I was called out to a lovely property the other day in the countryside in Leicestershire. The lady had called Clays Locksmiths Leicester and wanted her front lock changing on her door as it was not working properly. After getting lost for 10 minutes or so as the property was in a very remote place, I finally arrived at my destination. The lock on this particular door was called a Scandinavian oval profile cylinder . To be honest this is not a lock that Clays locksmiths Leicester come upon very often. And on this occasion we did not have a replacement on our vans. Luckily the lock wasn’t damaged and it didn’t have to be changed straight away. Now these locks are in two parts. One is the external and the other is internal and you can buy these both separately. The manufacturers name on this particular lock was an Assa. There are many different companies that make this particular type of Scandinavian lock and they all vary in price. Clays locksmiths Leicester will always ask the customer what their budget is and Will get the best and most secure lock for their money. Most of the Scandinavian locks have the same profile so when I purchased the external lock for the client it was compatible to the internal lock they had thus saving the customer from buying the complete lock. Also something else about these particular locks is that the case size can differ depending on the thickness of the door , The case size of the original lock was 31 mm but it had a 10 mm extension piece fitted. Luckily Clays Locksmiths Leicester had a spare one of these parts on our vans as the original was worn and not functioning properly. On my second visit as we had to order the original part, I fitted the lock and the customer was over the moon as now they could use this door without having any difficulty from entering the property. Like I said before this is not a very common lock and will be probably another year or so before Clays Locksmiths Leicester would fit another.