Cooke Brothers Blog

  • Do You Need Steel, Brass or Aluminium Hinges?

    Jul 17, 2020, 14:23 PM by Editor User

    There are various types of hinges all manufactured uniquely using fine, quality materials. Every hinge is individually designed and suited to several use cases or applications. From solid steel hinges ideal for vigorous environments to aluminium hinges that will last a lifetime, in this blog you will explore the most common materials used to manufacture hinges, the benefits of each and the most suited applications. Read more to find out which type of hinge may be best suited to you.

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  • How to Choose the Best Bearing Hinge for You – A Guide

    Jul 17, 2020, 13:57 PM by Editor User

    From dual hinges to shrouded and concealed bearing hinges, there’s a range of different bearing hinges out there and you may find yourself wondering how to choose the most suitable one for your application. Depending on a series of factors, it’s important you find the most suited hinge as abilities, strengths and uses of bearing hinges can differ.

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  • How to Adjust a PIVOTA 3D Concealed Hinge

    May 29, 2020, 09:40 AM by Editor User

    The PIVOTA concealed hinge is a convenient solution ready for any kind of application. From use sleek aesthetics on flush doors to use in secure environments, Pivota hinges are strong, reliable and tamper-proof, whether you’re using an aluminium or mild steel model.

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  • The Best Hinges to Buy in 2020

    Apr 22, 2020, 11:46 AM by Editor User

    Do you know your butt hinge from your butterfly, or your Loadmaster form your Pivota? There are thousands of hinges available today, each with a specific design, suited to particular applications. Knowing which hinge is the right one for the job in hand is essential for a great fit and ensure your hinge life is not shortened due to poor quality, or by being used in the wrong environment.

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  • Why are Continuous Hinges a Good Choice for Cabinetry?

    Apr 21, 2020, 13:18 PM by Editor User

    Cooke Brothers have been producing continuous hinges since 1872. Almost a century and a half of supplying traditional cabinet makers with light-duty continuous hinges is supplemented by constant innovation, product development and investing in state-of-the-art equipment.

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  • What does fire rated mean when it comes to door hinges?

    Apr 20, 2020, 09:06 AM by Editor User

    Fire doors are a major part of the passive fire protection system in a building. While they act as a normal door in every-day use, in case of a fire, they have a very important purpose - to save lives by slowing down the advancement of the fire.

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  • How to specify the correct wall mounted adjustable shelving system

    Jan 27, 2020, 12:41 PM by Editor User

    Our adjustable shelving systems, sometimes referred to as slotted shelving systems or metal track shelving, are based on 4 different bookcase shelving strips; each with distinct features and advantages. The 4 types are the Flat bookcase strip, the Raised bookcase strip (sometimes called “Top Hat” due to the shape of its profile), the Universal Bookcase Strip (commonly referred to as “M” Section due to its profile) and finally “U” Section Bookcase strips. These different profiles vary in maximum load capacity and mounting options.

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  • How to choose a Continuous or Piano Hinge | Cooke Brothers

    Nov 8, 2019, 14:26 PM by Editor User

    A continuous hinge can be quickly and easily distinguished from the more commonly used butt hinge. As the name suggests, a continuous hinge is a single hinge that runs the full length of the door providing a seamless, unbroken aesthetic from top to bottom. This provides several advantages which are particularly suited to arduous or high traffic public environments.

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  • How to Choose the right Concealed Hinges | Cooke Brothers

    Oct 23, 2019, 14:49 PM by Editor User

    You’ve almost certainly come across concealed hinges, in fact, you might well have several in your house. For many people, the most common form of concealed hinge they might interact with on a regular basis is on the inside of their kitchen cabinets. Those clever adjustable mechanisms that allow you to level your cabinet doors and hide the hinge completely when the door is closed.

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