed to the brim with the latest in machinery, tools and locks.

There are many advantages to having this technology on the go, and we are proud to be able to offer you a mobile key cutting service.

Do not hesitate to call Lockforce Locksmiths Newcastle today on 0191 666 0206 if you need some keys cutting in a hurry.

Newcastle Lock Repair and Lock Replacement

If you require a lock repairing, or even a lock replacing in Newcastle, then Lockforce Locksmiths are the people to call for the best solution.

We can provide a wide range of locks from child safety locks to digital locks. We are very experienced and trained to the highest of standards.

If you need a lock replacing or repairing and you live in Newcastle call us on 0191 666 0206 today.

Lockforce Locksmiths Newcastle Payment Options

Lockforce Locksmiths in Newcastle have many payment options available, including:

  • Cash
  • Debit card
  • Contactless card payments
  • Credit card
  • Bank Transfer
  • BACS
  • PayPal
We're confident that you'll be so pleased with our locksmith service in Newcastle that you will happily recommend to your colleagues, family and friends. Give us a call on 0191 666 0206 today.


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Key stuck in door and could not be locked, Willington Quay, Newcastle NE28, 24th July 2021

We had a call to help a couple who weren’t able to lock their door due to a key being trapped in the lock. We stripped the mechanism down and found that the gearbox had ruptured and needed replacing. We changed the whole MPL as it was a single unit and replaced the lock. The couple had never had the door working so well by the time we finished.

Lost keys preventing entry into workshop roller shutters, Walkergate, Newcastle, NE6, 21st July 2021

A chap called to say he had lost his keys for his workshop roller shutters and needed assistance to gain entry. We arrived quickly and began working on opening the garage shutters to enable the chap to continue his work.

Fishing boat gate locked and rusted, Cullercoats Bay, Tynemouth, North Shields, NE30, 18th July 2021

A local fisherman rang to say he had problems getting his gate open where his boat was kept on a boat park in Cullercoats. We quickly arrived and had to remove the rusted lock and replaced it with a well lithium-greased outdoor lock.

School reception door needs new lock, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2, 17th July 2021

A receptionist from a Jesmond school in Newcastle rang to say their wooden door had problems when locking and unlocking. We arrived to discover that the door lock had indeed failed and the key was just spinning in the lock. We took apart the mortice lock and replaced it with a British Standards high security mortice lock in no time at all.

Upvc patio door lock not locking properly, West Denton, Newcastle, NE5, 16th July 2021

A nice lady contacted us via Checkatrade to ask if we could help her with her patio door which was sticking and difficult to open. We made an appointment and arrived to find that the patio doors were indeed very difficult to open. The locks were failing on the master and slave doors and the doors were badly misaligned. We changed the locks and re-aligned the doors. A happy lady once more in her garden.

Nursery having issues locking patio doors for the night, Heaton, Newcastle, NE6, 12th July 2021

The manager of a nursery rang for urgent assistance due to not being able to make the nursery safe for the evening. We found that the door lock had failed and also that the gearbox was also past its best, so changed both and made the nursery safe by also aligning the doors, preventing any further damage being made.

A company had two internal doors which were failing in an office block, Newcastle, NE1, 9th July 2021

We made two lock changes to a commercial property which had no keys nor combination available for the doors.

Letting agent requires postbox lock repair/replacement, North Shields, NE29, 8th July 2021

We were asked if we could do a postbox lock replacement, which of course we could. We quickly gained entry to the letterbox, which had no keys, and replaced the lock and gave the tenant 3 new keys to the lock. Job done!

Lock-out at West Allotment, NE27, 5th July

Another couple locked out after an afternoon lunch were quickly let back into their house once we had gained entrance through the rear patio doors.

Lovely old lady couldn’t get her door unlocked from inside, Battle Hill, Newcastle, NE28, 4th July 2021

A lovely lady in Battle Hill was very worried that her door couldn’t always be locked securely as the key wouldn’t come out of the lock every time. We made a quick change to the lock and gave the lady the five keys that we supply with that lock. She was over the moon about how quickly we came and how efficiently we changed the lock for her, but more importantly how we didn’t rip her off!

A couple locked out after an evening meal out, Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3, 2nd July 2021

A lovely couple had an evening out for their anniversary, however when they returned they realised they had lost their keys. We arrived in 15 minutes for them and had them back in the house very quickly. They had actually left their keys in the house and we were able to pick the locks non-destructively. Happy anniversary!

