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Why Choose Key Fit?

Your Local Locksmith in Gateshead – One of the Most Trusted in the North East

Key Fit Locksmiths provide an independent mobile Locksmith service covering Gateshead, Chopwell, Rowlands Gill, Whickham, Lowfell, Springwell, Felling, Bensham, Deckham, Lobley Hill, Sunniside, Ryton, Burnopfield & all surrounding areas. We don’t charge call-out fees even in the evenings and on weekends. You’ll pay no VAT, which saves you 20% against many other locksmiths straight away. This is what makes us one of the best value locksmiths in the North East.

Customer satisfaction is always a top priority and they always aim to get to all Gateshead emergency call-outs within 1 hour and normally much less. We have a vast range of materials in stock so generally we can complete your repair on the very first visit. You will speak directly to a skilled locksmiths no matter what time of day or night your call is.

Not A Call Centre

We provide discounts to various groups in the Tyne and Wear area, including students, landlords, and senior citizens. Additionally, we offer a free security check for homes and businesses to identify potential vulnerabilities, ensure compliance with fire and safety regulations, and verify that locks meet insurance company requirements.

Why Choose Key Fit Locksmiths?

We have been a locksmith in Newcastle & Gateshead for 20 years. There is no problem with locks that we haven’t dealt with before. We are trustworthy and honest and friendly. When you call the number you will be talking to the locksmith who will be doing your job. We don’t charge VAT and our prices are very competitive. Normally we can offer a first-time fix but if we have to return, we will do so promptly. There are other locksmiths to choose from, but our reputation puts us above the rest and we consider ourselves to be the best locksmith service there is!

Areas Covered

Key Fit Locksmiths is based in Newcastle and we cover the entire North East region. Whether you are in need of lock repair, installation, or emergency lockout services, Key Fit Locksmiths has got you covered.

  • Emergency Locksmith
  • Locked out fast response
  • Burglary assistance
  • Replacing Locks
  • New Lock Installation
  • Smart Lock Installation
  • uPVC door & window Locks
  • Lock snapping solutions
  • Rekeying Door Locks
  • Damaged Door Lock Repair
  • Broken Key Extraction
  • Upgrading Security Hardware
  • Strike box Installation
  • Peephole Installation
  • Master Key Systems Created
  • High-Security Lock Solutions
  • Auto Locksmith

Locked out of your flat, house or home in Newcastle or the North East area?

Lost your house keys, locked outside home and need a locksmith ASAP to get you in?

Perhaps you have lost your keys or forgot them somewhere, and no one around have a spare key that can help you get in safely.

We offer 24 Hour emergency locked out service to any location in the North East. We don’t charge any call-out fees and offer 30 minutes fast response.

Need an Emergency Locksmith in Gateshead? We’ll be there within 1 hour

We have 100+ Google five star reviews

June 12, 2023
Lost house key and the locksmith travelled a long way at short notice arriving swiftly and sorting out an enigma of a lock with patience and guile. The gentleman who took the call and the locksmith were out of this world re help, professionalism and swiftness. Cannot reccomend highly enough. Thank you!
Julie Charlton
Julie Charlton
May 8, 2023
My son, daughter in law and granddaughter lost their keys, I rang them and it was a bank holiday and they were at the house within 20 minutes, lock sorted. Excellent service thank you
Jayne Holland
Jayne Holland
December 20, 2022
Great service from Michael. He helped out one of our landlord’s with an out hours call out last Saturday. Would highly recommend. Jayne - Goodfellows Estate Agents in Heaton
Kate L
Kate L
November 9, 2022
Fast, friendly, and affordable! We had a lock jam up and Michael was here within half an hour, diagnosed and explained the issue, gave options for fixing it and then had it done super quick - and then advised my partner all about his car key issues too! Would definitely recommend (and have already passed his details to the in-laws)!
Adele Wins
Adele Wins
November 5, 2022
Michael and his colleague were just brilliant sorting out my faulty lock. A very friendly, efficient & professional service. Michael comes across as a very honest guy & his quotes were very reasonable compared to other quotes I had received for the same job. Very easy to deal with. I couldn’t be happier. I will definitely use their services again. Already planning for the next job I’d like them to do. Highly recommended.
Andy Hanson
Andy Hanson
November 1, 2022
Arrived within a couple of hours of my call, identifying the problem and sorted it really quickly. Top class service! Thanks very much!
Jim Baty
Jim Baty
October 27, 2022
Came around within 30 mins as they were in the area job done inside 10 mins went for an upgrade lock for extra £15 but it included an extra two keys that we needed for others in the family so it saved us the time and money having to get keys cut very friendly and knowledgeable would definitely recommend
Big Bruce
Big Bruce
October 27, 2022
Would definitely recommend this locksmith, arrived on time, completed the the work to a very high standard,
Eleonora Giordano
Eleonora Giordano
October 21, 2022
Super quick service!! Called them and they got here 15 mins later ! Got my lock changed in 3 mins, couldn’t be more happy . I’d recommend
Elizabeth Adeniken
Elizabeth Adeniken
October 10, 2022
Excellent timely service!

