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S Fretwell & Sons are local, qualified locksmiths in Sheffield dealing with all types of locks fitted to domestic and commercial properties. No call-out charge and our work is guaranteed for 2 years. With a strong focus on customer service, our solid reputation within Sheffield is something we are very proud of.

Securing your property

There are occassions when you need the services of a professional emergency lockmsith in a hurry, here are some situations when we can help remove the panic and stress.

My property has been broken into

I have lost my door keys

Emergency locksmiths in Sheffield

Being broken into is a stressful experience, which is why at S Fretwell & Sons, we will always go the extra mile to make your property secure. There's a reason we are the leading emergency locksmiths in Sheffield; we strive to provide a reliable and friendly locksmith service, and our aim is to get you as soon as possible when an emergency happens.

Sheffield locksmith services

We can carry out a number of emergency locksmith services in Sheffield. These include burglary repairs, door lock repairs, door lock changes and emergency access.

Lost your keys?

In the event that you have misplaced your keys, our aim will always be to open the lock so we cause as little damage as possible. This will ensure it can be operated again with the original keys if they are available.

There is a no call out fee and our work is guaranteed for two years – much greater than what many of our competitors offer.

For a fast and friendly response, call our emergency locksmith in Sheffield number on 07930 841967. We are available 24/7 and, in most cases, we can be with you in under an hour, helping make your property secure in no time at all.

Mobile key cutting in Sheffield

Our mobile locksmiths' van and workshop increases our chances of being able to complete lock repairs or replacements on the spot.

Among the lock types we carry are mortice locks, rim cylinders, euro cylinders, anti-snap cylinders, oval cylinders, bullet locks, shutter locks, deadlocks and window locks.

We have locks from all the major manufacturers, including Chubb, Yale, Union and ERA, so you can be assured that what we fit is of the highest possible quality. In fact, all the locks we fit will be British Standard and insurance approved. We avoid using substandard locks that won't stand the test of time. What's more, all the parts we fit will be sourced in unopened packaging for your peace of mind.

In the event that extra keys are needed, our mobile workshop has the facilities to cut extra keys on site at very reasonable prices. These can be checked in the door locks while we are there, reducing the need for you to get them re-cut.

Purses, wallets and money have typically been the most frequently stolen items in domestic burglaries.

Commercial lock changes

Commercial lock changes

Keeping up with the latest security standards is crucial for any business, which is why we recommend carrying out commercial lock changes in Sheffield.

Poor quality locks can start to perish over time and, if your property isn’t fully secure, there's every chance your insurance company won't pay out. Commercial lock changes in Sheffield can give peace of mind, as well as an extra layer of protection to your business.

Don't compromise on quality

A lock is likely to be your only line of defence between the outside world and your commercial property, which is why you can't afford to take any risks when it comes to quality. Here at S Fretwell & Sons, we only ever use the highest security products, as we stock locks from major manufacturers such as Yale, Chubb and Union.

We also recommend installing anti-snap locks on your commercial premises. These are designed to prevent some of the most common methods used by thieves, including lock snapping and drilling, by using a material that is significantly denser than iron.

How secure is your business?

You might think you have a secure business, but when was the last time you had an expert take a look? Our Sheffield locksmith offers free, no obligation quotes, so you can find out exactly what you need to enhance your security.

We are renowned for providing a friendly, professional service throughout South Yorkshire and have helped countless businesses make their properties more secure. Call us on 0114 345 0145 to find out how we can assist you.

My property has been broken into

Emergency locksmiths in Sheffield

Being broken into is a stressful experience, which is why at S Fretwell & Sons, we will always go the extra mile to make your property secure. There's a reason we are the leading emergency locksmiths in Sheffield; we strive to provide a reliable and friendly locksmith service, and our aim is to get you as soon as possible when an emergency happens.

Sheffield locksmith services

We can carry out a number of emergency locksmith services in Sheffield. These include burglary repairs, door lock repairs, door lock changes and emergency access.

Lost your keys?

In the event that you have misplaced your keys, our aim will always be to open the lock so we cause as little damage as possible. This will ensure it can be operated again with the original keys if they are available.

There is a no call out fee and our work is guaranteed for two years – much greater than what many of our competitors offer.

