About me


Name: Ian Ockwell-Smith

Home Town: Saffron Walden, Essex



Hobbies: Music - playing guitar & pretending to be a rockstar, renovating old houses and restoring antique locks.


Family: I am married and a dad to four children, three boys and one girl 


Pets: Two cats, one rescue dog and lots of chickens.

Work Experience: I am an  experienced Locksmith of over twenty five years and all round Handyman of over ten years experience. Before launching Saffron Home Services I managed the Saffron Walden branch of Lock, Stock and Barrel Locksmiths and worked for the Papworth Trust, a charitable trust based in Cambs, providing home security services, plumbing, decorating and handyman services to the elderly and those living with a disability to those living in Herts and Essex. 


I hold a full disclosure DBS (was previously CRB) check, which all customers are welcome to view and am trained in POVA (Protection of Vulnerable Adults) and SOVA (Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults). I am fully insured and carry professional liability insurance up to two million pounds.





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