Door Hinges

Door Hinges from SDS London

The obvious requirement of a hinge is to attach a door or window to a frame. Whether it's a front door, cabinet or cupboard door, the principle remains the same.

What is often overlooked is that a hinge must carry the weight of the door without sagging.

Hinges are often under-specified due to lack of understanding or to save money and people just accept that doors are supposed to sag or bind or drag. Hinges should allow the door to swing easily and with minimum friction. 

A hinge should withstand the forces exerted on it and through it by door closers. 

Furthermore, correctly specified hinges should perform to these requirements for a long period of time, which ultimately offers better value for money.


Stainless Steel Hinges
This section contains Stainless Steel hinges and includes rising butts, ball bearing, concealed bearing and washered hinges. Stainless steel hinges have a good strong load capacity, durable in most weather conditions and are aesthetically pleasing. Because of their fire resistance, stainless steel hinges are commonly used found on fire doors.


Brass Hinges
This hinge section features our best quality brass hinges and our contract range. Within each is a varied selection of hinges including parliament and projection hinges, which are available in a number of different finishes such as chrome and nickel.


Parliament and Projection Door Hinges
Parliament and projection hinges will swing a door through 180 degrees around the frame.


Spring Hinges
Spring hinges incorporate a spring action within the pivot knuckle. The size of the knuckle is usually about twice the size of a standard hinge, so as to allow a spring to be built in. A single spring hinge is sprung to allow a one-way closing, they are relatively simple to fit and cheaper than conventional door closers. However, please only us where conditions warrant such a hinge being used.


Concealed Door Hinges
Concealed hinges are designed to be invisible when the door is in the closed position.  Often specified for "jib" doors concealed within a wall.  Several patterns are available, often referred to by their trade name Soss, Zysa, and Tectus.


Miscellaneous Door Hinges
hese hinges are used on traditional cabinet work and pianos. Recently, continuous hinges built to a heavier specification, have become more widely used on full size doors, particularly in areas subject to vandalism. Heavy-duty continuous hinges can be full mortise or half mortise to suit the door and frame details.


Framless Shower Door Hinges & Accessories
Our frameless shower door hinges are suitable for use with toughened glass doors 8 mm thick and up to 800 mm wide. The panel weight must not exceed 50 kilos per pair of shower door hinges.


Fire Door Hinges
Sadly people often forget the major significance of fire doors to a building. It should always be remembered that fire doors have two main roles; one is to protect property and the other is to save lives by protecting people from smoke inhalation. A correctly specified, installed and maintained fire door with all the appropriate and essential ironmongery fitted to it will be able to serve both these functions.

When a fire door is closed it can stop fire and smoke spreading, provide a safe and protected escape route while people evacuate the building and provide some protection for fire-fighters entering the building to fight the blaze. Fire doors must be installed to replicate their tested condition, and if any changes are made to them in any way, these are likely to negatively affect their fire performance, and nullify any third party certification or CE mark.