Locksmith Newcastle
Locksmith in Newcastle

About Keyfit Locksmiths, Newcastle

Keyfit are a genuine family business, based in Chapel Park, Newcastle Upon Tyne & offering professional locksmith services to both domestic and commercial customers for 20 years. We have sensible prices, provide a fast, reliable and very competitively priced locksmithing service throughout all the North East region.

We are DBS Checked and Police Approved and we hope you can see from reading the information on our website that we are a genuine family run business with only the highest of standards. We always strive to offer as personable experience as possible for our customers as we rely on word of mouth recommendations to keep our business running. After dealing with us we want you to feel like you have received a thoroughly professional service with excellent and honest advice from our expert locksmiths.

Our promise to you.
  • You will be given correct and honest advice.
  • You will be explained the correct options available to fix your lock or security problem.
  • You will receive the best price we can possibly offer you.
  • We won’t leave until you are completely happy with the work carried out.
  • You will receive a full guarantee for any work carried out.
  • We will leave any areas we work in clean and tidy as if we had never been there.
What happens when you call us?

We will ask you some questions about your lock problem to ascertain as much as we what the issue might be. You will then receive a price quote for the job based on what you have told us. We charge a fixed price even on bank holidays and weekends.

We will give you an honest and accurate time of arrival. We will never tell you a time and arrive hours late. If we say we’ll be there in 45 minutes that’s when we’ll be there. If we think it will be a few hours, that’s what we’ll tell you!

We will also tell you the name of the locksmith coming to you, we think it’s important that you are comfortable and know who to expect, and when.

We will stay in contact with you and you should feel completely free to give us a call any time with further questions or any other enquiries. We pride ourselves on a high level of customer satisfaction and we hope that you will find us the best locksmiths in the North East.

Call us on Phone: 0191 364 3031

How we fix your lock problems, and what types of lock solutions can we offer?

Repairing locks, replacing damaged or broken locks

Keyfit are experts in dealing with all types of lock problems. Our locksmiths have over 20 years of experience in the security industry, covering all types of lock problems and solutions.

A broken or failed lock can cause a lot of problems which can adversely affect your whole home or business premises, depending on where the issue is. We carry the latest equipment and technology for any type of lock repair including mortise locks,  Our locksmiths can fix almost any lock.

When we arrive we will assess the problem and identify exactly what the problem is. We can, if necessary, inspect all your locks to ensure your property is properly secure and meets modern insurance requirements. Our aim is primarily to secure your home or business and make it totally secure.

We repair both internal and external locks.

We provide domestic, commercial & emergency locksmith services throughout the Newcastle area, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Emergency Locksmith Newcastle & the North East : Do you urgently need help with door and lock opening, lost house keys, or lock changes? Reach out to Keyfit emergency locksmiths, available 24/7. We also provide 24/7 Auto Locksmith Services: If you’re dealing with car key issues, such as lost keys or broken key fobs, you need an auto locksmith specializing in car keys and locks to assist you. Call Keyfit today.

Keyfit Locksmiths supply and fit locks to the standard BS3621. Using our locksmiths expertise, we are able to gain entry with minimum fuss and maximum attention to detail. We pride ourselves on a very high success rate for NDE (Non Destructive Entry)

We carry a large amount of stock on our vans so our locksmiths works can be completed there and then on your property. We carry the following stock in our vans: Euro cylinders, Rim cylinders, Mortice locks, Multipoint locks for uPVC doors, digital locks and more.

Why Choose Keyfit Locksmiths, Newcastle? Because we get to you when you need us – Fast!

