When choosing a Hinge to go with your doors, it can be difficult to know which type to use. Usually when replacing a hinge, it’s a simple job of bringing in your existing hinge and we can provide a product which will match your old hinge perfectly. However when installing new hinges the large variety of hinges can seem confusing. We offer 2 basic types of hinges: Hirline and Butt Hinges.
Why Choose a Hirline hinge?
Now usually when installing a hinge you would need to create a recess for that hinge in the wood of the door or door jamp with a chisel. However with a Hirline Hinge this is not required meaning that they are faster and easier to install. Generally hirline hinges are not regarded as being as ‘heavy duty’ as a Butt Hinge however we offfer both Lightweight and Heavy Duty Hirline Hinges for your projects. Here are some more detailed pro’s and con’s of the two differents designs:
|Hirline Hinge||Easier to install|
Cheaper installation cost if done by professional
Lower bearing capacity
|Butt Hinge||More heavy duty|
Less hinges required
|Requires recess in door or door jamb|
Hirline hinges have a lower bearing capacity than butt hinges – this means they can carry less load (weight). However an easy workaround for this is to use 3 hinges on your door – this helps reduce the weight on each hinge.
What about screws?
Like our handles – we always supply complimentary screws with all of our hinges as well as installation instructions.
A hirline hinge is perfect for situations where you don’t want to create a recess (remove timber with a chisel) in your door or door jamb. We stock both butt and hirline hinges and are always happy to help provide advice on your next project. Speak to a member of our team today for more information!