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UPVC Door repairs

Glass, Locks, Window and door repair specialists in Tyne and Wear

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Lock repairs and upgrades

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Misted Glass repair Whitley bay, Glass repairs. Glazier, Smashed window repair, Emergency window boarding, Glass upgrades

Customer feedback

Above and beyond!

Well overdue review!!
Dan came out to initially board up and then replace the glass panel in my door following it shattering. He came within 45minutes of calling him on a Sunday – prompt,efficient and friendly service. Dan was chatty and pleasant. Reasonable prices. When Dan returned just three days later to fit the glass he went above the call of duty also fixing my step at no extra cost! Highly recommended, wouldn’t hesitate to contact again.

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Very good service, Very friendly and professional.

Changed locks in My apartment 10/10

Double glazing repair Cramlington

Very polite, clean and good workmanship

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I was going to buy new windows, When I contacted DR Locks they said my windows are fine just need repaired. which they done! all my windows are working and looking great now and saved me a fortune. from start to finish they were honest and reliable. GREAT SERVICE- 5 STAR

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Door repair- Arrived in 15 minutes and opened up our seized door. great service

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Very good service. Fixed my door. very clean and tidy work

Electronic access repair

Dan is a top tradesman! He fixed our communal access with in one hour and saved the day. very polite and very reasonable prices. Highly recommend his work

Excellent

We recently used this company to change our door lock that had jammed open and wouldnt shut or lock at all. Right from the start Dan the locksmith was brilliant he reassured us when we were worried we would miss our train as we were going to visit family and he had it fixed in no time and left no mess what so ever. Would use again without a doubt!

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DR Locks & UPVC repairs- Door repairs Newcastle upon Tyne, Window repairs, Glass repairs and Lock repairs.

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For UPVC door repairs Newcastle look no further.

 

We specialise in repairing UPVC doors. All makes and models covered

A Lady in Jarrow called us because she had a jammed shut stable type door, We quickly opened the door up and found that the top part of the mechanism/multi-point locking system had failed. We called our parts supplier and to buy a new mechanism for this particular KFV branded unit was nearly £200 just in parts. We adapted a standard KFV multi-point lock and did it for half of the original quotation.

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FullSizeRender (4)The customer was very happy with the end result. The door worked great, we supplied and fitted a new cylinder and re-aligned the door Free of charge.

We specialise in UPVC door repairs and we can source Multi-point Locking systems that other companies can not at a very competitive price.

 

01/04/15 Locksmith blog- DR Locks

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Door repair in Wallsend today, A customers door had jammed shut and wouldn’t open for them. We opened up the door and replaced a FUHR mechanism and cylinder and adjusted the hinges while we were there. One happy customer and another good doors life extended.

 

Call us today for a Free estimate

Tel (0191) 2963346

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Lock changed

5 byfreddyb199

Lock changed in a few minutes, great! thanks again Freddy

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5 bywickesy

                                                             10/10 very good service, door repairs Newcastle upon tyne

UPVC Windows fixed

5 byMyersL

I was going to buy new windows, When I contacted DR Locks they said my windows are fine just need repaired. which they done! all my windows are working and looking great now and saved me a fortune. from start to finish they were honest and reliable. GREAT SERVICE- 5 STARI was going to buy new windows, When I contacted DR Locks they said my windows are fine just need repaired. which they done! all my windows are working and looking great now and saved me a fortune. from start to finish they were honest and reliable. …

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 For UPVC door repairs in Newcastle upon tyne look no further …

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Here are some pictures of jobs we carry out on a daily basis

 

  Mortice sashlock changed in Tynemouth
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Mortice sashlocks and dead locks are a must have if you are considering upgrading the security to your wooden door, very sturdy lock and not the easiest to gain entry to without the correct skills and specialist tools. Insurance companies will take these types of locks in to consideration and you could save money on your premium by having them fitted.

Our rating for this type of Lock

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We removed this lock and upgraded it at a customers home today.

