Heavy Duty Friction Hinge

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The Nico Heavy Duty Friction Hinge range meets the increasing demand for larger and heavier windows. Top and side hung hinge variants accommodate sash weights of up to 60kg for Top Hung windows and 35kg for Side Hung windows. Increased bar thicknesses and additional fixing holes provide maximum stability and allow easy adjustment. The patented Egress Easy Clean option offers a unique solution to emergency egress requirements.

Features & Benefits

  • Made in the UK
  • Secured By Design Approved
  • Successfully tested as a critical component within PAS024 : 2016
  • Egress has no awkward buttons & an automatic reset
  • Complies with Building Regulations Part B: 2013 for Egress variant
  • Complies with BS 9991:2011 for Egress variant
  • Complies with BS8213-1:2004 for Easy Cleaning
  • Max. Vent weight of 35kg for Side Hung
  • Max. Vent Weight of 60kg for Top Hung

Technical Data

The Nico Heavy Duty Friction Hinge is robustly built handed hinge with an all-stainless steel construction. An increased bar thickness means it is able to accommodate heavier sash weights and it is available in 14mm and 18mm stack heights. The patented Egress Easy Clean design has no awkward buttons or catches, and opens straight to the egress position. It requires a simple one handed operation to release the hinge 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.

The all metal end-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

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

Size
300mm (12″)
400mm (16″)
400mm (16″)
400mm (16″)
400mm (16″)
600mm (24″)
Vent Type Side Hung Side Hung Side Hung Side Hung Top Hung Top Hung
Vent Style Egress Easy Clean Egress Easy Clean Partial Opening Standard Standard Standard
Max. Vent Width 700mm 800mm 1000mm 900mm n/a n/a
Max. Vent Height n/a n/a n/a n/a 1000mm 1500mm
Max. Vent Weight 30kg 35kg 45kg at 30° 35kg 45kg 60kg
Opening Angle 80° 90° 30/70° 50° 50° 38°

14mm Range

Size
300mm (12″)
400mm (16″)
400mm (16″)
400mm (16″)
400mm (16″)
600mm (24″)
Type & Style S/H Egress Easy Clean S/H Egress Easy Clean S/H Partial Opening S/H Standard T/H Standard T/H Standard
Order No. L/H 8534LHD 8547LHD 8460LHD 7740LHD 7740LHD 7760LHD
Order No. R/H 8534RHD 8547RHD 8460RHD 7740RHD 7740RHD 7760RHD

17mm Range

Size
300mm (12″)
400mm (16″)
400mm (16″)
400mm (16″)
400mm (16″)
600mm (24″)
Type & Style S/H Egress Easy Clean S/H Egress Easy Clean S/H Partial Opening S/H Standard T/H Standard T/H Standard
Order No. L/H 8536LHD 8557LHD n/a 8240LHD 8240LHD 8260LHD
Order No. R/H 8536RHD 8557RHD n/a 8240RHD 8240RHD 8260RHD