For a fast and friendly response, call our emergency locksmith in Sheffield number on 07930 841967. We are available 24/7 and, in most cases, we can be with you in under an hour, helping make your property secure in no time at all.

I have lost my door keys

Mobile key cutting in Sheffield

Our mobile locksmiths' van and workshop increases our chances of being able to complete lock repairs or replacements on the spot.

Among the lock types we carry are mortice locks, rim cylinders, euro cylinders, anti-snap cylinders, oval cylinders, bullet locks, shutter locks, deadlocks and window locks.

We have locks from all the major manufacturers, including Chubb, Yale, Union and ERA, so you can be assured that what we fit is of the highest possible quality. In fact, all the locks we fit will be British Standard and insurance approved. We avoid using substandard locks that won't stand the test of time. What's more, all the parts we fit will be sourced in unopened packaging for your peace of mind.

In the event that extra keys are needed, our mobile workshop has the facilities to cut extra keys on site at very reasonable prices. These can be checked in the door locks while we are there, reducing the need for you to get them re-cut.

Purses, wallets and money have typically been the most frequently stolen items in domestic burglaries.

Commercial lock changes

Commercial lock changes

Keeping up with the latest security standards is crucial for any business, which is why we recommend carrying out commercial lock changes in Sheffield.

Poor quality locks can start to perish over time and, if your property isn’t fully secure, there's every chance your insurance company won't pay out. Commercial lock changes in Sheffield can give peace of mind, as well as an extra layer of protection to your business.

Don't compromise on quality

A lock is likely to be your only line of defence between the outside world and your commercial property, which is why you can't afford to take any risks when it comes to quality. Here at S Fretwell & Sons, we only ever use the highest security products, as we stock locks from major manufacturers such as Yale, Chubb and Union.

We also recommend installing anti-snap locks on your commercial premises. These are designed to prevent some of the most common methods used by thieves, including lock snapping and drilling, by using a material that is significantly denser than iron.

How secure is your business?

You might think you have a secure business, but when was the last time you had an expert take a look? Our Sheffield locksmith offers free, no obligation quotes, so you can find out exactly what you need to enhance your security.

We are renowned for providing a friendly, professional service throughout South Yorkshire and have helped countless businesses make their properties more secure. Call us on 0114 345 0145 to find out how we can assist you.

Protecting your property

With something as important as the security of your home, it’s sensible to seek professional advice so that your family and their possession are as safe as they can be. Door and window locks vary in design and quality which is why we’re on hand to make sure you’re locks are helping to protect your property.

Why you need Ultion high security door locks

Security and master suite systems

Why you need Ultion high-security door locks

Choosing high-security locks is an effective means of keeping thieves at bay - and Ultion can help you do just that. This particular type of lock has been approved by the police, as well as having being put through rigorous tests by British Standards and the Master Locksmith Association. Ultion locks have also been awarded the highest TS007 three-star standard.

Designing out crime

There are many in-built features that make Ultion locks superior to others on the market. They boast 11 security pins capable of creating 294,970 different combinations, seriously reducing the chances of thieves guessing the right one.

Ultion locks also have a strong molybdenum core that is 25% denser than iron. This protects your property from lock snapping, drilling and bumping, further improving security.

As soon as Ultion locks detect that tampering has occurred, they will enter into lockdown mode. A lock will move into the central cam, which is kept in place by a retaining pin that means it's impossible for the lock to be damaged.

A lock suitable for any door

Another advantage of Ultion locks is they can be fitted to any door. Whether you have aluminium doors at your property, uPVC or even wood, an experienced Sheffield locksmith will be able to fit them to the required standard. The premium components used to make Ultion locks will stand the test of time and keep your property safe for years to come.

Here at S Fretwell & Sons, we offer a snap-proof lock package to help give you complete faith in your home's security. For one low price of £200, you will get three Ultion locks - one fitted to your front door, one to the back and the final for your French or patio doors.

Not only will you receive these high-security locks, but also the expertise of our experienced Sheffield locksmith.

Security and master suite systems

Carrying around large bunches of keys isn't always practical, which is why a master suite system is a popular solution to the problem. We've carried out many lock changes in Sheffield, helping businesses improve their security by introducing this innovative system.