This the back part of a traditional rim cylinder (commonly known as a yale lock) and nightlatch setup, this is the nightlatch. Insurance companies do not look at these locks when evaluating your home security unless this part has a deadlock function attached. We supply and fit These locks with the deadlock function.

combined with the mortice deadlock this lock can be very effective towards attacks

We rate this lock                            7/10

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Multi-point locking system repair

A lovely family in shiremoor had difficulty in opening and closing their door this was due to failure in the gearbox part of the locking system and we quickly swapped it over for them and the door was as good as new.

Its vital to keep these locking mechanisms regularly serviced to prevent this happening

 

 

 

Multi point lock repairs north shields

 Our customer in Whitley bay had a jammed open door that wouldn’t close or lock. We diagnosed the issue as being the multipoint lock.

The lock was Yale by brand and Yale have stopped making this particular model, we sourced a universal lock and adapted it to fit.

Job done. happy customer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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See what our happy customers say about us

 

Customer reviews mean everything to us at DR Locks, To date we have never had an unhappy customer and we aim to never have one. We do everything we can to go that extra mile whenever we can.

 

“Great service”

We called this company to look at our daughters door as it wasn’t closing, they quickly got to the bottom of the issue and fully described the issue to my husband, they done the work that day and the door has never worked as good as it does now even when we first had it fitted. Highly recommend”

” Highly recommended!”

by lolamishka

I really can’t fault Dan, he came out so quickly to my house and changed the locks really quickly and cleanly plus guaranteed the work he did and sent an invoice promptly when asked. Really nice, polite and couldn’t be more professional, would highly recommend. I really can’t fault Dan, he came out so quickly to my house and changed the locks really quickly and cleanly plus guaranteed the work he did and sent an invoice promptly when asked. Really nice, polite and couldn’t be more professional.

“Reliable and fast service”

by MrsC14

Attended within 30 mins of phone call, would highly recommend!

“Thank you”

by simonobrien

Fantastic Service. Life saver

  1. Very good

  2. 5 byburton111
  3. Changed my locks and repaired a window that had a cold breeze coming through. Very good workmanship. I will be recommending these lads to all my friends.

 

  1. Top notch

    5 bychris_85

    Used this company for a lock repair, great service.

  2. DR Locks rocks!

    5 byMayaS

    Prompt, excellent and polite service; no over-charging or unnecessary work. I highly recommend DR Locks

    Very good 5*

    5 bybigbri888

    Very helpful, fair prices and great workmanship

    Fantastic

    5 byben111craik

    Very fast service, I couldn’t leave the house because I had lost my keys. DR Locks arrived within 15 minutes! Great lads

    Electronic access repair

    5 byhelenmoo

    Dan came to fix our communal entrance. Great service and very friendly. I highly recommend

    1. door repair

    2. 5 bytopdogrob
    3. Very good

      Repaired door

      5 byravrav

    4. A1 Service

      5 bygbayers

      I lost my keys to my front door, They got the door open very quickly and changed the lock and gave me 3 new keys without any fuss, I recommend this service

If You have used DR Locks and you have some feedback that would be helpful to potential customers please let us know and we can post it here. Reviews are very important to us as it lets us know what we are doing right! Review us now

 

A recent job in cullercoats, where the electronic release keeps had failed and allowed the doors to open with very little effort.

 

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Customer reviews are important to any business to be able to build a strong customer base and create repeat custom.

 Its simple. is it? No its not, We try very hard to keep all of our customers and we always go the extra mile, for us this is to create repeat business and positive word of mouth and to secure our long term future success.

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Thinking about becoming a Locksmith

So You want to be a locksmith?

 

Being a Locksmith can be a very rewarding job indeed, But like all jobs it has its ups and downs. I’ve wrote this short Blog to Let you know the pitfalls you might come across and how to avoid them.

