ERA Crusader Friction Window Hinge Top-Hung 311mm
UPVC Window Hinge
I bought these to replace a broken hinge on one of my 25 year old UPVC windows. After removing the window I found out I had bought the wrong stack height version. It can be quite difficult to measure.
Replacement for the right one was a simple process, as always at Screwfix.
The holes didn't line up exactly but I was able to use 2 out of the 3 on each side so fitting was easy with just a pilot hole to drill for the third.
TIP. Replace the old rusty screws on the whole window with Screwfix stainless steel ones at the same time. I use No. 8s or 9s x 1/2".
Why the manufacturers use cheap plated screws on stainless hinges I shall never know.
18 Dec 2014
Good replacement hinge
We needed to replace the hinges on a top hung window when one hinge broke. I used the website to look on Screw-fix for one which looked most similar.
The girl at the counter was most helpful and I ordered the hinges in store and they arrived at 12 noon the next day.
I needed small adjustments to the opening to fit the hinge which was slightly wider and had a different locating mechanism. A few minor adjustments with a chisel and the hinges were fitted. These new ones operate better than the original and will be less prone to breaking. A great product and excellent service.
25 Apr 2014