Have you lost your keys, have a damaged lock or been unfortunate enough to have your home broken into?
If so, you are going to need the services of a fully qualified locksmith to help repair your front door or window locks to make your home secure again or help you get back inside your home with new keys cut.
Anyone in the UK can start up as a locksmith because there is no governing body to oversee and control who works in the locksmith industry.
For this reason, you should research thoroughly so you get the best local person to do a top-class job for you.
If you do not know of a local locksmith, you will have to start searching for one. Sometimes a local newspaper will have listings of tradespeople in the area which can be relied on.
If you are using the internet for searching you should type in something like of locksmith London or Locksmiths in Manchester. Just add the town or city that you are in or the closest to you.
You can also use a review website like Trust a Trader where you can read past comments on the service that they provided and everyone is vetted.
If you are searching online, then a great example of what you should be looking for is www.itcclocksmiths.co.uk. This is a professional looking website with a range of services and they are members of the locksmith association.