Ives offers a variety of architectural hinges that will cover any need in residential and commercial applications while also exceeding code requirements. It is important to consider the door width, thickness, weight and clearance when choosing a hinge. With tested durability and consistent superior performance, Ives architectural hinges get the job done.
Variety of offering
Offered in brass, steel and stainless steel base materials to meet code requirements
Wide selection that can meet unique budget, application or style needs
With each hinge, additional options are available for safety, security and electrification needs
Quality and convenience
Hinges tested for cycles, weather and environment to ensure high performance
Large selection of finishes allows for consistent door hardware style and design
Packed with screws and fasteners
Exceeds industry standards
Certified to meet UL standards (3hr)
Determine the type of hinge
Consider how the door should open and the door and frame material to pick the correct hinge type.
Ives offers a wide variety of full mortise hinges that support various applications including swing clear, wide throw and electrified
Other types, such as half mortise, full surface, and half surface hinges, are available for order as engineered specials
Select the proper weight bearing structure
Consider the door width, door thickness, weight and the amount of traffic to determine the function that best meets the needed application.
Ives bearings are designed to meet BHMA Grade 1, 2, and 3 standards
Bearing types include:
Plain bearing: standard weight doors, low usage applications
Ball bearing: heavy doors, high usage applications
Concealed bearing: standard weight door, high usage application
Spring hinge: standard to moderate weight door, helps assure the door closes
BHMA Grade cycle requirements:
For Grade 1: 2,500,000 cycles-- Heavy Weight Ball & Concealed Bearing
For Grade 2: 1,500,000 cycles-- Standard Weight Ball & Concealed Bearing
For Grade 3: 350,000 cycles - Light Weight Plain Bearing
Determine the size of hinge
Consider the door width, door thickness, weight and clearance to determine hinge size.
Ives hinge sizes vary from 3-1/2” x 3-1/2” to 6” x 8”
For help determining the size needed, click here
Determine hinge substrate
Selecting the right hinge base substrate is key to preserving the life of the hinge. Consider the door application (fire rating) and environment in order to determine the correct base substrate.
Ives hinge substrates include Steel, Stainless Steel, and Brass
Determine any electrification options
If electrification hinges are needed, consider the wire options: