I was recently contacted by a couple from Devon, who were looking to transform their tired heritage locks, to fit in with the restoration of their country property.

When i received the locks, i knew there was going to be some real work ahead, but it’s a part of the job i relish! After carefully taking the locks apart, i revealed over a hundred years worth of dirt and grime, clogging up the mechanism.

Lots of cleaning, polishing, de-greasing and handcrafting replacement parts took place and soon the locks were coming back to life. One of the locks also required a key, as it had been lost long ago, so this was hand-cut and then aged for an authentic look. Then it was time for the final flourish – a new coat of paint.

The results were great – another job well done!

I can’t wait for the client to send pictures of the locks back in-situ.

Heritage locks prior to restoration

Heritage locks prior to restoration

Heritage locks after restoration

Heritage locks after restoration

If you have any heritage or antique locks you need repaired, serviced or restored please give me a call and i’ll do my best to help.