Welcome to the Hinge Helpdesk - the place where we can help you identify which hinge you are looking for.
How it works
Using the Filters on this page you should be able to identify the hinge required from the selections shown below, in case you are unsure of some of the terminology we have included diagrams and a brief description below.
IMPORTANT: If you require an inset hinge leave CARCASS THICKNESS filter blank.
Although most hinges and plates look alike, every manufacturer has slight variations so it is important that you use the supplied hinge and plate together.
Note: If you are still unsure of the hinge and plate required, please fill out this form and we will endeavour to help you.
Hinges will either be Full Overlay, Half Overlay, or Inset - have a look at the pictures to decide which looks like your hinge when closed.
Hinge Cup Hole
To find the Hinge Cup Hole size, simply measure the diameter of the hole that the hinge sits in on the door - usually 26mm, 35mm, or 40mm.
Hinge Opening Angle
Measure the maximum angle that the door opens - these will usually be 40°, 50°, 90, 95°, 110° or 170°.
Measure the thickness of the door that the hinge will fit to, usually 12mm or 15mm.
What is the thickness of the carcass, or side panel as might be known - usually 15mm or 18mm.
Positive Incline 30° or 45° - Used on angled corner or wing end unit doors.
Glass Door - Hinges that work only on drilled glass/plastic doors using a specialist ring.
Knuckle Hinges - An exposed 270° hinge that allows the door to fold back on itself - eg, a TV cabinet.
Easy-On - A simple hinge solution that doesn't require a cup hole drilling - used on thin doors and sheet metal.
Blind Corner - 95° hinge used where doors open inline with the panel it attaches to, used in corner cupboards.
Bi-Fold Corner - Corner cupboard hinges that attaches 2 smaller doors to fold and fill a corner.
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We’ve tried to answer as many of your questions as possible in our dedicated Help & Advice area. If there’s something we’ve missed, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us by phone, or by email - we’ll always aim to get back to you within 48 hours.