Window and Door Hinges: Exploring Various Types for Different Needs

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Butt Hinge

One of the most common types of hinges found on doors and windows is the butt hinge. It is a simple design consisting of two plates joined together by a pin, allowing the door or window to swing open and close smoothly. Butt hinges are widely used in residential and commercial spaces due to their durability and reliability.

Security Butt Hinge

For enhanced security, security butt hinges are the go-to option. These hinges come with built-in security features, making them ideal for external doors and windows. They often include features like non-removable pins and tamper-proof screws, providing an additional layer of protection against break-ins.

Continuous (Piano) Hinges

Continuous hinges, also known as piano hinges, run along the entire length of the door or window. These hinges offer continuous support, distributing the weight evenly. They are commonly used in heavy-duty applications, such as industrial doors and large cabinet doors, ensuring smooth movement and added stability.

Flush Hinge

Flush hinges are designed to fit seamlessly into the door or window frame, creating a smooth and flush surface when the door is closed. These hinges are aesthetically pleasing, making them popular for interior doors where a clean, streamlined look is desired. They are often used in modern homes and offices.

Pivot Hinges

Pivot hinges operate on a pivot point rather than a pin joint. These hinges are ideal for doors that need to swing in both directions, making them suitable for high-traffic areas. Pivot hinges allow doors to rotate smoothly, making them a popular choice for restaurants, hospitals, and other public spaces.

Concealed Hinge

Concealed hinges are hidden from view when the door or window is closed, providing a sleek and minimalist appearance. These hinges are often used in high-end cabinetry and contemporary interior designs. They offer a clean look without sacrificing functionality, as they allow doors to open and close smoothly.

Double Action Hinge

Double-action hinges are versatile hinges that allow doors to swing in both directions. These hinges are commonly used in commercial spaces like restaurants and hospitals, where doors need to open in both directions for easy accessibility. Double-action hinges are robust and ensure smooth operation even in high-traffic environments.

HL Hinges

HL hinges, also known as HL joint hinges, are unique in their design. They have an ‘HL’ shape, providing extra strength and stability to doors and windows. These hinges are commonly used in heavy doors, gates, and shutters. The distinctive shape of HL hinges offers additional support, making them suitable for demanding applications.

Friction Hinge

Friction hinges are designed to hold doors or windows in a specific position without the need for additional hardware. These hinges have a built-in mechanism that provides resistance, allowing the door or window to stay open at various angles. Friction hinges are often used in casement windows, allowing users to adjust the opening angle according to their preference.

About the author

Glen Ramsey, who presently holds the positions of customer support and content manager, is a cherished member of the Sash Window Refurbish team. He is in a unique position to provide advice on all questions pertaining to the renovation of historic windows because he has a wealth of experience in all elements of window renovation, dealing with clients regularly and assisting them in choosing the best window-related course of action. He oversees the creation of information for all of our platforms in his capacity as content manager, including web content and other materials. Glen has witnessed the whole gamut of Sash Window Refurbish's window restoration activities, from our work on significant listed Georgian homes to a wide variety of smaller-scale private residential projects.


My technician Andrew replaced all my sash windows that had rotten sills. Accessing the rotten sills was not an easy task. He explained to me what needed to be done in order to fix the problem. He is a great person and I’m happy that he was the one who did the job. He is reliable, tidy, friendly and very professional. I highly recommend him.



I hired Andrew and Alex a while back to repair my damaged sash windows. They were was very considerate and very patient as he did his job. A few days ago, I had another problem with one of my sash lock keys and I called him again to come and fix the problem. I’m very impressed that Liam responded quickly and he not only fixed the problem but he also gave me a spare key. What a great after sales service!

Alan W.


I’m very impressed with the new windows that Andrew installed and also the reconditioning job that he did on other sash windows. The quality of his work is by far more superior than what we got when we hired another company a few years back. We will certainly hire him again if any window work arises

Kelly (Sleaford)


Our decorator referred us to Andrew because some of the work needed a window expert. Andrew together with our decorator did a fantastic job. The work was done efficiently and to the highest standards. Andrew is understanding, committed and very professional. I recommend him without any hesitation.

Steaven Reader


Alex did a great job in fixing windows in our terraced house. The windows were broken, frames damaged and the wood was also rotten. Alex's job was high quality and he did it pretty fast. I was also very impressed that he was considerate of my son’s asthma condition and maintained cleanliness. Top work.



Andrew just recently replaced three sash windows in my Edwardian house. He also repaired and replaced some sills and draught proofed three windows. In addition to that, he also did some carpentry work. What I like the most about Liam is that he did a clean job. He is very professional and always updated me about the timescales and costs. He also did his job with minimal disruptions. I highly recommend him.

Cris M.