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How much do locksmiths charge in 2020?

Posted on 4/5/2020

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.

The condition of any existing locks as well as any features or fixings connected to the lock to be worked on including door or window frames etc. can also impact the cost. A slightly warped door, frame or window fixing can extend the amount of time needed and this will affect the cost.

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 2020

  • 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.

    Average prices

    Price range: £94 - £156
    Average (most common) price: £125

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  • 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.

    Average prices

    Price range: £86 - £143
    Average (most common) price: £114

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  • Locked out

    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.

    Average prices

    Price range: £78 - £131
    Average (most common) price: £104

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  • uPVC door handle repair

    Average prices

    Price range: £72 - £121
    Average (most common) price: £97

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  • 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.

    Average prices

    Price range: £69 - £115
    Average (most common) price: £92

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  • 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.

    Average prices

    Price range: £89 - £159
    Average (most common) price: £117

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  • 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.

    Average prices

    Price range: £94 - £156
    Average (most common) price: £125

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  • 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.

    Average prices

    Price range: £62 - £104
    Average (most common) price: £83

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For more prices, view the locksmith pricing data.

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