How much do locksmiths charge in 2019?
How much a locksmith charges depends on a number of factors, including:
- Where you live
- The number of locks you need repairing
- Any parts required
- Timing – an emergency locksmith is likely going to charge you more than a scheduled appointment.
Most locksmiths should be able to give you a good idea of the price they will charge based on a description of the job required, but for more complicated tasks they may well ask to view the property before quoting and locking the price in1.
At Local Heroes, we’ve gathered together some of the average prices for common locksmith jobs, along with an idea of the range of prices you could expect to pay a Local Heroes locksmith depending on the factors above.
Obviously, you may wish to shop around for the cheapest available – though it’s unadvisable if you have issues with locking your home. In other cases the cost may well come down to simple geography; if there’s only one locksmith in your area, you’ll have to go with them.
Average Local Heroes Locksmith prices
Updated April 2019
Replace an external lock
There are many reasons you may wish to replace a lock, it could be broken or they keys could be lost or even stolen. Factors affecting the price of an external lock replacement include the style of lock and the type of door.
Price range: £100 - £174
Average (most common) price: £130
Repair an external door lock
A faulty lock may not always need to be replaced. Depending on the fault, simply repairing the lock may prove to be a cheaper and more convenient alternative.
Price range: £84 - £162
Average (most common) price: £109
Getting locked out isn't great at any time but isn't always an emergency. If you have simply forgotten your keys or have a spare set, you may only need to be let in. The circumstances will dictate the cost.
Price range: £80 - £143
Average (most common) price: £97
uPVC door handle repair
Price range: £100 - £178
Average (most common) price: £125
Window lock repair
An unlocked window is not a problem to be ignored, not only can it let in pesky drafts but present an enticing opportunity to burglars. No matter where it is in your home, you should try to get it fixed as soon as possible.
Price range: £86 - £125
Average (most common) price: £100
Internal door lock replacement
Locks on internal doors, whether that's a bathroom a bedroom or another room, provide privacy and security in the home. Having locks on some of the doors in the home can even be the key to a peaceful home.
Price range: £89 - £159
Average (most common) price: £117
Internal door lock repair
As above, having correctly functioning locks on bedrooms, bathrooms or basement doors, as well as others, can be crucial in busy family homes, especially those with young children and animals.
Price range: £72 - £167
Average (most common) price: £115
Sliding door lock repair
Sliding doors are a great feature in any home, providing lots of light and easy access to the garden. Any issues with their locking mechanisms should be repaired as soon as possible.
Price range: £ - £
Average (most common) price: £
For more prices, view the locksmith pricing data.
Of course, all Local Heroes locksmiths have been carefully vetted by us, ensuring they are experienced, capable and have positive customer reviews. So you can rest assured that no matter who you find on our site, you’ll be getting an excellent job.