A world leader in friction stays

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.

We manufacture the most comprehensive and diverse range of friction stays in the world and whatever the size, weight, or material of your window, the ideal solution can be found within the Cotswold range. Our friction stays meet every relevant standard and are widely specified on social housing contracts thanks to their reputation for quality and performance.

“Cotswold Architectural Products mission is to remain world leaders in the design, manufacture and distribution of friction stays.  We pledge to exceed our customer’s expectations and provide the very best window hardware on the market today.”

Iain Morgan, Managing Director