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Delta Forge Locksmiths offers a range of locksmith services to domestic and commercial customers across Waterlooville and the surrounding areas.

Local Locksmiths providing locksmith services across Waterlooville and Surrounding Areas

Delta Forge Locksmiths is an independent locksmith run by Mat, providing a quality and reliable service throughout Waterlooville and the surrounding areas. Whether you need us right away due to access issues with your locks or need lock upgrades to improve your home’s security systems we can help! Here at Delta Forge Locksmiths we have supplied locksmith services to Waterlooville for many years and have developed a reputation for  providing a high-quality locksmith service and outstanding customer care throughout Waterlooville and the surrounding areas including, Horndean, Cowplain. HavantCoshamRowlands CastleDenmead and Portsmouth.

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When you need a locksmith, it is crucial that you choose a locksmith you can rely upon to ensure the job is not only done right but you are charged accordingly and are given the right advice regarding your lock.

If you are situated in Waterlooville  or surrounding areas and require a local locksmith then Mat at Delta Forge Locksmiths should be your first port of call.

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Lock Repairs

Mat at Delta Forge can carry out lock repairs for both door locks and window locks, regardless of style or material. Whether you require burglary repairs or help with a general lock problem, I can help.

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Lock Installation

There are many reasons for installing a new door lock or window lock, such as if you have moved into a new property, or if you are replacing an older lock. As a local locksmith, I can assist you with a new lock installation service.

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Residential Locksmiths

As a residential locksmith in Waterlooville, I can keep your home safe and sound, whether you need an emergency entry service or just to have some locks changed. Keep your home secure with my professional service today.

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Commercial Locksmiths

Many locksmiths only carry out domestic services, I however can help commercial clients too with my wide range of professional locksmith services. If you need a locksmith in Waterlooville for your business’s security, get in touch.

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Window & Door Glass Replacement

If you’ve been the victim of a break-in, vandalism, or accidental damage, I can replace your window & door glass for your own security and to help keep your property safe. Get in touch to find out more! 

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24 Hour Locksmith Services in Waterlooville

I provide a wide range of locksmith services throughout Waterlooville and surrounding areas 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, these include:

Emergency Locksmith Waterlooville

Change the first paragraph to read: Here at Delta Forge Locks, I provide efficient emergency locksmith services to Waterlooville and the surrounding areas such as Horndean Cowplain Havant Cosham Rowlands Castle Denmead and Portsmouth. Nobody knows when they may lose their keys, have them break, or have a fault with their door lock, which is why this affordable service is provided 24 hours a day – 7 days a week. There are many reasons why you may need an emergency locksmith, including:

Lockouts: Being locked out of your home, office, or vehicle can be a frustrating and stressful experience. You might feel helpless and unsure of what to do next. That’s where an emergency locksmith comes in! With their expertise and specialised tools, they can quickly and safely unlock your door without causing any damage. In a matter of minutes, you’ll be back inside where you belong, feeling relieved and grateful for their help.

Broken or damaged locks: A broken or damaged lock can leave you vulnerable and exposed. It’s important to repair or replace it as soon as possible to restore your security. An emergency locksmith can quickly assess the situation and provide you with options to fix the problem. Whether a simple repair or a full replacement, they have the skills and equipment to do the job right. You can rest easy knowing your property is once again secure.

Losing or stealing your keys or having them stolen can be a major headache. Not only do you have to deal with the inconvenience of being locked out, but you also have to worry about the security of your property. An emergency locksmith can help you get back inside and rekey or replace the locks to prevent unauthorised access. They can also provide you with extra copies of your new keys, so you won’t have to worry about losing them again!

Security upgrades: If you want to improve the security of your home or business, an emergency locksmith can provide valuable advice and services. They can assess your current security measures and recommend upgrades that will better protect your property. This might include installing high-security locks, adding security cameras, or upgrading your access control system. With their expertise and knowledge, an emergency locksmith can help you create a safer and more secure environment for yourself and those around you.

