Locksmith Slip End, Luton LU1

Address:  Slip End, Luton LU1 4BU

24/7 response all year round, in the vicinity of The Rising Sun

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We prioritise lockouts & post burglary repairs
Dean H

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Locksmith Slip End services include simple lock change requests and out-of-hours emergency first response services for lockouts and other requests that cannot wait, we operate 24/7 service all year round. All of our guys are fully trained and ready to perform any task given to them, your home is in safe hands.  NO callout charges.

Our vans carry a large selection of locks and spares to help us address any issue our customers are facing and all of our locksmiths are fully trained and would ensure the safety and security of your property.  Our work is fully guaranteed to the satisfaction of our clients.

Locksmith Slip End services install British Standard locks (BS3621) which are a requirement for most insurance policies as well as specialised locks such as Banham and Mul-T-Lock upon request.

Professional and courteous service is at hand, we are here to help and special care is given to ensure your door is not scratched or damaged once we leave. See below our services.  NO callout charges or hidden additional costs.

Slip End is a civil parish and village situated in Central Bedfordshire, in close proximity to Luton. The parish encompasses the hamlets of Lower Woodside, Woodside, and Pepperstock, as well as the village of Slip End. 

The name “Slip End” is thought to be related to brickworks, as the Old English word “slip” refers to clay. Additionally, “End” is a common element in Bedfordshire place names, indicating small settlements outside larger villages. Therefore, it is possible that Slip End was named in the early 19th century due to the small number of houses built near the new brickworks in an area that had not previously been developed, with the older settlements of Woodside and Pepperstock located on either side. There is also a Slype Lane in nearby Markyate, which may or may not be related.

Another plausible explanation for the name is that Slip End refers to a deep deposit of clay, known as “the slip,” located between the layers of chalk that form the bedrock of Central Bedfordshire. The southern end of this deposit is located at Slip End, which would provide an appropriate origin for the village’s name.

Mortice locks, which are commonly referred to as 5-lever locks, are the primary locks on many doors )Internals & External doors) and are inserted into a pocket on the side of the door. Insurance companies often require that an appropriate mortice lock be fitted to provide coverage, with the most common standard being BS3621. You can easily check if your lock meets this standard by examining the faceplate for the BS3621 stamp, along with a date and the British Standard Kitemark. 

We can recommend alternative locks that meet the BS3621 standard and our locksmiths carry these locks with them at all times, so we can replace your old locks with ease and efficiency. Our skilled professionals use specialised tools and techniques to ensure a smooth installation process, so you can enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having a secure and reliable lock without any unnecessary hassle. To replace an Insurance Approved 5 lever Deadlock, simply arrange an appointment at a time that suits your schedule with LU Locksmith services by calling this number: 0800 707 4203.

Maintaining internal doors is important to ensure they continue to function properly and look their best. Here are some tips for maintaining internal doors:

  1. Keep them clean: Regularly wipe down your doors with a damp cloth to remove dust, dirt, and other debris. Avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive cleaning products that can damage the door’s finish.
  2. Lubricate hinges and locks: Use a lubricant such as WD-40 to keep hinges and locks operating smoothly. Apply the lubricant to the hinge pins and lock mechanisms, and wipe away any excess with a clean cloth.
  3. Check for damage: Regularly inspect your doors for signs of damage, such as cracks, chips, or scratches. Repair any damage as soon as possible to prevent it from getting worse.
  4. Paint or refinish as needed: Over time, the finish on internal doors can become worn or damaged. If the door needs to be repainted or refinished, be sure to sand it down first and use a primer to ensure a smooth, even finish.
  5. Adjust the door if necessary: If the door is not closing properly, it may need to be adjusted. Check the hinges and make any necessary adjustments to ensure the door is level and properly aligned.

By following these tips, you can help maintain the appearance and function of your internal doors and extend their lifespan.