You will wear different hats throughout your career as a locksmith and I don’t mean swapping from your cap in the summer to your woolen hat in the winter, What I mean by this is you will have different roles to play as a Locksmith. You will be a councillor, accountant, web developer, customer service advisor, advertising agent, salesman and last but not least A Locksmith! its not an easy job and its not a get rich quick and easy path to success. but what it will offer you is the freedom of self employment, the autonomy of being your own boss, and a great sense of self satisfaction

We will assume that you want to work for yourself and not for an employer. You will need to advertise your services. This is purposely the first topic of discussion because its possibly the toughest part and the biggest pitfall of many a “wannabe” Locksmith.

First things first .. Training

You need training. Can you call yourself a locksmith if you fit the odd lock and drill the odd lock now and then? Well you can call yourself a locksmith but nobody else will. There’s a lot more to the job than turning up and using the quickest and cheapest method to gain entry to the customers home that your mate has showed you . its about assessing each situation individually and doing what is best for the customer at that time. No two jobs are the same. There are training providers all over the UK and very easy to find with a quick search on Google, What I will say is research the company you use very thoroughly before you use them and check out any good or bad references they may have. You could alternatively look for an apprentiship or somebody to be your mentor it may be a bit trickier to attain but you will learn on the job and know the ins and outs of everyday life of a locksmith.

The industry is constantly changing and you need to always be at the top of your game. network with other locksmiths and don’t be afraid to ask questions they can provide priceless knowledge when you need it the most.

Like all sectors you will have quiet times. Are you going to sit in the house and watch the TV? Most Locksmiths when they first start out offer other services like home security, Drain unblocking or general property maintenance so that when business is slow you have an alternative source of income

 

Advertising your services

 

Online advertising

Online presence is essential in the success of any Locksmith business and you will be competing against big players with large budgets that already have their foot well and truly wedged in the door and they are not going to roll over and die easily. Below I’ve listed a few online methods and some of their pros and cons to save you some of the time, effort and money I’ve spent ..

 

Your own website – Websites are essential in any modern day business, Its the face of your business. Get one! or build one , you will need one. I built my own website without any previous experience. Read a book and look on YouTube because website developers are expensive. To show your website on Google searches you will have to let them know you exist by verifying your website so it can be indexed then optimise your website so that it ranks higher up the search results. the great thing about personally optimising your website is its totally free . I’m not going to go fully in depth with this subject in this blog as its very intensive and detailed. Take the time to research because the more effort you put in to this method of advertising the more you will reap the benefits.

Yell.com-I Find it a quick fix and a short term method of getting your phone ringing. But again like all internet advertising the big companies have the monopoly. Yell are partners with Google and you may have noticed they sit proudly at the top of the rankings. they don’t pay pennies to sit their and if you want to be their with them they will charge you a premium.

Yell have sponsored listings owned by the big players with a waiting list that’s very long, local search Position 1 is the ad that shows first every single time you search that classification within your desired city they are expensive (around £5500 per annum) then there is position two and three which will be obviously second and third place then newly introduced there is now position four or as yell like to call it local VIP these ads aren’t particularly expensive and I personally find them great for local advertising within a mile of your home or office.

PPC ( Pay per click) advertising–  Pay per click, Exactly what it says on the tin.. Every time somebody clicks on your ad you pay! We will use Google Adwords as an example, On Google at the top of the search results (before yell and natural listings) these ads will show the larger your budget the more likely you will show here, I personally don’t use Adwords as I find it too time consuming and expensive in comparison with Website organic SEO

Social networking- Millions of people connect and socialise through Facebook, Twitter and other social media platforms, Advertise your services on pages such as  local buy and sell pages and make sure you add a link to your website as this helps your online organic presence that we have previously discussed in this blog. Let all your Facebook and twitter friends know what you do but don’t over do it and scare them away ( nobody likes workaholics)

 

Offline advertising

 

Estate agents – Estate agents, landlords, and property management firms will always need Locksmith services. Get yourself some business cards and a list of services, write down all the local estate agents in your area and get in your car and talk to them. Most estate agents will give you a small job to test you then give you the better stuff as and when you prove yourself.  They can be a great source of income but you may have to invoice them and wait on your cash and if cash flow is an issue this is a no go.

 

Word of mouth- Totally Free method of advertising so just one job is 100% profit. Tell all your friends and family because everybody uses locksmiths at some point or knows somebody that will  and your name should be at the front of their mind.

 

Leaflet dropping- You can get some great deals on leaflet printing, if you offer another service to your customers use this method to advertise it and add a small part about your locksmith services, for example I do double glazing repairs but on my leaflets I have a small image at the bottom of my leaflets that say “24hour emergency locksmith service”. Why not?

 

Local paper- If you were locked out of your house would you go and buy a paper and look through the classifieds in the back for a locksmith? no you wouldn’t take a look at the site here. You could place a small ad for other services you provide such as  Lock upgrades, home security awareness and Lock changes, but don’t spend big in this area hoping for lock out customers.

 

Warrant  work– Some love it and some hate it. It can be the bread and butter to your business sandwich or it can take away the main reason you started out by yourself.. The Freedom, If the company you do the work for calls and you are busy elsewhere will they call you next time they need a locksmith? The pay isn’t brilliant but moneys money in business. My tip here is try it and if you like it do it and if you don’t? don’t do it.

Vehicle signage-  As a locksmith you will drive around a lot so what better way to advertise your services other than a great big lump of meatl your sitting in. Make sure your website and means of contacting you are clear.

 

Start up costs

You will need ..

Training Costs–  If you use a training course provider you will pay around £1500 if you do an apprentiship and you will more than likely be paid but it will take longer.

Tools– Locksmith tools aren’t cheap and the cost of this all depends on what you want you don’t necessarily need an electric pick gun but it will make your jobs a lot quicker and easier. With the industry constantly changing you will always have to invest in new technology.

Van – Depending on what other services you provide you wont need a lot of space so a small car derived van should be suffice.

Insurances- You will need liability insurance and Van insurance

Advertising- Again, a price cant be put on this. You could spend thousands of pounds on the wrong method of advertising the key here is to monitor which method works for you and what your ROI (Return on investment) is. Different methods work for some and don’t work for others.

Website building- I built mine for under £100. You woll need to buy your web domain ( the website address) and hosting.

 

Top Tips…

Self discipline– You need to be able to make the best of your time, if you run your own advertising and you do your own accounting you need to set aside some of your time for this. treat it like a job.. if you wake up when you fancy and go to bed late and watch TV and neglect your business. IT WILL FAIL. or you are incredibly lucky. If you put in the hard work and effort you will reap the rewards.

Customer service – Brilliant customer service is paramount in creating a brilliant reputation that will create repeat custom. Treat every customer like you would like to be treated yourself, be friendly and go the extra mile every time ( but remember you have a business to run).

Before you go off and write your notice and slam it on the bosses desk ask yourself these questions

 

Do you have what it takes?

 

Why? why do you want to be a locksmith? is it for the right reasons?

 

Where? Does your local area need another locksmith? areas like central London are overrun by locksmith firms and its an incredibly competitive place to be.

 

Thank you for taking the time to read this article and I hope it helps you decide whether to join the crazy world of locksmiths or not

 

Dan Rudd

Owner of DR locks & Double glazing repairs

Tyne and wear

www.northshieldslocks.com

 

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Locksmith blog 20.01.15

Locksmith Blog 20/01/15

We haven’t updated the blog recently due to being very busy.

We have had Lock outs, Lock changes, lock upgrades, adjusting windows and doors, Multi-point lock repairs, Key extraction, Window and door repairs including Hinges and two glass replacement jobs

WOW!

So no wonder we haven’t been posting on our Locksmith Blog.

 

January is normally a slow month in any industry but as this one has showed us business is totally unpredictable especially a Locksmith business.
In the last few weeks we have had very little time to make any forward steps in the progression of our business plan but we have been focussing on getting our Glazing, Window and doors repairs side of the business exposed to potential customers, we have put leaflets in our local area and invested in more online advertising. If you find one of our leaflets through your door don’t hesitate to call us up and get a totally free quote.

 

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See what our happy customers say about us

 

Customer reviews mean everything to us at DR Locks, To date we have never had an unhappy customer and we aim to never have one. We do everything we can to go that extra mile whenever we can.

