Are you in need of a Wallsend locksmith?
Whether you need help getting back into your property, cutting new keys, or new lock installations, you’ve come to the right place.
I’m John McConnon your local, trusted, and fully trained locksmith in Wallsend.
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- Extensive range of locksmith services
- Local locksmith providing 24/7 availability.
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- Fully insured to the sum of £5m.
- Work comes with a 12-month guarantee.
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Lockforce Wallsend: A Name You Can Trust
Lockforce Locksmiths Wallsend is one of the most reputable names in the industry and we pride ourselves on delivering world-class services across a broad spectrum of locksmith-related activities in Wallsend and the surrounding areas. But don’t take our word for it, the Lockforce network has over 14,000 verified customer reviews, averaging 4.9 out of 5. So, you know you’re in good hands when you choose Lockforce. We are a vetted business and will happily provide all insurance details and police DBS check data upon your request. This information is instantly available as we carry all relevant documents, along with ID, at all times to provide you with optimal peace of mind. Moreover, we are committed to punctuality and communication, providing you with regular updates on our ETA. Lockforce Locksmiths Wallsend are delighted to deliver the outstanding golden national standard set by Lockforce, locally in Wallsend. I will arrive at your property in a clean Locforce branded van and wear my Lockforce uniform before completing all work to the industry-leading standards that are synonymous with Lockforce. I will additionally provide a full 12-month warranty, which also covers future call-outs in the unlikely event that a problem does surface.
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What Can Wallsend Locksmith Services Do For You?
Here at Lockforce Locksmiths Wallsend, we don’t just understand locksmith service. We also understand you, and fully appreciate your need for a fast, affordable, and highly reliable solution. Whatever you’re looking for in a locksmith, I guarantee that you will find it at Lockforce Wallsend.
Whether you need residential or commercial locksmith services in Wallsend, I can complete an extensive range of jobs to the very highest standards. The list includes, but is not limited to:
- Wallsend lock repair and lock replacement
- New lock installation in Wallsend
- 24/7 emergency locksmith services in Wallsend.
- Wallsend mobile key cutting
- Wooden door locks
- Digital door locks
- Window locks
- CCTV systems
- Post burglary repairs
- Fire escape hardware
- Panic hardware
- Post burglary repairs
- Insurance approved locks
- Entry gaining
- Yale locks
- Night latches
- Window boarding
As your local locksmith in Wallsend, I offer rapid response times and can usually offer a same-day service or get to your property within the hour for emergency locksmith services. Whether you need an out of hours service because you’re locked out of your house or commercial building, I would be delighted to get you back in your property ASAP. I also offer free advice, security assessments, and quotes on all projects while all work is completed using the latest tools, technology, and tactics.
Get your free quote and advice from a qualified, local locksmith in Wallsend, please call me, John on 0191 666 0214 to discuss your needs.
Lock Repair and Lock Replacement Wallsend
Lock repairs and lock replacements are the most commonly needed locksmith services in Wallsend, and I am delighted to provide a superfast and super reliable solution on behalf of the Lockforce Wallsend team. Whether your key is snapped inside the lock, your door locks are no longer functioning in the desired manner, or you have security concerns after moving into a new home doesn’t matter. If you want your locks replaced, you’ve come to the right place. Aside from a punctual service that offers exceptional value for money, I can work with an extensive selection of locks including child safety locks, night latches, digital locks, and more. Likewise, I can work with all types of doors and windows.
Get your lock replacement or repair job started today by calling me, John of Lockforce Wallsend on 0191 666 0214 now!
Mobile Key Cutting Wallsend
As your local locksmith in Wallsend, my van is packed with the latest locks, tools, and machinery needed to cut keys on the go. Thanks to our mobile key cutting service, you can have a new set made right at your door. Not only does this allow us to provide a quick and convenient service. Crucially, it also allows us to test the new keys in their locks to confirm that they work as expected.
If you need new keys cut at your property, call Lockforce Locksmiths Wallsend on 0191 666 0214 to arrange a visit!
Emergency Locksmith Services Wallsend
There’s nothing worse than being locked out of your home or business property. If you’re currently stuck outside your Wallsend home, Lockforce Locksmiths can get you back in your home ASAP. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I am your local emergency Wallsend locksmith and will provide a rapid call-out followed by a non-destructive approach to reentry. I will get you back inside the property quickly and safely while also changing the locks if required. As the best emergency locksmith in Wallsend, I regularly undergo new training techniques to embrace the latest tools and techniques. So, when you call an emergency locksmith service from Lockforce Wallsend, you know that the very best results are assured.
If you’re locked out and need an emergency locksmith service in Wallsend, call John on 0191 666 0214 to book an immediate call-out.
