Locksmith Guildford GU1

 Address: Horseshoe Ln W, Merrow, Guildford GU1 2SX

Working in vicinity of Guildford Golf Club

The GU locksmith Guildford business has been operating for the last 7 years, starting in 2016. With years of experience and a diverse range of lock issues solved, the business has developed a broad skill set.
GU Locksmith Guildford provide services for Guildford and the surrounding areas.  We are operating all year round and our services are fully guaranteed.  We can be contacted at any time day or night.

The town of Guildford has a rich history dating back to the times of Alfred the Great, as evidenced by the oldest recorded mention of the settlement in his will from around 1000 AD. The name “Guildford” is believed to have originated from the Old English word “gylde” meaning gold, possibly referring to the yellow sand in the area or the concentration of yellow flowers. The second part of the name, “ford,” refers to the crossing of the River Wey. Over the centuries, the name of the town changed from Gyldeforda to Gildeford, Guldeford, and Guildeford, finally settling as Guildford. The River Wey Navigation was opened in 1653, which helped to transport goods and materials to new markets in London, leading to further investment and growth in the town. The arrival of the railway in the 1840s and the establishment of the University of Surrey in 1966 further cemented Guildford’s status as a thriving town with a rich history and culture.

Locks like many other items in our home are objects that we all take for grunt until such time when we face a problem that is out of our control such as being locked out of the property or lock failure (Broken keys, mechanism failure).  Often than not it happens at times when we are least prepared for this eventuality.  This guide is aiming to explain five basic points which common to most homes and would able to benefit the user when dealing with a locksmith.

What is BS3621?

Standardised by the British Standard Institute, the BS3621 lock is classified as Thief-Resistant Lock which is normally fitted on the external doors.  Stand to reason why most insurance companies require homeowners to install these locks on their properties.  

What is a deadlock mortice lock?

A mortice deadlock is fitted inside the body of the door in a predetermined pocket which is aligned with the door frame. Once it was inserted into the door, it allow for a cleaner, more professional finish to the house entrance and provide cover for the looks from interfering hands and the elements.  Additionally, it provides a sleeker finish to entrance doors and buildings. Operated by a key, the lock will protect the property and can only be reopened by using the correct key to unlock manually.

Is a Sashlock a mortice lock?

Otherwise known as Sashlocks, the mortice sash locks, offer the same level of security as a regular Mortice lock however, it combines the mechanism of a deadbolt, latch and handle mechanism. A Sashlock is a prevalent choice for lever locks which are commonly used on interior and exterior doors, usually fitted within the body of the door.

What is a night latch lock?

A night latch is mounted onto the surface of a door on the internal side as opposed to being fitted within the door itself. It can then be locked into position from the inside meaning the key cannot be turned from the outside. Most night latch locks are designed to lock the door once the door was slammed shut (The cause of many lockout calls).  

What is a hinge bolt?

The hinge bolts are designed to prevent doors from being lifted from their hinges. It’s manufactured from hardened steel and therefore resists hacksawing. Hinge bolts are essential for all outward opening timber external. Helps in preventing doors from being lifted under attack.

GU Locksmith Services approach each job with a fresh look, in fact, every task we are entrusted with is in some ways different from previous experiences.  While preparing to carry on repairs either within working hours or during the night for emergency calls, we carry a large number of spares and new locks to suit most doors and scenarios.