Antique & Heritage Locks

You have to admire the skill of the inventors and lock makers of the past. They and their workshops may have all but gone, but the surviving lock with its aesthetic look and mechanical beauty can tell a rich story which I would like to preserve and promote. Within the U.K and beyond thousands of old antique locks remain, many still fully functioning many sadly no longer used.

locksmith cardiffAntique and Heritage Locks Cardiff

Chambers Lockwork can offer a refurbishing service to repair, refit or if necessary replace your old antique locks with an appropriate mechanism. Old keys can be painstakingly replicated and hand – cut or replacements can be made using replica models, thus maintaining the look of the door in keeping with the heritage of the property, be it a church, old industrial building or a domestic dwelling. Chambers Lockwork would love the challenge of meeting your needs.

Do you own or manage a heritage building? To get an idea of the type of work we could do for you we have listed some of the work we have enjoyed completing for Insole court.

Insole Court

We have worked for a number of heritage clients over the years. We particularly enjoy working for Insole Court in Cardiff.

Type of work carried out for Insole Court:

  • Cutting keys to locks with missing keys.( mainly for locks manufactured by Gibbons Wolverhampton – founded in 1750 )
  • Repairing/ Restoring and maintaining Antique locks
  • Sourcing and replacing period locks and door furniture where missing.
  • Fitting the appropriate locks available today for the properties present use.


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We provide a fair and friendly service to all our customers and take on all types of jobs from small domestic work to large commercial projects.