Lockforce Locksmiths Wallsend Payment Options
Lockforce Locksmiths in Wallsend have many payment options available including:
- Debit card
- Credit card
- Contactless card payments
- Bank Transfer
New “yale” lock needed for new flat, Wallsend, NE28, 15th November 2023
Having been living at his mother’s house in Whitley Bay, a chap went onto google typing in a “locksmith near me” and came up with my number. He’d just bought a new house in Wallsend and he wanted to replace the rim cylinder on his nightlatch Yale style lock as the keys had gone missing for the lock. I managed to get to him quickly and changed the lock for a new 6 pin nightlatch and was done in a flash. One happy and much safer chap in his new home!
Dog walker lost keys for 3 houses, Wallsend, NE28, 8th November 2023
A nice young lad who walked dogs for a living rang up wanting me to change 3 locks urgently have having lost the keyring with 3 individual house locks on them. I arranged with the owners to be at their houses as quick as I could, which were all on the same day, and made sure the houses were secure by changing the locks.
Door becoming difficult to lock, Wallsend, NE28, 2nd November 2023
A lady rang me, frustrated that she’d just had a new lock fitted by another locksmith and it had already started to fail. She didn’t want to ring the same chap again as she was convinced that he was at fault. I arrived after she found me by looking for “a locksmith near me” on Bing, and came across my number. I found that the locksmith wasn’t at fault, but that the door had dropped with all of the wet weather we’d had recently and that door bolt wasn’t fitting into the frame keep any longer. I managed to manipulate the lock and keep so they both worked together seamlessly. One happy lady. If you start to feel that a lock is difficult to lock-up or open, give me a call before it’s too late!
Estate Agent requires house locks changing, Wallsend, NE28, 11th October 2023
One of my usual Estate Agents who I often help needed a whole house lock change after an unusual occurrence; the owners of the house had moved out before a sale had gone through and we presumed that someone local had spare keys, and allowed someone, a “friend” to live in the house while waiting for the sale to come through! So. It’s not the best idea to leave a vacant house without changing the keys before you go! Just give me a ring and I can help!
Lock with thumturn required, Wallsend, NE28, 4th October 2023
Looking for a “locksmith near me”, a husband rang up as he was constantly getting grief from his wife for misplacing keys for the back door. He didn’t like leaving them in the lock so always put them somewhere “safe”, and of course always forgot where they were. So he asked me to fit a thumbturn on the door which meant that he wouldn’t lose anymore keys! One marriage saved!
Keys needing cutting, Wallsend, NE28, 28th September 2023
Having provided a customer with a new lock a couple of weeks ago, I was asked if I could supply some extra keys for the lock I’d installed. Seeing as I had provided the lock I went to get one of the keys to copy, only to find that the real reason he wanted keys cutting was because he’d lost all 3 keys already! I had to replace the lock and supplied him with 5 keys this time, giving him advice on where to keep spares!
Car charger key lost, Wallsend, NE28, 20th September 2023
Having moved into her house some 6 months ago, a lady was getting fed up having to charge her car with an extension cable from the house. She had inherited a car charging port but it had no key to turn it on. I managed to replace the lock with a new one and it had 3 keys all together, so a very happy lady indeed!!
New house, new locks needed, Wallsend, NE28, 14th September 2023
There’s nothing like getting the keys to your new house, and eventually getting to move in and make your mark on your new home. However, more and more people are becoming aware that there are far to many times that keys have been distributed throughout your new neighbourhood (all in completely good faith) by the previous owner. There’s no telling how many keys have been passed out down the years, so the best thing to do is to get those locks changed as soon as you move in. That’s exactly what this lady asked me to do, which I did all on the same day, leaving her feeling very safe and secure!
Key snapped in door, Wallsend, NE28, 30th August 2023
A frustrated father had a key stuck in his front door after his son had returned late at night and snapped the door key and asked if I could help. A quick job with the right tool, I managed to free the broken bit out of the lock and checked all was ok with a spare key. One reasonably happy father
Taxi driver locked out of house, Wallsend, NE28, 16th August 2023
Having just got of his shift, a taxi driver found that his front door was open, but his porch door was locked, having slammed shut behind him when he left for his shift. I managed to let the chap in quickly as the lock was a low security nightlatch, and advised the driver to make sure he kept himself a key somewhere safe just in case it happened again.
Garden gate lock needing replacement, Wallsend, NE28, 10th August 2023
Having had to take their bins out all the way round the street for weeks, a couple decided enough was enough and asked me to remove their broken lock and replace it with something that allowed the gate to be used once more. I replaced the lock with a long-throw bolt lock for their gate, which could be locked from both sides. That seem to leave the couple very happy as not only could their bins be put out easily, but they felt very safe with the new lock!
Garage door can’t be locked, Wallsend, NE28, 2nd August 2023
A nice lady rang to ask if I could help her lock her garage door. She had just moved in and couldn’t find the key for the door. I had a spare lock just the right size to help her and so fitted that very quickly for her. She was so happy to be able to secure all her belongings which she unpacked her house from all the kit in the garage!
Lockout, Wallsend, NE28, 26th July 2023
After a lady had just moved in the day before, she had to call me to help her as she had lost her keys in the mayhem of moving into her house, and her little puppy was locked in the house! I prioritised her over my very understanding other customers and went straight to help her after her call. I managed to get the door opened very quickly and rescued the little puppy who seemed extremely grateful to be released by weeing on the floor in front of me! ??
