Locksmith Blog

Hello. This is our locksmith blog. This is a diverse selection of our lock change work and other services such as; UPVC doors and windows, fire door closers and repossession in and near to Brighton & Hove. Watch out for our special offers. Gain valuable home and commercial security tips.

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Bespoke Aluminium Door Lock Fitting in Brighton

LBP Locksmiths serviced a bespoke aluminium door at a new office in Brighton. We removed the faulty lock mechanism and retrofitted a new one, then the new lock was tested. We ensured proper care by laying down protective sheets to protect the brand new floor from scratches and hot burrs from power tools. Our experience […]

Window Boarding Up of Commercial Shop in Central Brighton

LBP Locksmiths went to secure a broken window in Gustamps, a commercial property in central Brighton. Currently closed, the establishment needed a proper board-up. We replaced the taped-up carton boxes with a sturdy board that fits the window frame perfectly. Boarding up closed business premises or vacant shops prevents the entry of burglars, vandals, and […]

UPVC Door Replacement and Lock Installation in Brighton

LBP Locksmiths were called out in Brighton. We supplied and fitted quality UPVC French doors and provided keyed alike lock barrels. UPVC patio doors are ideal for natural light and long term weathering whilst providing good security. We used British Standard toughened glass. Toughened glass is designed to withstand all forms of pressure. In case […]

Rusted Lock Change in Hove

LBP Locksmiths went to a property in Hove to provide a lock replacement service for a rusted front door lock. We replaced the rusty 2-lever lock and supplied and fitted an Asec British Standards 5 Lever Deadlock. This Asec lock features a high grade steel case with anti-drill plates and keyhole protection for added security. […]

Nightlatch Lock Installation in Hove

LBP Locksmiths were called to Hove for a front door lock change. We supplied and fitted an ERA British Standard High-Security Nightlatch lock. Upon the client’s request, we also cut and tested additional keys on-site. ERA British Standard Nightlatch is a high-security night latch lock, offering maximum security for timber and glass-paneled front doors. It […]

Window Board Up in Brighton

LBP Locksmiths went into central Brighton to board up a building with a broken window. After measurement, we cut the board onsite and installed it immediately, ensuring a precise fit. Boarding up broken windows is important in both occupied and abandoned buildings if a repair is not possible in the present. It secures your property […]

Euro Deadlock Installation in Brighton

LBP Locksmiths were contacted for a Euro deadlock installation in Brighton. We installed a high-security Euro-operated deadlock with anti-snap and anti-barrel features, to provide a secure home door lock for the homeowners. How do burglars get past standard locks? Lock snapping and lock drilling are two of the common break-in methods for doors with a […]

Code Lock Installation in Brighton

LBP Locksmiths installed a digital push-button lock in Brighton. We supplied a mechanical keypad lock CL155SG, from Codelocks, with a mortice latch for the wooden door. Perfect for light-duty security in commercial offices & shops, you can change your codes with the instructions provided. It’s easy to use and has a front and dual backplate […]

ASL Builders Brighton – property maintenance to extensions

Jon (ASL Locksmiths) & Gareth (LBP Locksmiths) have joined forces with Mark and his team trading as ASL Building Services Brighton. They offer property maintenance and end of tenancy repairs for landlords. Building services for home owners and commercial business in Brighton & Hove. They build house extensions, loft conversions and make interior alterations. Mark […]

Fire door closer installation Brighton office

LBP were called out to an office in Brighton to custom fit commercial fire-rated door closers & emergency handles to two fire-rated doors. Once the self closing device was matched with the fire doors size, weight and FD30 rating. It can be positioned, fitted and configured so the door closing speed and force required to […]

Emergency Lockout in Hove

LBP Locksmiths helped Hove residents that had been locked out of their home late on a Sunday night. LBP was extremely prompt in arriving and assessing the situation. We used specialist tools to gain entry after we tried a number of non-destructive techniques. Using a specialist plug puller, we removed the cylinder locks without damaging […]

Room Lock Fitting in Hove

LBP Locksmiths were called for a room lock fitting in Hove. We supplied and fitted a freshfit Union 5 lever British standard deadlock. This lock has the following features: suitable for timber doors has an extended 22mm deadbolt for a more secure deadlock and resistance against attack securely locks and can only be opened from […]

Office Complex Lock Refit with 57 Keys Cut – Brighton

LBP locksmiths supplied and fitted three premium ISEO barrel locks in an office complex in Brighton. The two barrels were keyed alike while the other barrel was keyed to differ.  We also cut and tested 57 keys on the spot for the employees– 15 for the middle lock and 42 keyed-alikes. ISEO is an Italian […]

Pilkington Glass Replacement Brighton

LBP supplied and fitted a piece of British Standards hardened Pilkington glass in a reeded style to match and repair this door in Brighton today. The glass was cut to size and professionally sealed. We cover all aspects of locksmith work, window (except sash) and door repairs in the Brighton & Hove area. Expect very […]

UPVC Glass Window Replacement Kemptown

LBP Locksmiths attended a property in Kemp Town today, we supplied and fitted six new Georgian style double glazing glass panes into uPVC windows.

