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  • Writer's pictureStephen Fenwick

A Busy Locksmith Week in Newcastle

Its been a busy old week here in Newcastle. The weather has been mixed and with the bank holiday and the sun, so many folks went for a drink, lost there keys, we had keys snapped in doors, stolen handbags and patio doors that wont lock.



Each spring we see a number of folks that end up calling a locksmith due to there patio doors not closing correctly. Often in Sprint and Autumn we see a rise in these cases. However it can be prevented. You see, if you open your French double doors on a nice warm spring day and leave them open most of the day as the kids play or you have a BBQ with friends and family but at the end of the day you try to close the doors and they wont lock, the handle is jammed or the key wont turn. Why? How?


Its so frustrating and worrying and on a bank holiday it can be costly, calling the wrong locksmith will result in call out fee of £100 the double rate £160 per hour then parts on top. It can be a shock.


However, here at Gosforth Locksmith Service in Newcastle we have you covered with no call out fee, no double rates! Why? Because many of our clients take advantage of our annual service plans from just £29.99* per year.


Its simple and easy to book, we give you a free no obligation quote to make sure all doors, locks, windows and hardware are all fully serviced and up to standard. Basically we pop out, make sure your doors, hinges and hardware meet our specifications. If they do then we will place you on one of our service plans. If they do not then we can advise why, what's wrong or going wrong and how to fix the issues to get onto a plan. Once the work is completed you can then chose a plan that works best for you and your home.


This means you get a annual door service and alignment with £89.99 each year. We will pop out at a time that works best for you, either early spring or late Autumn when the cold weather can affect the door. We will strip and clean the internal working parts, oil and tune them, align the door and hinges and make sure the door is working perfectly.


The best part is that you NEVER need to pay extortionate fees again. Your plan covers you if your mechanism fails, the handles fail, the lock fails, the door drops out of alignment and wont open or close. This means for only the price of your plan you will have new parts fitted if required to the door. No call out fees, no expensive rates of labour, no VAT added to the bill, no fuel charges or any other trick that unscrupulous locksmith use to take advantage of our local Newcastle community.


We also do NOT charge you yearly. We will have you placed in our calendar, you will receive a call around 1 week before your service is due. We will then book you in and pop at a time that works best for you and then its payment upon completion. That way if you decide not to use the plan for that year you do not have to and you don't need to cancel any payment plans or direct debits. However, the cover only runs for 12 months from the date of payment. If you decide against the plan then you will be no longer covered.


These plans are ideal if you find that your door is only 4 years old, then one day the mechanism fails, you locked in our out and you have to replace the hardware. New mechanisms cost anything from £28 to £290 depending on make and model, if its a full strip or just a central mechanism. Locks cost anything from £8.99 to £180, handles can cost anything from £15 to £120. Then you would need to add any call out fees and most locksmiths use a call out fee of £50 to £100 then if its after 5pm they will charge time and half labour. Labour for a locksmith in Newcastle is anything from £59.99 to £120 per hour and after 10pm its double rates.


Your best calling Gosforth Locksmith Service and I will personally attend for free to give you a free quote. If your happy with the price we will the carry out the work at the price quoted. At this point once the work is completed you can then enter a price plan so this never happens again!


Our Price Plans


Plan 1 - Single Door Plan £29.99 per year

This plan covers 1 door, all parts. This ideal for apartments. It also includes half price labour if any of your other doors, windows or locks have issues and you need a locksmith.


Plan 2 - Double door Plan £49.99 per year

This plan is ideal for most homes that have only 2 doors. It also includes 1 FREE lock out. So if you lock yourself out then we will not charge you a labour or call out fee. But if parts are required then that's the only thing you would need to pay for. For example. You lost your front door key. We attend for free, but find we cant bypass, pick the lock to gain entry and the lock needs to be removed to gain entry and a new lock with new keys would need to be fitted, then you will only pay the price of the new lock. You also receive half price labour if any of your other doors, windows or locks have issues and you need a locksmith.


Pan 3 - Full House Plan £99.99 per year

Our full house plan has you covered for the entire home, that is all final exit doors, patio doors, side doors, garage doors, shed doors, windows, cash boxes, filing cabinets, bike locks. The only thing we do NOT cover on this is the vehicle locks. It also includes 1 FREE lock out. So if you lock yourself out then we will not charge you a labour or call out fee. But if parts are required then that's the only thing you would need to pay for. For example. You lost your front door key. We attend for free, but find we cant bypass, pick the lock to gain entry and the lock needs to be removed to gain entry and a new lock with new keys would need to be fitted, then you will only pay the price of the new lock.


Call Gosforth Locksmith Service today and speak with us about your needs.

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