What our customers have to say…

Read what our customers have to say about our locksmith services and why and they are happy to recommend us to their friends, families and business associates in Sheffield. 

Super quick service with a smile, upgrading to a safer front door lock on our new build. Would definitely recommend. Thank you 👍
Simon M G Lock
Great service would highly recommend. Arranged to come quickly and sorted our door without any issues. Thank you 👍
Vicky Louise Caunt
Really quick and reliable service - arrived on time and at short notice and got the job done really quickly!
Emma Alcock
Very rude and unhelpful, unable to clarify which part was fitted, very suspicious, will not be using again.
Thomas Hankinson
Fantastic service , polite professional and friendly and very quick job done and tea drank in 15 minutes ! 👍🏻 definAtly recommend
Charlotte Bell
Fantastic service today! Rang for a price and he came and upgraded all my locks the same day. Very professional, clean, tidy and very reasonably priced. Would highly recommend and will definitely use again!! Thank you X
Sarah Inman
Called Friday came out Monday bang on time as stated, knew what had happened to my lock ,so changed it there and then at the quoted price . quality service ,highly recommended.
Stuart Nias
Excellent service, arrived at the time he said, explained everything and charged the price he quoted. Would not hesitate in recommending to family and friends. Thank you for a clean and tidy job.
Lisa Wilkins Coombs
Great service, Came quickly to replace faulty lock. Cut extra keys on site. Nice chap as well. Thank you
Tom Lowes
Arrived when he said he would, did what he said he would and charged what he said he would - what more could you ask? Friendly and professional, felt comfortable having him in my home Many thanks 👍
Julie Sheehan Morgan
Geoff Heppenstall
Called Stephen our a couple of times, very efficient, knows his stuff and very reasonable prices
Mark Christopher
Stephen sorted our dodgy UPVC window frame catches, prompt and reasonably priced
Maggie McAndrews
Lovely bloke, great service, would highly recommend.
Clare Rodgers
Used this company recently to mend a back door. Great fast reliable service. Would highly recommend. Very impressed with work carried out in the time frame
Julie Smith
Excellent service. Needed lock replacing on double glazed outer door. Was here within 20 mins of phone call. Very professional service, reasonable rates and an extremely pleasant chap as well. Would highly recommend
Jackie Holdway
I had an attempted break-in. I contacted Stephen to repair my lock. He answered my call quickly and replaced my lock quickly. Friendly and efficient service. I certainly feel secure in my home again
Helen Corner
Very short notice and was able to fix a botched job from another locksmith who had left me with an un-lockable door. Highly recommend, and trustworthy. Moral of the story, if the quote sounds too good to be true, it usually is.
Jennifer Bulcock
Saw Stephen’s van at our next door neighbours, they’d been broken into and had their car stolen. Decided there and then to have our locks replaced. Rang Stephen, he arrived as agreed and did a really professional job, he explained the product he was fitting and he also offered honest advice about others items I asked him about. Very happy with “the job” and will not hesitate to use his services again and will happily recommended him to others. Thanks Stephen.read more
Ken Abbott
I required a new Door lock for my new house, which lead me to book an appointment with Stephen @ South Yorkshire Locksmiths. He turned up at the time we had arranged and fitted the new locks as quickly as possible and efficiently. These locks are also the most secure that are available, putting me at ease with my move! I am 100% happy with the service that he provided and I would highly recommend him to anyone requiring their locks changing.read more
Georgia Mason
As others have already said - excellent service, professional and friendly. Stephen answered my message/query very quickly. Quality products supplied and fitted very efficiently. Stephen was happy to offer the additional advice that I asked for when he visited. I would not hesitate to recommend or use again.read more
Shaun Taylor
Called Stephen out Saturday morning. Excellent response time repaired problem within an hour of call. No hesitation in recommending.
Carl Gebbie
Excellent service! 48hr response time for a routine problem. Arrived when expected. Professional and friendly. Completed a front door and window repair so fast that he did not have time to finish his coffee! Very good value for money. Would not hesitate to recommend or use again.
Simon Langmead
Fast, reliable service. Would definitely recommend.
Amanda Barley
I have used Stephen twice and both times he has offered impartial advice and carried out a fantastic job. I cannot recommend Stephen enough if you need help changing locks or making your house more secure. John
John Lawson
I have used Stephen on numerous occasions, his workmanship and customer service is brilliant. I have and will continue to recommend him to my family and friends.
Andy Roberts

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About S Fretwell & Sons of Sheffield


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.


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.


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.