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Hinges

There are hingess on most of the things that we have to open and close, cupboards, doors and windows.

Hinges and descriptions


Hinges come in all shapes and sizes to suit a variety of different applications.

Butt hinge
Butt hinge

Butt hinges are probably the most common hinge, they are mainly used for household doors.

Rising butt hinge
Rising butt hinge

These are used to lift the door as it opens and will automatically close when let go. These are sometimes used on cubicle doors in public places.

Lift off hinge
Lift off hinge

Two part hinge, which can allow a cupboard door to be lifted off and removed.

Piano hinge
Piano hinge

Acquired the name due to the extensive use for securing the lid of a piano. Used where any cupboard door or lid requires support along its entire length. The hinge can be cut to any length.

Flush hinge
Flush hinge

A lightweight hinge similar to the butt hinge. Its advantage is that it fastens directly on to the surface, thus avoiding the need to cut a recess.

Concealed hinge
Concealed hinge

Used to fasten cupboard doors.

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