Cost to Replace Euro, Yale and Deadlock Door Locks

If you would like to know how much it costs to replace a door lock, you’ve come to the right place.

This page is all about door lock prices and we last updated the prices here on the .

On this page you’ll see the going rate to replace three types of locks:

  • Euro cyclinder locks (these are very easy to replace and you could probably do it yourself)
  • Yale locks
  • Deadlocks

Our Price Guide

We contacted over 60 different locksmiths regarding quotes to replace Yale locks, Euro locks and deadlocks.

Below you’ll find the results of our research.

If your lock is a Euro cylinder, have you considered replacing it yourself?

These locks can be replaced in less than five minutes:

Cost to Replace a Euro Cylinder Lock

These locks cost between £40 and £50 and the labour fee for a locksmith’s daytime call out is usually around £50 – £60 depending on where you live.

VAT is to be added to these figures.

Euro locks are the cheapest and easiest to replace.

Cost to Install a Deadlock

A typical deadlock

Typical Deadlock

Deadlocks cost between £20 and £120 with £50 being a good rate for a decent quality deadlock.

The labour fee is usually between £70 and £90 + VAT

Typical Cost to Replace a Yale Lock

Yale Cylinder

Yale Cylinder

Yale locks, known as rim cylinders, were very popular in the UK but are slowly being phased out in favour of the Euro cylinder lock.

The cost of the lock will vary and depends on the quality of the part. Prices range from £15 – £100 with £40 being the going rate for a good quality lock.

Labour fees are usually in the £70-£90 range.

VAT is to be added to these figures.

Extra Costs to Consider

The prices displayed assume the work is done during the daytime. Evening or weekend call outs may incur extra fees.

Congestion charge fees may need to be added to the bill, depending on where you live and where your locksmith is based.

If you are locked out of the property, the lock may need to be picked or drilled out, which will add extra time and possibly cost to the project.

We suggest you discuss these extra charges before arranging for a locksmith to visit your property.

Reducing Insurance Premiums

If you’ve renewed your household insurance recently, you will most likely be asked questions about the types of locks you have on your front and rear doors.

You should pay attention to this as most insurance companies will give you a discount if you have a secure lock.

If you state you have a secure lock when in fact your lock is a different type, your insurance may not pay out in the event of a break in.

Related Websites You May Like

You may want to explore these sites as they are relevant to home security and locking systems:

The MLA (Master Locksmith Association) is a great place to find approved and vetted locksmiths in the UK.

The Crime Prevention Website

Information from regarding lock and home insurance

2 Responses to “Cost to Replace Euro, Yale and Deadlock Door Locks”

  1. Emma HarrisJuly 29, 2015 at 9:50 pm #

    I’m in Wickford, Essex & I had Locks and Leaks round to replace my front door lock, they did a really good job – £60 INCLUDING VAT. Would definitely recommend this company! Smart; friendly; wore company uniform; and cleared up after themselves.

  2. Mike LauferApril 13, 2017 at 11:10 am #

    It’s nice to see an article about this subject that also differentiate between London and other parts of the UK as indeed there is a major difference in prices.

    Bear in mind the price would also vary between day and night times.

    As for the necessity to change a lock if you must change one and the struggle is deciding whether to replace your rim (Yale lock) or Mortice (Chubb Lock), I would add that in terms of security you should always aim for changing your mortice lock. The reason is that rim locks are fairly easy to compromise and are not applicable for insurance purposes.

    As London locksmiths (at London 24 Hour Locksmiths) we find that most London locksmiths would charge anything between £49-120 for changing a lock (labor) and £25-60 for the lock itself (if standard lock). Therefore you call a locksmith try to describe your lock as precisely as possible to get an estimate of the cost and make sure it doesn’t exceed these cost estimates for standard locks.

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