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Audrius S

South London England

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"Very professional. Focused on the job. Would definitely call him again when we need any similar jobs done. Thank you. "

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Ivanas L

Poplar England

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"Amazing lad!! Very helpful and does the job brilliantly "

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Ruzhdi B

Harlow District England

(77)

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"Helpful and very knowledgeable. Got the task done to a great standard. "

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Ben A

Barnsley Metropolitan Borough England

(43)

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"He did not complete his task and then told me what to do and not do. He built the chairs well but did not keep them in it's place even though he was ..."

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Colin R

Pitlake England

(14)

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"Very quick and professional work. "

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Edgars P

East London England

(28)

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"Friendly tasker - high quality work. "

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Edgars P

East London England

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"Friendly tasker - high quality work. "

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Vitalie P

Chalk Farm England

(29)

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"De-clogged toilet in 7 minutes, very pleased with work done."

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Recent Locksmith reviews

"Probably no task will be impossible for him! Very skilled and nice guy! Thank you. "

Need locksmith for YALE lock.

£40

"Awesome! Great communication, professional clean job! Fitted a lock to an interior door"

Lock fitting

£30

"Amazing work. Very happy with the service"

Get a broken key out of a window lock

£40

"Great and friendly .. Well done good job!"

Install door lock

£50

"Very friendly and efficient. Ever so slightly let down by the quality of the finish (fairly rough/splintered around where the lock has been installed into the door) but, all in all happy with the outcome."

Install a key locking system to bathroom door

£80

"Changed my door handle and would highly recommend."

Changing door handle

£35

What's the average cost of a locksmith

£40 - £73

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£40

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£50

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£73

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Why book a locksmith through Airtasker?

Lock related work is inevitably an urgent matter. Whether you’ve been locked out of your house or have reason to change the locks, you’ll likely want the job done as soon as possible. This can lead many to simply hire the first locksmith that they call. Like medical assistance, cost takes a back seat to rapidity. But this urgency does mean that many people are overcharged for such work.

For those who need the assistance of a locksmith, Airtasker offers the perfect middle ground between speed and value. An online marketplace that connects professionals with individuals or organisations who need work done, finding a quality, reasonably priced locksmith has never been easier. All you need to do is tell Airtasker about what you need done, set an approximate budget, and wait for the offers from Airtasker Workers to roll in. You get ratings and reviews for each locksmith, and the free quotes come with zero obligation. The whole process can take just minutes!

Your lock situation might be urgent, but that doesn’t mean you should pay through the nose. With the help of Airtasker you can get your lock problems solved cheaply, quickly, and with a smile.

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Top Locksmith related questions

What are some common locksmith services?

Common locksmith services include picking, fixing, and replacing locks on residential properties or car doors. However, they can also design secure locking systems (including electronic entry systems) and perform security audits on residential and commercial buildings.

Can a locksmith open any lock?

This will depend on the type of tools the locksmith has and the lock itself. While many standard locks can be picked quickly and easily with a pick gun or similar, sometimes the lock is so old or difficult that it’s quicker to drill the lock (breaking the mechanism to gain access).

What should you do if you’re locked out of your house?

If you can’t get inside, jump straight on the Airtasker app and search for a locksmith near you. A local locksmith will be able to reach you easily and they’ll have the right tools to get you into your home quickly, safely, and with minimal damage to your property.

Do you need qualifications to be a locksmith?

Yes. Qualified locksmiths in Australia need to be at least 18 years old and complete an apprenticeship or traineeship.

What happens when you hire a locksmith?

Once you’ve agreed on an initial price and task details, your mobile locksmith will visit your property or car to assess the lock and carry out the work. If there are any unexpected challenges or materials needed, your locksmith will confirm a final quote once they’ve assessed the situation.

How much does a locksmith cost?

The average cost of locksmith services is $60-$142, but the price will depend on the complexity of the job and whether new locks need to be provided. Automotive locksmith tasks can cost a little more at $80-$180, while installing a new lock can cost as little as $70.

What does locksmithing include?

While they’re great in emergencies, you can call on a locksmith to help with other lock-related challenges, too. Here’s you can expect when you hire a locksmith for different tasks:

Emergency locksmith

Emergency locksmiths are available at short notice and often work outside standard trading hours. Ideally, you want to find a locksmith near you so they can get to you quickly and keep your lockout time to a minimum. An emergency locksmith will first try to pick your locks and deadbolts to get you back into your home. But if this doesn’t work, they’ll have the right tools to drill the lock and immediately install a new one to keep your home secure.

Auto locksmith

If you break or lose your car key, or lock it inside your car, you can hire an automotive locksmith. They can unlock your car to retrieve your keys or replace your lock and key with a new one. Auto locksmiths can also help with fitting car locks, fixing car door handles, and replacing ignition barrels.

Lock repair

Locks don’t last forever. Wear and tear can make them stick or even break. A locksmith can help with lock repair on your front door, car door, garage door, mailbox, bathroom/bedroom, and even your windows and sliding doors. They’ll either fix and realign the broken lock or if it’s beyond fixing, they’ll replace it with a new one.  

Lock installation

If you’ve got a new door, a broken lock, or you’re not confident your current security system is secure, you might need a new lock installed. This is a smart idea if you’ve lost track who has access or a copy of your keys. Find a locksmith near you to install a new or upgraded lock so you can be confident it’s done properly. When you post your task, be sure to specify what type of lock you need fitted, whether you have the lock already, or if you need the locksmith to provide materials. 