 

“Great service”

We called this company to look at our daughters door as it wasn’t closing, they quickly got to the bottom of the issue and fully described the issue to my husband, they done the work that day and the door has never worked as good as it does now even when we first had it fitted. Highly recommend”

” Highly recommended!”

by lolamishka

I really can’t fault Dan, he came out so quickly to my house and changed the locks really quickly and cleanly plus guaranteed the work he did and sent an invoice promptly when asked. Really nice, polite and couldn’t be more professional, would highly recommend. I really can’t fault Dan, he came out so quickly to my house and changed the locks really quickly and cleanly plus guaranteed the work he did and sent an invoice promptly when asked. Really nice, polite and couldn’t be more professional.

“Reliable and fast service”

by MrsC14

Attended within 30 mins of phone call, would highly recommend!

“Thank you”

by simonobrien

Fantastic Service. Life saver

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Locksmith Blog 05/01/15

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            Monday 5th January 2015                 Local locksmith 1

 

            NEW YEAR, NEW US!

Primarily we are a Locksmith service business but we also offer all aspects double glazing repairs but it not what we solely focus on. In 2015 we are going to focus on promoting this side of our business to be able to offer a “One stop service” for our customers.

First Monday morning of the year started with a Lock change in South shields back over to North Shields to change a Rim cylinder (commonly known as Yale cylinder) and then back over to South shields again for a Lock change.

Then in the evening we had a few jobs to measure/quote in Wallsend. We offer totally FREE estimates! You would be surprised at how many customers replace perfectly fine Windows and doors at a huge expense just because of a hinge or a window mechanism or maybe a broken handle which are pretty low cost repairs and could save you thousands of pounds. We repair all aspects of UPVC windows and doors at very competitive prices give us a call before you call the Double Glazing companies.. It wont cost anything!

 

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Misted Glass? We can repair and replace all Double glazed units that have misted, failed or been damaged and we will NOT be beaten on price and we will match any like for like written quote

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A Lot of locked out customers in Wallsend Today..

 

Three to be precise … All Locked out and we still made our very strict promise

 

20 Minute call out response

From when you put down the phone until our locksmith lands on your doorstep

 

Sometimes we aren’t this lucky somedays we can be on a job in Ashington and get a call for a Locksmith required in Wallsend, So.. How do we keep our response times so quick?

The simple answer is because it matters to us and we try our upmost best to achieve it. BIG Locksmith Companies don’t care about their customers as much as we do. Every customer we get matters because we need them, we need their repeat business and the business they will create by talking about us so positively.

Speak to a  Locksmith In Wallsend, Tyne & Wear Directly!

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If you ever need a Locksmith in Wallsend – Call us  0191 2963346


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Don’t buy new windows and doors

Don’t buy new double glazing Windows and doors!

 

We repair and restore UPVC windows and doors for a fraction of the cost.

 

Window repairsWindows and doors can be easily repaired
  • Hinges
  • Handles
  • Locking mechanisms
  • Seals
  • Misted glass
  • Drafty windows
  • Dropped doors
  • Re-sealing and Re-trimming
  • Plastic restoring

In early 90’s double glazing was sold as a maintenance free alternative to wooden windows and doors, over time we have realised that there is no such thing as maintenance free windows and doors things will go wrong and parts will fail and there’s no avoiding it. We repair and restore windows and doors, common faults such as door multi-locks jamming or not locking as they should can be easily replaced we specialise in UPVC repairs therefore we can source sometimes obsolete parts at a very competitive rate.

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Excellent!!

5 byginagina66

I had heard good things about D.R Locks, and when my front door wouldn’t open with the key I tried them. superb service from the start to the end. highly recommend their engineer Dan

Glass

5 bykitsta

Spot on. Glass repaired in 3 days great service

Window leak fixed

5 bylittlekaren77

We had a leak through one of our windows. DR Locks re-sealed the window and its now perfect 6 months on

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We fix misted windows so don’t buy expensive new ones!

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