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uPVC Door Lock Change in Brighton

LBP locksmiths Brighton were called to a property near Queen’s Park in Brighton. The customer was having problems with their uPVC door lock. The door would not lock and the mechanism strip was difficult to operate. LBP locksmiths Brighton attended the job and diagnosed the problem to be the gearbox, which operates the mechanism strip. […]

Emergency Car Deadlock in Brighton

LBP locksmiths Brighton were called to an emergency car deadlock situation in the centre of Brighton. The customer had been food shopping, put her young daughter in the car and loaded the shopping bags in the boot. By accident, the car keys had found their way into a shopping bag and when the boot closed, […]

Weekend Lock Installation in Central Brighton

A couple in central Brighton were in the process of putting their dwelling on Airbnb. However, they were concerned about some of their worldly possessions being accessible to whoever might stay there. After expressing their concerns to LBP Locksmiths Brighton, we advised them on a suitable lock to keep their stuff nice and secure. Due […]

Emergency Lock Replacement Central Hove

LBP locksmiths Brighton were called out to an emergency situation in central Hove. The customer had their keys but the lock would not open. LBP locksmiths Brighton arrived at the property within 30 minutes of their initial call to us. We were able to non-destructively gain entry to the property even though the lock had […]

Restricted Lock Installation in Central Brighton

LBP locksmiths Brighton installed this high security, Yale euro cylinder on a communal door in central Brighton. The customer required that the keys for the new lock were obtainable only with a special card or code which enables the keys to be duplicated. This type of lock is called “restricted” and there are several options […]

Garage Lock Change Hove Brighton Area

LBP locksmiths Brighton were called out to a property in Hove. The customer had lost the keys to their garage whilst popping to the local shops. Uncertain as to whether anybody retrieved the keys and saw where they lived, they decided it would be best to change the lock for peace of mind. LBP Locksmiths […]

Sash Deadlock Installation Central Brighton

LBP locksmiths Brighton were called to central Brighton to replace a back door and install a British standard compliant sash deadlock. LBP locksmiths Brighton initially visited the property to take measurements and give a quote. The customer advised us that a few other companies did the same. Why did they choose LBP locksmiths Brighton? We […]

Property Lock Change in Hollingdean Brighton

LBP locksmiths Brighton were called to a property in the Hollingdean area of Brighton as the customer had recently moved into a new house and wanted the locks changed. A property lock change to be done. The customer had obtained five different quotes from other locksmiths, and LBP Locksmith Brighton provided the best one. The […]

Nightlatch Update for Emergency Lock Out Brighton

LBP locksmiths Brighton were called to an emergency lock out situation in the seven dials area of Brighton. The customer had left their property to pop to the local shops. When they arrived back, they tried to turn the key in the lock but it didn’t work. The keys wouldn’t turn either way in the […]

Deadlock night latch replacement Preston Park

LBP locksmiths Brighton were called to a property in the Preston Park area of Brighton. The customer reported a fault with their deadlocking nightlatch. Upon arrival it was clear the lock was rather old (circa 20 years) and was beyond repair. Fortunately the lock is still being manufactured and LBP locksmiths Brighton were able to […]

Sash Lock Replacement in Lewes County

LBP locksmiths were called to a job in Lewes where the customer’s sash lock had seized up and the lock didn’t work. LBP locksmiths Brighton were able to open the lock and replace it with a new one on the first visit. Our customer advised us that we gave the most competitive quote over the […]

Deadlock Change and Upgrade in Brighton

A customer in the kemp town area of Brighton recently had her door painted. Unfortunately, the paint was applied so heavily that it seeped through into the internal workings of the lock, making it fail. The lock was the outdated Union 3g114, which doesn’t comply with current British standards. LBP Locksmiths Brighton was able to […]

Lock replacement – Seven 7 Dials Brighton

Customer in the seven dials area of Brighton called LBP Locksmith Brighton to ask for a quote to replace their somewhat weathered lock which had become problematic. Much to our delight, the customer advised us that LBP Locksmith Brighton provided the most competitive price and due to our great reputation they decided to book us […]

Deadlock change for insurance central Brighton house

“After being advised by her insurance company that the existing deadlock on the front door might not meet current British standards, our customer gave LBP Locksmith Brighton a call. We arranged to take a look, free of charge and inform her as whether or not it was British standard compliant. Upon inspection, the lock used […]

Lock Change in Hove Brighton Area

After recently moving to their new home in Hove, our customers wanted their locks changed. The dwelling had previously been rented out for a long period of time to several different tenants. Not knowing how many keys were out there in circulation for their locks, they thought it would be wise to change them. LBP […]

British Standard Deadlock Upgrade

Following a break in over the Christmas period, LBP locksmiths Brighton upgraded a non British standard deadlock to one which has the British standard Kitemark. This type of standard deadlock conforms to BS3621 and is accepted by most insurance companies. It has endured common attack methods and is highly recommended for sufficient security for your […]

LBP Locksmith Awarded as One of the Top 3 Locksmiths in Brighton

LBP Locksmiths is now listed as one of the Top 3 Locksmiths in Brighton by ThreeBestRated.co.uk. Three Best Rated® has given us their big thumbs up for providing consistent high quality services. We thank each and every one of our customers. More and more people have been contacting us to have their locks done not […]

