How Much To Change Locks?

Locksmiths are very niche professionals that are often overlooked by society for the crucial services they provide. Despite that, they are technicians that often need to undergo rigorous training in order to deliver the common services needed by most residential and commercial properties. Their profession is not easy to take on because of the years of experience needed to refine a locksmith’s craftsmanship and skills in repairing locks, gaining entry without damage, and learning the mechanisms of the many types of locks that come from various manufacturers that create their own security mechanisms.

The locksmith business is often unfamiliar to the everyday person. Since their services aren’t widely used by many people on a constant basis, they may only learn about locksmiths and their services when they face an issue or compromise in their security, such as lockouts, burglaries, or broken locks. 

If you’re here, you might have been looking for information on how much it costs to change a door lock or have your house’s locks replaced. In truth, there is a lot of variety in the prices which locksmiths offer their services for. Each locksmith can offer a range of locks to you depending on where it will be fitted and your preference on the level of security and affordability. 

Typically, general locks for doors such as rim cylinders, garage door locks, patio door locks, and window locks can cost anywhere from £10-25. BS3621 locks – which are a standard set for thief-resistant and anti-snap locks – use more sophisticated security features which means they can cost around 25% more compared to their standard counterparts.

While a locksmith will probably carry these in stock, you will likely have to pay more than just the base price of a lock. To maintain in business, locksmiths sometimes put a markup on their lock prices. Furthermore, they often charge labour for fitting the actual lock and being called out to your location. Some locksmiths charge an hourly rate for their labour, while some have fixed labour fees depending on the type of service. If you prefer buying your own lock instead, most locksmith services are willing to fit it for you so you pay only their labour costs.

Here in D&M Locksmiths, we make sure to be absolutely clear with all our customers regarding our pricing systems. On our site, we have a pricing guide that states the usual costs specific services start with. For exact prices, our expert locksmiths talk to customers over the phone to better assess your situation and the services you will need. From there, we give free quotations on the full cost of the service, with the cost of parts, labour, and call-out fees already included.


cost of door lock services

The costs of locksmith services usually vary depending on the amount and type of work they are asked to do. Generally, they charge for labour plus the parts and components they use in the process. However, many locksmith sites publish their prices only with the costs for parts then surprise you with exorbitant hourly labour costs you weren’t told about beforehand.

It’s always a good idea to get an expert locksmith service with a solid track record of having trustworthy services and reviews mentioning reasonable prices. Most of the best locksmiths offer their services at a fixed price quotation, meaning that the price they quote to you is exactly what you need to pay. These already include their labour fees, all the parts they expect to use, and call-out charges, if any.

Here at D&M Locksmiths, we provide complete transparency for all our locksmith services and aim to give the best prices to all our customers. We do not give exact prices on our website for all our jobs as we aim to give each and every customer the most appropriate pricing for their situation. Instead, you can call us any time of the day to speak directly with our expert locksmiths who will assess your situation and give you a FREE fixed price quotation on the services you need. 

If you are looking for basic lock change and lock replacement services, our prices start at £75 for euro cylinder locks and at £115 for mortice locks. We work with a wide range of lock types and lock brands outside the common door locks. Make sure to give us a call to get a free fixed price quotation specially customized for you.


upvc door

Certain types of doors require specific mechanisms to fit locks into it. One of these is the Unplasticized Polyvinyl Chloride, more commonly known as UPVC. This material is a durable, low-maintenance material often used for doors and window frames. You can commonly see it as the all-white frame lining glazed doors and windows.

Doors and windows made from UPVC often require a specific mechanism known as a multipoint lock. These are often mechanisms embedded into the frame of the door to connect the handle and the cylinder lock. In addition to maintaining these mechanisms, UPVC locks also need to have durable cylinder locks, with the most common being euro cylinders. 

As specialists in all UPVC mechanisms, D&M Locksmiths guarantees first-class service for all UPVC-related repairs. If you’re having an issue with the locking mechanism on your door, it is advised to get the issue fixed as soon as possible. These conditions on UPVC doors will eventually lead to a door that’s jammed closed and unable to be opened with the key, which might leave you locked outside of your home.

The costs of repairing UPVC doors can vary depending on which components need to be replaced or repaired. For UPVC Repairs, prices start at £130 for repairs while non-BS Standard euro cylinder fittings are priced around £75. Call us now to speak directly to our expert locksmiths and get free quotations for the services you need.


There are many locksmith services out there offering their own specialties, and, while many of them are legitimate, some are also outlandishly expensive and dishonest to their customers. In D&M Locksmiths, we pride ourselves in prioritizing our customers’ satisfaction and giving them reliable services that ensure their safety. Here are some reasons why you should choose us:

  • Local and Independent – We are NOT a national call centre. Our whole team is based in Belfast and concentrates on operating within Belfast and other areas in Northern Ireland only. With an independent company like us, you do not have to worry about any hidden charges or surprise labour fees. We give all our customers a fixed quotation that gives the exact amount of what they need to pay. 

  • Rapid Response Anytime – Being based in Belfast, you do not have to wait long for us to arrive at your location. We aim to get to all our 24/7 emergency call-outs within 30 minutes of calling. This includes all areas in Belfast and surrounding areas, including surrounding areas such as Newtownabbey, Ballymena, Carrickfergus, and Larne to the North, and Bangor and Newtownards to the East.

  • Trustworthy, Tried, and Tested – You do not have to worry about getting unskilled workers who might be pretending to understand the job. Here at D&M Locksmiths, all our locksmiths are fully qualified and have been in the profession for many years. We have a counter on our website that tracks how many jobs we have done so far (we are currently at 950). It is important to get locksmiths with a solid reputation for fixing locks, and you can be sure that D&M Locksmiths is one of those.

  • Free Security Assessments – With every customer we meet, we do not merely aim to come to their house just to fix their lock or do whatever service they need. D&M Locksmiths aims to assist customers in improving their property’s overall security, which is why we conduct free security assessments for all our bookings. From that, you can get free professional advice on the locks that can be replaced and security features that can be installed to give you complete peace of mind.


If you’re looking for fully experienced locksmiths that offer high-quality services for affordable prices, call D&M locksmith any time of the day and we will respond to your location as quickly as possible. We cover a wide range of areas in Belfast and surrounding areas, including Newtownabbey, Ballymena, Bangor, Carrickfergus, Larne, and Newtownards.

Our team of locksmith specialists is available 24/7 to respond to any emergency call-outs and answer inquiries about our services. If you are unsure whether we offer the service you need, give us a call and we’ll gladly do our best to attend to any service that you might need. 

Call us now at 02895-320213 for all inquiries on our services and prices.