Summary of BS EN 1935 Hinge Gradings

14 Different Grades of single axis door and window hinges are identified in this important European standard.

Any hinge tested to BS EN 1935:2002 will be graded on this scale.

BS EN 1935:2002 classifies door furniture by using an 8-digit coding system. Each digit refers to a particular feature of the product measured against the standard’s performance requirements. The Hinge Grade is the last of these 8 digits and ranges from 1 to 14 as below.

Bear in mind that the ‘door mass’ is not necessarily just the weight of the door in kilograms, you may need to work out an ‘adjusted door weight’ if the door is extra wide or has a door closer attached. See our separate post for more details.

Note also that the door hinges are mainly tested with 3 hinges per leaf.

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