Locksmiths Chemlsford and surrounding Areas

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The lock Father provides professional locksmith services in Chelmsford to both domestic and commercial customers. The Lock Father is a well-established family business in, the heart of Essex. The Lock Father has served hundreds of satisfied customers over many years.

We are available to help with all your security needs. Whether it is cutting extra keys, gaining access to a property when you have been locked out or providing free, friendly advice. Our trained locksmiths can be at your side; 24/7. There are many areas; we serve in Essex, such as Southend, Basildon, Billericay, Brentwood, Chelmsford and Wickford.

For our commercial customers, we also offer a range of locksmith services.  Our services include removing barricaded doors and steel gates, removing padlocks. We also assist enforcement officials with access to properties. To book the leading in   Chelmsford locksmith, then, please call 01245 70 11 39 or email andy@thelockfather.co.uk

Are you Locked out the house? Or Have You Lost your keys? Call The Best Locksmith Chelmsford Now and We’ll Get You In Fast.

24 hr Emergency Locksmith in Chelmsford

Five qualified locksmiths work for The Lock Father, and this is why we can genuinely offer a 24 hr emergency locksmith service. Our emergency service is available 24 hrs a day and 365 days of the year. This service is open to both residential and commercial property clients. Burglars and squatters can strike at any time, and we are ready to prevent that every day of the year.

All of our services are available all year round, so please get in contact.

Lock Change or Lock Repair for Chelmsford Properties


There are many reasons why you need to change the lock on your properties. If you have lost your keys, which will have the front door lock on it, then you properly need to get in replaced, more for peace of mind. You’ll never know if that lost key has gotten into the wrong hands. Our advice would always be to change your front and back door locks. Your insurance may even cover the cost of replacing your lock.

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Lock Repair

Only on a few occasions is it worth repairing a lock. Such circumstances would be if the lock were antique or decorative. Modern locks are not designed to be repaired, and it is cheaper for you if it was replaced.

What Services Do we Provide?

As a mobile locksmith, we can provide a number of services that you would associate with being a locksmith.

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.