Product Choices > Hinges
In terms of hinges for your doors, we offer a wide variety of different styles from the classic and traditional, to the latest in modern design, with soft close fastenings.
A soft close hinge works in exactly the same way as a traditional hinge in terms of its operation.
The biggest benefit they offer to your kitchen is that they have a built in mechanism which helps to prevent the cupboard doors from slamming.
You’ll tend to see more of these type of hinges on modern kitchen installations, particularly in new-build homes – but they’re becoming an ever more popular choice for those who are simply looking to renovate their own homes.
Soft close hinges offer all you want from a traditional hinge, with just the added edge of modernity. They will cost, on average, slightly more than a regular style, so you should refer to our price guides for details.
*Please note that with some door styles and soft close hinges the frame is so large that we will need to introduce packers to the move the hinges further out so the doors close and work properly.
Alternatively, you may want a more traditional hinge for your kitchen cupboards, simply to keep with the theme you want. We also offer a broad range of these two in varying styles and finishes:
All of our hinges are BRASS core with top coating of colour chosen – this makes them ideal for Handmade kitchens, rigid by flexible enough for movement.
Satin Chrome plated Butt Hinge – Looks like Stainless Steel
Chrome Plated Butt Hinge
Copper Plated Butt Hinge
Types of hinge explained & options
There are two main types of hinge that are used in kitchen design throughout the UK, but each of those have their own subdivisions. Here is a brief guide to the main designs:
These are the standard hinges that come with our cabinets, they have been around for many hundreds of years and are likely to be around a lot longer, they give a distinct “bespoke” feel to a kitchen, are simple to use and operate and reliable.
Butt hinges are NOT available on the Modern Classic Style door
Soft Close Concealed Hinges
Fake Butt Hinges
If you choose the soft close hinge option you lose the look of a Butt hinge. Many people love this look, we have found a company in America that makes “Fake” butt hinges for just such a scenario!! Available in a range of colours please see our price list for details.
Door Stoppers and holding doors closed