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how much to fit 2 locks to back + front door?

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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
How much should I be looking to pay for getting some one to do it ? The old needs to be removed and I need to buy the locks my self?
It's one lock on the front and one on the back door .
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5y, 11m agoPosted 5 years, 11 months ago
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inb4 tree fiddy
#2
£150 Max.
#3
Depends on the type of lock?, Cylinder, Rim, Mortice etc and whether you will be getting exact replacements or some that will need a bit of carpentry to make fit?
#4
The key fits into a lock in the door handle - i think its a cylinder and its replacing what is there already , just with a different lock
#5
Are they wood doors or plastic?
#6
Do it yourself

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Edited By: DAMNOME on Jan 06, 2011 17:34
#7
Can you provide pics?
It is much easier than playing 20 questions.
#8
thesaint
Can you provide pics?It is much easier than playing 20 questions.

+1
#9
Wood door- cheaper
Plastic- more expensive.
#10
farhadmaster
Wood door- cheaper Plastic- more expensive.

based on what?
banned#11
farhadmaster
Wood door- cheaperPlastic- more expensive.
new barrels aren't expensive to swap in a pvcu door
#12
If you're able to, remove the old locks and take them with you, then try and find locks of exactly the same size/key spacing in b&q or wickes. It's not difficult to do but will be much easier if everything lines up the same.
#13
Based on when they were done in my house.
#14
Either wooden or plastic are an easy diy job its a straight like for like swap.

Given the choice of lock for security I would choose a mortice lock, people are lulled into a false sense of security by multi-point locking on UPVC doors which is great against a brute force attack but for about £20 any tom dick or harry can bypass the lock almost silently and with no damage and in seconds, picking a mortice lock requires skill and time.
#15
DIY both lock types for a 5 lever yale are about £12-15 although there is one ebayer selling 5 lever yale mortice locks at £6.95

If its a euro lock (upvc door type) look for it to be specified anti-bump too
#16
If you just want to change the locks for the sake of using a different set of keys, then my OH was able to simply take out the lock cylinder and go buy a replacement - he paid £35 which was for a mid range one :)
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farhadmaster
Based on when they were done in my mums house.

corrected
#18
dcx_badass
Yup, definately buy your locks from ebay, get them delivered to your house, fit them, get burgled, no sign of forced entry.... weird?


I didnt mean buy them from ebay, just that there are some that low priced about so may be able to save even more by shopping around,

Personally I wouldnt want a locksmith doing my locks I would rather buy them instore cash and do it myself, knowing only I know the keys
#20
You do realise its like just 4 screws each lock, undo, remove old lock, swap, replace screws, seriously it would take a few minutes per door, £55 is extortionate, £20 even would be high!
banned#21

thats only one screw to remove lol (on the grey bit). then barrel lock should slide out.

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