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Parliament Door Hinges Have An “Open Door Policy”

Parliament Door Hinges have what we jokingly like to refer to as an “Open Door Policy.” Specifically, parliament door hinges are “H”-shaped hinges that allow for doors and windows to swing clear of the trim and lay flat when opened, maximizing the external space through the door or window opening.

Anatomy of a Parliament Door Hinge

When a door is required to open up to 180 degrees, it usually needs to clear a projection, such as the doorframe’s molding. In this situation, parliament hinges can be used. The screw holes on these hinges are aligned along the edge of the hinge flap so the knuckle projects beyond the edge of the door. The further the projection of the knuckle, the greater the angle of the opening.

Parliament hinges will enhance your restoration or renovation project by bringing an element of historic charm and character. It comes from a collection that has become popular with not just homeowners but with contractors, builders, remodelers, and other professionals.

Parliament Door Hinge History

Parliament door hinges were known as dovetail hinges and can be found on old desks and cabinets from about 1670 until the 18th century. The form of these hinges varied slightly between manufacturers, and their size ranged from the very large for heavy doors to the tiniest decorative hinge for use on jewelry boxes. Parliament hinges are also called butterfly hinges or wide throw hinges.

Parliament Door Hinges for French Doors

Parliament Door Hinges allow doors to open over a deep architrave and are mostly used on outward opening French Doors. Parliament Door Hinges are ideal for lightweight projects such as installing a French door. Due to the short hinge pin, it cannot sustain heavy or extra wide doors. For heavy-duty projects, you’ll want to refer to our large collection of butt hinges.

Parliament Door Hinges Bring Historic Charm

Parliament Door Hinges enhance your restoration or renovation project by bringing an element of historic charm and character. Parliament door hinges are popular with homeowners, contractors, builders, remodelers, and other professionals.

For more than a decade, has delivered the highest quality door hinges at the best possible prices. We offer the largest selection of door hinges online, as well as door accessories like wood screws, door hinge stops, ball catches, flush bolts, and more. In addition to our premium product offering from the leading hinge manufacturers, manufactures a custom line of door hinge products. Join our mailing list to be the first to learn about new product offerings and gain VIP access to sales and special offers.