  • No call out charge & No VAT
  • With you in 30 mins of your call
  • 99% of jobs completed in one visit
  • Student and OAP Discounts (please ask for details)
  • Available 24/7
  • We can supply and fit all types of locks
  • UPVC Door specialists
  • Fast lockout response
  • All parts & labour guaranteed for 12 months
  • Non destructive entry
  • Local Newcastle locksmiths (not a franchise!)

We can get to you within 30 minutes of your call (traffic depending) anywhere within Newcastle and all NE postcodes for all your emergency situations, for example – Lost or stolen keys, Lock has failed, or the keys are just inside the property and the door has latched close. Either that or we can book an appointment that is convenient for you to work around your busy schedule. We are available 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. If you are in a position where you think you need a locksmith near me, then we are here and can help.

Replacement Lock Service

Keyfit Locksmiths Newcastle have years of experience within the locksmith industry and have the knowledge and expertise to be able to advise you what locks are best to use for your situation and requirements. We stock a vast range of locks and locking mechanisms all of which are British Standard insurance approved locks.

Ensuring your home or business has good quality locks is essential to its security and although our prices are competitive we will always fit a high standard, branded lock that you can trust. Insurance companies are now very particular about what type of locks are fitted to your property. This means that it is important that you have insurance approved locks fitted to your home or business to ensure that in the event of a burglary your insurance company will pay out on a claim.

If you do not have the required locks then it is possible that your insurance company will not pay out on a claim. We stock a range of high security, insurance approved locks and mechanisms in our van, so no matter the job, we always have to hand whatever it is you need

  • Emergency Lock Replacement – Lost Keys etc…
  • Lock Replacement & Upgrades – Anti Snap Euro Profile etc…
  • Lock Replacement to Meet Fire Safety Standards etc…

Broken key in Lock?

A substantial proportion of our call outs at Keyfit Locksmiths are to attend customers in Newcastle requiring an emergency locksmith service after being locked out due to a broken key.

As with all lock-outs this can be a frustrating experience and as locksmiths we often get asked why the key has broken. A broken key is a lot more likely with a cylinder lock key, for example ‘yale’ type locks and euro cylinder locks, rather than mortise locks. This is simply because the mortise lock keys are bigger and therefore stronger. In the UK, and particularly in Newcastle upon Tyne, these cylinder locks are very widely fitted.

There are a number of main reasons why a key can break in a lock. These are; poor quality key, fault with the lock cylinder requiring the key to be forced to turn the cylinder, fault with the lock back set requiring the key to be forced to turn the lock, or a fault with the door to frame alignment causing the latch to bind against the keep, therefore once again requiring extra force to need to be applied to the key to move the latch against the extra resistance.

Sometimes of course it can be a combination of the above factors, however sometimes it can simply be due to the key getting old and breaking due to metal fatigue. Metal fatigue is stress damage that occurs within a metals molecular structure due to repeated cyclic stressing, loading and unloading, of the metal.

Common questions we get asked about our locksmith in Newcastle services.

Q. Are you a franchise locksmith company?

A. No. We are a local company based in Chapel Park, Newcastle. We are a genuine family business and have been repairing broken locks across the North East for 20 years.

Q. How quickly can you get here to fix my lock?

A. We advertise a one hour response time and that is what we will always strive to achieve. Sometimes, workload or congested traffic means it might be a bit longer. We will give you an honest and accurate time of arrival. We will never tell you a time and arrive hours late. If we say we’ll be there in 45 minutes that’s when we’ll be there. If we think it will be a few hours, that’s what we’ll tell you!

Q. How long will it take to replace a lock?

A. This obviously depends upon the type of lock and what solution is required to make it good. Most locks can be normally replaced within one hour. Whatever the situation, we will always advise you of the diagnosis, what needs to be done, and what the cost will be before we begin any work.

Q. How much does it cost to use your services?

A. We charge a FIXED FEE so you know how much a job will be from the start even on bank holidays and weekends.

Q. How much does it cost to repair a lock in Newcastle?

A. We charge a FIXED FEE so you know how much a job will be from the start and there is no call out charge even on bank holidays and weekends.

Q. You charge an agreed fixed fee, but what if it takes longer than expected to fix my lock problem?

A. The price we agree with you will be the price you pay.

Q. Are you insured?

A. Yes, we have full public liability insurance.

Q. What type of lock repairs do you do?

A. We undertake both domestic and commercial locksmithing.

Q. How do we contact you?

A. Call us on Phone: 0191 364 3031


About us & our locksmith services