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 worldwide

Cotswold are recognised for setting the standard in window hardware across the globe ...

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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.

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International friction stay manufacturer Cotswold Architectural Products is up 20 per cent compared to same time last year, in what represents another record breaking period of trading for the company. In August last year Cotswold reported it was fourteen per cent up on the same period in 2012, which was the company’s best start to […]

Specialist international friction-stay manufacturer and hardware supplier Cotswold Architectural Products is celebrating its products being specified in five major residential and commercial projects, in quick succession, in Malaysia. The Cheltenham based manufacturer’s hardware was specified for the construction of a range of high profile projects that included St Regis Hotel in the capital Kuala Lumpur; […]

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