Locksmith – For Brighton & Hove

Taking a greater interest in this field, now forty five years as a jobbing carpenter, my lock fitting goes back to 2007 when working for a famous local Locksmith & hardware store called ‘Banfields’. M L Banfield & Sons employed me on an ad-hoc basis for thier fitting work until March 2018 when they sold the business within the premises, yet nice of them, the staff still gave out my cards in reccomendation to customers looking for a fitter.

As well as fitting locks, the removal of broken keys, opening locked doors, there is a delight to attend to those properties with a lock issue, to gain access without or minimal damage restoring and then upgrading the security to the property. The owners and clients much appreciate the response time, attention to detail and customer satisfaction leading to reviews on Trustpilot.

When possible, and not already tied to major work, you will find me attending the same day to damaged, burgled or from other forced break-ins to door locks for both long established commercial clients and for the domestic property.

Deadlocks, sashlocks, cylinders, repaired, replaced, or upgraded. Night latches opened, from broken/lost keys.

We can also provide a registered key system particularly secure, proven cylinders for registered numbered keys with a Patent life to the year 2032 unlike many that expire much earlier where the blanks become available to every locksmith. These registered keys therefore are really useful for restricted access with spare and additional keys currently offered at £12 each.

We insist on only fitting mortise deadlocks and sashlocks ABI recommended to comply with either BS8621:2004 or BS3621:2007
Security of premises keyholding and response services BS 7984-1:2016

For our commercial clients and managing agents we are now able to supply a bulk key cutting service, when repeat sets are required or when fitting a new cylinder to a main front door of a block of flats. Subject to blanks being available we will now offer to cut many keys in-house, cylinder keys on the road, in some cases keys are supply direct from the manufacturer pre-cut to the keycode as in the case of such Assa oval half cylinders.

Since the final closing of M L Banfield & Sons business, we can now supply and offer cut keys to their Union SBL registered profile, seen below on the far left, although now out of its 25 year copyright, the blanks are as yet still not that easily sourced however we have secured a stock of these. We can also supply the Union SK/SM/XP series of patented keys, the five example blanks as shown below to your code as long as the customer can show a letter of authority. Both the Union key profiles mentioned can be supplied at £14 each, providing some evidence in writing or email.

When a cylinder has failed to a point that many keys are ‘sticking’ these can be replaced with a brand new cylinder (as long as they are not part of a current registered security profile), then re-pinned to key alike to the bulk of the keys in circulation.

Over time a good relationship has been gained with the majority of other retail Locksmith and key-cutting shops, and since the closing down of Banfields, we have had support and likewise either been reccomended or brought in by a number of these outlets as an additional tradesman on an ad-hoc basis anywhere between Portslade to Newhaven, while our own core area is within Brighton & Hove covered by BN1/2/3 postcodes for our regular clients who either look after block management, property letting or those contractors that care for a number of purpose built residential living accomodation.


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