Locks Changed and Replaced

Locks Changed and Replaced

There are many reasons why you may need to change and replace your locks: moving to a new house, securing your home after a break in or just updating your home security. Whatever the reason you have for changing your locks, the NGCL has a fully accredited Locksmith who can help.

All NGCL Locksmiths are experienced, credible, trustworthy and can change and replace the locks on any kind of door be it wooden, plastic or metal. NGCL Locksmiths can make sure your new locks are insurance compliant and up to date. You want to feel safe and secure in your home, so all NGCL Locksmiths have the skills to make you as secure as possible. NGCL Locksmiths carry a wide variety of stock on their vans, so it is more than likely they will be able to complete the job there and then. It is only on rare occasions that they may have to order you a specialist part and then come back to fit it.


NGCL Lock Replacement Services

  • uPVC Door Lock Replacement
  • Wooden Door Lock Replacement
  • Patio Door Locks
  • Rekeying


When should I change my locks?

There are a few scenarios which we recommend you change your locks, for security purposes:

  • If you have been burgled
  • If you have moved to a new house
  • If you lose your keys, or suspect they have been stolen
  • If your lock is broken, unreliable or generally not operating
  • You are unsure of how many people might have a key to your property
  • If you are a landlord and have changed tenants


How much does it cost to have the locks changed?

The cost of getting your locked changed will vary depending on factors such as: door type, type of lock and type of job, however when you call a Locksmith, they should be clear about their costs upfront. The most accurate way to understand Locksmith prices is to call for a quote on 01202 013577 but for a better estimated guide head over to our Locksmith Prices Page.


How long does it take to change a lock on a door?

On average changing one lock takes around 30 minutes, but this time may change depending on the type of door, make of lock, condition of your door and other variables. A reputable Locksmith will discuss how long they think the job should take before starting any work. Any work done by an NGCL Locksmith will be completed to the highest standard.


Should I change my locks after buying a house?

You should always change your locks after you move into a new house, preferably as soon as you move in. We recommend this as when you move into a new home you don’t know who may have a key to your property, whether this be though the odd spare key, previous lost keys or if any keys have ever been stolen. This comprises the security of your new home, as you don’t know who might have access to your property and unfortunately if someone was to gain access to your house with a key it could invalidate your home insurance.

The best course of action is to pre-book with a Locksmith to arrive at your home once you have moved in to change your locks to ensure the security of your property, you can also take this opportunity to ensure that your locks are up to British Standard.


What is British Standard?

A British standard is the minimum manufacturing standards that a product must meet before being recognised as a security product by the relevant authorities and are often required on external wooden domestic doors for most insurance policies. The British Standard kitemark, is widely regarded as a sign of product quality and can be clearly identified on the inner lock.

All NGCL Engineers arrive on site with a fully stocked van, offering a variety of different security locks to best suit your property and your needs and as part of the NGCL high quality service we offer a free security check whilst on site.

Locks Changed and Replaced

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