So if you find yourself in need of an emergency locksmith in Waterlooville, make sure Delta Forge Locks is your first choice! I cover all of Waterlooville and the surrounding areas, so I can reach you fast! 

What Locksmith Services Do Delta Forge Provide?

Here at Delta Forge Locksmiths, I provide a wide range of locksmith services for domestic and commercial customers, ensuring that all your needs can be met in one place. Some of my most popular services include:

  • Lock Repairs – I can carry out lock repairs for both door locks and window locks, regardless of style or material. Whether you require burglary repairs or help with a general lock problem, I can help.

  •  Lock Installation – There are many reasons for installing a new door lock or window lock, such as if you have moved into a new property, or if you are replacing an older lock with an anti-snap lock. As a local locksmith, I can assist you with a new lock installation service.

  • Residential Locksmiths – As residential locksmiths in Waterlooville, I can keep your home safe and sound, whether you need an emergency entry service or just to have some locks changed. Keep your home secure with a professional service today.

  • Commercial Locksmiths – Many locksmiths only carry out domestic services, I however can help commercial clients too with my wide range of professional locksmith services. If you need a locksmith in Waterlooville for your business’s security, get in touch.

  • Glass Replacement – If the glass in your windows or doors have been damaged, I can provide a professional replacement service to make sure your home is safe and secure. Damage can occur from accidents, or from intentional breakage due to burglaries or vandalism. We offer our services in Waterlooville, Havant and Cosham.

Do I Need A Locksmith To Change My Locks?

The most thorough method of ensuring door security involves removing the existing lock from the door (including the handle if it’s a handle-lock combo) and then installing a brand-new lock in its place.  Many door locks are DIY-friendly and come with installation instructions, however, it is vital you have to correct knowledge and tools to do the job as you could end up leaving your property vulnerable. If you need the help of a professional locksmith service to change your door locks then Mat at Delta Forge Locksmiths will supply and fit a vast range of locks for all door types to homes and businesses in and around Waterlooville.

Lock replacement or lock repairs may be needed if the lock is old, damaged, not working correctly or doesn’t meet the current British standards BS3621 or TS007 for uPVC doors. If you are unsure what lock you need to buy or how to install it then contact Delta Forge Locksmiths for a professional service today, I will supply and fit your new lock at your home or business in Waterlooville ensuring that your property is much more secure than it was when I arrived.

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What Should You Do If You Are Locked Out Of Your Property?

Getting locked out of the house is incredibly annoying and frustrating, and it only seems to happen at the most inconvenient times, too—like when it’s raining! Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to get back into your property promptly.

1. Call Another Household Member

If your partner, kids, roommate, etc. are not locked out along with you, chances are they have a key. This is the simplest solution, and the one everyone hopes they can count on before taking more extreme measures.

2. Track Down a Friend or Family Member With a Spare Key

Have you ever left a spare key with a relative or friend to check in on your property while you have been on holiday and forgot to take the spare key back? If so, send them an SOS text. they may be able to come and give the key back to you!

3. Call a Locksmith

If time is of the essence, this is the way to go. The first step is to find a local reputable locksmith, this can be done very quickly by checking the reviews of a business on Google Maps and locksmith industry trusted trade website sites such as Checkatrade. A Waterlooville locksmith can unlock your door in a matter of minutes, and they can do it without causing any unnecessary damage to your door.

If your keys are lost or stolen then it is also advised that you call a locksmith for a lock replacement even if you have managed to get back into your property. This will ensure that no one can use your lost or stolen keys to break into your property.

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Frequently Asked Questions

At Delta Forge Locksmiths I would always advise that you contact a locksmith to change your locks unless you have the relevant knowledge and qualifications to change the specific door lock or window lock within your home or commercial property as you may cause more damage which will then mean further expense when coming to repair the lock.