Door handle just spinning, Wallsend, NE28, 13th July 2023
A nice chap range as he had a bit of a fight with his door and the handle had just given way, preventing him from opening the door! I managed to get the door open and found that the gearbox had ruptured down the rear of the box and needed a replacement. Fortunately, the rest of the door mechanism was ok so it was a quick replacement from stock.
Dog trapped in front room, Wallsend, NE28, 5th July 2023
A frantic owner of a lovely and lively dog rang hysterical as a dog had managed to get trapped in his front room and he couldn’t get the door to open! I arrived quickly and managed to open the door quickly and got the biggest, loveliest welcome and thank-you off the dog once I let him out!
Handle just spinning on door, Wallsend, NE28, 27th June 2023
An urgent call to me was made due to a door not being able to be unlocked as the handle was just spinning on a composite door. I arrived quickly to help as there was a fire risk with only one way out of the house. I managed to gain entry to the door and found that the gearbox had shattered due to excessive force; one of the top bolts had become jammed. I supplied and fitted a new centre and top gearbox which sorted the problem out, and realigned the door to enable smooth operation. One relieved customer!
Garage door key snapped in roller door, Wallsend, NE28, 21st June 2023
Unable to lock their garage, a young couple asked if I could help them as the key had been left in the keyway when they lifted the roller doors – a common mistake with this type of garage lock! I arrived to find that they couple had indeed snapped off the lock and the whole barrel needed to be changed. Luckily I had the right part on the van so could do the job on the same day, much to the couple’s relief.
Landlord wanting lock changed to thumbturn, Wallsend, NE28, 7th June 2023
Having just had a council and fire inspection, a landlord was instructed to change the back door lock so it didn’t require a key from the inside, which is the latest regulation requirement for rented properties. A quick change of the mortice lock to a euro profile and a new thumbturn inserted once measured-up. All done, regulations adhered to, and one happy landlord!
New mortice lock needed, Wallsend, NE28, 16th May 2023
An insurance company had told a new home buyer that the lock they had on their door wasn’t high security and they needed to fit a British Standards 5 lever lock to the wooden front door. The contacted me and asked if this is something I could do for them, which of course it was and I set about installing the new lock for them!
Interior garage access door lock failed, Wallsend, NE28, 9th May 2023
A distraught customer rang to say he couldn’t use his garage access door, preventing him from putting his bins out from the back of the house to the front. I arrived to find that the door had a key wedged into the lock upside down and the lock had failed completely, with the lock levers having come away from their housing! I had to gain entry to the door and managed to replace the broken lock in record time, just before the bin wagon arrived! A happy and relieved customer!
Door can’t be locked, Walkergate, NE6, 18th April 2023
I received a call from a customer who couldn’t lock his door when leaving the house, however was able to lock the door at night from the inside. I arrived to find that the barrel had virtually completely seized from corrosion on the outside of the door lock, but was ok on the inside. I attempted to use graphite to get the barrel working again but to no avail and therefore had to change the barrel over for a new snap-proof lock. One happy customer being able to leave and lock the house once more!!
Tenant’s door won’t lock properly, Wallsend, NE28, 12th April 2023
An estate agent who I do locksmithery for rang me to see if I could help one of their tenants with their door. I arrived to find that the door wasn’t able to close because the gearbox was broken. I made a quick swap of the broken gearbox and tested that all was working. One happy tenant who could secure their door once more!
Mortice lock stuck locked closed, Wallsend, NE28, 28th March 2023
An access door to a garage had got stuck and the key wouldn’t turn in the lock, preventing access to the garage. The customer rang to book an appointment, but I was just round the corner from him so managed to pop straight round after the job I was finishing. The lock needed to be removed as it had seized completely, and was replaced with a British Standards High security deadbolt and all completed in about 20 minutes. One happy customer!
Gate lock required, NE28, 21st March 2023
Due to the rising crime in the area, a couple were wanting to get a lock that would secure their back garden. The gate was used frequently, especially by the children, so they wanted something that would lock from both sides. I put a long-throw gate lock on the gate which allowed this to happen easily and made sure it was safe and secure and that the children could reach the lock easily from outside (it was on a bit of a rise). One happy and much safer couple!
Back door can’t be unlocked or opened, Wallsend, NE28, 14th March 2023
A lovely lady was having issues with her back door and I was quick to offer help once she called me. The handles on the door were just spinning and not catching the spindle housing. I stripped the door mechanism down to find the gearbox had failed and needed replacing, which I could do from stock. I serviced the mech before giving it a good test in front of the lady and she was very impressed as it hadn’t worked properly for years!!
Tenant can’t get key into lock, Wallsend, NE28, 7th March 2023
One of my usual Estate Agents had been contacted by a tenant who was concerned her key wouldn’t fit in either side of the lock she had in her front door and was concerned she would be locked out soon. I quickly organised to see her within the hour and found that indeed the key was difficult to get into the lock. I lubricated the lock with graphite but still no joy, so that meant changing the barrel which was done quickly for her. I delivered one of the keys to the Estate Agents once more.
