Locksmith Services for Edinburgh and Lothians

We’re based in Musselburgh, East Lothian and also cover Edinburgh City, Midlothian and West Lothian.

Working with all lock types for many years, we have all the skills and experience you need!


Professional Locksmith Services You Can Trust

With the rise of social media it seems like more and more people want to offer their services, using the likes of Facebook for free publicity to reach a large audience in their local area. We’re not saying anyone without a website is an amateur and anyone with one is a pro, it can also be the other way around!

So how can you tell if you’re getting the real deal?

How can you be assured you will receive a quality locksmith service and a job well done?

We take pride in our work and are not afraid to display any feedback, whether that be good or bad, any bad feedback would just be telling us what we need to work harder at and it’s all been good so far!


Some of What We Offer

24/7 Emergency Call Out
Non-Destructive Entries
Lock Replacements
Security Upgrades
Free Estimates
Free Advice

Deadlocks / Nightlatches
Anti-Snap Cylinders
Lever  / Knob Locks
uPCV Door Locks
Window Espags
Rim / Mortise


We’ve a page for Reviews on other sites and testimonials that have been sent directly to us for displaying on our site. You will find links to the likes of Yell, Yelp, Facebook and East Lothian News where you can read any previous reviews or leave one yourself . These are reviews that we CAN’T simply delete or edit to our liking!

Lock Solid Joinery was established as a new company as recent as June 2016, but don’t let that fool you, we have decades of experience in all that we do.

So if you’re looking for a locksmith working in both the commercial and residential sectors, an expert in all types of locks and with an emergency call out service you can rely on us.

You will find us quick and efficient, friendly and reliable and able to work with any type of lock. We’re also fully qualified and fully insured giving you extra peace of mind.


Locksmith Holding Mortice Lock



Emergency Locksmith

Have a lock mechanism failure or simply locked out and in need of an emergency locksmith?

As with break-ins there is no telling when a lock mechanism failure may occur and we appreciate you will need this attended to as soon as possible. For this reason we offer a 24/7 Emergency Locksmith Service for Edinburgh and all of the Lothians.


Emergency Locksmith in Van


In cases of lock mechanism failures our locksmith can perform a non-destructive entry giving you immediate access to the property. You will also have the option of us fitting a new lock right there and then.

If it’s a lock type we don’t happen to have with us at the time we will quickly go source it for you and return for the fitting, which can usually be done within an hour.

If you can’t get a hold of us in an emergency or for those times we are already attending an emergency we highly recommend Taylor Emergency Locksmith


A Locksmith for All Your Security Needs

Why wait until you have to use our 24/7 Emergency Locksmith Call Out Service after being victim to a break-in?

Many people are unaware of the fact that burglars can easily get through their existing locks quickly and easily.

Even some types of the more modern Cylinder Locks can be snapped or even pulled out completely in seconds. There are also locks on the market that don’t meet the required specifications for an insurance company to pay out in event of a break-in!


Locksmith Fitting Multi-Point Locking System

If you’re looking to upgrade your existing security or add additional safeguards our locksmith offers free estimates and advice, there are many brands and types of locks to choose from!

At Lock Solid Joinery we highly recommend Cisa’s Astral S Cylinder Lock used in conjunction with Multi-Point Locks.



We Can Supply and Fit
The Astral S Cylinder Lock by Cisa

Many cylinder locks can be compromised by burglars simply pulling, snapping, drilling or bumping (picking) them. We have attended burglaries in Musselburgh, other parts of East Lothian and Edinburgh where this has been the case!

However, no matter how secure a cylinder lock is, there can be cases where a break-in hasn’t actually involved breaking a lock. Would be thieves and burglars that can access a key may have the opportunity to have a copy cut!

Thankfully, Cisa have a lock that addresses all of these issues.

Cisa’s Astral S Cylinder Lock can boast of patented technologies for Anti Snap and Anti Bump which it’s certified for. It also has resistance to tearing and pulling and certified for anti-drilling due to its bitting system being made from hardened steel.

Copies of your key being made without your knowledge is not possible anymore with the Astral S Cylinder. Only you can have a copy cut and must present your unique code card and photo ID in order to do so. Furthermore, special configuration of springs on the key gives resistance to impressions or wax techniques.