By law a license to be a locksmith is not required however this is likely to change in the near future due to issues throughout the industry with rogue trading locksmiths. I would always suggest before hiring the services of a locksmith you consider the reviews of the company online such as Google Map reviews, Trustpilot etc. I would also advise that you check to see if the locksmith has passed relevant tests and has certifications of their skills such as City and Guilds, NCFE or MLA.

The cost of a local locksmith is determined by three main factors, these are: The cost of any required parts, the time required to complete the work and the time of day/night in which the service is needed. For example a local 24hr locksmith will cost more after 5pm.
Finding a trustworthy locksmith, like any reputable tradesperson can be challenging however, as experienced locksmiths, I hope that with guidance you’ll be able to find the right locksmith for the job.
 
The first and most important sign of a trustworthy locksmith is to check if they have any reviews or customer testimonials on third party web sites/platforms such as Google maps, Facebook, Bizify or Trustpilot (There’s plenty available). It’s important not to make a buying decision solely based upon what it says on website. Reviews will enable you as a customer to gain an insight into the level of customer service and workmanship to expect from the locksmith.
 
Is the locksmith accredited? You may think does this really matter. However, I believe that trustworthy locksmith will also be a an accredited locksmith. Accreditation is the formal acknowledgement of a locksmiths training, knowledge and skill. Accreditation is awarded by a recognised training body such as City&Guilds, NCFE or the MLA (master locksmith association). Due to the locksmith industry being un-regulated, there are no restrictions to prevent anyone from calling themselves a locksmith, in turn creating opportunity for rouge traders. Therefore it is my opinion that a conscientious and trustworthy locksmith will obtain a form of accreditation in order to assure prospective customers.
 
Another sign of a trustworthy locksmith is to see if they regularly post photos of their completed works on their social media profiles. In this digital age nearly every business uses social media to promote their services/products to prospective customers, whilst taking pride in their work. This is no different for a locksmith.
 
Lastly, a great way to source a trustworthy locksmith is to speak with friends and family and ask them if they’ve recently used a locksmith and where they satisfied with the work carried out.
When contacting a locksmith it’s important to know you are hiring a reputable and trusted professional. It’s understandable that in a moment of desperation/panic (I.E You’re accidentally locked out) that the first instinct will be to do a quick search on a mobile device and contact the first locksmith you find. We advise that you take a breath and first do some very quick & basic research about the company before agreeing to a call out. Firstly see if the company has any recent reviews from the local area on a trusted review platform  such as Google maps, Trustpilot or Bizify? Does the company hold any professional training accreditation such as City&Guilds or Master locksmith association? When contacting the company do they talk through the issue prior to attending and provide an estimate of cost upfront? and finally it’s important to ask what methods of payment they accept (Bank transfer, card or cash?) Taking a moment to check these four basic principles may help you avoid a potential rogue trader and save you from an unnecessarily hefty invoice. As a reputable, independent locksmith serving the local communities of Waterlooville, Havant and surrounding areas I pride myself on my integrity, dedication and skills in order to ensure my customers feel they receive fair value from my services.

A locksmith is a specialist tradesperson who is capable of opening many varieties of locks in addition to carrying out repairs of the intricate mechanisms within them. A locksmith will also be proficient in installing locks and additional security hardware in order to secure a customers property. In addition to this a locksmith will be able to cut keys. Some locksmith such as myself here at Delta Forge Locksmiths will also be able to carry out additional services such as window/door glass replacement, UPVC repairs and boarding up services. 

The cost of a local locksmith is determined by three main factors these are: The cost of any required parts, the time required to complete the work and the time of day/night in which the service is needed. For example a local 24hr locksmith will cost more after 5pm however, as a trusted local 24hr locksmith myself, I will provide customers with an upfront estimate of cost based upon a best and worst case scenario via a quick fault finding assessment over the phone, prior to attending.

