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.

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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.

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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.

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Recent break in – Be alert

A recent spate of break in’s in Nottingham and its surrounding suburbs means more then ever we should all be more concerned with output home security and the protection of our property. Maybe the mild weather has lead to more Windows being left open or th chance to hang some washing on the line has lead to more openings for burglars. Please make sure all windows and doors are secured esoecslky when no one is at home – no one won’t to come home to find you have a break in.

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Call a locksmith early and save money down the line

So many times we get called out to jobs where either a keen DIY’er has been let loose or incompetent maintenance workers have tackled jobs only to botch a fix but every botch comes back so insted of botching it a few times till either your patience runs out or there seems like no way to fix then calling a locksmith save time and money and call us straight away.

Botch job 

Our locksmiths will never cut corners, we only ever provide top quality work that will solve your problem for good.

 

Call our locksmith Nottingham on 01158320195 

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why you should call a locksmith

Failed attempt to open lock

Failed attempt to open lock

 

Youtube is a great resource, recently we’ve began to upload help videos that explain some of the techniques we use to fix lock problems or to offer advice on serious lock problems and to identify problems. 

But more and more I see the general public “attempt” lock entry or door opening based on a 3min video… This often leads to damaged locks and in some cases damage to doors and frames.

 

We all like to save a bit of money via DIY but when you really need a qualified locksmith you should always make the call.

 

To book a qualified Nottingham locksmith call 0115 8320195 

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upgrade Upvc door locks

Modern Upvc door are actually pretty secure as they use a series of bolts or hooks to secure the door to its frame or second door in the case of patio/French doors – this locking system is called a multipoint locking mechanism and if correctly fitted with the correct amount of locking points will keep your property safe and burglars left out in the cold.

But what about the lock cylnder? How secure is this lock? Well in the case of most homes fitted with Upvc doors not very secure…

A huge amout of Upvc cylinder locks fitted to homes in Nottingham and across the UK are NOT Bristish Stardard approved (appoved locks will have a BS Kite Mark visible) this means no matter how good the multipoint lock you have fitted if you have a unsuitable cylinder lock fitted a burglar could use a bump or snap attack and be able to open your door in seconds…

A massive leap in Upvc lock security has took place in the last 5 or so years that has not only raised the level of security but has also seen prices drop so that Upvc door lock security is no longer the premise of the rich, even a home on a modest budget can secure their property to a very very high stardard and meet and exceed home insurance critera.

Contact LS Locksmiths for a free lock security assessment and get a no obligation quote that suits your individual needs and budget 0115 8320195 or 0115 9870084.

Upgrade Upvc door lock security

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Upvc door repair

As mottos go this one really counts when it comes to your Upvc door repairs… don’t put off what could be done today.

At a guess I’d say 1/5 homes fitted with a Upvc door or a multipoint lock have a little niggle with the way it works, maybe it catches as you close it or it’s really hard to lift the handle and makes locking it a mare.

Don’t put up with these niggles and get your Upvc door repaired.

Upvc door repair - Upvc door lock repairs

Most Upvc door repairs will just be a simple hindge adjustment but if the repair has been allowed to continue for to long irreversible damage is done to the multipoint lock it’s self and it will need to replaced. 

If a Upvc door repair is ignored it can and will result in total multipoint failure and the door will be locked in the closed postion – it’s rare to fail in the open postion but there is a chance – and will render that door inoperable. Not only is this a hassle like when the postman knocks at the front door with a parcel to be signed for or letting tiddles the cat out the rear door to go in the garden it also means in the event of a fire that exit is no longer available.

LS Locksmiths provide Upvc door repairs in Nottingham and across Nottinghamshire call for a no obligation quote 01158320195 

 

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Lock Snapping Nottingham

You may have heard talk about it, or even watched it being featured on TV (both ITV and BBC have run pieces on it) but what really is Lock Snapping and how does it affect you

Lock Snapping targets a weakness in a very popular type of lock, The Euro cylnder lock. This type of lock is fitted to almost every Upvc door, alumium door, composite door and most new build apartments in the UK.

Burglars are opting to attack homes using lock snapping as its a very quick (a door can be opened in less then 30secs) and relatively quiet way to gain entry to homes that are empty or occupied.

We won’t go into detail on how to snap a lock as after a recent report on a tv program there was a sharp increase in the number of lock snapping incidents as a result of what they had gleaned from the show… 

 

Lock Snapping Nottinghamshire

 

So how can you prevent falling foul of lock snapping?

1. Have the correct size lock fitted to suit your door – an oversized lock will make the job easier.

2. High security handles – new handles fitted have much higher security features that will make a snap attack greatly harder and burglars don’t do hard work.

3. anti snap locks fitted – there are plenty of models on the market some good some bad so it’s best to talk to a professional locksmith who can best advise you based on your individual needs and budget.

Lock Snapping Nottingham

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do you have the correct home insurance?

Do you have the right cover to protect the contents of your home?

Unexpected events like burglaries can cause huge expense, so it’s important to make sure you are covered before the unexpected happens…
The different types of home insurance

Home insurance can be broken down into two different forms of insurance:
• Buildings insurance – this refers to cover for what is known as ‘permanent fixtures’ in the home
• Contents insurance – this is cover for the things you have in the home, like TVs, computers, furniture etc…

Both of these types of home insurance policies can be bought separately, or as a joint home insurance policy.
Contents insurance is most important when it comes to making sure your belongings are protected against a burglary.

What is covered by contents insurance?

In general terms, everything within your house which actually makes it a ‘home’ is usually covered by contents insurance. This includes all:
• Electrical goods
• Jewellery
• Furniture
• Clothing

There are different levels of cover available depending on your policy, but normally any contents insurance policy will cover the items in your home against theft as well as against fire and flood damage.

Some contents insurance providers also offer to cover the possessions when you take them out of the home. This is known as ‘personal possessions cover’ and means that ‘household’ items like tablets, laptops, digital cameras, jewellery etc… will also be covered when you’re out and about.
What is not covered by contents insurance?

Typically, contents insurance will not cover the ‘structure’ of your home – so any wear and tear or damage to walls and ceilings won’t be covered.

Most contents insurance policies also have limits related to the value of your items – so it is critical you make sure you have the right cover for your possessions to make sure you are not left out of pocket in the unfortunate event of a burglary.

A common value for a single item is £1,500 – so if you have more expensive items in your home, like jewellery or art, then it is advisable to look into extending your cover to make sure these are protected fully.

Home insurance

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