Deadlock Upgrade in Central Hove

We recently performed a deadlock upgrade. A customer in Central Hove was concerned that their current Yale nightlatch on a wooden door wasn’t enough security so they contacted LBP locksmiths Brighton. Initially, we advised them over the phone what their options were and quoted them to supply and fit a British standard deadlock. The customer […]

Emergency Lockout Help in Brighton

LBP locksmith Brighton attended an emergency lockout help situation in Shoreham-by-Sea. It was after 19:00 and the customers key had snapped in her lock. LBP locksmiths Brighton arrived at the property and removed the piece of broken key quickly and efficiently. Our locksmiths at LBP locksmiths Brighton cover emergency and non emergency call outs all […]

Problem Lock Replacement in Brighton

There was a problem lock replacement in Brighton by LBP locksmith. We attended a job close to the five ways area of Brighton. The customers had a problematic lock on their back doors which leads out to their garden. The only key for the lock had snapped off inside it. LBP locksmith Brighton were able […]

Best Price Cylinder Lock Installation in Brighton

LBP locksmith Brighton recently performed a restricted cylinder installation for the best price. We installed a restricted rim cylinder on a flat in central Brighton. The customers wanted a restricted cylinder put on their door so when they let people stay there via air B and B they can rest assured that no one can […]

UPVC Door Lock Change in Brighton

LBP locksmith Brighton were called to a property in the Moulsecoomb area of Brighton for 2x UPVC door lock change. The customer wanted the locks changed as a tenant had recently moved out without returning the keys. LBP locksmith Brighton attended the job within an hour of the customer’s call and completed the job there […]

Home Lock Replacement in Brighton

LBP locksmith Brighton attended a property close to Preston park in Brighton and performed a home lock replacement. The customer had concerns that their lock wasn’t working properly and she was worried her or her family may end up locking themselves out in the not too distant future. The lock was a very high security […]

Digital code lock installation commercial Brighton

LBP locksmith Brighton recently performed a commercial digital code lock installation. We installed this high security digital code lock at the rear entrance to several commercial premises. They needed a code lock because lots of different people use the gate to access various buildings and having a code rather than lots of keys is more […]

Rim Cylinder and Deadlock Change in Brighton

LBP locksmith Brighton performed a rim cylinder deadlock change in Brighton. We changed a rim cylinder and a high security 5 lever deadlock at recently opened shop ‘Vinyl Revolution’ on Duke street in Brighton’s notorious lanes. If you need any lock change for your home or office, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’d be happy […]

Mortice Lock Upgrade Brighton

LBP locksmith Brighton recently did a mortice lock upgrade. We received an enquiry from a customer who was concerned their existing mortice lock didn’t meet the current British standards. LBP locksmith Brighton were unable to say whether or not the lock met the standards without seeing it, so we arranged to view the lock and […]

Apartment Lock Replacement Brighton

LBP locksmith Brighton were called for an apartment lock replacement in the seven dials area of Brighton. The customers had recently purchased a property within the building and very sensibly wanted the locks replaced as they were unsure how many keys were in circulation to their newly acquired dwelling. LBP locksmith Brighton attended the property […]

Same Day Lock Upgrade in Brighton

LBP locksmith Brighton made a same day lock upgrade. We replaced a standard traditional style Yale lock with a much higher security ERA British standard version. The upgraded lock is made to withstand many forms of manipulation and bypass methods. If all you have on your wooden front door is a latch type lock be […]

Apartment Lock Change in Central Brighton

LBP locksmith Brighton were called for an apartment lock change in the centre of the city. The customer was concerned that their current night latch lock was not sufficient enough to withstand an attack. We advised what options were available and proceeded to install a British standard Union deadlock. The lock is recognised by all […]

Property Lock Change in Brighton Hollingbury area

LBP locksmith Brighton were called for a property lock change in the Hollingbury area. The customer wanted better security for their communal door. LBP locksmith Brighton installed a GeGe Pextra euro cylinder which operates a deadlock. This particular lock is very high security and additional keys can only be obtained through LBP locksmith Brighton. This […]

Lost Keys – Commercial Lock Change in the Preston area

LBP Locksmith Brighton were called to a property for a lock change in the Preston area of Brighton. The customer wanted us to change their front door lock. A couple who were renting a room there had lost the keys the night before. LBP locksmith Brighton would like to advise anybody who loses keys to […]

Property Detainer Deadlocking Latch Change

LBP Locksmith Brighton were called for a detainer deadlocking latch change to a property on the borer of Brighton and Hove. The customer had been having ongoing building work at his dwelling and several people were in possession of sets of keys for quite some time. As a precautionary measure and for peace of mind […]

