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HINGES

Hinges are the mainstay of any door installation. An incorrect specification of a set of door hinges will lead to premature wear on the locks, lever furniture and door closers. A correct specification will lead to the extended life of all door components.

Hinges take into account the width, weight and usage of a door. The hinge knuckle is either washered or has a ball bearing race to ease its opening and closing action. Hinges can be specified to either simply hang a door in its frame, to raise a door over a carpet threshold or to give the ability to easily remove the door from the frame. Hinges are available in a range of sizes and finishes and materials.

Hinges can conform to various levels of standards and specifications. Presently hinges are specified to a "class" standard and more recently the introduction of BS EN1935:2002. The crossover between the 2 standards occurs in the higher specification hinges and where this is apparent we have referred to both.

As part of any specification, our staff endeavour to supply hinges that are more than adequate for the application, below is a selection of our range of hinges, this is by no means exhaustive, if you cannot see what you require then please contact us.

Stainless Steel Ball Bearing Hinges - BS EN1935:2002 Grade 13

These Hinges are available in 101mm x 101mm x 3mm and 101mm x 76mm x 3mm. Finishes include satin and bright stainless steel although plated finishes are available.

A Grade 13 hinge suggests that the hinge fitted is suitable for a door of up to 120Kgs in weight having a maximum of 200,000 operations per annum.

BS EN1935:2002 type hinges meet the requirements of a class 9 hinge but are improved in the fact that the hinge conforms to the latest type test requirements and classifications and that the hinge is marked with the relevent standard. It is worth noting that the standard has been introduced to replace existing "class" type hinge standards in specifications for high usage doors in buildings.

 

Stainless Steel Lift-off Hinges - Unclassed

These hinges are available in 100mm x 88mm x 3mm and finishes include satin and bright stainless steel although plated finishes are available. It is also worth noting that liftoff hinges are handed.

This hinge suggests that the hinge fitted is suitable for a door of up to 80Kgs in weight having a maximum of 200,000 operations per annum.

 

 

Stainless Steel Rising & Falling Hinges - Unclassed

These hinges are available in 101mm X 76mm x 3mm. Finishes include satin and bright stainless steel although plated finishes are available.

The main use for this type of hinge is to use its rising and falling action to either close a door or hold it open. The other use is where a door needs to be lifted in its opening cycle to clear a carpet that is not flush with the floor.

 

 

Mild Steel Ball Bearing Hinges - BS EN1935:2002 Grade 13

These hinges are available in 101mm x 76mm x 3mm. Finishes include satin zinc plate, polished chrome plate, bright brass plate and powder coated. Other finishes are available on request.

A Grade 13 hinge suggests that the hinge fitted is suitable for a door of up to 120Kgs in weight having a maximum of 200,000 operations per annum.

BS EN1935:2002 type hinges meet the requirements of a class 9 hinge but are improved in the fact that the hinge conforms to the latest type test requirements and classifications and that the hinge is marked with the relevent standard. It is worth noting that the standard has been introduced to replace existing "class" type hinge standards in specifications for high usage doors in buildings.

 

Mild Steel Hinges - Class 5

These hinges are available in 101mm x 76mm x 3mm. Finishes include satin zinc plate, polished chrome plate and bright brass plate. Other finishes are available on request.

A class 5 hinge suggests that the hinge fitted is suitable for a door of up to 40Kgs in weight having a maximum of 200,000 operations per annum.


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