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Goldi-Locksmith Ltd

Mr Philip Wathen

Poole, Dorset
9.95(789 Reviews)

Skills & expertise

  • Locksmith

Skills & expertise

  • Locksmith

Company info

Goldi-Locksmith Ltd has been recognised as the best Locksmith and Security service for Dorset 2016/17 by Build News.
Best Security & Locksmith Service Provider – Dorset & Hampshire & BUILD Award for Client Service Excellence - South England 2017/18

Best lock fitting and repair service - Engineering awards/Build News.

I'm so proud of my company’s achievement, which I would not have been able to do without you, thank you.

I am working during the COVD19 Pandemic - I will ask obvious questions: Can I work a minimum distance of 2 meters from people, preferably alone in a room, corridor, hallway, porch, driveway etc.     Doors, handles, locks will need to be wiped down, sprayed with anti-bac, I will also do this on arrival and departure.  I love animals, but during this time, can they please be kept away while I work.

I am free of any issues, but cannot take any chances, if I feel that my work space is not safe for us, I will be unable to do any works.

"Let Goldi Locks pick your locks!" Highly experienced and qualified engineer with exceptional people skills. I'm also with Trading Standards, we are the real thing when it comes to a trusted and vetted trader. With over 30 years experience in fixing things and making things work, nothing is impossible. My background is engineering at the highest level, I chose this career as a locksmith to work from home and support my family. I didn't want to travel anymore, and enjoy working the local area, so set up Goldi-Locks in 2002 and formed a limited company in 2004. I left my career as a project manager for Marconi working in civil and structural engineering , designing and implementing the rollout of national mobile networks such as 2G, 3G etc.

Please book me in if possible as I am busy most days and get booked up quickly. I try not to work over weekends as my weeks are so busy, however please feel free to Email me or give me a call. If you get my answer machine please leave a message, and if you get Alison, she will take any details and pass these straight to me.

I have access to a massive stock of locks, keys, safes, access control, so can get almost anything. I complete 90% of my jobs in one visit, the 10% I don't, are specialist work where re-visits are needed, or I need several days to complete a job.
Works I do include: Doors unlocked, replacement locks, keys cut on site, PVC door lock upgrades to insurance requirements, insurance surveys. safes supplied and fitted. Safes opened. Key safes. All types of lock cylinder from standard to fully restricted. All levels of mortise lock from 5 lever British Standard BS3261 to internal 3, 4 and 5 lever locks. Suited lock systems (blocks of flats or residential where special keys & locks are required). Digital locks, ...I do lots of stuff, please call me or Email me if you have any questions.

I also supply and fit vehicle tracking systems for any type of vehicle, commercial only.
I cover a good area, but to give an idea, places such as Poole, Bournemouth, Ferndown, Verwood, West moors, Ringwood, Highcliffe, New Milton, Barton on Sea, Corfe Mullen, Lytchet Minster, Wimborne, Corf Castle, Swanage and many of the surrounding areas. If you think I don't cover an area, just call and ask and I will give you a straight answer or recommend another locksmith that can help you.
I do little jobs as well: desks, cabinets, bureaus opened, often I can hand make keys to the locks if possible. Removal of padlocks, keys cut to code. Broken key extraction. 

Goldi-Locksmith offers a 24hour Emergency locksmith service where possible.


  • Domestic Work
  • Commercial Work
  • Free Estimates
  • Insurance Work Undertaken
  • Cards Accepted


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Vetting Status

Fully Vetted Trade

Company Type
Ltd Company
Checkatrade T&Cs
Interviewed in 2012
Company Status
Insurance Details

Accreditations and Memberships

  • Criminal Background Check completed for Philip Wathen on 16/04/2019.
  • BTEC Higher National Diploma Certificate awarded to Philip Wathen in Engineering (Mechanical/Manufacture) issued 1998.
  • Yale Doormaster Expert - Certificate issued 27/03/2012.
  • CRB Disclosure Scotland - expires 24 Feb 2019
  • Best Security & Locksmith Service Provider – Dorset & Hampshire & BUILD Award for Client Service Excellence - South England 2017/18
Vital Skills Certification
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Fire Safety Awareness
  • Manual Handling Awareness
  • Risk Assessment
  • Working At Height