How much is a locksmith in Newcastle?

How much is a locksmith in Newcastle
How much is a locksmith in Newcastle

How much does a local locksmith cost?

The cost of hiring a locksmith in Newcastle can vary based on the specific service you require and your location. Here are some approximate price ranges:

  • Key Duplication: If you need a simple key duplication, it could cost as little as £4
  • Lock Replacement: For more labor-intensive services like changing a front door lock, the cost might be around £79, depending on the type of lock you choose
  • Door Opening: The average cost for a locksmith to open a door in Newcastle is around £60 to £80. However, this may vary based on factors such as travel distance or the type of door (e.g., car doors may cost more)

Remember that prices can differ among different locksmiths, so it’s a good idea to get specific quotes from local professionals.

Some factors to bear in mind that will affect the price you pay for a locksmith in Newcastle –

Rim cylinder locks or Yale locks?

Cost for Yale-Platinum-Brass-Rim cylinder locks or Yale locks in Newcastle
Cost for Yale-Platinum-Brass-Rim cylinder locks or Yale locks in Newcastle

These  cylinders usually start from – £35 depending on brand and number of keys.
The high security rim cylinder locks start from approximately – £85

If a night-latch – often described as a ‘Yale Lock’ is just being changed for security reasons, then only the cylinder will need to be changed which will keep the price down. If the whole night-latch needs to be changed (if you are upgrading the security, or its broken) then this will cost a little more.

Euro cylinder locks in Newcastle as pictured above, £25 – £70 depending on quality and they can range up to £250 for the highest security versions with master key systems and patented keys.

Fire safe versions on the right will often be a similar price. These are necessary on HMO’s.

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British standard sash locks are both the latch and deadlock combined.
These usually start from around £60 – Only ever use British standard locks on the entrance to your property.

When installed on french doors or double leaf doors of any types, they will need a rebate kit. These kits must match the lock they are being installed with and start from £50. Again we advise only installing british standard versions of these locks on entrance doors to your property.

Mortice locks (Often referred to as Chubb locks ) are the most common and by far one of the most reliable locks for security.

How much does it cost to have a Mortice deadbolt lock fitted in Newcastle
How much does it cost to have a Mortice deadbolt lock fitted in Newcastle

Mortice locks in Newcastle usually range from £30 to £60 – If it’s a Chubb style some of these can be £100+ depending on the make, model and size.

Mortise locks are one of the most secure door locks available today. Unlike traditional door knobs, mortise locks require a key to be inserted into the lock before opening it. This ensures that no unauthorized person can gain access to your home or office. Additionally, these locks offer superior levels of durability and strength. They are constructed from thick metal and are designed to withstand extreme temperatures, corrosion, and physical force.

Mortise locks also provide greater protection against forced entry attempts. While doorknobs and other traditional locks can be easily picked or broken into, a mortise lock requires a much more complex process in order to gain access.

As there are a few different levels of security involved in a Mortice deadlock locks its best to check that they have 5 levers at least. They can range in price depending on the brand of manufacturer and number of keys. Don’t forget to factor in the labour to change them as some require adjustments to be made in order for them to fit.

Changing Locks – Lock Replacement

The cost of changing locks in Newcastle is about £75 to £200 on average.

How much does it cost to change a lock in Newcastle Upon Tyne? is probably the most common questions we get asked. Whether you are moving homes or just need new keys, lock changes are extremely important for a good number of reasons. This could result from someone loosing their keys, or simply because you are not satisfied with the level of security that is installed currently.

This varies in cost by lock type, job complexity, your preferred security level and any additional costs due to out of hours call out (bank holidays, weekends, evenings etc)
If you have experienced a burglary in the Newcastle area, we strongly advise you to also consider changing your locks and installing some new ones.

