The weakest part on any original sash window was the locking mechanism or ‘cam catch’. Burglars would flick the latch with a butter knife to gain entry.
This is not so with Bygone sash windows as every range has a beautiful selection of cam catches in either a traditional Beehive or Acorn motif with matching tilt release knobs. Look closely and you’ll see each keep has a nylon insert to protect the claw from being scoured. Four screws and two secret location pins hold every keep firmly in place even through rigorous testing.
Available in Antique brass, polished chrome, pewter, satin chrome, black or white finshes with matching limit stops and sash lift handles these are robust and solid, screwed directly into the steel reinforcement on the window for maximum strength. Bygone cam catches are left or right handed, which centralises the sashes in the frame making it SBD (secure by design) compliant and strong enough to act as a deterrent for any unwanted visitors.
While most will want to match the patterns of existing or original glazing bars, any design, layout or pattern can be provided… just ask your installer.
Our MASTER INSTALLERS are a team of specially training craftsmen, chosen to deliver a quality installation of your Masterframe windows.
“The communication and customer service has been excellent”. - Mrs B – Guildford
"These windows are a premium range but secure, A rated and have a very authentic grained appearance.” - GP – Essex
"The conservation officer had to be told that these sash windows weren't timber!" "They're a perfect match for the old ones and for our period property, but are more secure, retain the heat of the room and look great inside and out.” - Mr D W – Stoke
"We wanted someone we could trust. Having the double guarantee and back up of bygone themselves was the final reassurance we needed but we shouldn't have worried. Will get them back again next year when we can afford some more” - Mr C K - Derbyshire
"WE DESPERATELY WANTED TO RETAIN THE INTERNAL SHUTTERS" - MRS S.B - OXFORD
"The windows are lovely, the service and installation were excellent, and we’re now going to have the rest of them done” - Mrs C. J – Brentwood