Whilst Astragal bars add character and charm to the window and recreate the original look, using them as handles can put considerable pressure on them, causing them to come off in your hand whilst the window remains shut.
Typically, bars are stuck onto the glass as a series of small individual bar sections mitred together. This increases the opportunity for shoddy joints and for the number of bars that could fail. Virtually every window company specifically excludes plant-on Georgian bars from their guarantees for this reason.
Our windows are unique.
Clever, patented inter-locking joints where the bars meet, together with Georgi® clips (patented to our company), mean that each bar is continuous and cut to the full size of the sash. Each bar is secretly notched so they are inter-locked, clamped and then bonded against the glass surface. We are so confident with this technology that you can open and close any of our sashes using the bars. They won’t come off, which is why they are covered by our fabulous 12 year guarantee.
“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