Multipoint Lock (MPL) Replacement Rottingdean

LBP locksmiths attended a house in Rottingdean. The customers UPVC door lining had rusted along with the old Multipoint Lock unit (MPL). It took significant effort to remove due to the rust. The new MPL locking unit was fitted and we cleaned up the door with a UPVC cleaner. However, these locks can also depreciate […]

UPVC French Patio Door Hinges Replacement Brighton

Rusty door hinges are often stiff and difficult to move and can lead to breakage. If the UPVC door becomes misaligned it may not close or lock properly. If your doors are getting hard to open, then a patio door hinge replacement may be the fix that’s required.  We removed the UPVC French doors and changed […]

Flat Door Emergency Repair & Replacement

Flat doors have to withstand a lot of pressure. They keep us safe from any weather whatever the season is. We also get the assurance that our loved ones and property are safe.  But a door’s quality depreciates over time. And this may call for a replacement door. Here’s a broken flat door. It was […]

UPVC Window Maintenance Hove

Yes, UPVC windows are long-lasting and they keep you comfortable. But you need to maintain them from time to time to enjoy its benefits. Here’s another UPVC window repair in Hove. We removed the entire window, the broken espag, and old handle. Then, we refitted the window to make sure it lines up flush with […]

UPVC Window Repair Brighton

A UPVC Window Repair job for LBP. Customer reported a problem the window would not open. Upon inspection the hinge was broken. The window was removed carefully and the hinge was replaced. Windows can seize and get stuck especially in winter time. If the hinge is badly corroded or broken then we can put a […]

Large Chubb Safe Repair Brighton

A large Chubb safe repair work, fortunately the customer was in possession of the keys.

Sash Window Repair Portslade Sussex

LBP Locksmiths completed a Sash Window Repair at a residence in Portslade Sussex.

Dead Lock Replacement Portslade

LBP Locksmiths supplied and fitted a new 5 lever deadlock to a residence in Portslade.

Digital Code Lock Replacement Hove

We installed a new we high quality Codelocks branded mechanical push button lock by replacing an old broken digital code lock in an office in Hove.  

New ABS Lock Installation

New ABS lock installation. Quick response time, accurate fitting and key handover to another happy customer. It an example of our work during this busy week.  

Union 3G114E British standard insurance approved deadlock

Before and after of a Union (formerly Chubb) 3G114E British standard insurance approved deadlock in Brighton. We also cut and tested four additional keys for the new lock whilst on site. Ideal service for landlords with multiple tenants.

Commercial Safe Entry & Fault Correction

Before and after pictures of LBP Locksmiths gaining entry to a commercial safe, once the safe was opened, we then set about to diagnose and correct the fault. Afterwards we tested the safe to ensure that it was operating correctly.  

Heavy Duty Reliance Custom Gate Hinge and Drop Bolts

Another great day for LBP Locksmiths in Brighton today, pictures of some of our work – ** Installed four heavy duty reliance garage stay arms. ** Installed new hinges to a wooden gate. ** Installed multiple drop bolts.  

Victorian Door to Internal Deadlock Fire Compliant ISEO Euro

We worked on a lovely Victorian style House in Brighton. Various security upgrades professionally installed by LBP Locksmiths, the work was carried out on an internal victorian solid wooden bedroom door turning the bedroom into a safe room. * Fire compliant ISEO half Euro thumb turn operated barrels X 2. * Euro operated deadlocks X […]

Yale 81 Rollerbolt Nightlatches Installation in Brighton

LBP Locksmiths installed six Yale 81 Rollerbolt Nightlaches to a HMO property in Brighton yesterday. We also supplied hand-built master keyed rim cylinder barrels so the landlord and property management company have easy access. Upgrading your home security is not only for the safety of your valuables. We want to keep you and your loved […]

Hinge Replacement for UPVC Windows in Hove

LBP Locksmiths supplied and fitted two sets of hinges today on a set of UPVC windows in Hove. The existing hinges were extremely damaged due to sea salt corrosion. LBP used a specialist die grinder tool to remove the corroded hinges and install the new hinges. LBP Locksmiths Brighton can diagnose any issue on your faulty […]

Underground Storage Space Carpentry Job in Brighton

LBP Locksmiths completed a carpentry job in Brighton today for a customer based in Roedean. The underground storage space held the pump equipment for the pond. Unfortunately, the old flooring and access traps had rotted away and collapsed. Out with the old and in with the new! Here are the before and after pics showing […]

New Motion-Activated Security Light in Hove

LBP Locksmiths supplied and fitted a new motion-activated security light in Hove. Making sure your home is secured while you’re away or asleep is crucial. We all want a safe, secure home. Just call us and we can arrange our professional team to come to your home or business and do a full check on […]

Locks Supplied and Fitted in Brighton

LBP Locksmiths Brighton supplied and fitted high-quality locks. Yale X5 British Standard Rim Cylinder Yale 85 Polished Chrome Nightlatch Union British Standard 3G114E Deadlock High-security garage defender ERA half oval cylinder with seven keys Keeping your home and property secure shouldn’t be expensive. LBP offers professional, low-cost locksmith services in and around Brighton. No VAT, […]

