Busy locksmith in Nottingham

Work, work and more work….
Had a really busy few weeks so not been able to update so much I hope you haven’t miss me, to much.

Started today with a broken multipoint bit of a pain as it had non standard handle fittings but I had a adjustable set so could make good.

The I had a right trawl across the city to fit four key days in different sites – quick jobs until both battery’s run flat and you have to wait on them charging.

But the time left me with a photo opportunity.

Last job of the day was lost keys on a static caravan – so unlock three doors and fit and replace.

I did have a 6:45pm booking but that’s cancelled so heading home for a rest.

213 days ago Comments Off on Busy locksmith in Nottingham PERMALINK

Changing Upvc door handles

Had this sent to me today and couldn’t believe what I was seeing…

Hope it makes you giggle like I did.

But honestly there’s cutting cost and cutting costs but your door should not be the place to save money by stripping on security or offering none what so ever – Upvc door handles go for under £15.

229 days ago Comments Off on Changing Upvc door handles PERMALINK

Door alignment in Nottingham

Today I had two Upvc alignments to do and both were equally some of the very worst. The first job had flag hinges so I was quickly able to access the alignment screw and re set the door only thing with this type of flag hinge is getting the cover back on and died with its screw…. a absolute nightmare!!!

The second job didn’t have flag hinges but it did have a small amount of correction but that had been used and the hinges were almost failed so it was better to remove the door and replace the hinges, a lot longer to do but the door is now hung correct and the mechanism working correctly.

231 days ago Comments Off on Door alignment in Nottingham PERMALINK

Ultron locks installed in Nottingham

I love the ultron there I’ve said it.

When it comes to locks the Ultron is above and beyond anything else in the market the feature that the lock has like 11 security pins, anti drill pins and snap protection means that this lock will never be forcibly opened NEVER and would bet there are plenty of people advertises as Locksmiths that will not be able to open the Ultron.

Do you really need a ultron fitted?
Well if your serious about your security then yes. It’s not to many years ago that alarm systems were only for commercial Propertys and the mega rich, today every home should have on fitted. And it’s the same with any high security lock soon these high security locks will be of standard .

Can I have a ultron fitted to my home?

If you have Upvc or a composite door and it uses a Euro type cylinder then you can change this lock for the much better Ultron lock.

We can supply and fit an ultron to one or all your external door – each lock comes with 3 keys as standard but additional keys are available.

241 days ago Comments Off on Ultron locks installed in Nottingham PERMALINK

Lock changes on commercial unit in Nottingham

Had the pleasure of changing locks on a commercial unit today on the castle park Nottingham.
It previous life was a distribution centre but with only keys to two external doors it was a long job. First off one external door had no keys so we had to gain entry and replace, a total of 12 internal door and 4 of which had to have recoded digi locks and finally 8 shutter locks.

I’m not sure who’s going in here next but will need a freshen up

But has plenty of storage…

Well at least the next owners/occupiers will have some great locks anyway.

244 days ago Comments Off on Lock changes on commercial unit in Nottingham PERMALINK

Old style GU multipoint – Upvc multipoint opened and replaced in Nottingham

Had a crazy busy day today, in between different lock changes and a new install I had to do a failed multipoint. A old style gu unit had cracked its cam and was as almost always in the locked position. The key was still able to throw the bolt so with a little bit of breathing room I was able to slide a roller and spring the bolt.

The strip was in good order I did try to get the landlord to upgrade to a better locking mech but he wasn’t willing, profit over security I guess so I serviced the strip and replaced the gearbox.

The top hinge was broken so replaced that and corrected the alignment and also changed the handles the old brass ones fitted had no washers and the handles were barely hanging on.

245 days ago Comments Off on Old style GU multipoint – Upvc multipoint opened and replaced in Nottingham PERMALINK

Lock change in Sneinton Nottingham

Got a call at 9am for a emergency lock out, yes we do work Sundays. Poor lass had lost her key and needed to get back in with no spare key inside the property it would be an open up and lock change.

It was a old iseo euro cylinder that had seen better days and was heavily weathered but a little squirt of WD and a steady hand it was single pinned picked in under 5mins spool pins at 1 and 4.

Replaced with a Yale 6pin and was on my way.

246 days ago Comments Off on Lock change in Sneinton Nottingham PERMALINK

Nottingham HMO internal door locks

Working on Saturday is never fun but it has to be done, today we had a HMO with 5 individual rooms all needing locks fitted. Not the hardest of jobs but with a dead line of a 1pm kick off Forest vs Direby I had to pull me old finger out.

Landlord opted for traditional rim latch locks personally I prefer thumb turn mortice locks as you don’t get accidental lock outs which is better for the landlord and tenant plus they are much more secure.

Averaged a lock ever 20mins so with loading and unloading and tidy up was a total just over 2hrs not to shabby.

247 days ago Comments Off on Nottingham HMO internal door locks PERMALINK

St Patrick’s day in Nottingham

As I had a job in the lace market – a new BS mortice lock fitted to an apartment – I thought I’d wander into the square to see the annual Irish celebration and there’s a lot of green on show! The weathers not great but there is a large amount of people “not” working today and enjoying a pint or seven of the black stuff. I’m told the annual parade again only started from thurland street and marched into the square the same as last year due to funding which is quite sad really as I do remember there used to be numerous floats (scaffold vans with a banner round it) not to long ago.

Well I enjoyed a quick pint and and bumped into a few friends but unlike this lucky lot I’ve got work to do.

Happy St Patrick’s day.

249 days ago Comments Off on St Patrick’s day in Nottingham PERMALINK

Blog posts on the go

We have just updated the website and are really pleased with the new style and layout which has got us thinking about how we have been neglecting the blog for quite some time so we shall no be updating a lot more frequently and also on the go so you get more onsite into the work we provide. Hopefully you will enjoy the updates as much as we will enjoy making the posts.

249 days ago Comments Off on Blog posts on the go PERMALINK