Snapped key in lock, Wallsend, NE28, 27th February 2023
Reported by her son that he’d got “caught by the wind” a mother had phoned me to see if I could help sort out the snapped key in the patio doors of her house. She suspected that the wind wasn’t to blame, due to the fact that the son had an endless list of excuses for the mayhem he’d been causing in the house, but it was never his fault! The key was well and truly stuck in the lock and couldn’t be removed – it was the final key that was left after the son had managed to lose all the others! I replaced the barrel with a new snap-proof lock, but the mother and I knew that it was not going to be the answer to preventing her son from causing further expensive incidents in the house.
Garage access door can’t be locked, Wallsend, NE28, 14th February 2023
A lovely elderly lady rang to ask if I could help her with the kitchen to garage door which wasn’t locking any more, nor had it done so for about a year! I arrived to find that the son of the lady had taken apart the broken lock and then got a bit stuck as what to do next. I had to order a new lock for her house as it was ancient, and also some new handles which had also broke. I managed to get them by the next day and fitted them for her the same day. One happy lady!
Handles not working properly on front door, Wallsend, NE28, 7th February 2023
Having trouble with her handles a lady was looking online for a “locksmith near me” and came across my profile. I arrived to find her handles stuck in the upright position, but they could still move freely. I found that the spring in the handles had shattered so I quickly changed the broken one for one of my many springs in stock. All working well, she was very content with the result!
Window lock jammed closed, Wallsend, NE28, 1st February 2023
A couple who had just moved into their lovely new bungalow had issues with their bedroom window which couldn’t be opened. I managed to remove the current problematic handle and also to have a new handle which I had in stock in the van to replace it with. The problem was sorted quickly and cleanly and allowed some fresh air into the bedroom once more!
Garden gate required new lock, Wallsend, NE28, 19th January 2023
A chap rang to see if I could suggest anything better for his dilapidated garden gate lock. I thought that a long-throw gate lock would be the best idea for his situation – he wanted to be able to lock the gate from both sides but not have a turning handle on the inside, like a nightlatch has. Once fitted the door was as secure as the owner required and was therefore extremely satisfied with the advice and fitting service I gave.
Secretary needed locks changing after last key lost for work toilets, Wallsend, NE28, 4th January 2023
A lovely lad rang to “beg” for me to help them come help their business in Wallsend as they had no more keys for the toilet block! Being someone who needs to make sure there are plenty of toilets in between customer visits, I made it a priority to get to them as soon as I could to help them! The toilet block was secured by a euro cylinder so I could change the locks for a barrels which came with 5 spare keys. All I can say is that after I’d changed the locks, the staff were all very relieved!
Door seized shut, Wallsend, NE28, 20th December 2022
A chap rand to say he couldn’t open his door, but had access from his house through the garage. Sensing that this wasn’t the best in the case of a fire, I prioritised the job to be completed quickly that day. Yet another gearbox failure which needed to be sorted, and managed to have a spare on the van that was an exact match. Another broken gearbox, but yet another happy customer.
Tenant’s flat window stuck open – Wallsend, NE28, 7th December 2022
Being the wrong time of year to have a window stuck open and the recent icy blast coming in off the North Sea meant that this Landlady’s tenant was desperate to get some help with her bedroom window. I found that the window mechanism was badly corroded when I got there so was able to take it off and get it replaced quickly from stock and got the window closed successfully, and locked once more. Both the tenant and the landlady being very content that the situation had been addressed very quickly!
Husband locked out, door stuck, Wallsend, NE28, 23rd November 2022
A very amused lady rang to say that her husband was stuck outside the house in the rain after going for a paper without a coat; he couldn’t get back in the house as the door was just stuck shut. She couldn’t operate the rear patio door as that was too stiff for her, or so she claimed! But she was able to warn her husband to take a coat – advice which he obviously ignored!!! She was actually laughing on the phone when she rang! Anyway, I arrived quickly and gained entry to the house as I was privately concerned about a fire risk! The whole mechanism had seized and the required replacing, along with a very badly aligned door needing to be put straight once more. The lady still hadn’t stopped laughing to herself by the time I left so she was obviously quite pleased that she will have memories of her husband drenched in the rain for a long time yet!!!
Business requiring insurance approved locks fitting, NE26, Whitley Bay, 10th November 2022
A lovely couple rang to ask some advice on their locks. I don’t charge a callout so was happy to drop by and see what the issue was. The requirement for their insurance was to have three points that lock on the door by key. So, I fitted a new nightlatch to the door to supplement the already present two locks. All safe and compliant with their insurance!
Communal entrance has snapped key in lock, Wallsend, NE28, 2nd November 2022
A distraught lady called late in the evening as she and many other neighbours had been locked out their flats due to a repeating issue with a lock, only this time, her key had snapped in the lock! Nobody else could get in and no-one was available to come down and open the lock! I arrived and quickly managed to gain entry to the property and removed the lock from the door on the instruction of the lady – she wanted the property management agency to fix the lock properly at their expense and not mine! I left quietly hoping that she may calm down after a very stressful situation for her and the rest of the neighbours!
