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02 September

Don't be fooled by these 6 home security myths

Many homeowners across the UK have been fooled into thinking that their property is more secure than it actually is due to believing a common myth about home security.

In this short post we reveal the top 6 home security myths and explain why they aren't true so that you won't get caught out...

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24 July

A brief history of locks & the role of the locksmith

When you think of a locksmith you probably picture someone whose job involves repairing and installing locks, and cutting duplicate keys. However, in the past locksmiths played a fundamental part in the design, development and manufacture of both locks and keys.

This brief history will give you an insight into the locksmith's changing role, and the origins of the lock and it's development into the modern locks we have today.

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24 July

Top 10 tips for securing your home

Your house is often the most expensive thing you'll buy and because you fill it with your most treasured possessions it's only natural that you want to keep it secure.

As a trusted locksmith in Doncaster we have over 20 years of experience in home and lock security. Follow our 10 top tips for securing your home to deter burglars and keep your family and belongings safe.

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23 February

A day in the life of a Doncaster locksmith

This was not a normal day but it did get interesting. The day before i received a call to attend a repossession of a commercial premises and to meet the bailiff at 6am. This would be what is termed a "peaceful entry", where there is to be no one there at the time of entering the building. 


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24 November

Coldseal Door Repairs Doncaster

Coldseal doors and windows were a popular choice many years ago. For most households they were a good value choice for new double glazing installations. But unfortunately the company went into liquidation, leaving it's customers with not only no warranty but no backup service. 

Does This Mean A New Door? 

Absolutely not!

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05 November

Tilt and Slide Door Repairs Doncaster

In the Doncaster area tilt and slide doors were a popular choice some years ago. Many of these doors have never received a service throughout this time. This has meant that some are becoming troublesome!

S F Locksmith are very experienced in dealing with the repair of tilt and slide doors in Doncaster and can offer you a great professional door service at a price that will be considerably less than replacing the door completely.

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18 September

Emergency Locksmiths Doncaster

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:

  • Locked Out
  • Lost Keys
  • Stolen Keys
  • Broken Locks
  • Burglary Repairs
  • Upvc Door Repairs
  • Broken Keys
  • Faulty Window Locks

We appreciate that if one of the above as happened to you, it can be an awkward position to be in and needs resolving quickly. Our aim would be to be with you as quickly as possible often within an hour and still provide a professional service.

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What our clients say

I found Mr Fretwell to be very professional, knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend him without reservation.

David Douglass, Blaxon, Doncaster

Why choose us...

  • No call-out fee
  • CRB checked
  • Police approved
  • Insurance approved
  • There within the hour
  • Family run business
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