Fire exit door on a school needed replacing, Heaton, Newcastle, NE6, 1st July 2021

We were asked to look at a failing fire exit at a school in Heaton and immediately saw that there was no repair possible to the door, with the handle having snapped off and the housing damaged. We ordered a matching mechanism and fitted it two days later, having made-safe the school door in the meantime over the weekend.

Bifold doors not closing properly, West Denton, Newcastle, NE5, 30th June 2021

We had a text through Checkatrade to say that a chap couldn’t get his bifold doors to close all the time. We took a quick look and found that one of the rollers on the top of the doors had broken wheels. We quickly swapped out the offending rollers and the doors were made good once more.

Communal allotment entrance gate lock failing, Walkergate, Newcastle, NE6, 28th June 2021

A large communal allotment had its combination lock fail with no-one able to access. The site manager asked us to urgently look at the situation. We arrived and quickly opened the gate allowing the gardeners to enter. We then replaced the lock with a more robust version of the current lock and setup the combination for the allotment owners to share.

Gate entrance requires new lock after badly rusting lock failing, Ponteland, Newcastle NE20, 27th June 2021

A large property in Ponteland needed a new remote electric lock fitting to the driveway to the house after the previous one had failed due to age and lack of maintenance. We had to source the replacement and found a local supplier, allowing us to fit the gate lock the same day and make the house owner feel secure once more.

Several new locks to be fitted to block of flats, Newcastle, NE1, 26th June 2021

A property owner wished to replace all locks on his apartment block due to the master keys having been lost by one of his staff. We had 35 doors to change on the property which we completed without fuss in one morning and cut more than 150 keys for the landlord. He was very impressed at how quickly we completed the work.

An increase of security needed for a front door latch, North Shields, NE29, 25th June 2021

A lady had seen on YouTube how easy it was to slip a latch, the same latch she had on here front door so she asked if we could help make her safer. We recommended fitting a British Standards High Security Nightlach with deadlocking to replace her simple night latch, and we had it fitted in no time at all. She felt very much safer once our new lock was fitted and the 3 keys handed over to her.

Lock-out. A butcher’s shop door was needing a new mortice lock, Longbenton, Newcastle NE12, 24th June 2021

An emergency call first thing in the morning to open a butcher’s shop where the staff couldn’t get in for work. We quickly found that the key was just spinning in the lock and meant the bolt was not moving. We found that just by lifting the key slightly we were able to get the lock to open, but of course the lock needed to be changed. We got a replacement lock from the stock on the van and quickly matched the current broken lock and replaced it. All-in-all, a 15 minute job and no custom lost for the butchers!

Locked Bedroom door, Jesmond, Newcastle NE2, 22nd June 2021

A lovely lady called late in the evening as she couldn’t get back into her bedroom in her shared accommodation. We arrived 20 minutes later to gain entry to the bedroom with non-destructive entry techniques and let her back into her bedroom where she could retrieve her keys.

Padlock to basement has lost keys, Tynemouth, North Shields, NE30, 22nd June 2021

We were called to a lovely period property which had a basement padlock and no keys available. We set about opening the padlock and changed the lock for a 5 lever mortice lock which we fitted in keeping with the surrounding décor. A very happy customer who could get to their wine once more!

Outhouse door handles very slack and not always working, Billy Mill, North Shields, NE29, 21st June 2021

We were called to sort an outhouse door which had failing handles and were very slack. We checked the whole system for gearbox, door strip or lock failure but found none so changed the handles quickly to the choice of colours which we had readily in the van in stock.

Patio doors not closing properly and key spinning occasionally, New York, North Shields, NE29, 20th June 2021

We were called to look at a set of patio doors which had issues. We quickly saw that the doors were badly misaligned and set to work to balance the doors once more. The key had been forced over the years of pushing against misalignment and needed changing also.

Communal door to flats not closing correctly, Woolsington, Newcastle NE13, 19th June 2021

We were called to a set of flats in Woolsington where the property landlord was reporting that their communal entrance door wouldn’t close properly. We quickly discovered that the door had warped and needed realigning, which we did quickly. We asked the landlord to fully check the working, which he was!