Domestic deadlock installation in central Brighton

LBP Locksmith Brighton installed a high security, British standard deadlock at a flat. This flat is in a central Brighton location. The customer state that there was a break in. Unfortunately, the thieves stole many valuable items during the break in. Moreover, the thieves managed to bypass their existing latch type lock, commonly known as […]

lock replacement domestic property in hove

LBP locksmith Brighton were called to a domestic property in hove. The customer had called to say the nightlatch lock on their door had seized up and they wanted to replace it. LBP locksmith Brighton attended within a couple of hours of their phone call. We assessed the situation and due to the extensive faults […]

Lock change commercial premises for locksmith in central Brighton

LBP locksmith Brighton were called to a commercial premises in central Brighton. The customer wanted to change their lock after the existing one had become problematic. Unfortunately the customer got the wrong size lock and needed our assistance to fit a new one , of the correct size. LBP locksmith Brighton were able to attend […]

Locksmith domestic job in the Preston area of Brighton

LBP locksmith Brighton were called to a domestic job in the Preston area of Brighton. The handles on the customers door had broken and needed replacing. LBP locksmith Brighton were able to replace the handles on the first visit and advise on the most likely cause of why they broke, we also recommended that a […]

Broken key locksmith commercial premises in central Brighton

LBP locksmith Brighton were called to a commercial premises in central Brighton. The customer had unfortunately snapped their key inside the lock on a store cupboard. LBP locksmith Brighton were able to extract the broken key and advise how the problem occurred.

Break in Brighton Easter eggs stolen

LBP locksmith Brighton were called to a communal area where residents have individual cupboards. Unfortunately our customers cupboard had been broken into, the heartless thieves stole the Easter eggs which were for the customers grandchildren. LBP locksmith Brighton installed a medium security deadlock in a bid to avoid any further break ins.

Key snapped in hove LBP locksmith called

LBP locksmith Brighton were called to a property in hove as the customers key had snapped in several places and they were unable to gain access to their home. LBP locksmith Brighton arrived twenty minutes after their phone call, gained entry and installed a new cylinder as the previous one had been playing up on […]

Locksmith upgrade BS 5 lever for insurance Hove

LBP Locksmith Brighton were called to Hove to change and upgrade a deadlock. The customer had recently moved into the property and was concerned about how many keys were in circulation. The upgrade was requested so that the lock on the door satisfied the requirements of the insurance company. The lock was upgraded to current […]

Broken key in lock prevention – LBP Brighton Locksmiths

We regularly receive call outs in Brighton for broken keys which have become lodged inside a lock. This can effect both doors inside and internally. In the case of an external door you can be locked out causing inconvenience or even loss of business. One of our main locksmith skills is to extract the remaining […]

Emergency Locksmith situation Brighton Central

LBP locksmith Brighton were called to an emergency situation in the centre of Brighton. The mortice lock had seized up and the key was stuck in the locked position. The tenants were concerned for their safety and security. LBP locksmith Brighton arrived at their location within thirty minutes of their initial call. Unfortunately the lock […]

Mortice Chubb lock change in Norfolk Square Brighton

LBP locksmith Brighton were called to open a problematic mortice Chubb lock in Norfolk square. The customer couldn’t open it with either of the two keys he had. LBP locksmith Brighton were able to open the lock non-destructively, clean all the parts and get it working as good as new again. The strike plate on […]

British standard deadlock central Brighton

LBP fitted a British Standards Deadlock in central Brighton. Mortice Dead Locks can only be opened with a key. A strong single bolt locks into the door frame, this makes it a better strength lock. This sort of door lock is not left on a latch. The customer was very happy with the locksmith service […]

house purchase locks change and garage lock change

LBP Locksmith Brighton were called to an address in Hove to change all the locks at the property. The customer had just moved down from London as wisely wanted all the locks changed as he was unsure about who else could have copies of the keys to his newly acquired property. At first the customer […]

lock and window replacement Portslade Brighton

LBP Locksmith Brighton were called to a property in the Portslade area of Brighton. The customers had several windows that were locked shut, not opening properly and not locking. After receiving three quotes from glaziers based in Brighton to rectify the issues with the windows, they thought they’d try their luck with a locksmith and […]

Extra mortice lock installed burglars left empty handed Brighton

LBP locksmith Brighton were called by a returning customer who’s locks we had changed just the week before when they moved into their new home. When the customers called they were a little concerned having had an attempted break in the night before. Good news was the new locks installed by LBP did suffice and […]

LBP Locksmith installs bolt locks Moulsecoomb Brighton

LBP Locksmith Brighton were booked in to install 4x Yale roller bolt nightlatches on a property in the Moulsecoomb area of Brighton soon to be occupied by students. Roller bolt locks provide a good level of security and you can’t get automatically locked out when the door shuts behind you like you can with a […]

emergency lockout regency mews central Brighton

LBP Locksmith Brighton were called to an emergency lock out on Regency Mews in central Brighton. The customers had left the property each assuming that their partner had grabbed a set of keys. Turned out neither of them had picked up their keys before they left. Realising they were locked out (22:30) they called LBP […]

Preston area lost key lock replacement by locksmith Brighton

      LBP Locksmith Brighton were called to a property on Waldergrave Road in the Preston area of Brighton. The customers had french doors which lead out to their back garden. The doors were secured with lockable shoot bolts, two on each door, one at the top and one at the bottom. Unfortunately the […]