Recent Locksmith tasks

Change Night-latch cylinder in door

£15

Thurrock Park, Essex

12th Oct 2019

Unfortunately I was locked out of my home and had to have the night latch cylinder in the door broken so I could get back in. As a result I need this replaced

Lock fitted to bedroom door

£40

Forest Hill, Greater London

11th Oct 2019

i need a locksmith to replace an identical lock for my bedroom door with key included

Handyperson needed

£180

Beckenham, Greater London

6th Oct 2019

Hey there, my name is Sue. I need to hire a handyperson to help me in Beckenham, Greater London. What do you need done? Carpentry What is the type of property? House Which areas of the property need work? install internal door locks What would you like the handyperson to work on? to install 5 locks on internal doors

Put a new lock on bedroom door

£30

Kennington, Greater London

6th Sep 2019

Hi, I need the lock replacing on my door. I’ve got the new lock to be put in, but the screws on the current lock has been warn down. Can’t unscrew so I need help. Shouldn’t take too long. Please see pictures. Thank you

Great job! Thank you :)

Recycle Locker

£40

Finsbury Park, Greater London, N4

29th Jul 2019

i have an 80's locker that needs to be taken away from my garden. it can be droped off to recycle or reused. it has two working locks with keys and has been my main wordrobe for a few years.

nice guy, job done well

Lost keys cylinder needs changing

£80

Islington, Greater London, N1

11th Jul 2019

So, we lost all keys to the apartment. It's not locked so I want to just change the cylinder and get new set of keys. I do not have new cylinder. I do not have a picture of one. You will need to come, see the lock and buy a new cylinder. I do not know the brand of the lock (its not written) To be done asapq

5* would use again!

Fix door lock and plane bottom of door.

£150

Barnsbury, Greater London, N1

10th Jun 2019

The bottom of the front door needs planing and the lock needs to be fixed.

Was available to do the job at short notice and very easy to deal with.

Install a key safe

£25

Raynes Park, Greater London, SW20

11th Oct 2019

I need a key safe installed in my porch.its a standard Master Lock 7cm Light Up Dial Key Safe. Available from Argos.

Very professional. Focused on the job. Would definitely call him again when we need any similar jobs done. Thank you.

Microwave to be fixed

£40

Whitechapel, Greater London, E1

9th Oct 2019

Our microwave has lost a spring which we re-ordered but to put it into the door that needs to be done. The door doesn’t close so the microwave can’t be used. It’s a Siemens one (see picture)

Ivanas was quick to communicate and showed up on time. He was understanding when due to a situation on my side he had to come back the next day, for which I was very grateful. My microwave was fixed quickly and he had brought all the doors he would need as he prepared for the task beforehand. I’m very happy he came to help me!!

Handyman to Remove wheel locking nuts for car

£60

Clapham Junction, Greater London, SW11

6th Oct 2019

I need a handyman to remove wheel locking nuts or drilled off, from my Peugeot. I have lost the locking nut key. £60 MAX please.

Handyperson needed

£30

Grove Park, Greater London

27th Aug 2019

Hey there, my name is Atekah. I need to hire a handyperson to help me in Grove Park, Greater London. What do you need done? Repairs What is the type of property? House Which areas of the property need work? Bathroom door What would you like the handyperson to work on? The knob is broken from the inside and the door is locked

Mark was on time and did the job perfectly

Install lock in the room

£45

Whitechapel, Greater London, E1

22nd Jul 2019

Hey , are you free to come and istall a lock in a room tomorrow ? Afternoon ?

Done good job

Change locks on Front door

£40

Anerley, Greater London

10th Jul 2019

I need to change both the locks on my front doors. Door 1: change Yale and dead lock Door 2: exchange current door handle for new.

Femi was lovely, arrived promptly, was tidy and accompanied me to the DIY shop when he discovered I had the wrong part.. really pleased and would happily use again. Thank you Femi :)

Installing door chain lock

£20

Ilford, Greater London

14th Oct 2019

Installation of simple door chain lock.

Bike lock cut (lost key)

$15

Hackney Wick, London, UK

11th Oct 2019

Lost the key to my abus bicycle lock, rear wheel is locked to the bicycle rack

Door draft proofing, lock and frame repair

£400

Tooting Bec Common, Greater London

7th Oct 2019

I have 2 external doors in my basement which require work: Door 1: draft proofing and new lock installed (lock supplied) Door 2: frame damp repair and draft-proofing Should be 1 - 2 days work. All materials to be provided by the airtasker within the quote cost (excluding lock which is provided).

Worked quickly and well. Happy with the result

Installing locks on wardrobes

£50

Bayswater, Greater London, W2

5th Oct 2019

I have four wardrobes where I need to locks put on. Need someone to provide guidance on what locks need to be used and installing them.

I need someone to fix my room lock it dropped

£30

Blackwall, Greater London

10th Aug 2019

My room lock dropped , doesn’t need much work it just fell off the whole handle did.

Done good job

Fit a lock latch in my window

£20

Seething Wells, Greater London

12th Jul 2019

Hello, I ordered a lock latch that needs to be fitted to my window. I have all the parts, so all that left to bring is a drill to fit it to the window.

Martin did an amazing job. During the fix, there was an issue with the lock of my window and he fixed it so professionally. He worked really hard to make sure the window will work in a perfect way. He is very professional and you can rest assured he will work on your projects till they will be in perfect shape. In addition, he is a very nice and kind person, and I will definitely recommend his services to everyone I know. Thank you so much, Martin, for everything!!!

Change 7 locks at home

£150

Wapping, Greater London

30th Jun 2019

We need to change 7 locks from privacy locks to mortise locks. Old and new locks as attached. Have flexibilities on dates and time.

Shane was courtesy, responsible and helpful. However the work took much much longer than we expected, as Shane seems more confident with electricity work than carpentry.

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