Fire Escape Window Hinges
Fire Escape Upvc window hinges are sometimes called easy clean or egress friction hinges. Fire Escape hinges allow Upvc windows to open to almost 90 degrees to allow for an emergency exit.
Fire Escape (Easy Clean) Upvc Window Hinges
Fire Escape Upvc window hinges, sometimes called easy clean or egress friction hinge allow Upvc windows to open to almost 90 degree to allow for emergency exit when fitted to a correct width window. These hinges also come with an easy clean facility which allows the opening sash to slide across, so that theexternal glass surface can be safely cleaned from inside.
Fire escape, easy clean window hinges are available in 13mm stack heights and 17mm stack heights.
Even if the existing Fire Escape window hinges you are wanting to replace or repair are a different make, these Fire Escape hinges will work perfectly as long as you choose the same length and stack height. We always advise changing both stays at the same time, this is why we always sell them in pairs. Even if one friction stay is ok it will break down in time.
Measuring The Original Upvc Window Hinge:
To be able to change your faulty window hinge you must first measure the hinge:
Measure the existing window hinge from the top corner to the end of the long bar, please note the size when ordering a new window hinge choose a hinge that match’s the size of the original. (It is not essential that the length is exactly the same, but the lengths should be as near as possible). Second measure the width of the hinge, the most common width is 17-18mm however should your hinge be 15-16mm then you should choose the slimline version Most Upvc windows now fit window hinges with a stack height of 13mm however some of the older window frames have hinges with a stack height of 17mm.
The most common height is 13mm, however should yours measure 17mm then you will need the 17mm stack height range.