B & B needs extra keys cutting for front door, Tynemouth, North Shields, NE30, 16th June 2021

A local bed and breakfast were in need of some spare keys for their guest house. We quickly cut 15 extra keys for the front door for all the guests and all the staff on our mobile key cutting service.

French doors unable to be locked Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17, 16 June 2021

A lovely elderly couple couldn't get their door closed and it was causing concern for them and their safety. We quickly analysed the problem and found that not only was the door very misaligned but the gearbox was also crunching due to forcing the door. We made a quick replacement and made safe the French doors. Two happy customers!

Patio door unable to be locked Sunderland, SR3, 15th June 2021

A young couple could not lock the rear of their house due to the patio doors not closing fully. We quickly changed the alignment of the doors and enabled the family to be safe again once more. Happy, safe customers!

Backgate lock won’t lock, Billy Mill, North Shields, NE29, 14th June 2021

A customer called us to ask if we could help with his back door lock. We scheduled a visit and set about trying to understand the problem. The lock was very old and had seized probably due to moisture, rust and dirt. We advised changing the whole lock on the gate and making sure it was kept sprayed regularly with lithium grease which would prevent the lock seizing again.

Garage door handle failure High Heaton, Newcastle, NE7, 14th June 2021

A gentleman could not lock his garage door from inside due to a failed handle locking mechanism on a very old garage - he couldn't find a replacement. We set about asking around if there were any suppliers who had the handle to replace however we could only find a compatible handle, ordered it and fitted it. One happy customer yet again!

Patio Doors difficult to close, Backworth, NE27, 12th June 2021

A nice elderly couple were struggling to get their patio doors closed. We quickly saw that the doors were badly aligned and hence made closing the doors difficult. We sorted out the alignment and balanced the master and slave door perfectly. We asked the couple to make sure they could open and close the doors easily which they both could and showed them the “two-finger rule” which they managed on the doors!

Keys are in the door inside the house and I can’t get in the house, Quayside, Newcastle, 11th June 2021

An urgent sounding customer called us to see if we could help her get back into her house. She had a cat and needed to make sure it was ok. We turned up inside 15 minutes and quickly got the lady united with her cat! One happy customer, and one happy cat!

Handles need changing as spring has gone, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30, 10th June 2021

We attended a property where the owner had told us the handles were broken and needed replacing. We checked to make sure we had the correct stock and made a quick change of the handles. Another happy customer!

Scout hut lockout Newcastle, NE4, 10th June 2021

Scouts had to be cancelled last night due to the hut not being able to be accessed because of a failed lock. We quickly drilled the mortice lock and accessed the mechanism allowing the door to be opened. The scouts were again able to gain access to the building.

Garage lockout Newcastle, NE15, 9th June 2021

A chap called Lockforce to help him get to his beers in his garage but he was unable to gain entry due to a turning key on a mortice lock. We arrived within the hour and got into the garage inside half an hour having to replace the broken mortice lock. One happy customer reunited with his beer!

Locked out the house, lost keys, North Shields, NE29, 8th June 2021

We were called out to a customer during the night as they had lost their keys. We quickly checked identity of the customer and then gained entry to the house and provided the property with a new set of locks for the front and back of the house for security reasons.

Gearbox is crunching when lifting handle, Killingworth, Newcastle, NE12, 7th June 2021

A houseowner contacted us to see if we could do anything about a “crunching” door handle. Once we’d surveyed the problem, we saw that the door had become misaligned and was making the owner force the door closed. This had been happening for months. We took the door mechanism apart and changed the gearbox which was on the verge of failing completely due to it being forced for such a long time. Another happy Lockforce Newcastle customer!

Bifold Doors won’t close properly and can’t lock, Fawdon, Newcastle, NE3, 6th June 2021

A customer contacted us to say that they had heard a crack when locking the bifold doors the day before and since then they couldn’t close the door easily or lock it when done. We changed the gearbox and door strip mechanism and upgraded the lock and aligned the door fully. The customer stated that the door had never, ever worked like it did now and thanked us for our prompt work.

Patio doors’ handles spinning and not engaging with door mechanism, Walker, Newcastle, NE6, 5th June 2021

A couple’s patio door became unusable when the handles wouldn’t connect with the gearbox. We quickly gained entry to the patio doors and replaced the gearbox and upgraded the quality of the lock and improved the door lock security to insurance approved levels.