What is a master suite system?

Simply put, a master suite system is a means of being able to access various parts of a property using just one key. It's ideal if you want people to only be able to enter a specific room or area, making it an ideal solution for Sheffield businesses.

With the grand master key, you will be able to gain entry to any area. It's then up to you who has access to which part of the building, issuing the corresponding key that forms part of the system.

Uses for master suite systems

The applications for master suite systems are limitless. We can carry out lock replacements in Sheffield of this kind for a range of businesses, including:

  • Office buildings
  • Houses of multiple occupation
  • Shops
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Shared commercial premises

Regardless of the property, our Sheffield locksmith only ever uses the highest quality products. What's more, all our work comes with a two-year guarantee, so you can rest assured your master suite system will always stand the test of time.

Repairing broken uPVC door mechanisms

Around 70% of the time offenders gain entry through a door and 30% of the time through a window.

Repairing broken uPVC door mechanisms

Carrying out uPVC door mechanism repairs is one of the most common tasks we perform on a weekly basis. After continuous use, the multipoint locking mechanisms on your uPVC doors will eventually wear out and fail - in fact, the average lifespan is just ten to 12 years.

If you can’t open the door but the key is turning 360 degrees, this usually tells us the multi-point lock has failed. We will replace the mechanism for a fraction of the cost of replacing the entire door. There is every chance the replacement lock will last just as long as the original, or possibly even longer if the door wasn’t fitted properly in the first place!

We carry over 200 different multipoint locking mechanisms and gearboxes with us at all times. This allows repairs to be completed on the first call out and your property to be secure on the same day.

uPVC door repairs in Sheffield

Many of our customers believe their uPVC door locks are too old to repair, but this often isn't the case. Even when parts become unobtainable, there are always other alternatives that will often offer a higher level of security than before. We can also offer replacement handles, barrels and letterboxes if you want to give your property a fresher overall look.

Fixing common uPVC door problems

It’s highly likely we will be able to open your uPVC door without causing any damage. Each door mechanism fails in its own unique way and with over 30 years’ experience, we will recognise the quickest but damage-free way to open up your door. If you’ve been told that your door can’t be opened, give us a call. We love a challenge and haven’t been beaten yet!

If your uPVC door won't lock, there are a couple of things you should check before calling our locksmith in Sheffield. If the door can still be locked while it is ajar, the multi-point lock should be fine and the door needs realigning. If the door handle is being prevented from lifting all the way, it can’t be locked.

In the event that the door is no longer square with the frame, it will need ‘toeing and heeling’. Another option is to alter the hinges or the keeps adjusting on the frame. It’s a good idea to enlist the help of someone with experience in uPVC door repairs in Sheffield rather than attempting to deal with the problem yourself, as you could cause more damage.

In the event that the door isn’t locking while it is ajar, then the problem is more serious and the chances are the multipoint lock has failed. We find that the multipoint locks fail open and closed in equal amounts. If your door is left open and you can’t lock it, our aim is to get to you the same day you call to secure your property as soon as possible.

For help with your uPVC door lock repairs in Sheffield, get in touch on 0114 345 0145.

Why you need Ultion high security door locks

Why you need Ultion high-security door locks

Choosing high-security locks is an effective means of keeping thieves at bay - and Ultion can help you do just that. This particular type of lock has been approved by the police, as well as having being put through rigorous tests by British Standards and the Master Locksmith Association. Ultion locks have also been awarded the highest TS007 three-star standard.

Designing out crime

There are many in-built features that make Ultion locks superior to others on the market. They boast 11 security pins capable of creating 294,970 different combinations, seriously reducing the chances of thieves guessing the right one.

Ultion locks also have a strong molybdenum core that is 25% denser than iron. This protects your property from lock snapping, drilling and bumping, further improving security.

As soon as Ultion locks detect that tampering has occurred, they will enter into lockdown mode. A lock will move into the central cam, which is kept in place by a retaining pin that means it's impossible for the lock to be damaged.

A lock suitable for any door

Another advantage of Ultion locks is they can be fitted to any door. Whether you have aluminium doors at your property, uPVC or even wood, an experienced Sheffield locksmith will be able to fit them to the required standard. The premium components used to make Ultion locks will stand the test of time and keep your property safe for years to come.

