Are uPVC window hinges universal?

2019-03-24 by No Comments

Are uPVC window hinges universal?

Nico window hinges / friction stays for use on Upvc & Aluminium Windows. Price is per pair, these hinges are universal i.e NOT Handed and will each open in both directions for ease of fitting.

Are all uPVC window hinges the same?

A set of UPVC window hinges is always sold as a pair for one window. Standard hinges have a stack height of 13mm but some are 17mm. You will recognise the difference by checking the arm that fits to the opening frame. If there is a ‘dip’ in the arm then it will be 17mm.

How do you measure uPVC window hinges?

How to measure your window hinges

  1. Measure the length of the hinge.(A) The length is the track part that you can see when you open your window.
  2. Measure the width of the hinge. ( B)
  3. Measure the stack height.
  4. Click here to go back to the UPVC WINDOW HINGES Category page.

How do I fix a dropped double glazed window?

The first thing to do is carefully remove the glass from the uPVC window. Next, close the sash and ensure that it is lined up with the frame. Re-install the glass into the sash and pack it all the way round the frame so that there is no movement at all between the glass and the sash.

Why is my uPVC window not closing properly?

There are a range of reasons why your uPVC window could be refusing to open, including: Old rubber gaskets that have slightly melted and stuck to the frame. A build-up of dust, grime or grit on the hinges. Worn handle spindle.

What is the stack height of a window hinge?

13mm and 17mm
With the friction stay fully closed so that all of the arms are stacked on top of each other, measure from the bottom arm of the stay to the top arm. This measurement is the stack height. The standard stack heights for friction stays are 13mm and 17mm.

What is a window friction hinge?

Friction stay hinges are a variable window hinge which enables the secure opening and closing of windows. As the name suggests, an adjustable friction slide helps to hold the window in an open position.

How do I know if my double glazing is blown?

The most obvious way of knowing that your double glazing has failed is that your windows become cloudy or foggy between the panes of glass. You can spot earlier signs, too. Water leaking through the window frame of draughts is also an indicator that there is an issue with your double glazing.

Is it worth replacing old double glazing?

The larger gap between the panes of glass on modern double glazing also makes it more effective at keeping out unwanted noise. So, if you find road traffic, loud neighbours or other sources of noise prevent you from winding down when at home, consider upgrading any old windows.

Can windows that don’t close Be Fixed?

Window Replacement Windows in your home that won’t open or close could be a sign of a larger issue. If damage to the window is too extensive, a replacement may be necessary. If you have multiple sticking or damaged windows, it could be time for an all-around window upgrade throughout your home.

What kind of hinges are on double glazed windows?

Most double glazed windows have what we call friction stays, or window hinges, and these are very popular amongst the majority of upvc windows you will find these days, and historically too. Here we are going to show you how to find the correct set of upvc window hinges to replace what you have currently installed on the window.

What kind of hinges are used on uPVC windows?

Hinges for upvc windows tend to break down over time but the good news is that you can replace them easily. Friction hinges, also known as friction stays, are found on all uPVC type double glazed windows (not casement timber windows with butt hinges).

Where can I get replacement hinges for my door?

Parts available from all of the major brands, we can also source replacements for some parts that are no longer made, If you are not sure what part you need, take a picture of the Door or Window on your phone and email it into us.

What can I replace my double glazed window with?

Replacement parts for double glazed windows and doors such as letterboxes, locks, window handles, door handles, glazing tools and window seals. Friendly staff will help if you’re not sure which part Handles and Hinges Double Glazing Spares