Door jammed closed, Wallsend, NE28, 26th October 2022
A distraught chap rang to see if I could help as he’d somehow managed to get his front door jammed closed. I arrived to find that the door locking mechanism had jammed with a small piece of metal dropping from the gearbox when I took it out of the door. It needed replacing which I could do from stock so the door could be locked and unlocked easily once more. One happy customer!
House move, new locks needed, Wallsend, NE28 20th October 2022
A nice couple had just moved into a new house and wanted all their locks changing. I put 4 new barrels into the locks there and then as had all the stock on my van. One happy couple!
Lockout, Wallsend, NE28, 13th October 2022
I was contacted by a lady who had just let her door slam behind her, and she had to get to work in the next hour. I rearranged an appointment that I’d planned and went to see her as she needed help quick. When I arrived, I saw that the door hadn’t locked behind her so I could use one of my tools to open the door quickly. She was most relieved that she wouldn’t be losing any of her salary as she would be able to get to work in good time. One happy lady!
New house, new keys needed, Wallsend, NE28, 3rd October 2022
A nice young couple had just moved into a new flat in Wallsend and wanted to make sure that the flat was kept safe by changing the door keys; they were concerned that other people may have been given the keys in the neighbourhood….a wise concern! The locks were changed quickly for the couple who were very relieved that the flat was safe once more.
Moved house, need locks changed, Wallsend, NE28, 28th September 2022
I had a contact through Checkatrade from a lady looking for her broken nightlatch and a mortice deadlock to be changed on her new house. I arrived just after she received her new house keys and changed the nightlatch and deadlock there and then with stock from the van. The lady never stopped beaming with her new house and was more than pleased to feel safe and happy with the installations!
Door security upgrade required, Wallsend, NE28, 21st September 2022
A chap rang to see if he could get some extra security to his front and back doors as he thought that someone may be able to pick his locks. I suggested getting lockable sash jammers to supplement the security, which he liked the idea of. I had the stock on the van so could fit the jammers there and then, so a very happy customer indeed!
Key stuck in lock, can’t lock from outside, Wallsend, NE28, 13th September 2022
I had a call from a chap in Wallsend who had now snapped his third key in his lock in 4 months….something wasn’t right. I found that he had a very big pin in his lock which was constantly jamming his key and stopping him get his keys out. I could take the lock and re-key, but he wanted a quick solution, so he opted for a new barrel and 5 new keys, which would work out the same price as the rekeying anyway! One happy customer and no more snapped keys for him for a while!
Patio doors jammed closed, Hadrian Park, NE28, 7th September 2022
Looking for a solution for their patio doors not opening, a nice couple rant to see if I could help to open their patio doors. I found that the doors were very difficult to open, but I managed to free them – the doors were way out of alignment. I adjusted the doors in all the right places and the doors worked perfectly and “like new” as the customers told me!
Door key lost on locked mortice lock, Wallsend, NE28, 25th August 2022
A call from someone who was looking online for a “locksmith near me” and came up with my details. They had a key lost by a workman who had been in their outhouse where their boiler was, but now they couldn’t get into the room. I gained entry to the outhouse and swapped out the lock for a new high security British Standards sashlock and gave it a good testing. All sorted and a much safer lock fitted!
Sliding patio door can’t be locked, Wallsend, NE25, 13th August 2022
A chap called to ask if I could help fix his sliding door as it couldn’t be locked. Unfortunately, the door he had was using an obsolete gearbox which had failed. We decided the best course of action would be to put a couple of security bolts into the moving side of the door to make it secure, as it was an internal door and the conservatory had a very good lock on the external door anyway. A very happy chap knowing he was safe again.
Key can’t be removed from inside of lock when locking door, Wallsend, NE28, 10th August 2022
A lovely young couple contacted me looking for a “locksmith near me” on Google and came across my name with all my very nice reviews that my lovely customers keep giving me! They had an issue where the key couldn’t be removed from the door and were desperate to get it sorted as were going on holiday the next day! I changed the barrel quickly for them and the locking mechanism worked beautifully once more. A relieved couple, all ready for their hollies!
Many window handles loose or windows can’t open, Wallsend, NE28 - 3rd August 2022
A lovely young couple had just moved into a terraced house whose windows were not in the best state. They needed some attention and looked for a “locksmith near me” on Google, and found me! They showed me round the house and I managed to sort all the windows, either by replacing the handles where needed, tightening the securing screws, or in some cases freeing up the mechanism and lubricating them thoroughly.
Patio doors not able to close, handle spinning, Wallsend, NE28, 22nd July 2022
A couple rang who had not been able to get into their garden to water the plants during the hot weather as their door handle had stopped working on their conservatory doors. I opened the door quickly to find the gearbox had broken and the handles had nothing to operate on as the spindle casing had broken. I changed the gearbox to a spare from stock, aligned the doors properly and the doors worked perfectly once more. The plants took a good old drink straight after the doors were opened and plants and everyone seemed happy once more!!
