The Lock Father - Locksmith Chelmsford

Auto Locksmith, Locksmith, Keycutting, Locksmiths, Emergency Locksmith, 24 Hour Locksmiths

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Website | 01245 701139
88 Duke St, Chelmsford CM1 1HJ, UK

Opening Hours:
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours


Area Served:
Within 4 miles (6.4km) of 88 Duke St, Chelmsford CM1 1HJ, UK
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are all Locksmith Qualified?

Technically, no. There is no government body that sets the standards for the locksmith trade, unlike plumbers and electricians. There is a course run by companies that have a college accreditation but there is only so much you can learn on a course in one week. Locksmithing is a trade where you are constantly learning, as new locks are always coming on to the market.

How much does a locksmith cost?

It depends on what work needs to be carried out and at what time of the day. So, a high-security lock can cost somewhere between £60-£70. That cost will always be the same. However, the labour charge is the variable. The labour charge at 3 pm is a lot cheaper than the labour charge at 3 am.

Will the locksmith break my door to get in?

No. A good locksmith will always use a number of non-destructive methods to gain entry into your property. Only on rare occasions will a locksmith have to drill the lock, but there should never be any damage to the door.

How do you train to be a locksmith?

The best way to train to be a locksmith is to be an apprentice to one that has been in the trade for over ten years and has an extensive portfolio of jobs under his belt.

Are you a local independent locksmith business?

Absolutely, we are not a call centre and our locksmiths live in and around the Chelmsford area.

How long will it take you to get to my property in Chelmsford?

On average it will take us 20-30m minutes. We will always give you an honest Estimated Time of Arrival.

Google Rating: 4.9 out of 5 stars (154 total ratings)

Nelson Cortes
5 Star
Perfect experience all the way around. Calling to make and an appointment, and then Carl communicating and showing up. Carl explained all options and then did the work smoothly. Will definitely call them again when the situation arises.
Saturday 26th February 2022
Ian Rayner
5 Star
Superb service. Carl came round and sorted out doors out. It was an old door but he managed to source another part for us and got it fixed. He then sorted out our patio doors and on his way out noticed our front door was mid aligned so he even sorted that out. I honestly cannot thank him enough. Will recommend this company to anyone. Thank you so so much. Ian Rayner
Wednesday 9th February 2022
Gary Mannion
5 Star
Carl came out today and did an amazing job. He went above and beyond. I have had to use these guys twice in the last week for different problems and they were amazing both times. I would call them out straught away
Saturday 26th February 2022
İrem Güler
5 Star
Honestly Carl saved the day and were really helpful. Plus they were super quick to arrive despite his busy schedule. So much appreciated 👍👍👍
Saturday 12th February 2022
cyril john
5 Star
Great service, fantastic pricing, very prompt and finished work ahead of the estimated time, would highly recommend them
Tuesday 22nd March 2022