Continuous Hinges Overview
Phoenix Continuous Hinges are produced and supplied by Cooke Brothers, leading UK hinge manufacturers for over 100 years.
Continuous hinges, or piano hinges after their development for use on piano keyboard lids, provide a visually neat and high quality solution to the hinging of any lid or door. Compared to the use of several shorter butt hinges, no rebating is required, with the hinges being surface fitted to both door and frame. Cut down to match the full length of the door, continuous hinges provide alignment over the whole length of the door, as well as achieving even distribution of the load.
Standard Continuous Hinge Lengths
Although all sizes in the continuous hinge range can be produced in any length, for practical purposes it is usually stocked and sold in standard lengths. The main length is 1829mm (6ft).
Imperial and Metric Sizes
The full continuous hinge range is based on both traditional imperial products and modern metric products. To assist your selection the products, whether tooled as imperial or metric, have all been dimensioned in millimetres. Continuous hinges are displayed in hinge leaf thickness order, starting with the lightest.
Continuous Hinge Tolerances
Some minor variations to the standard sizes must be expected. The hole centres stated represent the approximate centres for any pair of holes. Pre-drilling the door or frame for a complete length of continuous hinge using multiples of the centres shown is not recommended. For accurate hole positions over the whole length contact technical sales.
Continuous Hinge Technology
|A - Hinge leaf thickness ||The material thickness should be selected first
as this establishes the range most suitable for your application. |
|B - Hinge pin diameter ||For each leaf thickness there is a limited range of pin options against which the main hinge sizes are shown. |
|C - Hinge open width ||The overall width of the hinge when the leaves are opened out flat i.e. to 180°. |
|D - Hinge knuckle length ||The length of the individual knuckles or joints. |
|Fixing Hole Information ||Un-drilled hinges are referred to as 'No holes'. |
|E - Hole centres ||The repeat distance for fixing centres along the length. |
|F - Hole diameter un-countersunk ||Referred to as plain holes. |
|G - Screw size ||For hinges where countersunk, referred to as 'C'sk holes. |
|L - Overall continuous hinge length || |
Materials & Finishes
Cooke Brothers offer a full range of Raw Material and Finish options that will both enhance and co-ordinate with your chosen door furniture.
Please note, colours and finishes shown below may vary slightly from the swatches displayed. You should also be aware that your monitor setup may have an influence on how the colours are displayed on this website.
Special Phoenix Continuous Hinges are an important part of the company's business. By using continuous hinge as the basic product it is often possible to avoid over 90% of the tooling cost that would be incurred by tooling a completely special product.
Whether you are after a minor modification or a high volume special, by forwarding your design application to our engineers we can examine the options and quote you for the best solution.
The Phoenix Architectural Hinges Special Options Guide shows a wide variety of design features that can be incorporated into the Phoenix Continuous Hinges. To view the Special Options Guide in PDF format, go to our the documents section.