Documentation

Spilka Classic

Spilka Classic is available in seven sizes, designated S1 – S7. The smallest window height is 388mm and the tallest window height is 1588mm. The largest sash weight for the standard Spilka Classic is 80kg.

We also offer Spilka Classic HD, a hinge variant with a reinforced frame plate for sashes weighing up to 80kg. Classic HD is available in hinge sizes S6 and S7 and we emphasise that the window producer must consider whether the profile is strong enough for the increased weight.

Our table overview of Classic sizes describes weight capacity for the S1 – S7 hinge sizes. Also indicated here are the recommended window sizes (heights and widths) and the appropriate hinge sizes.

Application
Windows with the Spilka Classic system solution are opened by means of a handle on the lower part of the sash which operates an espagnolette system. Spilka Classic™ hinges incorporate a safety lock as a standard, this limits the initial opening of the window to a maximum of 80mm. A ventilation device is offered as an added feature, alongside an opening restrictor as well as a lock for the safety catch. Please be aware that the lock for the safety catch is designed for the sizes S4-S7 (window heights exceeding 755mm).

Maintenance and correct use are important to maintain functionality and useful life for both hinges and windows. An overview of the hinge assembly’s functions is provided here.

Profile descriptions
Here you will find profile design and fitting instructions for Spilka Classic in pdf-format.

Surface treatment
Classic hinges in steel have been surface treated with electrolytic zinc and given a passivation coating of Chrome (Cr) in trivalent form and thereafter a sealer. Chromium in trivalent form is more environmentally friendly than in a hexavalent form. The passivation coating bonds with the top layer of the zinc and along with the sealer the hinge becomes more corrosion resistant. The surface treatment leaves the hinges with a light grey colour.

Profile design and fitting instructions
Here you will find profile design and fitting instructions for Spilka Classic in pdf-format
alongside useful tips for fitting wooden windows

Maintenance (FDV)
Hinges are used in windows in the facades of the buildings and in order to maintain functionality and desired service life, correct use and maintenance are required. We have prepared an overview with recommendations for what is needed in terms of continuous maintenance, but we emphasise that local conditions such as weather, proximity to the sea/water etc. are decisive for how often such maintenance must be repeated.

Material types
In principle windows fitted with our Classic hinges can be made in most materials. The most often used profile materials are wood and PVC, but window constructions of fibre glass and aluminium can also be used – this depends on suitable profile types and production equipment as well as opportunities of processing desired profile material.

Wood
Windows made of wood continue to be the predominant choice in Scandinavia. Softwood (pine) is the most common wood where a large part should be heart wood for a more solid profile. Laminated profiles ensure a more stable construction and it is common to use spruce for the outer lamina (layers) – which is more durable as it has a closed cell structure.
An increasing number of wooden windows are now delivered with aluminium cladding, and Spilka is able to assist with the design and delivery of such aluminium profiles.

PVC (vinyl)
Window frame and connecting profiles of extruded PVCu, also known as vinyl or plastic, can be used in the production of windows with Spilka’s system solutions.

Aluminium
Aluminium is a well-known material which has many applications and is a light metal with great strength in relation to its weight. Aluminium is a good choice due to its durability, minimal complications linked to corrosion and its flexible profile design possibilities.