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Egress hinge operation

11/05/21

Casement window – Egress (or fire escape) hinge operation

Our Lorimer casement window is designed to be fitted upstairs as well as downstairs. When side opening casement windows are fitted upstairs, special hinges that can open up to 90⁰ are included, providing an escape route in the event of a fire.

This hinge also allows the sash to move in order that the outer pane can be cleaned from the
inside. Our egress hinges are fully compliant with the guidelines detailed in the Scottish Building Regulations.

Step-by-step operation guide

  1. Unlock and turn the handle to open the window in the normal way so that the sash is perpendicular to the frame.
  2. Look for the ‘EASY CLEAN’ button on the bottom hinge. Press this button and carefully
    move the sash in the direction of the arrow approximately 1cm and repeat this process on the top hinge.
  3. Gently slide the sash to the centre of the frame by applying force evenly at the top and bottom until the outer pane can be safely accessed for cleaning.