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The Atlas Quad friction hinge offers four solutions in one hinge. It provides egress, easy clean and restrictor functions on a heavy duty side hung friction hinge. The Restrictor is a simple, effective way of limiting the initial window opening in compliance with BS8213-1:2004 ‘ Code of Practice for Safety in Use and Cleaning’. Windows incorporating the Quad stay have also been tested to and met the requirements of BS EN 14351-1:2006 ‘Load Bearing Capacity of Safety Devices’ and BS 6375-2 ‘Performance of Windows and Doors’. The Egress position is achieved following the release of the restrictor, and easy clean is available at the push of a button. Suitable for vents with a width of up to 750mm the 14″ Quad hinge can carry up to 45kg.

Features & Benefits

  • Made in Britain
  • Secured By Design Approved
  • Successfully tested as a critical component within PAS024 : 2016
  • Complies with Building Regulations Part B: 2013 for Fire Escape
  • Complies with BS EN 14351-1:2006 for CE Load Bearing
  • Complies with BS 9991:2015 for Fire Escape
  • Complies with BS8213-1:2004 for Easy Cleaning
  • Simple button operation for easy clean with automatic reset
  • Safe and easy for fast escape

All hinges have been endurance tested with their maximum load carrying capacity to 30,000 cycles in Nico’s Test Centre.

Technical Data

The Nico Atlas Quad Friction Hinge is robustly built with stainless steel construction. With 4.8mm counter bore rivet assembly, all metal end caps and a stainless steel reinforcing plate all Atlas hinges carry significantly greater weight than standard hinges. The asymmetric hinge geometry produces an especially smooth opening and closing action, and additional fixing holes provide increased stability. Compliance to BS 8213 provides a minimum 95mm gap for cleaning, and an initial restricted opening angle of 12 degrees limits opening to 100mm on a 750mm sash. It is recommended that fabricators check all restricted openings to ensure they comply with Building Regulations, as profile variations may affect 100 mm opening.

Egress Easy Clean and Egress Only Friction Hinges

350mm (14″)
Vent Style Egress Easy Clean Restricted Heavy Duty
Max. Vent Width 750mm
Max. Vent Weight 45kg
Opening Angle 12° Restricted /80° Open
Stack Height 14mm
Part No. Left Hand 8470L
Part No. Right Hand 8470R
Stack Height 17mm
Part No. Left Hand 8471L
Part No. Right Hand 8471R
Bulk Packed 25 Singles