Hinges are an important part of your window. They allow the window to be opened and closed while ensuring that it remains secure when open. There are three main types of hinges: Egress Hinges, which allow for easy escape in case of an emergency; Side Hung Window Hinges, which allow your window to open from the side; and Top Hung Window Hinges, which allow your window to open from the top. At lockmaster we offer the most robust Window Hinges such as uPVC Hinges, Egress Hinges, Side Hung Hinges, and Top Hung Hinges. Read More
uPVC Window Hinges
uPVC Window Hinges are constructed of metal and designed to fit inside a euro groove, which is on the profile of the window. This not only provides a safe location for your hinges, but it also allows the hinge to be flush. As a result, a uPVC window can often support a higher hinge. This is frequently referred to as a 17mm stack height hinge. uPVC window hinges are incredibly durable and provide excellent benefits. If you’re looking for a child-proof hinge, you could install a restrictor hinge, which does not fully open unless a button is pressed to enable full range of motion.
Timber Window Hinges
Hinges for wooden windows are usually face fixed, this means that the hinge attaches to the wood directly and isn’t usually required to be installed into a rebate. Because of the face fixing, a lower stack height is typically employed to account for the narrower space between the window and the frame. This is often the only significant distinction between timber and uPVC window hinges. Because hinges can be used on both uPVC and Timber windows, you should prioritise the type of hinge you wish to install.
Types of Window Hinges:
Our hinges are extremely reliable and come in a variety of sizes and shapes to accommodate any various window type. The most common types are the following:
If you’re having trouble locating the right Window Hinges for you, kindly contact one of our exceptional team members who will gladly assist you.
Egress Window Hinges
Egress Hinges are typically made of tempered glass or shatter-resistant material. In the event of a fire, this would be easily breakable, allowing you to escape without cutting yourself on the glass. Naturally, this sort of glass is not common in homes; instead, Egress Hinges would be used. This hinge has a full range of motion, allowing you to evacuate the building in an emergency. When selecting an egress window hinge, keep in mind that these are only appropriate for locations where a safe fire escape is available. Buildings with multiple stories, such as high-rise apartments, need to have an extra window restrictor fitted to prevent accidental falls from windows. If your child’s bedroom has an emergency escape, these precautions should be taken as well.
We also have egress easy clean in our Egress hinges section, which allows the window to fully open. However, once opened, it slides to the side, allowing you to easily wipe both the inside and outside of the glass.
*The word “egress” refers to the ability to exit from a building or a structure.
Side Hung Window Hinges
Side Hung Hinges are installed on the top and bottom of the window. They are named side hung because of how the window functions rather than where the hinges are fastened. Side hung window hinges are commonly seen on big, fully opening windows in spaces such as bathrooms. These windows not only allow maximum circulation and light into the space, but they also act as an emergency exit when an egress hinge is installed. Side hung hinges are only available in 16-inch lengths. This is due to the fact that when a window is opened, a great deal of weight is placed on these hinges. If you have a large window in both width and length, you might consider installing a top hanging hinge instead.
Top Hung Window Hinges
Top Hung Hinges are located on the side of the window and enable movement from the top. This is where their name originates from. Our top hung hinges are typically found on smaller opening windows, usually at the top of a double-glazing unit. These are the windows that are frequently opened during the day to enable air to circulate throughout the house, but this is not always the case. A large and heavy window would be better suited for top-hung hinges because they require less force to operate. Narrow windows may also be too small for a side hung hinge, necessitating the use of a top hung hinge.
At lockmaster we offer the most robust window hinges such as uPVC Window Hinges, Egress Window Hinges, Side Hung Window Hinges, and Top Hung Window Hinges. If you’re having trouble locating the right Window Hinge for you, kindly contact one of our exceptional team members who will gladly assist you.