Securing homes & businesses across South Yorkshire


A local locksmith you can trust

When it comes to the protection of your property, the security of your family and personal possessions, it's clear that all locks have a very important part to play. It's therefore essential when the time comes, that you choose a professional locksmith, someone qualified, trustworthy, reputable, reliable and local.

A large percentage of my work is generated from referrals by satisfied customers and repeat business. I trade by my values which are trust, experience, courtesy, reliability and responsiveness. My customer feedback speaks volumes.

Police approved locksmith

I can be found on the South Yorkshire Police Approved Locksmith register.

CRB checked

I am personally CRB Checked or as it is now known, DBS Checked.

Established 1980

My work is guaranteed for 2 years, I fit British Standard locks whenever possible.

A business built upon customer service

Professional, skilled locksmithing

I can guarantee that whatever your problem, be it at home or at work, a broken window lock or snapped door key, I will be able to help. My 24 hour emergency locksmith service removes some of the stress from any late night lock failure, burglary or other predicament and covers the South Yorkshire region including Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham. All our repairs come with a 2 year guarantee.


I am able to repair all types of locks fitted to uPVC, wood, composite and aluminium doors and windows. My purpose built mobile workshop carries all the necessary parts and allows me to complete 99% of work attended of the initial visit.

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There are many different types of locks fitted to doors and windows. It's important to ensure that the correct type of lock is fitted, with over 22 years experience in the locksmith industry I know exactly what's needed and how it should be fitted.

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You can't afford to take any chances when it comes to security. We work with residential and commercial clients to ensure their properties are as secure as they should be, ask about my free property Health Check if you have any concerns.

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A quality service for all our customers

Homes, conservatories, garages & gates

Securing houses, flats and apartments is the majority of my business with break-ins, lockouts, broken mechanisms and snapped or lost keys being the most common situations. I also work with landlords who on occasion need to gain access to their tenanted properties.

  • Anti-Snap locks supplied & fitted.
  • uPVC door mechanism repairs.
  • Home mover lock packages.
  • Window and patio locks.
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Businesses, offices, shops & warehouses

I am regularly required to repair locks or gain access and replace locks for commercial properties including shops, restaurants, pubs, offices and warehouses. My work typically includes external doors and shutter locks, internal doors, gates and window locks.

  • Insurance approved locksmith.
  • Rapid response emergency call-outs.
  • All major credit cards accepted.
  • 2 years gaurantee on all my work.
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Common security questions

If you can't find an answer to your question please get in touch,
call Stephen Fretwell on freephone 0800 955 8787.

  • How do I know if my door locks are weak and making my property vulnerable?

    It’s more than likely that if your doors are more than 5 years old or you haven’t asked specifically for anti-snap locks, you will have the most common lock, the euro-cylinder lock which is exactly what criminals are looking for.

    If you have any concerns please give me a call and I’ll explain what can be done to upgrade your locks and secure your property.
  • My uPVC door handle is broken, do I need to replace the entire door?

    No, it’s likely that after years of use your uPVC door or window multipoint lock mechanism will have failed through general wear.

    The good news is that this does not mean you need to replace the complete door or window, for 99% of uPVC manufacturers I will have an alternative multipoint lock in stock. The alternative lock will give you at least the same level of security, or even increase it with the upgraded version.
  • I’m moving house, can you change all the locks in my new property so I have peace of mind it’s secure?

    Yes, I have a House Movers Lock Package which is designed to do just that... not knowing who else has your new house keys when you move in is one worry you could do without.

    The lock package includes a complete change to all external and internal door locks including the garage if there is one. We can even arrange for this to be done on the day you move in.
  • How quickly can you get out to see me if I have a problem with my locks?

    I am centrally located in South Yorkshire and have easy access to the M18, M1 motorways and A1. My emergency call-out service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week – just call me on 07990 573857 and I will be with you as soon as possible, often within an hour.
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24/7 South Yorkshire locksmith

Monday to Friday – 7am to 8pm
Saturday & Sunday – 8am to 2pm
freephone 0800 955 8787