An Astral S Cylinder Lock

Code Card for Astral S Lock

Cisa Astra S Thumbturn

Extra Security

  • A patented snap resistant cylinder with very high breaking and pulling resistance.
  • Certified bumping resistance with patented BKP (Bump Power Key) technology.
  • Certified drilling resistance due to a hardened steel key bitting system.
  • High resistance to impressions being taken from substances such as wax.
  • Unique Code Card required with photo ID in order to get a key copied.
  • Bitting system with 10 pins on 2 rows giving 1,600,000 possible combinations.

Cisa’s Astral S as a Master Key

If you’re a business requiring a master key (one key that opens many locks with each lock also having its own unique key) we can highly recommend the Astral S. The 10 pin bitting system makes it possible for one master key to unlock up to 63,000 different cylinders!


  • ICIM EN 1303:05 16010C61 – European Certification.
  • Ghost – Russian Certification


  • Snap Resistant Cylinder: B02003V000006.
  • BKP: registered patent.



  • 10 pin key bitting system
  • Brass body with segment pack the whole length
  • Brass plugs
  • Self lubricated sintered steel DIN cam
  • Harded steel pins
  • Hardened drivers
  • Phosfor bronze and steel springs


  • Flat key with non handed insertion
  • Made of nickel plated brass
  • Numbered key head
  • 2.9mm thickness
  • 0.48mm depth


  • 3 x keys
  • Code Card (for having keys copied)
  • Maintenance and user instructions


Emergency Locksmith Call Out in Edinburgh

We received an emergency call out to attend a job in Northfield in Edinburgh. As Locksmiths we are quick to respond in such cases. We also take pride in replacing  locks with those that are better built and able to withstand much more pressure, deterring any would be burglars.

In this case an inferior cylinder lock was easily broken and pulled completely out of the door. This is not the first time we have attended such a job in Edinburgh. Throughout all of the Lothians, there are many people unaware just how easy it can be for their locks to be compromised.

We offer free consultations and can visit the premises to inspect the existing locks. If required, security upgrades such as new locks can save you money in the long term. They can also save you from having the worry, stress and anxiety a break-in can bring.

Door with Broken Lock in Edinburgh

Inferior Cylinder Lock Pulled Out in Edinburgh

Cylinder Lock Fitted in Edinburgh

One of Our Recommended Cisa Cylinder Locks Fitted



Locks for uPVC Doors and Windows

Our locksmith can repair or replace any type of lock for any type of uPVC door or window!

You’ll find cylinder locks on most uPVC doors, and of course we recommend the Astral S Cyinder Lock by Cisa.

Cylinder locks are inserted into a gearbox which is used to pull and push metal strips or rods inside the door, which in turn lock the door in several places. The locking points are generally at the handle, the top and bottom of the door. These are known as multi-point locking systems and are also available with more than 3 locking points. If you’re having problems with your uPVC door locks it might be a case of us replacing the gearbox rather than replacing the whole locking system.

uPVC windows can also have multi-point locking systems known as espags, they too are a multi-point locking system. The turn of the lock operates several locks, often small studs, on a metal a metal strip which runs along the whole side of the window. We can supply and fit espags for uPVC windows and multi-point locking systems for uPVC doors.


A Multipoint Locking System

Multi-Point Locking System

Window Espag Locks


We can also supply and fit uPVC doors and windows, find out more on our uPVC Services page.


Popular Lock Types

Astral S Cylinder Lock and KeyAnti-Snap Cylinder

Era Deadlock Mortice LockDeadlock Mortice

RA Double Locking NightlatchDouble Nightlatch

Era Sashlock Mortice LockSashlock Mortice

Rim Lock

Thumbturn Cylinder



Some of the Lock Brands We Use

Cisa Chubb Yale and Esla NG Lock Logos

Assa Era Asec and Union Lock Logos



More than Just a Locksmith

We care about your peace of mind and safety, there’s such a wide selection of lock types and brands to choose from for all kinds of budgets so allow our locksmith to advise you. Get in touch with us so we can discuss all the details for all that you require.

Our locksmith is happy to give free advice along with our free estimate so call 0131 653 6586, email or use our Contact form today!


A Window Espag Lock Being Fitted


For the jobs that require more than just a locksmith we have other services you may benefit from.

Joinery Services
uPVC Services

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