Changing a lock....approximate cost

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Hi, can anymore give me a rough idea of how much it would cost to change a chubb lock?

I've got to ring round some locksmiths tomorrow but just wanted a rough idea before i do.

Thanks
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  • latecomer
    latecomer Posts: 4,321 Forumite
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    chubb as in mortice? If so then they can easily be replaced with a little effort. You can buy replacements for abuot £25+

    http://www.screwfix.com/prods/25411/Security/Mortice-Locks/BS-5-Lever-Sashlocks/Chubb-5L-BS3621-Mortice-Sashlock-67mm;jsessionid=3WA5YU1MVV21ECSTHZOSFEY
  • Bishop_Basher
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    If you're just swapping one for another a joiner will do the job.
    If you're supplying the lock you'd be charged around £30-£50 ish.
    In wood we trust.
  • annie123
    annie123 Posts: 4,256 Forumite
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    its very easy to change it yourself as I found out a few years ago after the cheapest locksmiths quote I could get was over £100!!!!!!!!!!

    good luck
  • basill
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    If you just need new keys a locksmith can change the levers inside your existing lock and cut you some new keys. Cheaper than replacing the lock.
    I went this route after trying tofind a new lock for my front door, none of the locks in Homobase had the keyhole in the same place as my own lock.

    The lock was very easy to get out of your door, only two phillips screws to remove the shiny plate and two more to release the lock, really, anyone can do it.
    The new set of keys and levers take minutes at the locksmiths.

    Will you need someone to guard your house while you visit the locksmiths? That might cost a pint!!

    We have two locksmiths shops in out town one is in the high street one just out of town. Guess which one is MUCH cheaper!

    B
  • ALSGlasgow
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    basill wrote: »
    If you just need new keys a locksmith can change the levers inside your existing lock and cut you some new keys. Cheaper than replacing the lock.
    I went this route after trying tofind a new lock for my front door, none of the locks in Homobase had the keyhole in the same place as my own lock.

    The lock was very easy to get out of your door, only two phillips screws to remove the shiny plate and two more to release the lock, really, anyone can do it.
    The new set of keys and levers take minutes at the locksmiths.

    Will you need someone to guard your house while you visit the locksmiths? That might cost a pint!!

    We have two locksmiths shops in out town one is in the high street one just out of town. Guess which one is MUCH cheaper!

    B

    Quote change mortice to high security bs3621 insurance approved lock inclusive parts labour and vat £75
    Approx time to fit upgrade 1 to 2 hours.
    Affordable lock service in Glasgow
  • HappyMJ
    HappyMJ Posts: 21,115 Forumite
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    ALSGlasgow wrote: »
    Quote change mortice to high security bs3621 insurance approved lock inclusive parts labour and vat £75
    Approx time to fit upgrade 1 to 2 hours.
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    Nice spam message alsglasgow. Sorry but advertising is not allowed here. Welcome to the forum.
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  • SatanicHare
    SatanicHare Posts: 390 Forumite
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    basill wrote: »
    If , none of the locks in Homobase had the keyhole in the same place as my own lock.
    B

    Made me laugh.
  • leveller2911
    leveller2911 Posts: 8,061 Forumite
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    HappyMJ wrote: »
    Nice spam message alsglasgow. Sorry but advertising is not allowed here. Welcome to the forum.

    Considering you can get a BS3621 lock for about £15-00 they're expensive too......:D
  • martyn05
    martyn05 Posts: 170 Forumite
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    No more than £85 to supply and fit a mortice lock, shop around and you might get it cheaper. Buy the lock yourself and fit it, quite easy with a few tools.
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