MBL, based in Shefford, Bedfordshire, was established in 1990 to offer a nationwide service to our customers in the following areas:
- The complete repair, restoration and replication of historic locks, architectural ironmongery and fittings.
- Full design and manufacture service for unique applications or bespoke designs to our customers’ requirements in a wide range of materials and finishes.
- A full architectural ironmongery scheduling and advisory service to architects, building contractors and interior designers. We will advise on the original architectural ironmongery of the building as well as the current regulations and standards required in public and private properties.
- A complete commercial and domestic locksmith service. This includes the design, construction and maintenance of master key systems; a full key cutting service; the supply of all types of architectural ironmongery, locks and spares for wooden, metal and UPVC doors; the delivery and installation of all locks, architectural ironmongery, access control systems and safes.
Staffed by a highly skilled team of locksmiths, architectural ironmongers and engineers, the MBL workshop is equipped to repair, restore or replicate any items of historic, unique, modern or cherished architectural ironmongery.
Our extensive experience means we are able to design and manufacture locks and ironmongery to integrate modern security system requirements with historic conservation concerns.
Our expertise has enabled MBL to gain a considerable portfolio of work on historic buildings owned privately and publicly as well as by English and Scottish Heritage, Cadw and The National Trust. Buildings have been as varied as Stately Homes, Town Houses, Castles, Churches and Ecclesiastical Buildings.
In addition, MBL provides a complete service for all domestic and commercial premises. Whether a single small commission or full design, ironmongery scheduling, supply and installation of integrated security systems and architectural ironmongery packages, MBL will manage the process from the initial contact to the completed project.
Whether you would like to talk to us about a large-scale historic restoration project, or would simply like a lock for your front door, please contact us for friendly knowledgeable service.