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Invoice History
Charged as per quote / estimate100%
Appointments reported as missed (6 months) 0
Average score 9.94
30 reviews
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Locksmiths Leeds | Family Run Leeds Locksmiths.

Hi, I’m Ben and I own 1st Defence Locksmiths Leeds which is a well-established family run company. I have been in the locksmith industry for over 10 years. I have worked as a bench locksmith while it was still at school many years ago and also had 7 years’ experience with another locksmith company in Leeds carrying out lock and door repairs. I’ve been running 1st Defence Locksmiths Leeds for over 5 years now and in this time we have built a fantastic customer base with exceptional reviews all over the web.

I learned the old fashioned way
When I first started learning to be a locksmith there wasn’t really no such thing as a locksmith training course. The only way to learn was to try and get a job with an already established locksmith that was willing to give you a chance and show you the ropes. As I’m sure you can appreciate there is a lot to learn and this takes many years to hone your skills and gain experience just as it does with any job or trade. The problem nowadays is there are so many so called locksmith training company’s out there just churning out locksmith after locksmith. Many of these course are 3 day courses or 5 days at best. How much can you really learn in 3 - 5 days? I am really proud that I learned the old fashioned way as I have something that can’t be taught in a classroom which is experience.

Local Locksmiths
We are not a national locksmith company or call centre! When you call you will always speak directly to me, a highly experienced locksmith who can diagnose problems and quote over the phone. Not somebody in a call centre with no knowledge of the locksmith industry. Unfortunately, our industry is full of national call centres who claim to be local Leeds locksmiths but in fact are from out of town. We can always beat these companies on price due to lower overheads. And the most important thing is we are actually based in Leeds meaning we can usually get to you much faster in emergency situations.

Quality Assured
We offer a full 12 month guarantee on all parts supplied and fitted by 1st Defence Locksmiths Leeds. So in the unfortunate event that any manufacturing faults occur which are out of our control we will replace any defective parts immediately giving you maximum piece of mind.

Areas Covered
We cover all Leeds postcodes and all of the surrounding areas including a locksmith service in Wakefield and Castleford

Work Carried Out

  1. Lock opening
  2. Lock Repair
  3. Lock Replacement
  4. upvc door repairs
  5. wooden door repairs
  6. window repairs
  7. aluminium door repairs
  8. Garage door locks

1st Defence Locksmiths Leeds, a family run locksmith company serving the whole of Leeds and the surrounding areas. We cover anything from a simple lock change to a complete master keyed system. We are not a national locksmith or call centre. We have old fashioned values, we are polite honest and friendly and always aim to carry out work to the highest possible standard. All our parts come with a 365-day guarantee. Please feel free to contact us for a free no obligation quote.


1st Defence Locksmiths Leeds
11 Leysholme View
West Yorkshire
LS12 4HN


Based in

Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 4HN

Works in

Leeds, Dewsbury, Sheffield, Bradford, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire