A world leader in friction stays

Why Cotswold?

Cotswolds Architectural Products is a company synonymous with the integral component on any outward opening window – the friction stay. In 1976 we became the first company in the UK to manufacture friction stays and since then we have grown into a world leader in our field.

Operating from a purpose built purpose built 60,000 sq ft premises in Cheltenham; our 50 strong manufacturing team produce 250,000 pairs of friction stays every month and supply clients in no fewer than 56 countries including China, Thailand, Peru and New Zealand and of course the UK.


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Cotswold – leading the way

Cotswold were the first company to manufacture friction stays in the UK.

They have been supplying window manufacturers for 38 years from their purpose built 30,000 sq.ft premises in Cheltenham.

Latest news

Dempsey Dyer is the latest high-profile company to switch to Cotswold Architectural Products.

Dempsey Dyer is renowned for its commitment to innovation and offering high-end, quality products and decided to enter a partnership with Cotswold for the provision of its friction stays.

Tim Ferkin, who is Cotswold’s General Manager, comments: “For us it’s never just been [...]

Caldwell UK announced today the acquisition of Cotswold Architectural Products Ltd one of the world’s leading friction hinge manufacturing companies.

Caldwell UK Managing Director, Alistair MacAulay, describes the acquisition as “an ideal strategic move for both Caldwell and Cotswold by bringing together two of the most respected names in the UK window & door hardware [...]

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