About Us

About Us

1st Access Locksmiths

1st Access Locksmiths opened it’s retail premise in 1992 aiming to provide Nottinghamshire with a professional and reliable, family run business. We quickly became established and well known for our trustworthy, dependable service, always completing work to the very highest standard. Our customer base quickly grew, but to this day we still maintain many relationships that were forged with our customers in those early days. We very proudly became Nottingham’s first locksmiths to be approved by Trading Standards.

The shop was originally set up as a base for our call out engineers to work from, keeping adequate stock to complete many varying tasks. It quickly became the centre of the business with a large customer base including: local Police Authorities, NHS Trusts, Local Councils, Universities, Colleges, Housing associations, Victim Support, Schools, Citizens Advice Bureau and many more.

Our shop offers our customers access to a large number of stocked security products and many years of experience and advice to call upon.

We carry a large range of locks from top manufacturers including Chubb, Yale, Union, Mul-T-Lock, Federal, Adams Rite, Ingersoll…

As a long standing Nottingham Locksmiths, we supply much more than just locks and keys. We regularly supply: access control equipment, door closers, master-key systems, handles, UPVC mechanisms, over 60 different types of padlocks, chains, safes, key presses, high security locks with restricted key duplication, key safes, vehicle transponder keys, aluminium door locks and much more…


Key Prices

Key Prices

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£3.25 – basic cylinder keys


£4.25 – basic mortice keys


£4.50 – brass & rim mortice keys


£10.00 – Mul-T-Lock Integrator & MTL300



£8.00 – Mul-T-Lock Garrison


£10.00 – Ultion U series, Yale, Avocet dimple keys

Key Prices Yale Superior/Ultion/Avocet






Key Cutting

We have one of Nottingham’s largest stocks of key blanks (if not the largest with over 1000 different types of blanks stocked). Our key cutting is carried out by experienced locksmiths who care about retaining your custom but surprisingly we manage to beat virtually all cobblers (unskilled key cutters) and especially other locksmiths in price.

Our key prices are displayed both in the shop and on this site. If your key is not displayed then the price will be given prior to cutting

Many types of keys are available so even if your local locksmith / key cutter has let you down then give us a try. The most common keys that others fail on are:

– Chubb Ava
– Radial
– Mul-T-Lock Garrison
– Mul-T-Lock Integrator (Integrator is fully restricted and available to card holders only)
– Yale Supreme
– Ultion
– Avocet

We have been certificated for key machine calibration and carry out these procedures on a weekly basis. Many vehicle transponder keys are cut and programmed while you wait.

For all your key cutting needs please call (0115) 9676466.



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