Stable door lock seized with horse inside, Ponteland, Newcastle, NE20, 5th June 2021

A frantic stable-hand rang to say that a door had seized which a horse still inside the stable. We quickly arrived and applied some graphite powder to the lock which freed up the door immediately, without frightening the horse. We changed the lock to the stable to ensure it wouldn’t happen again. No more mares for the stable hand!

Bathroom window jammed and seized Kenton, Newcastle, NE3, 5th June 2021

A customer’s bathroom window had suddenly stopped opening. We freed up the mechanism and opened the window which had seized with all the moisture from the bathroom.

Key not working all the time, just occasionally, Kingston Park, Newcastle, NE3, 4th June 2021

We arrived on site to find a shop with a “dodgey” lock, not working sometimes and sometimes it did. We advised to change the mortice lock, which was agreed, and sorted out the problem with the intermittent problems. One happy shop owner!

Locked out after door closing behind customer, Walker, Newcastle, NE6, 3rd June 2021

A very upset lady called because she had a door slam behind her when she left the house, leaving her keys inside the lock inside the house. The door had locked and the handle wouldn’t work from outside. We gained entry very quickly to the house and the very upset lady stopped being upset as quickly as we’d got into the house!

External outhouse doors require keys to lock every time North Shields, 3rd June 2021

A lady was concerned her Uncle was always locking himself out due to the external mechanism of the keys to his outhouse being needed every time he went out the door. He kept forgetting his keys and getting locked out. The customer asked for new locks to be put in, but we advised that it wasn’t necessary and that simply new handles would be sufficient as the locks were fine. The customer saved so much money by only replacing the handles and was very happy.

Lock and gearbox replacement Benton, Newcastle, NE12, 3rd June 2021

We were asked to make a lock and gearbox replacement to a home in Benton. The replacement was made very quickly and the lock also renewed with a high security lock. We also found the door was badly misaligned and therefore made good the fitting of the door. A very happy customer indeed.

Replacement shop door mortice lock Newcastle, NE1, 1st June 2021

Lockforce Newcastle were called to a shop for a replacement of an old mortice multi-lever lock. We carried the stock for the replacement which we made, like for like, very quickly and left the customer very contented with the new 5 lever high security lock.

Unlockable front door in Gosforth, Newcastle, NE3, 1st June 2021

Customer could not lock their front door after finding a previous locksmith had caused a gearbox failure with drilled out bits getting stuck in the gearbox. We quickly removed the lock and the mangled gearbox, finding that several bits had been left to jam the gearbox having been attempted to be drilled out. The whole mechanism had been damaged by forcing the broken gearbox and needed replacing, which we did. Further door alignment was required as the door had dropped in the frame.

Door is really difficult to close, Percy Main, North Shields, NE29 30th May 2021

A lady rang to say that her grandma was having problems closing her front door in Percy Main, North Shields. When we arrived we could see that the mechanism in the door strip was very loose and failing due to the amount of banging and forcing that the door had taken. We made a full gearbox and door strip change, having carried all the stock on the van that were necessary, and swapped out the failing mechanism. We ensured that the grandad understood how to work the door without too much force, which would reck the mechanism again in due time, and showed him the “two-finger rule”, meaning that no more than two fingers should be used to lift the handle and to turn the key. He was a very please Grandad!

Key spinning in lock, Scotswood, Newcastle, NE15, 29th May 2021

We were contacted via Facebook to see what we could do with a spinning lock. We saw immediately that the lock was broken and used a special tool to turn the lock and allow the owner into the property. We quickly replaced the lock giving the customer the chance to upgrade to a high security Ultion lock, which she did. A very contented customer indeed!

Sticking door gearbox in North Shields, NE29, 28th May 2021

Customer rang to get their back door gearbox replaced and possible lock upgraded. When we arrived we analysed the lock and gearbox and decided to service the door mechanism instead of replacing a perfectly good system. The lock was already a high security lock so no further action, other than cleaning down and lubricating the system was required. No callout charge for the job and one happy customer!

Snapped key in lock, Dinnington, Newcastle, NE20, 27th May 2021

A gentleman rang to say he’d snapped his key in the door and couldn’t gain entry into his house. Lockforce Newcastle arrived in 15 minutes and retrieved the key from the lock very quickly and picked the lock so the gentleman could get into his house. We then cut a new key from the remnants of the broken lock and tested it to make sure it worked; and it did perfectly. We then cut some extra keys for the gentleman once it was tested properly. A very happy customer!

