Locksmith Chelmsford Essex – A Local Family Friendly Business

If you are looking for a family-friendly, local locksmith Chelmsford in Essex, that is not a call centre then please give us a ring.

We are a team of five locksmiths, enabling us to provide a service, 24/7 to the Chelmsford Essex surrounding areas.

With over 1250+ positive reviews our customers are delighted with the standard of our workmanship.

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No Call Out Charge From the 24 Hour Locksmiths in Chelmsford

Our expert locksmiths do not charge a call-out fee.

The prices we quote are the ones you’ll pay and our workmanship comes with our 12-month guarantee.

The fees we charge are fair and reasonable, reflecting the high standards of our tradesman.

Trusted Locksmith Company in Chelmsford

We are the only Chelmsford locksmiths based business that is used by Essex police and the Transport for London. The Lock Father has recently been added to the preferred contractor’s list for The Transport for London. We were added onto this list not through an application or interview but by a few referrals. The referrals came from several existing clients, that are impressed by our standard of craft. If you would like us to provide security maintenance for your company, then please get in contact for more information or your questions answered.

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Feedback Scores for the Local Locksmith

Having been in business for over 12 years, we have 1250+ positive reviews across several reviewing sites. Sites such as Google, Checkatrade, Facebook. If you use our locksmith service, please feel free to leave comments on any review platform. If you are looking for locksmiths online, it is worth taking your time (unless you require an emergency response) and reading reviews before phoning a locksmith business.

24 hr Emergency Locksmith Service in Chelmsford

On some occasions, you will not have enough time to read reviews as you need a 24 hr locksmith now. We are one of the only local locksmith companies that genuinely off a 24 hr locksmith service, that’s is available all year round. Whether you need a set of door locks installing or emergency key cut, we can do it 24 hrs a day.

We are a team of five locksmiths, whereas our competitors are a one-person company, that require days off and holidays.

Call The Lock Father as his locksmiths are waiting.

Fully Stocked Vans

The stock on all of our vehicles allows us to complete any job or work that we face. Meaning we can complete tasks on a first visit, saving you money and us time. Our stock can deal with rapid entry, door realignment issues, new lock installation, broken key extraction, key cutting and boarding up. Our locks meet the current British Standard BS 3621 for mortice locks and night latches but also TS007 for Euro cylinders.

Local Locksmith Services

Our locksmith services to the Chelmsford and the surrounding area, include:

  • If you are locked out of your house/flat, we will get you in
  • Lock Change or Lock Repair or Installation
  • Lock repairs
  • High-security lock upgrades
  • High-security padlocks
  • Boarding up emergency service
  • Burglary damage repair
  • Lock opening
  • Key Cutting Chelmsford.
  • Master Key Installation
  • Door realignment
  • Upvc door gearbox change
  • uPVC window handle locks
  • Gate lock installation
  • Lockable window upgrade or replacement
  • Letterbox restrictors
  • Fire Exit Push bars
  • Fire Exit Security
  • Free Security Review
  • lock upgrade to high-security locks
  • Emergency door locks replaced at any time of the day
  • Mechanical access control
  • Free home security advice or survey

Having the correct locks on your external door or doors can assist with securing affordable home insurance. More importantly, it will keep you and your property secure from unwanted individuals. We will always use non-destructive methods first. Please, if you have an issue with your locks, get in contact and let us fix the problem.

What Service Do We Not Offer?

We do not offer automotive services for car locks just homes and offices.

Locksmiths Chelmsford

Please, if you live in the Chelmsford area and need a locksmith to attend to your door locks, then please choose a local independent business. We are not a call centre or a franchise, just a family run business. Local response time will be quicker, and the service will be much better. Whether it is for a free estimate, security reviews of a lock issue, we are there for you. We always stick to our quote or estimate. More importantly, if there is an issue later on, then we are just around the corner to honour our warranty. If you require any further information or examples of our locksmith work, then please contact us.

Our Locksmiths Service Areas:

As a locksmith business with 5 locksmiths, we can provide a service to the following areas:

Get in contact with the best locksmith in Chelmsford

There are several ways (phone, email etc) to get in contact with us in Chelmsford. The quickest way is to call 01245 701139 or phone our mobile 07716746968. Or by email at jobs@thelockfather.co.uk. However, for those that use social media, you could contact us through FacebookTwitter or LinkedIn.

If it is an emergency, we have a 30 mins response time (traffic dependent in rush hour); if not, we can arrange an appointment that suits your diary. Either way, we would be happy to help.

Frequently Asked Questions
Are all Locksmith Qualified?

Technically, no. There is no government body that sets the standards for the locksmith trade, unlike plumbers and electricians. There is a course run by companies that have a college accreditation but there is only so much you can learn on a course in one week. Locksmithing is a trade where you are constantly learning, as new locks are always coming on to the market.

How much does a locksmith cost?

It depends on what work needs to be carried out and at what time of the day. So, a high-security lock can cost somewhere between £60-£70. That cost will always be the same. However, the labour charge is the variable. The labour charge at 3 pm is a lot cheaper than the labour charge at 3 am.

Will the locksmith break my door to get in?

No. A good locksmith will always use a number of non-destructive methods to gain entry into your property. Only on rare occasions will a locksmith have to drill the lock, but there should never be any damage to the door.

How do you train to be a locksmith?

The best way to train to be a locksmith is to be an apprentice to one that has been in the trade for over ten years and has an extensive portfolio of jobs under his belt.

Are you a local independent locksmith business?

Absolutely, we are not a call centre and our locksmiths live in and around the Chelmsford area.

How long will it take you to get to my property in Chelmsford?

On average it will take us 20-30m minutes. We will always give you an honest Estimated Time of Arrival.