W. Childs  Locksmith



     Call 0116 2778861  or   0791 0376 335

Leicestershire and



Products and services


Mobile locksmith service for domestic, vehicle and commercial applications.


Payment can be either cash, cheque, debit or credit card.

W. Childs locksmiths services, emergency lock opening, lock fitting, key cutting, lock repairs, auto locksmith, car keys, car key programming, remote programming, van slamlocks, uPVC door locks, furniture locks, access control, master keying, digital locks

Areas of Leicester,Lutterworth, Countesthorpe, Blaby, Market Harborough, Hinckley, Loughborough, Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Ashby, Northampton, Kettering, Corby, Wellingborough, Daventry, Rothwell

Monday to Friday

08:00 to 18:00

Emergency callouts outside normal hours subject to availability

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uPVC doors

•Jammed uPVC doors opened.

•Replacement mechanisms fitted

•uPVC lock replacements (eurocylinders)

•Door adjustments on difficult doors


This type of door has a locking mechanism that is more complicated than the normal mortice or rim lock found on most wooden doors. Typically there will be multiple locking points along the length of the door to engage with the door frame. These are operated from a central 'gearbox' to which the handles and the locking cylinder are fitted.  Seen by most people as maintenance free they are subject to failure the same as any other mechanical device that is not maintained. Components within the gearbox can fail and leave the door in a state where it will neither lock nor unlock depending on when it failed. Opening a door where the mechanism has jammed the door shut requires special tools and knowledge of the types of mechanism in order to open the door with the minimum of damage. Some minor marking of the door or frame surface may be inevitable in this circumstance.


Locking cylinders failing in such a way that the key cannot be removed when it is turned either to the locked or unlocked position is a common occurrence and requires the euro cylinder to be replaced. There are many different size combinations for these locks and it is improtant to get the correct size for your door thickness.



Euro cylinder