Stainless steel hinges; what are the options?

Hinges are a very important part of your gate and come in many variations of designs and strengths. This post will focus on a few of the options you have when choosing stainless steel hinges.

Butt hinges

Butt hinges are often used on doors, but can also be used on gates. These hinges can be great, discreet hinges but their fitting can be tricky as the gap between the leaves is very small. On the plus side, they take minimum space.

Rising hinges

Rising hinges are useful when the ground is sloping and the gate needs to rise as it opens.  They can also be used as a gate closing mechanism because they will close with gravity, although they may need to be spring assisted to close reliably.

Universal/Bullet hinges

Universal or bullet hinges are slim weldable hinges with a bullet shaped cross section. They come in different sizes and number of parts, depending on the size of the gate.  Generally speaking, the more parts they have, the more weight they can support.

Continuous hinges

Continuous hinges, also called piano hinges, are ideal to support your gate or door through all its length. It runs the entire length of the gate or door and come in various sizes.


Here at Signet we can supply you with all kinds of hinges, including the ones mentioned above. You can check the hinges directly available on our website by visiting this hinge page in the shop.

Alternatively, you can enquire with us if you require a special type of hinge or a custom design – we would love to listen to you and find out if and how we can help you out with your request!