Locksmiths might charge £2 to £7 to copy a basic key, but it might cost you up to £55 for special patented keys (often the case for rented apartments or flats where the landlord manages keys)

Keyfit Locksmiths specialize in working with various types of door locks and security instruments. Therefore, when it comes to our lock change service, we can help with different security requirements. Some of the common types of lock replacement our locksmiths undertake include:

  • Deadbolts
  • Anti Drill Locks
  • Anti Bump Locks
  • Cylinder locks
  • Mortise locks
  • Rim locks
  • Digital locks
  • Night Latches
  • UPVC door locks
  • Window locks
  • Mul-T-Lock
  • High-security locks

Essentially, you need to figure out exactly what service you actually need in order to gauge the correct cost to change locks.

Find out more about our replacement locks service in Newcastle here

If you are confused and have no idea or are just not sure of the service you need, just call us on 0191 364 3031 and we will get back to you.

Emergency Locksmith prices in Newcastle

The average cost of calling out an emergency Locksmith in Newcastle is around £79 for one hour labour, plus any parts.

Most respectable Locksmiths will not have a call out charge and will just charge you for the labour and parts. This is just an estimate, and until the Locksmith is actually stood at your door and can see the problem then the price can vary from this.
If you decide you need an emergency locksmith, expect to pay anywhere from £80 to £120 . If it’s a night-time call-out or weekend call-out it may cost you extra. If it’s not an emergency, leave your call to the locksmith until a normal working day, this will likely save you some money.

Emergency Locksmith Price Factors : What can Affect the Locksmith prices?

Date and Time

  • Inconvenient Timing Charges:
    • If you require locksmith services during inconvenient hours, such as late at night, expect to pay more.
    • Most locksmith prices increase between 8:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
    • The cost at 3:00 AM will differ significantly from that at 11:30 AM.
  • Job Size Considerations:
    • The size of the job matters:
      • Assess how many locks need changing.
      • This helps determine the overall cost.
  • Pricing Details:
    • Confirm whether the quoted price covers the entire job or is based on hourly rates.
    • If you only need a broken key removed, you’ll pay for labour only, making the job less expensive.
    • For multiple lock replacements, factor in additional labor hours and the prices of new locks.

TOP TIP – If you engage a Locksmith during work hours on a work day, then the price is likely to be lower than if you called them out late night on a weekend.

Lock Type and Brand

  • Opting for a budget cylinder will result in a more affordable job cost initially.
  • Conversely, selecting a high-security branded cylinder will entail higher expenses.
  • Keep in mind that Euro Locks, Mortice Locks, Nightlatches, and Security Bolts each come with varying costs. Therefore, the final price depends on the specific lock type you require.

Size of Job

Locksmith companies typically charge by the hour. If you’re changing just one lock, you can reasonably expect the locksmith to complete the job within an hour. However, if you’ve recently moved house and need all the locks on your doors and windows replaced, budgeting for 2 to 3 hours is advisable. Additionally, consider whether your doors or windows have standard or unusual locks. Most locksmiths carry standard locks in their vans, but if a specific part needs to be ordered, the locksmith may have to return to your property, potentially incurring an additional hour of labor. Notably, at SMS Locksmith, this situation would only apply to special-order locks. We don’t charge extra for returning to fit locks that are typically carried by emergency locksmiths, including mechanisms.”

Parts/Equipment Needed

If you require locks to be replaced as part of the service, then you will be charged for the new parts as well as the labour. This situation commonly arises when dealing with snapped locks, damaged cylinders, or locks beyond repair. The choice of lock depends on your door type and your insurance policy requirements.

Keep in mind that opting for the least expensive basic lock might not always be feasible. Additionally, if you have a digital or smart lock, expect higher costs for repairs or replacements due to their complexity. For UPVC doors or mechanisms with issues, prices may increase further, as these components often need to match existing ones and have to be sourced from specific manufacturers.

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We also appreciate that some locksmith emergencies can’t wait, which is why Keyfit Locksmiths will get to you quickly. We will always try to arrive within the hour for all urgent and emergency lock problems.

Keyfit Locksmiths are an independent Locksmithing company operating throughout the North East area including Gateshead with local locksmiths available 24/7, 365 days a year

We have locksmiths repairing broken locks, replacing door and window locks, installing new locks, and helping customers with their home security 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

To arrange a locksmith visit or for FREE advice about any lock problem in the Gateshead area, please call us on 0191 364 3031