Door won’t go into frame, Cullercoats, Tynemouth, North Shields NE30, 26th May 2021

A nice elderly couple rang up to say that their bathroom door wouldn’t close as the door won’t go into the frame and they can’t lock the door for privacy. Lockforce arrived within 20 minutes of the call and re-hung the door due to misalignment and fitted a better latch onto the bathroom door. The couple were very relieved.

Lost house keys in Newcastle, NE6 - 23rd May 2021

Lockforce received a callout for lost keys and attended the property inside 30 minutes. The owner had lost their keys, uncertain of whether they had been stolen or just misplaced, wanted the security of mind to just have his front door lock changed immediately. With a non destructive entry we managed to extract and replace the lock with a higher security lock with a snap-proofing lock. The customer was very pleased with the job, leaving it nice and tidy afterwards, having hoovered any mess and wiping down any surfaces thoroughly.

New bifold door lock upgrade - 22nd May 2021

A customer rang us to ask if we could look at his new bifold doors and assess if the locks were suitable to protect his home considering his substantial investment in the bifold "high security" doors. Unbelievably upon seeing the lock in the door we knew immediately that not even the simplest of security had been fitted as standard to the doors. We made the recommendation that the locks be upgraded to the highest level of security, which he did and was extremely relieved at having a wife and children to protect in the home. If you have any concerns over the safety of your home, need locks upgrading, or assistance with improving your sleep, then please give us a call

Crunching lock/lock upgrade in Ponteland, NE19 - 21st May 2021

Lockforce Newcastle were called to look at a crunching lock at a back door . The owners were informed that the door needed to be aligned properly which we did quickly and then checked that the lock was ok. It still was crunching so therefore needed changing as the damage had already been done. The owner asked if he could have like for like, however we showed the owner that they didn't even have anti-snap lock and showed the owner what this all meant. After showing him the ease at which entry can be gained by having locks which weren't anti-snap, he wanted to upgrade to the highest security eurolock that we had, which was the Ultion by Brisant. We gave him all the brochures and leaflets on the lock and showed him that only he could authorise any cutting of extra keys, which he liked the sound of very much. Another very happy customer!!

Handle change in Holywell, NE25 - 20th May 2021

Lockforce Newcastle were called to a property whose front door had spinning door handles. We quickly found that the springs had snapped in the door handles due to their age, and replaced them quickly. If you have andy issues with loose handles, spinning keys or handles or just need door furniture upgrading or replacing quickly, please give us a call.

Lock upgrade following stolen keys in Lemmington, Newcastle, NE15 - 19th May 2021 

A very upset lady called to ask for help as she had had her keys taken from inside her house, also resulting in her car being stolen! We went to the property and made sure she was safe by changing her locks to high-security Ultion locks, being far more secure than normal locks, with multiple protection methods being used by these locks. We have evidence of thieves having attempted to break into these Ultion locks but have abandoned the break-in upon seeing which type of locks these are! She was very please with the lock upgrade and the speed at which we came to help her.

High Security lock upgrade and window lock jam Burradon, NE12 - 18th May 2021

Lockforce Newcastle were called to make a survey of the current locks on a house in Burradon NE12. The owner had heard that their locks were likely not to be snap-proof locks and needed reassurance that they would be enough to deter thieves. After carrying out the analysis of the locks at the rear of the property, we did find indeed that the locks were not installed correctly as the outside barrel of the locks was protruding too far past the handles and that they locks weren't snap-proof. We set about changing the patio doors, including the lock on the slave door, to a high security Brisant Ultion lock, who we are partnered with to install their locks. We told the client that the locks had excellent resilience to break-in, especially against snapping, which is nearly 80% of forced entries being made currently. The client was very happy with the new safety he had for his wife and children!