Dog trapped in kitchen as door can’t be opened, Wallsend, NE28, 21st July 2022
A frantic lady called to see if I could help rescue her dog from her locked kitchen door – it seemed the latch could no longer work and was jammed in the door. Once I arrived I managed to manipulate the latch out of the door keep and opened the door, only to be smothered in appreciation by the giant labrador called Honey. A first time to be covered in honey on a job, or any other time for that matter! A very happy couple to be reunited once more!
Door seized shut, Battle Hill, Wallsend, NE28, 10th July 2022
We were asked if we could come sort a door out which couldn’t be opened all of a sudden. I arrived quickly and managed to open the door as quick. I found that the latch on the door had stopped working and wouldn’t retract. I swapped out the door’s gearbox and also found that the door had dropped and was badly aligned, probably causing the latch to fail. All working smoothly inside 20 minutes and one happy house owner once more.
Front door extremely temperamental and locking-out on occasions – Hadrian Park, NE28, 3rd July 2022
A lovely lady asked me to help her family against further lock-outs, as had happened over the weekend, and for me to try sort her door. Once I’d stripped the door down, I found that the door’s gearbox was failing and seizing every now and then. I quickly changed the gearbox from stock that I had and made sure the rest of the door worked sweetly once more. The lady said that it felt like a new door, in spite of it being nearly 30 years old!!!
Landlord requests new kitchen lock for tenant, Wallsend, NE28, 28th June 2022
A landlord had been searching for a “locksmith near me” on the web and found my name right at the top of the search, which was great. He wanted to get his tenant’s kitchen door sorted as it was looking like he couldn’t lock it properly. I saw that the whole multipoint lock (MPL) had seized and needed replacement due to a broken part. I put an emergency gearbox on the door and ordered the replacement for the MPL, which I fitted the next day.
Key not working in the lock, Wallsend, NE28, 22nd June 2022
A desperate lady had called to see if I could help her sort out her neighbour’s front door lock for which the key had stopped working. I arrived in 15 minutes to help the lady. She handed me the key and straight away I suspected that the key was not the right one for the door! She’d used the back door key for the front door and of course it wouldn’t open!! We had a good laugh and she offered to pay me, but I said that it was fine, everyone makes mistakes!! One very relieved lady! The last time she looked after her neighbour’s house when they were on holiday, the living room ceiling caved in!!
Industrial Unit shutters stuck and locked out, Willington Quay, Wallsend, NE28, 15th June 2022
A local cycle recycler called as he was locked out of his unit, which was used to recycle bikes. I arrived to find that the bottom bolt on his roller shutters had seized with corrosion and had to remove and replace it, which I did inside 15 minutes. The chap was very happy to get back on with his little bit in saving the planet!
Back door issues, Wallsend, NE28, 8th June 2022
Someone had told me that they were looking for a “locksmith near me” online and came up with my profile. After reading the lovely reviews that my customers left, she decided to give me a ring as she had issues with her back door and couldn’t lock it. I arrived to find that the latch had become unable to retract in the gearbox and the door was therefore difficult sometimes to lock or unlock. I changed the gearbox and the door then worked perfectly!!
Shop lock-out in Wallsend, NE28, 24th May 2022
A chap called from a shop in wallsend who had lost his keys for his shutters and was desperate to get it opened! One key controlled all the padlocks so I raced to get to the shop. I arrived there in just under 15 minutes to find that the shop was all open and shutters lifted. Another staff member had turned up with the keys – doh!! Apologies all round for me for them not informing me before I’d arrived; but managed to get a free takeaway for the effort!! Result!!
Kitchen lockout, Wallsend, NE28, 16th May 2022
A lady rang to see if I could rescue her cat which was trapped in the kitchen and the door couldn’t be opened. I arrived to find that the latch had failed on the door handle so had to gain entry to the door and free the cat. The lady was so grateful, but also very concerned that the other handles’ latches may go too, that she asked me to change a further 5 door latches around the house. Nice one!
Tape cassette holder lock seized, Wallsend, NE28, 6th May 2022
A chap rang who had a flat which paid a complete homage to the 60s/70s music, along with an old stack of tape cassettes which resided in an old shop rack; however, the key no longer worked and it needed looking at. An unusual job indeed, however I quickly managed to get the rack open for the delighted music lover and found that the key he was using was the wrong one! Never mind, problem solved and rack opened and the music blasted out once more!
Lockout in Wallsend, NE28, 19th April 2022
Two girlfriends called me to say that one of them had gone to put a letter into their box and unfortunately dropped their keys back into the house. I arrived quickly to help them out and managed to use my endoscope with a powerful magnet on the end to locate and pick-up the keys quickly. Very relieved ladies who had actually missed 7 Facebook messages each in the time it took to get them back to their phones, so were very pleased to get back to the long-missed social media!
