Measuring and fitting instructions for our Kitchen Hinges
By: Gareth Jones
This pages looks at some generic measurements for our hinges and how to fit them. This is a purely a guide and if you have purchased a hinge from us we suggest you look on the specific hinge product page and you will find a detailed drawing to help you with specific measurements.
Number of hinges
The first thing to bear in mind when it comes to your hinges is you look at the number of hinges you need to hold the door - larger doors might need anything up to 5 hinges.
Hinge hole drilling on the door
The first thing to drill is the door, you will require a hinge hole cutter to get the correct sizing for a 35mm hinge hole. You will need to measure in 21.5mm from the edge of the door - this leaves it 4mm from the edge of the door - and then the hole will need to be 12mm deep for the hinge cup to sit flush.
When you place the hinge into the cup hole you will have 2 screw to attach it fully.
Fitting the mounting plate to the cupboard carcass
- For Full & Half Overlay hinge applications the mounting plate hole positions should be 37mm in from the front edge of the cabinet side, the vertical centres between the 2 plates holes are 32mm.
- For Inset hinge applications the mounting plate hole positions should be 37mm + door thickness + 1mm for the door to be flush with the front edge of the cabinet side, the vertical centres between the 2 plates holes are 32mm
Attach the door to the carcass - or in other words; attach the hinge to the mounting plate
- For Clip-On hinges you will simply line the hinge up with the mounting plate, and push it on, it should 'clip' when its connected - do this with all the hinges on the door - bear in mind the other hinges further down the door, it is often a good idea to line them all up in one go before clipping the first one in.
- For Slide-On hinge applications you will have to place the hinge on top of the mounting plate in position and then secure it with the screw on top - again make sure you do this with all the hinges and ensure they all line up before securing the first one.
Vertical, lateral and horizontal adjustment
- Should the door not line up with the carcass or other doors perfectly, you have Vertical adjustment which enables you to move the door up and down by +/- 2mm in order to line it up at the top - you will find a screw to do this on the hinge.
- You also have Lateral adjustment which allows you to angle the door slightly by +/- 2mm in order to line it up with other doors - you will find a screw to do this on the hinge.
- For Horizontal adjustment you can again move the door using the hinge to move the door in and out, so the door will align with other doors or the carcass - you will find a screw to do this on the hinge.