Lock sticking and Door Jammed in North Shields, NE29 - 14th May 2021

Lockforce Newcastle were asked by a prospective customer in North Shields whether there was anything that we could do to try fix a front door which was needing so much effort to close it was waking up the whole street when it slammed late at night! When we arrived at the property and examined the door, it was immediately apparent that the door no longer sat at the right alignment to the frame. Over time, this meant that the door lock didn’t quite fit snug into the door latch and meant that the lock began to stick. Eventually the owners had been using the key to try and lock the door with such force that the lock mechanism began to fail and was intermittently not opening at all! Fortunately, all our vans carry sufficient stock to be able to make the replacement lock available straight away and we were able to fit the new lock immediately. We also made sure that the door alignment was corrected and that meant that the lock and door could work together in harmony with each other, as it should! One happy customer, saying “At last no more eggs being thrown at the house for having woken up the whole street at night with the slamming doors!!” Another peaceful, safer and happier neighbourhood having had 2 years of crunching locks and slamming doors coming to an end after a half-hour visit from Lockforce Newcastle!!

Can you change a lock? - 30th January 2020

A landlord called and asked if we could change a lock on one of his flats as the tenants had changed it due to been locked out but it wasn’t on his master key they explained that they already have the cylinder in the flat with the tenant. We arrived on site in Newcastle right beside st James park we fitted the new cylinder to the flat which now works with the owners master keyed suite.

I've given builders keys and they haven’t had them back - 23rd January 2020

A customer in Newcastle called and explained that they have been getting work done to the house and have given the builders keys but they haven’t returned them yet so wanted to change the locks incase they have lost the keys we fitted new cylinders tot the front and back doors with 5 keys each  a happy couple now feels safe again in there own home.

Can’t lock my front door - 5th January 2020

A customer in Newcastle called and explained that he can’t lock his front door and some times when its closed it fellas like something is catching and have to force the handles down. We arrived on site at a agreed time and noticed he had a wink Haus mechcanisam where the to hook wasn’t getting brought in fully which was catching the door when trying to open it. We had to renew the full mech as all the parts are fixed on this type after we fitted the new part we adjusted the door and had it working nice and smoothly as it should happy customer means a happy engineer

We’ve just bought a new house to do up but need access - 27th December 2019 

We arrived a time to meet this customer at the property in Newcastle. When we arrived on site he explained he’s bought the house at a auction and is doing it up to sell but the house didn’t come with any front door keys. We gained entry to the property and fitted a new snap safe cylinder with 5 keys. While on site he asked us to look at the back UPVC door which was only locked by 2 pad locks there was no mechanism no handles no cylinder and no keeps. The door was cracked down the frame we explained it would be cheaper to renew the door the trying to repair.

We’re locked out for Xmas - 19th December 2019

Lockforce recieved a call at 1am on Thursday morning from a customer in Jesmond who firstly apologies for calling us so early then secondly said they were in a rush to go out due to the taxi waiting they left the keys inside and walked out the house and closing the door and the door self locking behind them. We were with them with 30 minutes from the call and had them back inside in no time. A very happy customer called us a Christmas hero with out the cape. 

My back door lock is faulty - 29th November 2019 

A customer in Wallsend Newcastle called explaining her back door lock works every now and then but not all the time. We arranged a time to go out to see the lock and noticed the lock had failed we fitted a new British standard insurance approved mortise lock to the back door then she said she had an out building with a door each end and she didn’t have a key for 1 of the doors and she can’t close the other. We fitted a new lock to one of the doors then had to take the other door off to plain down as it has swelled with the rain 

I'm locked out my flat - 14th November 2019

A customer in Newcastle called 4.30am in the morning explaining he’s locked him self out his flat. We arrived on site 30 minutes from the call and had him back inside his flat in no time. He said I wasn’t expecting you to answer so early in the morning I thought I would have been stuck out side for a couple hours. Lockforce locksmiths in Newcastle are a genuine 24 hour locksmith.

I can't open my front door - Newcastle, 7th November 2019

A a customer in Newcastle called Lockforce Locksmiths Newcastle explaining she can’t open her front door and the handle is jammed. We arrived on site 30 minutes from her call and gained access to her house. We noticed that the MPL has failed and we had to fit a new gearbox onto the MPL. We carry a wide range of stock on our van which allows us to complete 90% of jobs the same day. She was very happy with our local Newcastle locksmith service.

I've snapped my key in the lock - 27th October 2019

A customer called in Newcastle after she had snapped her key in the lock and no longer could lock the back door. We arrived on site 30 minutes from her call and ended up renewing the cylinder as it was the last key she had for the lock. We also fitted a new snap safe cylinder and gave 5 keys, so she had plenty.