Interior porch door not locking correctly, Wallsend, NE28, 13th April 2022
A chap rang me as I’d done some work for him previously for his business. His wife was having issues closing and opening his porch door and she couldn’t get the door to lock properly. I’d found once I’d arrived that there was an “inverted cam” on the lock, which means it was likely that someone had tried to unlock or lock the door while a key was still in the other side. Although it is possible to dismantle the lock and repair, the time taken makes this uneconomically viable to the customer, so I changed the barrel over quickly and provided the customer with the standard 5 keys to go with the new lock. A very happy customer and relieved wife who could now operate the door lock easily!
Pizza shop shutters can’t be opened, Wallsend, NE28, 5th April 2022
A pizza shop-owner rang frantically asking if I could help him lock up his pizza shop after the lunchtime opening. Of course I could help, and arrived just before the stated time. All three of his shutters had failed, which I thought very suspicious as they were “keyed alike” ie, they all opened up from the same key. I asked if there was a second key somewhere, which indeed there was and the owner’s brother was quick to arrive with another key. Voila, they all opened with the other key. As I thought the owner’s key had been damaged and failed to open all the shutters all of a sudden. I cut the owner 3 spare keys there and then and he seemed like he’d won the lottery with the work I had done for him!
Badly fitting door very difficult to lock, Willington Quay, NE28, 28th March 2022
A kebab shop in Willington Quay rang to see if I could do something with their ill-fitting door which had become very difficult to lock and unlock. I arrived to find the door had dropped significantly due to the amount of use it had and it was on a spring, so had done quite a bit of slamming! I quickly managed to sort out the hinges and loosened the springs on the load arm so the door wouldn’t slam also. One happy kebab shop owner and a free kebab for me! Mmmmmmmm, my favourite!!
Allotment gate locked closed, Wallsend, NE28, 21st March 2022
The manager of the local allotment in Wallsend rang to say none of his gardener tenants could get into the allotment as the gate lock had failed. I arrived quickly to assist. I managed to free-up the lock and replaced it with a new key code lock from stock I was carrying on the van. So pleased were the allotment holders that I not only got paid but got a free bag of tomatoes to boot!!
Landlady has a tenant whose window was locked shut, Wallsend, NE28, 15th March 2022
A concerned landlady rang to see if I could help her tenant to sort out her window lock. She was a new mother and was keen to get the house sorted for her newborn, but couldn’t get any fresh air into her upstairs window. I managed to change the broken handles and the mechanism to enable the new mum to get some air into her flat. A very happy mother and contented and healthy baby!
Internal door latch failed and door locked shut, Wallsend NE28, 23rd February 2022
A phone call from a lady to help her get into her spare bedroom was received today. I arrived to find that she’d attempted to open the door herself but to no avail. I quickly managed to open the latch and was able to replace it with a new one – one happy lady once more!
Door extremely difficult to lock intermittently, Willington Quay, NE28, 16th February 2022
A lady called with her baby to ask if I could come quickly to help as she couldn’t lock her door and she felt very unsafe. When I arrived I found that the door had dropped significantly and needed aligning a whole lot. After a few minutes tweaking the door, it eventually closed without any difficulty and the lock operated very well once more. A very gratefully, safe and happy mother and baby once more!
Garage door can’t be opened as keys lost, Wallsend, NE28, 9th February 2022
I was called to help a gentleman get into his garage as he’d lost his key. The quickest thing to do once I gained entry into the garage was to swap out the garage lock and replace it with new from van stock.
Garden shed requires securing with better locks, Wallsend, NE28, 13th December 2021
A nice gent who kept some impressive tooling in his shed wanted to have some improved security on his shed after realising how much equipment he had inside the building. After understanding that the shed had extremely strong walls and it was the door that was the weakness. I fitted an extremely strong door defender across the bottom of the door and a bar across the middle, secured by high security padlocks. No way anyone getting in there quickly or quietly!
Handles floppy and won’t open door, Willington Quay, NE28, 9th December 2021
A pleasant chap rang looking for a locksmith in Willington Quay as his mother’s front door lock wouldn’t lock fully on her uPVC door; she was very concerned that the door would remain open during the night. I told them that I’d have it sorted and that they would be safe for the night. I quickly found that the lock had seized and attempted to free it up with some lube, but to no avail, it was properly stuck! I freed the lock from the housing and swapped the lock for an upgraded snap-proof, insurance approved lock, leaving the mother and son in a happy place!
Lockout in Wallsend, NE28, 30th November 2021
A family had taken their dog out but their door had locked behind them, but when they tried to get back in their key wouldn’t work anymore!! I tried to open the door without force but found that it had seized, so asked if there were other ways to get into their house. Fortunately, they’d left their key in the door at the back of the garage into the kitchen, which made the job very easy for me to get in. Lesson learned, and the couple never left their keys in the door again!
Door dropped and can’t be locked, Wallsend, NE28, 22nd November 2021
A lady called looking for a locksmith in Newcastle to help her with her door that couldn’t be locked. I quickly saw that the door had dropped significantly and set about realigning the door. She also wanted to do a lock upgrade to a high security Ultion lock, which I sorted out for her quickly.