In short “yes a locksmith can open a safe”. Mat at Delta Forge Locksmiths has previously opened domestic level safes for some of my customers due to either the batteries degrading, the lock failing or due to the keys being lost. To open a safe requires varying levels of specialist expertise depending on the Eurograde rating of the safe to be opened. For instance most safes commonly stocked in hardware stores, will be un-graded or 0 graded. These are mainly designed for storing documents and small quantities of cash/valuables (Please refer to your safes manufacture for specific value guidelines) Many of these are operated/locked using a digital keypad and are often supported with the use of tubular lock, used to override the safes lock, should the batteries within the keypad fail. These can normally be opened/bypassed by a skilled locksmith using non dedicated tools. Larger heavy duty safes for example such as the Eurograde 7 rated, Eurovault atlas produced by Burton Safes is designed to hold up to a value of £2,500.00 of valuables and employs a much more complex locking mechanism in addition to a hardened construction, in order to deter even the most persistent of criminals from opening them. With this understanding, I would refer the opening of such larger safes to a specialist safe engineer who employs the use of dedicated safe tools. 

Some locksmith may charge a call out fee for attending a customers home/premises. This is normally to cover reasonable travel costs and the time required to evaluate the required work. Mat at Delta Forge Locksmiths does not charge a call out fee. As a local, independent locksmith, I hope that by making this decision, it will inspire trust and confidence from my customers from the moment I speak with them. Due to my experience as a locksmith, I find that asking the right questions during the initial enquiry can often help understand the needs of customers and in many cases enable me to evaluate the prospective cost involved prior to attending.

A controversial question. To best answer it, you must also ask is the lock is integral to your homes security? If the broken lock is fitted to an externally accessible door/window or outbuilding and prevents people from entering your home/property, it would be reasonable to classify the broken lock as an emergency and I would advise contacting a reputable locksmith as soon as possible.
 
At Delta Forge Locksmiths, I take the safety and security of four customers very seriously. Which is why I operate as a 24hr locksmith service. 
Depending on the situation you may have a couple of potential options available. If you find yourself accidentally locked out, you may be able to contact a familiar member or trusted friend who may have a spare key. If this option isn’t viable then I would recommend contacting a local, trusted locksmith for assistance. A competent locksmith should possess the ability to unlock a door or window. Locksmith utilise two core methods of gaining entry. 
 
The first should always be a non-destructive method, in which the locksmith will attempt to bypass the door lock through manipulation or by picking the lock open. Should this be unsuccessful and with the customers permission a locksmith will then  proceed to the next method, known as destructive entry. 
 
Now first it’s important to clarify that although the name of this method states the word “destructive” within its name, it does not mean that a locksmith will start ramming your door like a medieval siege. The destructive entry method is in fact a precision method of attacking and destroying specific components within the locks mechanism in order to open it. This method however will require the replacement of the lock, once entry has been achieved. 

Yes, a locksmith should be able to open a locked door. Due to the various types of locks available within the UK market. A locksmith should be well versed with the various methods  and tools utilised to achieve the opening of a locked door.

Typically we would say it is reasonable to allow up to 45 minutes from making an enquiry to an locksmith arriving at your property. It’s important to take into consideration reasonable obstructions such as rush hour traffic and road closures. A conscientious locksmith will be sure to keep a customer updated of any potential delays whilst on route to your property. If you require non-emergency work carried out, most locksmith’s will operate a diary booking system, allowing you to make an appointment for a date and time convenient for you. 

Changing locks is a very common practice for a locksmith. The time required to change a lock is determined by the locksmiths level of knowledge of the various different types of lock available within the UK and European markets.

 

For example, changing a cylinder lock within a UPVC door may only take 15 minutes or so to complete, whereas changing a deadlock or sashlock within a timber door could take up to an hour to complete. This is due to the potential requirement to carefully alter the mortice within the door (the pocket in which the lock is housed).

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I cover a wide area around my home town of Waterlooville including the following areas:

If you are looking for an emergency locksmith near me or in any of the areas listed above then please contact me today on 07949 633 676 for a free no obligation quotation.

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