I have walked out the house and left the keys inside - 11th September 2019

A customer in Newcastle called 10pm Wednesday night explaining she walked out the house to go to work and left her house key in side the house she explained she will be finishing work in 30 minutes and could we meet her there to let her back in. 30 minutes later we meet her at her address and got her back inside with causing any damage very happy customer back straight back inside after a long day at work.

I’m locked out of my house - 31st August 2019

A customer called Lockforce Locksmiths Newcastle explaining they are locked out the house in Newcastle they went to take to dog on the last walk and closed the door behind them without picking up the keys. We where on site 30 minutes from the call and slipped the night latch minutes later. A very happy customer can now get him self to bed for the night.

I’m locked inside my house and can’t get out to go to work -  28th June 2019

We arrived on site 30 minutes from the customers call he opened the living room window and explained the handles won’t go down to unlock the door. We opened up the door using locksmithing methods and renewed the gearbox on the mpl. It’s a common fault on that type of case that the cog snaps off and jams. Now he can get him self to work 

I’m locked out of my house - 22nd June 2019

We received a call from a customer explaining he was locked out of his house and had tried to get in himself for the last hour.  We arrived on site 30 minutes from his call and when on site we noticed it was a night latch. We gained non-destructive entry by slipping the night latch within minutes we had him back inside. This method allows us to get them back into their home or business in as short time as possible whilst causing no damage at all. Any Skilled locksmith can do this, and we are a 24-hour local locksmith in Newcastle who is highly reviewed. So, this is where we shine.  After we got him back in, he said he only went to walk his dog and pulled the door closed before he thought about his keys 

My keys have been stolen - 14th June 2019

Lockforce locksmiths Newcastle received an email from a customer from our website explaining her front door key had been stolen in Newcastle. We replied to her email asking if we could give her a quick call. After speaking to the customer on the phone  we arranged to call around 6pm after she got hone from work. We arrived on site at the agreed time to renew her front door cylinder to a new snap safe cylinder supplied with 5 keys. She was very happy.

Locked out in Newcastle - 7th June 2019

On Friday night we received a call from a customer in Newcastle explaining they had been away for the week and have come back and can’t get in. We were on site within 30 minutes from the call, the customer gave us the key and said it doesn’t go all the way in, he was right, it wouldn’t. I asked if there was a key on the other side he said no as he had come out of that door and locked it behind him. We proceeded to gain non destructive entry and found a key in the back of the door, he was baffled to how but we got him in and he was happy!

Lock change in Newcastle - 27th May 2019

On bank holiday Monday we received a call from a Welsh phone number so when we answered the phoned we didn’t no what to expect. A lady on the other end explained that she has a property up in Newcastle and the old tenants have moved out so could I meet her at the property at 4pm as she will have to travel up to meet us there. We arrived on site at 4pm and met with the owner. We had three cylinders to change, front door and rear patio doors. Now the owner has the only set of keys for the property she can now get it back on the market in wthe knkowledge that her new tennants will be he only holders of their new keys.

Home security upgrade in Newcastle - 21st May 2019 

Lockforce Locksmiths Newcastle received a call on Monday morning from a customer wanting to upgrade their home security. Following a detailed conversation they opted for abs 3 star cylinders for three doors, all working off of 1 key. We measured the cylinder and ordered them straight up. We returned the next day and fitted 3 x abs 3 star cylinders, keyed alike so they customer didn’t have to carry loads of keys around. We supplied the keyed alike suite with 5 keys on colour coded key caps and most importantly left a very happy customer safe in their home. 

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Areas Covered

Benton, Fenham, Gatehead, High Heaton, Newcastle, Westgate, Wingrove

Counties Covered

Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Postcodes Covered

NE1, NE2, NE3, NE4, NE5, NE6, NE7, NE8, NE9, NE10, NE11, NE12, NE13, NE14, NE15, NE16, NE17, NE18, NE19, NE20, NE21, NE22, NE23, NE23, NE24, NE27, NE29, NE30, NE31, NE32, NE33, NE34, NE35, NE36, NE37, NE38, NE39, NE40, NE41, NE42, NE43, NE44, NE45, NE46, NE47, NE48, NE49, NE61, NE62, NE63, NE64, NE65, NE66, NE67, NE68, NE69, NE70, NE71, NE82, NE85, NE88, NE92, NE98, NE99