Nico Egress Easy Clean – button free

With no buttons or catches the Nico Egress Easy Clean Hinge offers a unique solution to the problem of emergency egress and safe cleaning. The hinge initially opens to the egress position allowing safe exit in the event of an emergency. The patented design then requires a simple one handed operation to release the hinge mechanism and open the window to it’s easy clean position. Cleaning the outside of windows is safer and easier, and the hinge automatically resets upon closing.

Features & Benefits

  • No awkward buttons or catches required for easy clean
  • Automatically resets on closing
  • Safe and simple for fast escape
  • Stainless Steel riveted nose cap for strength and reliability
  • 3 stage counterbore process for improved resistance to wear
  • Glass reinforced nylon slide eliminating breaking and wear
  • 4.8mm Stainless Steel rivets for improved load carrying
  • Stainless construction for exceptional corrosion resistance
  • Brass adjustment screw for adjustable friction
  • 10 year mechanical guarantee

Testing & Technical

  • Made in Britain to an ISO 9001 Quality System
  • Complies with Building Regulations Part B: 2013 for Fire Escape
  • Complies with BS 9991:2011 for Fire Escape
  • Complies with BS8213-1:2004 for Easy Cleaning
  • Successfully security tested with Nico Xtra Bolts as a critical component within PAS24 : 2016
  • Secured By Design Approved as a Police Preferred Specification
  • Successfully cycle tested as a critical component within BS EN 6375 Pt 2 ( Resistance to repeated opening and closing )
  • Successfully weather tested as a critical component within BS EN 6375 Pt 1 ( Air, wind and water testing )

Nico hinges have been endurance tested with their maximum load carrying capacity to 3 times the British Standard requirement. Always refer to the ‘safe reaches for cleaning’ instructions in Approved Document K when specifying egress windows.

Technical Data

The Nico Egress Easy Clean Hinge is manufactured in stainless steel and offers excellent load bearing characteristics. Slotted fixing holes in the base channel and sash bar, with a final fixing hole in each component, provide maximum sash/frame adjustment. The all stainless steel nose-cap is riveted on to the hinge for extra strength and rivet holes are counterbored in a 3 stage manufacturing process. This means parts are manufactured to tight tolerances and ensures reliable operation of the finished hinges. The friction slide is made from high strength glass reinforced nylon with an adjustable resistance screw to regulate friction.

Standard Reach and Long Reach

The location of the friction stay on the profile plays an important role in which product should be used. Nico produce two variants of the 16″ Egress Easy Clean Hinge which suit different profile styles, and the Egress Selection Guide can be used to determine which is the right stay for you. Nico Heavy Duty Egress Easy Clean Hinges suit both profile styles.

Egress Easy Clean Friction Hinges

300mm (12″)
400mm (16″)
300mm (12″)
400mm (16″)
Vent Type Side Hung Side Hung Side Hung Side Hung
Max. Vent Width 600mm 700mm 600mm 700mm
Max. Vent Weight 22kg 26kg 22kg 26kg
Opening Angle 85° 90° 85° 90°
Stack Height 13mm 13mm 17mm 17mm
Bulk Packed 50 each hand 50 each hand 40 each hand 50 each hand
Part No. L/H Standard 8534L 8545L 8536L 8546L
Part No. R/H Standard 8534R 8545R 8536R 8546R
Part No. L/H Long Reach N/A 8547L N/A 8557L
Part No. R/H Long Reach N/A 8547R N/A 8557R

Heavy Duty Egress Easy Clean Friction Hinges

300mm (12″)
400mm (16″)
300mm (12″)
400mm (16″)
Vent Type Side Hung Side Hung Side Hung Side Hung
Max. Vent Width 700mm 800mm 700mm 800mm
Max. Vent Weight 30kg 35kg 30kg 35kg
Opening Angle 80° 90° 80° 90°
Stack Height 14mm 14mm 17mm 17mm
Bulk Packed 20 pairs 20 pairs 20 pairs 20 pairs
Part No. Left Hand 8534LHD 8547LHD 8536LHD 8557LHD
Part No. Right Hand 8534RHD 8547RHD 8536RHD 8557RHD