Lock Repairs

18 September

Should you change your locks when moving house?

What do they say are the most stressful times of a person’s life again? I seem to recall they included getting married or divorced, dealing with a loved one’s death, moving house, and discovering there are no Twix bars left when you could have sworn there was at least one, and who’s been stealing all my Twixes again? I’ll just be talking about one of these today anyway – I’ll give you a clue, it’s not the marriage/divorce topic nor is it the death thing, and unfortunately it’s also not the Twix issue as that’s still too painful to talk about. 

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02 December

Tilt and slide door repairs in Barnsley

In the Barnsley area tilt and slide doors were a popular choice some years ago. Many of these doors have never received a service throughout this time. This has meant that some are becoming troublesome!

SF Locksmith are very experienced in dealing with the repair of tilt and slide doors in Barnsley and can offer you a great professional door service at a price that will be considerably less than replacing the door completely.

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20 October

French door repairs in Barnsley

The perception of a locksmith 's work often means picturing us dealing with huge metal locks fixed on hefty wooden doors, and carrying a mass of assorted keys clanging on a chain from our belts. One might also think of the classic scene in Police Squad where Frank Drebin, working undercover as a locksmith to uncover a neighbourhood protection scheme, is challenged over who he is, and how he gained access to the gangster's office. His reply of "I'm a locksmith and...I'm a locksmith" is one of the finest lines from the series. (www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRva7z8pvwc)

Back in the real work, a lot of my day-to-day work revolves around the repair of UPVC doors and windows in their various forms. Sometimes the doors are the property's main entrance, but more often than not they are patio or French doors  at the rear of the property. The UPVC windows can, of course be situated anywhere in the property and I frequently provide help with these too.

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28 September

Choose the best antisnap locks in Barnsley

If you happen to be one of those people who still actually watch TV adverts these days rather than fast forwarding through them, thus missing the delight of ex-reality show stars desperately trying to flog frozen fish fingers, then you may have noticed a commercial that's been doing the rounds. It's for a car manufacturer, let's give it the codename  of Molkswagon as no-one will ever crack that code. 

So in the commercial there's a couple of men buying parachutes from a flying school, but one of the men, unhappy over the prospect of shelling out a bit extra on a quality product, enquires about a tattered one he spots in the "Reduced to Clear" section.  The assistant describes how this particular parachute "isn't as rigorously tested" and "the stitching isn't as good," but this isn't enough to deter the shopper, and his eyes light up when he's also offered a free clock radio with the purchase.

 

 

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15 January

Antisnap locks in Barnsley

Lock snapping is on the increase significantely in the Barnsley area now!

Originating in the West Yorkshire region it has crossed the border into South Yorkshire in the last few years. 

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13 October

UPVC door repairs in Barnsley

Upvc doors are locked by the means of a multipoint lock which is usually operated by you lifting the handle and then locking this mechanism solid via turning the key. After years of constant use these can fail either with door still closed, which though inconvenient still safe or in an open position and unsecure!        

 

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