Lock change required in Wallsend, NE28, 18th November 2021
A couple called for a locksmith in Wallsend to do a change on their front door lock as they had just moved into the Wallsend area. I recommended that they used the opportunity to move up from a snap-proof lock and put on a new Ultion high security, British Standards 3621 3-star cylinder.
Reception door jamming on closing, Wallsend , NE28, 25th October 2021
A receptionist called us to look at her door in her school as it wouldn’t close properly and the caretaker couldn’t fix it. We arrived to find the “hidden” adjustment screws and made the door close smoothly once more.
Broken lock on Kebab shop, Willington Quay, NE28, 8th October 2021
My local kebab shop’s door was not closing properly so they asked me to have a look. I found that the mechanism had seized on the upvc door and the key was getting stuck in the lock intermittently. I changed the gearbox and the door key, which came with 5 keys! Happy customers and a couple of free kebabs well-earned!
Seized closed window, Wallsend, NE28, 3rd October 2021
I was called to a house in Wallsend whose owner had an upstairs window that had not opened for 3 years. I quickly managed to open the window but luckily, I had my window pads on the window, as the top hinge had corroded so badly that the window was ready to fall out of the frame upon opening. I had to change all the mechanisms and replace the top hinge with stock from the van. One happy, fresh-air breathing customer who left a 5 star review on Checkatrade!
Door pivot failure on shop door, in Wallsend, 30th September 2021
A shop manager asked us to look at a door which wasn’t closing properly as it was “crunching”. We quickly called out to find that the door pivot had given way. We removed the door and replaced the pivot and realigned the door.
Replacement fire escape needed for school, NE28, Wallsend, 8th September 2021
We had a call from a school who had a broken fire escape which seemed like it had been used for a child’s swing! We assessed the panic bar and ordered a new one, which arrived the following day, and issued the recommendation that the bar wasn’t to be used as a swing!!
Door back into alignment in Willington Quay, NE28, 25th August 2021
We had a call to ask if we could align a very stiff door. When we arrived we found the upvc door was badly aligned and we had to raise the door by it’s hinges, and got the door working very smoothly again.
Locked out of home in Wallsend, NE28, 24th August 2021
An emergency call to assist a lady into her house was answered in 10 minutes. We found that she had left her keys in the house and the door had closed on the latch behind her. We managed to get into the house very quickly and reunited her with her keys.
Car sales room had issues with their sliding doors, Silverlink Trading Estate, Wallsend, NE28, 14th July 2021
A local car dealer contacted us to look at their sliding doors which couldn’t lock fully and needed to be sorted before the end of the day. We arrived and saw that the doors had fallen out of alignment due to a roller having failed under the door. We had stock of such rollers on the van so made the changes quickly and allowed the door to be locked
Lady couldn’t always lock her side door as the lock was spinning, Wallsend, Newcastle, NE28, 3rd July 2021
We called to replace a spinning intermittently failing lock at a house in wallsend which was at risk of failing altogether. We changed the lock and upgraded it to an anti-snap lock.
Post Office door is difficult to open for pensioners, Howdon, Wallsend, Newcastle, NE28, 17th June 2021
After being contacted on Facebook for an owner of a Post Office, we attended to survey the issue described to us. The door was indeed stiff to open and needed to have new pivot hinges on the top and bottom of the door. We quickly changed the hinges and made amends to the tension on the door. The door was much easier to manipulate and also stayed at open if needed due to the new mechanism. One happy post office manager!
Patio door unlockable and can't be closed, Wallsend, Newcastle NE28 9th June 2021
A young couple couldn't secure their house due to the patio door being unable to lock or close. We turned up within 20 minutes and aligned the door properly in 5 minutes. No charge for that job and one very happy couple!
Lost key, locked out of house Wallsend, Newcastle NE28 7th June 2021
A lady had lost her key for her front door and couldn’t gain entry to her house. We quickly released the door and gained entry. We replaced the lock with a new insurance and police approved high security lock within 15 minutes resulting in one happy customer!
Child locks required for upstairs bedroom window Wallsend 3rd June 2021
A customer was concerned that her dog would fall out of the bedroom window so we recommended putting on child locks which opened only so far, allowing fresh air into the room but preventing the dog falling out of the window. We quickly installed these locks and protected the dog’s safety.
Hairdresser’s shop keys lost and locked out, Wallsend, NE28, 31st May 2021
A bank holiday callout to a local hairdresser’s who was trying to catch-up on work after lockdown had been locked out after her keys had either been lost or stolen. We quickly gained access and changed the locks for the lady which allowed her to see her long-awaited customers!
High security lock upgrade required in Howdon, Wallsend NE28 27th May 2021
We were called to replace a lock due to the owner seeing they had no anti-snap lock fitted to their front door. We quickly recognised that this was the case and explained the options. The customer chose to install a high security Ultion lock, which we changed very quickly. The customer was very satisfied with the lock seeing all the security features the lock had above his current lock.