Cotswold’s Extreme Friction Stay is precision-engineered to accommodate heavier windows, such as triple glazed units, and thanks to its durability and high-performance is proving popular with fabricators.
Iain Morgan, Cotswold’s Managing Director comments: “This astounding growth is down to the fact that more and more fabricators are realising that by incorporating an Extreme Friction Stay within their frames, they will dramatically reduce the risk of units failing and the hassle and added costs that are associated with this.”
Cotswold developed the Extreme range to tackle this issue; with a view to reduce call-outs and remedial issues that can often be associated with less substantial friction stays.
The staple of Cotswolds ‘Extreme’ offering is the 12 and 16” friction stays, which along with supporting heavier frames also offer easy cleaning capabilities.
The range also provides inventory savings, with fewer products required as a result of the increased weight carrying capacity. There is also potential for standardising on the 12” Extreme version which will result in a speedier production process.
In what is an increasingly competitive home-improvement market, Iain claims that many fabricators are trading up to this more advanced hardware in order to reduce these associated risks, experience these added benefits and ensure they protect profit -margins.
“The devil really is in the detail when it comes to hardware. For a little bit more money manufactures can trade up to an extreme friction stay which will dramatically improve the quality of their windows and increase productivity. By incorporating the Extreme Friction Stay, windows have significantly less chance of dropping or failing completely.
“It’s something we’re noticing more and more fabricators doing and this demand has driven the quite astonishing sales of this specialist product,” Iain concludes.
To find out more about Cotswold’s coveted range of commercial and domestic hardware please visit http://www.cotswold-windows.co.uk/.