50-Point Inspection: The Best Locksmiths in Brighton

LBP Locksmiths Brighton has been selected as one of the three best-rated locksmiths in Brighton by the Three Best Rated UK. Three Best Rated UK picks the best local businesses using their 50-Point Inspection, displays verified businesses on their website and updates it regularly. They help around 3 million customers per month to find the […]

Emergency Call out for a Communal Doorway

LBP Locksmiths attended an emergency call out due to vandalism of a lock on a communal doorway. Our team went to the site within 45 minutes of the initial call. We assessed the damage to the door and carried out the necessary repairs. Unfortunately, the vandal had also taken the lock barrel. LBP supplied and […]

Locksmith Reviewed

LBP was positioned number 1 on the Locksmiths Reviewed blog article. The 9 Best Locksmiths in Brighton to Unlock Any Situation Image Credits: Kerstin Riemir on Pixabay

Emergency Call out in Hove

A broken window caused by a drunken resident at a communal block of flats in Hove. LBP Locksmiths were called out to board up and make safe the broken glass. We carry the necessary tools and wood in order to respond to emergencies such as this throughout the city. Got an emergency situation in your […]

Door and Lock Repair in Central Brighton

LBP Locksmiths were called to repair a door and lock damage following a burglary in Central Brighton. We assessed the damage and made the appropriate repairs. The intruder had kicked the door which broke the lock and bent the latch on the Yale BS1. We replaced it with British Standard BS1 nightlatch. We also refitted […]

Key-operated Door Bolts Installation in Hove

LBP Locksmiths Brighton attended to a property in Adelaide Crescent in Hove. We were asked to install additional key-operated door bolts to two sets of Wooden French doors. This was to bolster the security of the existing locking mechanism already installed on the doors.  LBP Locksmiths supplied and fitted eight Yale multi-purpose door bolts with […]

High-security Locking Unit in Central Brighton

A high-security Mul-T-Lock for a secured locking unit in Central Brighton required attention from LBP Locksmiths. LBP Locksmiths provides the best solutions for lock and security issues. Contact us for lock upgrades, lock installation, lock replacements and more.

Codelocks Mechanical Push Button Lock in Central Brighton

LBP Locksmiths supplied and fitted a Codelocks mechanical push button lock in Central Brighton this week for high-security and heavy duty control solution. Need to install or replace a faulty lock? Improve your safety and contact LBP Locksmiths today.

Lock Barrell Replacement in Central Brighton

A high-security Mul-T-Lock barrel replaced in Central Brighton by LBP Locksmiths. Don’t wait until your keys are lost or the lock is broken. Contact us if you need lock replacements that meet the British Standard insurance criteria. We are here to help you for lock upgrade, installation, or anything related to lock and security of […]

Lock Upgrade in Sillwood Road Hove

Before and After photo of the upgraded lock in a property at Sillwood Road Hove. Gareth from LBP Locksmiths upgrading the locks to ensure that the door meets British Standard insurance criteria. LBP Locksmiths supplied and fitted a Yale PBS1 British Standard high-security nightlatch in polished chrome. A Union 3G114E British standard insurance with approved […]

Internal Door Mortice Sash Lock Installation in Hove

Jon from LBP using a specialist mortice jig to mortice out a recess into an internal door to fit a mortice sash lock. This property located in Hove (BN3) had new cream carpets. Dust sheets were placed and foot covers were worn to adequately protect and prevent any possible damage on the customers’ new carpet. […]

Emergency Door Lock Replacement West Street Brighton

The before and after image of an emergency lock replacement LBP had an emergency weekend callout to secure a communal front door in West Street, Brighton. The door had been broken in during the night and left partially attached. As expected, the door lock was broken and the door was smashed off its upper hinge.  […]

Damaged Lock Repair in West Sussex Brighton

LBP locksmiths Brighton were called to a property in lancing, West Sussex. The customer had an issue with his sliding door which wouldn’t unlock. LBP locksmiths Brighton non-destructively opened the lock and assessed the situation. It turned out the mechanism had become stuck and once freed, lubricated and tested several times, worked perfectly fine. We […]

Lock Upgrade to Meet British Standards in Brighton

Before and after, LBP locksmiths Brighton were contacted by a customer who wished to upgrade their lock for security and insurance purposes. Our customer was advised by their insurance company that the lock in the front door must meet current British standards BS3621:2007. The existing lock was dated and didn’t meet current standards. LBP locksmiths […]

Sash Lock Repair in Hollingdean Brighton

LBP locksmith Brighton was called to a property in the Hollingdean area of Brighton. A section of the key had snapped off in a mortice sash lock. We opened the lock non-destructively and proceeded to investigate why this happened and if the lock was repairable. Our findings were that the door was slightly warped and […]

When landlords should change their locks

To stay legal and conform with an AST rental agreement landlords must make lock changes at the right time. A rental property is at a higher risk of a break in. There maybe multiple copies of keys for each lock. Its important to maintain security with quality locks and door fittings. However its illegal to […]