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16 January

Patio Door Not Locking

During the recent cold spell, diid you have trouble locking your upvc door? Surprising to a lot of people is that they are affected by the temperature. They do contract in the cooler temperature and the opposite as it warms. 

What can also happen is as the days lengthen and the sun rises, the low March sun that hits South facing doors at 12.00 can also cause them to expand as the sun hits the doors directly. 

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25 December

Do Doncaster Locksmiths Work At Christmas

Do Doncaster Locksmiths work at Christmas? I suppose that depends on each ones different cicumstances. At SF Locksmiths, we are available on Xmas Eve and then have the Xmas day off. In fact we were called out to a lady locked out on Xmas Eve evening this year. Her upvc door lock had failed and wouldn't open. But within 30 mins, we had attended and she was back in the house. Got to admit, I wasn't bothered about going but it comes that her sister had used me 10 years ago now she was in need of help. I'm a softy really!!

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20 December

Burglars Use Blow Torch

There are various methods that you encounter as a Doncaster locksmith  where thieves try to get into homes.

A method that thieves use to gain access to a property is to use a blow torch to burn through upvc doors. It is an unusual method and only works where the door hasn't a reinforced panel or does not have three star rated locks. 

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29 March

Are Locksmiths in Doncaster Key Workers

Hello, how are you? I hope you’re doing all you can to stay safe in these difficult and strange times. I’m not a health expert, so I won’t be giving any coronavirus advice out here – I’ll leave that to the experts -  but I’d urge everyone to follow the government’s advice about social distancing, and self-isolation for those who are able to work from home, as well as adding my thanks to all those NHS and care workers putting themselves at risk to look after us all.

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16 February

Tilt and Slide Patio Door Repair in Doncaster

Tilt and slide doors are a common fitting in the Doncaster area. If you have one of these doors and there is a problem with it, SF Locksmith specialise in the service and repair of tilt and slide doors in the Doncaser district.

Do not consider purchasing a new sliding patio door before receiving a free quote for a repair first. Your local double glazing installer will tell you that a repair is not possible, we will tell you different! And save you lots of cash.

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01 January

Doncaster Locksmiths Services

Are you in need of the services of an emergency locksmith in the Doncaster area? S F Locksmith are here to help. Our list of emergency services cover:

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01 December

Upvc Door Handle Advice

I’m sure that, like me, you remember the song Bootylicious by Destiny’s Child. Released in 2001, it became a huge hit in the charts. I heard it on the radio the other day, quickly recognisable from its opening lyrics, which went thus:

Kelly, can you handle this?
Michelle, can you handle this?
Beyoncé, can you handle this?
I don't think they can handle this
My boy Roc, can you handle this?
My girl Missy, can you handle this?
DC, can you handle this?
My ghettos, you can't handle this

Now, before hearing that song, I had no idea that Beyoncé and her bandmates were such huge fans of door furniture. But why else would they mention it so often? The only conclusion to draw is that they are secretly big fans of handles for UPVC doors. Now, I wouldn’t want to let the girls down, so for their benefit, I’ll be looking at that very subject today. And if you think that was my most clunking introduction to a topic to date, you’d be correct. Sorry about that. 

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21 July

Doncaster Upvc Door Repairs

Hello there, and happy July to you. I’ve just had a garbled voicemail asking me to pen a short blog about the USP of The Doors. Ever obedient, I’ve done a bit of research into the band, led by frontman Jim Morrison, and formed in 1965 in Los Angeles. Their major hits included Light my Fire, Riders on the Storm, and The End, with their brand of music best described as… ah, hang on a minute. I’ve just listened to the voicemail again. The blog requested was on the subject of UPVC doors, not the USP of The Doors. This is slightly embarrassing, but I’ve written over 100 words now, so we’ll just leave them there and move on. 

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12 May

Do Upvc Doors Expand In The Heat?

“Summer in the city where the air is still”, sang Aztec Camera on my radio the other day and I think we can learn a lot from those words, taken from the opening lines of Somewhere in My Heart. They really resonate with me on this May evening as I rush through the streets, being battered by the wind-driven rain, arrive home, turn the heating up and then realise I don’t live in an actual city. But apart from that, yes, those lyrics really resonate.

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25 April

How Locks Have Played A Role In Religion.

Right then, how the devil are you? I’m okay thanks for asking, touch wood. Nearly walked under a ladder earlier, but narrowly avoided that, thank goodness, and have dodged all the cracks in the pavement so far today. Almost had the nightmare of eating 13 biscuits, but realised in time and made it to a solid 14. Not that I’m superstitious at all... *crosses fingers*.

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