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    Wall safe

    We are having some building work done, and I thought I'd install a wall safe while they are at it. Does anyone have any advice or recommendations about makes, models, things to watch out for etc.? Assume I know nothing (a fair assumption on any topic). TIA.

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    Will the builder know you are installing a wall-safe?

    That would put me off, for a kick-off.

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    That's a very good point which had not occurred to me - yes they would be fitting it as my DIY skills are nonexistent. But it leads on to the thought that how does anyone get a safe installed without other people knowing about it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackal View Post
    Will the builder know you are installing a wall-safe?

    That would put me off, for a kick-off.
    Any decent builder has probably installed 100's of these things, so why the worry?

    Contact marksh, he's a dealer on here but also runs a safe business in Barnet. He'll guide you through all you need to know. He supplied me with a safe which i've had installed.

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    Must be specialist safe installer's about, same as CCTV/Alarm installers. Would rather use them than a generic builder. The former's reputation for keeping secrets of safe locations is critical to their business success.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~dadam02~ View Post
    Any decent builder has probably installed 100's of these things, so why the worry?
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    True - but the lads he employs can be contract by contract employed.

    I wouldnít take that risk.

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    If I was concerned enough about my valuables to go to the trouble and expense of installing a safe, I would go to a specialist safe company.

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    Just buy an old office safe. They weigh a ton and no one is going to get into them or take them away.

    It took 3 of us nearly an hour just to move it about 12 ft.

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    Got to agree!
    A friend of Mine got hold of one from an old London company and I helped him get it in the house!!
    It took six of us using a tele-handler to get it in the door then alot of manpower and time using roller bars to get it into the downstairs cupboard.
    Nobody is either getting in to it or taking it in a hurry!!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Just buy an old office safe. They weigh a ton and no one is going to get into them or take them away.

    It took 3 of us nearly an hour just to move it about 12 ft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~dadam02~ View Post
    Contact marksh, he's a dealer on here but also runs a safe business in Barnet. He'll guide you through all you need to know. He supplied me with a safe which i've had installed.
    That'll be MarcJ.
    Other advice is go for a mechanical combination lock unless you want to carry around a massive key all the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave O'Sullivan View Post
    That'll be MarcJ.
    Other advice is go for a mechanical combination lock unless you want to carry around a massive key all the time.
    Much better than an easily compromised key, just make sure itís serviced and donít forget the combination!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mick P View Post
    Just buy an old office safe. They weigh a ton and no one is going to get into them or take them away.

    It took 3 of us nearly an hour just to move it about 12 ft.
    ^^^ this ^^^

    We did that as well. For a wall safe, you need specific requirements for the wall etc. No use for a wall safe when the surrounding materials are less sturdy than the safe itself! It's good to use a specialist for the best result.

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    Offline for a few days, thanks for all the advice.

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    If you're using an old safe will it have a cash rating? As I understand it, most insurers want a cash rated safe if you have valuables (Watches, jewellery) worth over a certain figure.

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