Lock Repairs & Replacement

Lock Repairs & Replacement

Having quality locks are a vital part of ensuring that your home or business is secure. However, on occasion, your locks will need repair or replacement if you want to continue enjoying the security they provide.

On top of that, many insurance companies are now specific about the type of locks your home must use. Without them, your home insurance company could deny your claim if someone burgles your home. In such a case, replacing your locks with the correct standard ones becomes crucial.

Other common reasons for needing lock replacement services include:

  • Damaged or faulty locks
  • Ensuring authorized access
  • Moved into a new house
  • Upgrading to Smart Locks
  • Lost or stolen keys
  • Changing your locks to keyed alike, allowing you to open multiple locks using only one key

When you need lock repairs or replacement, always turn to a qualified and certified locksmith. Saltire Lock & Security offers Lothian residents the quality and reliable lock repair and replacement service they desire.

The Types of Locks That Saltire Lock & Security
Repairs and Replaces

I carry many locks with me, meaning that I can often a complete repair and replacement job in one visit. Knowing how important security is, the locks that I have are always of the highest quality and are of the right insurance approved BS3621 standard. The following are some of the types of locks that I have the expertise and experience to replace.

Mortice Locks

Mortice locks are often found on wooden doors and refer to the types of locks whose meeting edge is let into the door’s thickness, with the lock held into place by screws through its fore-end. You can also lock such locks from both ends.

Beside mortice locks, I can also repair and replace mortice sash locks, which are upright mortice locks with latch bolt and key operated bolt.

Yale (Nightlatch) Locks

Yale or nightlatch locks have a mortice or rim latch, with a roller bolt or bevelled spring bolt, which shoots every time you close the door. The lock enables you to withdraw the bolt using either a lever or knob handle from the inside or a key from the outside.

They also come with a stop knob, snib, or slide that holds the latch open or deadlocks the bolt when the lock is in its closed position. Yale locks are, however, not as secure as mortice locks and, as such, are primarily only used as additional security.


Saltire Lock & Security can also repair and replace padlocks, a small and portable locking device with a swivelled or circular hinged sliding shackle that passes through a locking bar, hole in a staple, or similar member. Most often, padlocks are operated using a key on only one side.

Multipoint Locks

Multipoint locking systems are commonly found on UPVC, patio doors, or composite front doors. The system has a lock or a cylinder that often has at least five pins. When replacing your multipoint locks, I’d recommend upgrading to 3 Star TS007 cylinder locks since ‘cylinder snapping’ has become more widespread.

Yale (Nightlatch) Locks

Another service that I have found often goes with lock repairs and replacement is key cutting. While I am in the process of repairing or replacing your locks, I can also offer you mobile key cutting services. This process ensures that I leave you with duplicate key copies that will come in handy should you happen to lose your original set.

Reach out to Saltire Lock & Security at 07468-496-709 for professional lock repairs and replacement services.

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Reviews From Previous Customers

Willie EvansWillie Evans
01:03 30 Mar 23
Jay was magnificent in solving our sticky door lock problem. What we assumed was just needing a new barrel turned out to be a different problem altogether but through thorough inspection he identified the problem, drove a distance beyond Falkirk to get the necessary part, and came back next day to do the repair. Meantime, he created a temporary solution so we didn't have our door unlocked overnight. I would heartily recommend Saltire L&S, a first class job by a first class guy at an excellent price, and a three-year warranty thrown in (not by the manufacturer, by Saltire). Fantastic service!
Nicola MillerNicola Miller
08:42 22 Mar 23
We called Jay at short notice to come out to secure my step-dad's house, Jay was efficient, gave honest sound advice and left us with a secure, safe house. All locks are of British standard and comply with all the correct regulations. We highly recommend Jay and will definitely use him for any further repairs we need.
Lauren BurnsLauren Burns
16:06 10 Feb 23
Contacted Jay as I had issues with my Son locking the kitchen door. After looking at it, he gave sound advice on what was wrong and what needed done to fix it. 45mins later and the work was done. Even had my Son test it out so I knew he could do it without any issues. Great price, great service; I most definitely recommend.
Colin BuchanColin Buchan
15:35 03 Feb 23
Hi, I called Saltire and Jay was fantastic. Communication was excellent, managed to do in no time efficiently. Very pleased. I would definitely recommend Saltire to friends, thanks again
Michael O'MalleyMichael O'Malley
16:23 22 Dec 22
Contacted Jay to replace locks on house we moved into with better quality locks. great service from popping round to measure up and fitting of the new locks when they arrived. Fantastic service will use again in the future if required.

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