Here at S Fretwell & Sons, we offer a snap-proof lock package to help give you complete faith in your home's security. For one low price of £200, you will get three Ultion locks - one fitted to your front door, one to the back and the final for your French or patio doors.

Not only will you receive these high-security locks, but also the expertise of our experienced Sheffield locksmith.

Security and master suite systems

Security and master suite systems

Carrying around large bunches of keys isn't always practical, which is why a master suite system is a popular solution to the problem. We've carried out many lock changes in Sheffield, helping businesses improve their security by introducing this innovative system.

What is a master suite system?

Simply put, a master suite system is a means of being able to access various parts of a property using just one key. It's ideal if you want people to only be able to enter a specific room or area, making it an ideal solution for Sheffield businesses.

With the grand master key, you will be able to gain entry to any area. It's then up to you who has access to which part of the building, issuing the corresponding key that forms part of the system.

Uses for master suite systems

The applications for master suite systems are limitless. We can carry out lock replacements in Sheffield of this kind for a range of businesses, including:

  • Office buildings
  • Houses of multiple occupation
  • Shops
  • Manufacturing facilities
  • Shared commercial premises

Regardless of the property, our Sheffield locksmith only ever uses the highest quality products. What's more, all our work comes with a two-year guarantee, so you can rest assured your master suite system will always stand the test of time.

Repairing broken uPVC door mechanisms

Repairing broken uPVC door mechanisms

Carrying out uPVC door mechanism repairs is one of the most common tasks we perform on a weekly basis. After continuous use, the multipoint locking mechanisms on your uPVC doors will eventually wear out and fail - in fact, the average lifespan is just ten to 12 years.

If you can’t open the door but the key is turning 360 degrees, this usually tells us the multi-point lock has failed. We will replace the mechanism for a fraction of the cost of replacing the entire door. There is every chance the replacement lock will last just as long as the original, or possibly even longer if the door wasn’t fitted properly in the first place!

We carry over 200 different multipoint locking mechanisms and gearboxes with us at all times. This allows repairs to be completed on the first call out and your property to be secure on the same day.

uPVC door repairs in Sheffield

Many of our customers believe their uPVC door locks are too old to repair, but this often isn't the case. Even when parts become unobtainable, there are always other alternatives that will often offer a higher level of security than before. We can also offer replacement handles, barrels and letterboxes if you want to give your property a fresher overall look.

Fixing common uPVC door problems

It’s highly likely we will be able to open your uPVC door without causing any damage. Each door mechanism fails in its own unique way and with over 30 years’ experience, we will recognise the quickest but damage-free way to open up your door. If you’ve been told that your door can’t be opened, give us a call. We love a challenge and haven’t been beaten yet!

If your uPVC door won't lock, there are a couple of things you should check before calling our locksmith in Sheffield. If the door can still be locked while it is ajar, the multi-point lock should be fine and the door needs realigning. If the door handle is being prevented from lifting all the way, it can’t be locked.

In the event that the door is no longer square with the frame, it will need ‘toeing and heeling’. Another option is to alter the hinges or the keeps adjusting on the frame. It’s a good idea to enlist the help of someone with experience in uPVC door repairs in Sheffield rather than attempting to deal with the problem yourself, as you could cause more damage.

In the event that the door isn’t locking while it is ajar, then the problem is more serious and the chances are the multipoint lock has failed. We find that the multipoint locks fail open and closed in equal amounts. If your door is left open and you can’t lock it, our aim is to get to you the same day you call to secure your property as soon as possible.

For help with your uPVC door lock repairs in Sheffield, get in touch on 0114 345 0145.

Around 70% of the time offenders gain entry through a door and 30% of the time through a window.

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About S Fretwell & Sons of Sheffield

TRUST

We are a family business established in 1980, Stephen is DBS checked and a member of the Association of Accredited Locksmiths. We are a local company based in Sheffield.

REPUTATION

Our customer reviews speak for themselves, we are often chosen by South Yorkshire Police, local schools and Sheffield Metropolitan Borough Council to secure their properties.

EXPERIENCE

We were trained by Benny Wells at Safe Ventures, we never stop improving our skills and work with Sheffield home owners and businesses, helping to secure their properties.