Hi, guys. My name's Darrel and I'm head of the tech team here at LocksOnline.co.uk. Thanks for tuning in and watching one of our product review videos.
Today we're talking about friction hinges. You'll find these particular types of hinges normally on a UPVC sort of windows. You can get standard ones, but the ones that we have here today are ones that are actually restricting a mounted window opening that they have. So let's get them out. Let's have a look them in a little bit more detail.
This is the top hung version. This is the type of window that, if it was pivoted at the top and actually swings in that sort of direction, so you'd open it from the bottom, and you would either pull it out or push out, sorry, or lift them toward you, depending where you'd be orientation.
You can get this particular range also in the casement style where the handle may come this way, or you'd open that window that way, and so forth. Or that way, perhaps. But the ones that I have here in front of me are more for the top hung at this moment in time. And we'll talk about the side hung a little bit later on.
The distinct advantage with these sort of devices here is that you've got this little clip here, and if I press that down, it allows me then, by pressing it down, it allows me then to open the window a lot more. And then when I go to close it, I close it, I let it close all the way. But then when I go to try and open it again, it stops there. But if you can notice, it's got that little indicator there saying "Press." But when you press on that, quite a bit of extra leverage on the actual window, it, allows me then to open it a little bit more.
So this means that your little Jimmy or a little child, you can open the window, get a little bit of ventilation and you know that your not going to be able to fall out, so that's quite important to be aware of.
Now, obviously, these would sit then like that and your window would be fixed on to here like that and you would then open them like that. Now they come in what we call in the industry, stacking sizes, okay? So it's the overall depth here from the base to the top. There are two industry standards there, beside the 13mm or 17mm. And you could then choose as to which ones that you want.
Now normally, these for the top hung are sold in pairs, because you've got one on either side. But on the casement side, they are handed because you wouldn't have this particular button on the top, because the chances are you couldn't reach it. You'd only have it on the bottom. So you would need to have a chat with us so we could have left-handed or right-handed casements opening out, whichever way.
So going back to the stacking sizes, if you're a bit of a maintenance company or something like that, you're going around, you're not 100% sure what you're going to come across, you can actually buy the 13mm stacking size, and then we've got these little packers that allows you to sit those in the holes there. And it'll actually increase the packing to the 17mm, should you need to.
All right. So these little spaces here really do have benefit. It means you just carry one set of friction hinge with you. So it's a distinct advantage there. Now the actual top-hung version, it's available in a 12-inch size, a 16-inch, then 20 and also 24. Two foot long, it's quite a significant size. And if you're talking about a casement window, again, they're available in two sizes, either 12 or 16.
So the top-hung versions are quite easy to use and, of course, pressing that clip button, and it's fine, there's no problem at all. But when you're looking at the casement, what you would normally do is you'd have one of those sitting at the bottom, and then you'd have a standard one then sitting up top.
So chances are you wouldn't be able to get on the top one. You're going to be able to use the one on the bottom. So you need to know whether or not you're left-handed or whether or not you're right-handed. Once you've worked that out, then we can make sure that we send you a set that you'll know that the little press button will be at the bottom and not at the top.
So there you go, guys. It's a range of restricted friction stays, available on our website. But if you need a bit more information or if you want a bit more advice, something's not really cutting the groove with you, and you want to say to yourself, "Oh, how does this work" feel free to pop us over an email. Use the live chat on our website. It's totally free. You can either talk to me or any of the guys. We'd love to hear from you. To be honest with you, more importantly, we'd love to see you as a customer. So from me, Darrel, and all of us here, thanks for popping out and thanks for looking at the video. We'll catch up with you real soon. Take care. Bye-bye now.