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Door Hinges

Door hinges serve as a type of hardware that attaches a door to a frame, enabling it to swing open and close. These hinges comprise two metal plates connected by a pin or rod. One plate attaches to the door, and the other to the frame. Opening the door causes the pin to pivot, allowing the door to swing in or out. These hinges are available in various sizes and styles to accommodate different doors and applications. Manufacturers can produce them from several materials, such as steel, brass, and bronze. At MB DIY, we offer the most durable Door Hinges, including Composite, French, and uPVC Door Hinges. We even offer a Door Hinge Protector for added security.


Exploring the Many Types

There are several types of hinges, such as a Butt Hinge, Flag Hinge, T Flag Hinge, and more. Each one serves a distinct role and purpose.

Butt Hinge

A Butt Hinge serves as a hinge that attaches two objects together, such as a door to its frame. This hinge features two leaves, or flaps, connected by a pin. Typically made of metal, the pin enables the leaves to pivot relative to each other. The butt hinge facilitates the swinging open and close of the attached objects. The term “butt” hinge derives from the positioning of the leaves next to each other, or “butted” up against each other, when the hinge is in a closed state. Butt hinges are widely used on doors, gates, and various objects requiring a swinging motion to open and close.

Flag Hinge

A Flag Hinge serves as a hinge designed to enable easy removal of a door or another hinged object from its frame. This hinge includes a hinge pin mounted on a bracket attached to the door or object, and a receptacle mounted on the frame. By pulling the hinge pin out of the receptacle, one can easily lift the door or object off the frame. Flag hinges find frequent use in scenarios where removing the door or object regularly is necessary, such as with electrical panels, cabinets, or other equipment needing regular maintenance or access.

T Flag Hinge

A T Flag Hinge, shaped like the letter T when viewed from the side, typically hinges doors flush with the surrounding frame or surface. The T-shape of the hinge enables the door to sit flush against the frame when closed. The T flag hinge aims to offer a hidden or concealed hinge, ensuring the door opens and closes smoothly while maintaining a clean and seamless appearance. T flag hinges are perfect for doors that require easy detachment.

Overall, hinges serve the purpose of enabling a door to swing open and closed. The choice of hinge type depends on the door’s weight, usage frequency, and the desired aesthetic.

2D Adjustment vs 3D Adjustment

All the hinges mentioned above offer varying degrees of adjustability, known as “2D Adjustment Hinge” and “3D Adjustment Hinge.”

A 2D Adjustment Hinge allows movement in two dimensions, enabling adjustment across two planes, usually up and down, and left or right. It also permits an object to tilt or rotate in two directions. Such hinges commonly facilitate the alignment of doors or other objects requiring level and plumb positioning.

A 3D Adjustment Hinge provides an extra axis of adjustment, allowing movement forward or backward. This feature adjusts how snugly the door fits into the frame’s hinge side. If too tight, the door may not close correctly, causing the hinge to bind. Conversely, an improper closure can lead to draughts seeping through the door.

A Deep Dive into the Different Types

The primary role of external door hinges is to facilitate the easy opening and closing of the door while offering stability and support. Manufacturers typically construct these hinges from metal or sturdy uPVC, attaching them to both the door and door frame. External door hinges are available in various sizes and styles to accommodate different doors and applications.

uPVC Door Hinges

uPVC Door Hinges, designed specifically for uPVC doors, serve to enable these doors to swing open and closed. uPVC, standing for unplasticized polyvinyl chloride, is a plastic widely used in constructing windows and doors. These hinges, typically crafted from stainless steel or another metal, are built to be strong and durable, as well as resistant to rust and corrosion. They often feature adjustability, ensuring the door can be properly aligned for smooth operation.

Composite Door Hinges

Composite Door Hinges, used for hanging composite doors made from a blend of materials like wood, plastic, and glass fibre, attach the door to its frame, enabling it to swing open and closed. These hinges serve as a pivot point for the door and support its weight during opening and closing. Additionally, they help maintain the door’s position, preventing excessive swing or detachment. Made from robust materials such as stainless steel or brass, Composite Door Hinges are built to endure the weight and frequent use’s wear and tear.

French Door Hinges

French Door Hinges, designed specifically for French doors, facilitate the smooth and easy opening of these doors, which consist of two narrow doors hinged together, opening outward from the centre like double doors. These hinges ensure a secure and stable connection between the doors and the door frame, typically crafted from durable materials like metal or stainless steel. Moreover, they may include various features, such as adjustable tension or self-closing mechanisms, enhancing the doors’ smooth and steady operation.

Door Hinge Protector

A Door Hinge Protector, placed at the bottom of the door hinge, adds an extra security layer to your door. Its adjustable bolt ensures a secure fit for various door sizes. Installation is straightforward, and it includes a sleeve for extra protection.

Ideal for homes, offices, and commercial buildings, the door hinge protector enhances security. The sleek design and durable construction of our MK1 Hinge Protector – Dogbone Eurogrove Version make it the perfect choice for securing your door and protecting your property. Order today for the peace of mind that comes with a protected door.

Discover the Advantages of MB DIY’s Door Hinges for Your Property

Door hinges are an important component of a door, as they allow the door to swing open and closed and provide support for the door. If you have a door that is not functioning properly or the hinges are damaged, it may be necessary to purchase new hinges to repair the door. At MB DIY, we offer the most durable Door Hinges, including Composite, French, and uPVC Door Hinges. We even offer a Door Hinge Protector for added security.

If you are having trouble choosing the correct hinge, please contact a member of our sales staff who will gladly help you.


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