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Hinges - How Can I Tell Which Hinge I Have In My Kitchen Cabinet?

 

When replacing a kitchen cabinet hinges there are quite a few factors that you'll need to take into account when choosing a replacement. This page contains all the information you'll need to make an informed decision when browsing through our extensive range of concealed hinges.

 

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Below you'll find the key information you'll need to find out about your hinge to identify it, as well as a handy video guide to illustrate things:

 

Opening Angle of the Door

 

This is the angle that the door opens out from the cupboard - the most common opening angles are between 95° - 110°. Or they may be larger, up to 170° for corner units, or smaller 40/50° for half doors that close into a corner.

 

 

Cup Hole Diameter in the Door

 

You should check the diameter of the hole in the door that your current hinge sits in - these are usually 26mm, 35mm or 40mm for larger hinges. It's important to measure the hole in the door and not the hinge itself as the hinge may be slightly smaller.

 

 

Hinge Overlay Options

 

There are three common types of hinge overlay:

  • Full Overlay - The door covers the cabinet carcass end in the closed position
  • Half Overlay - Two doors fitted either side of one cabinet carcass
  • Inset Overlay - The door front sits flush with the front edge of the carcass end

 

 

Hinge Mounting Plate Connection

 

You should also check how the hinge connects to the carcass. Most hinges are either a Clip On hinge or a Slide On hinge

 

  • Clip On - Commonly found in the kitchen, these hinges simply 'clip' on to the mounting plate when attaching them to the cupboard side, without the need for screws
  • Slide On - These hinges 'slide' on to the mounting plate to attach and then need to be screw-fixed into position

 

 

Carcass and Door Thickness

 

Take note of the thickness of both the door and carcass as this determines how large the mounting plate needs to be - normally they are 15/16mm or 18/19mm - but various other sizes exist - including plates for glass and plastic doors.

 

 

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