In response to customer requests an Easy Clean First variant of the Atlas friction hinge has been designed and manufactured in Nico’s factory in Clacton. With initial sash travel down the hinge channel this Atlas variant provides ample clearance between sash and frame on opening and closing, and up to 200mm easy clean ( well above the 95mm recommended ). The egress position is reached by the press of a button, and on appropriate size windows meets the requirements of Document B of the Building Regulations. Initially launched in a 17mm stack height the Easy Clean First hinge is 14″ ( 350mm ) long, carries up to 45kg and is suitable for sashes up to 900mm wide.