Astragal bar windows from Prior Products
Very few companies manufacture astragal bar windows and those that do use two main types of bar to create the cottage window effect. For cheapness, the bars are just stuck directly onto the glass unit using double sided tape but this has its’ problems. A little rain and then a frost and you will be picking the bars back up from the floor, wondering how to re-attach them!. Another problem with this method is that the bars are normally stuck onto a standard Georgian bar glass unit and from many angles, the internal Georgian bar looks out of alignment with the exterior bars.
Our solution here at Prior is to do the job properly. Our glass units are especially made with ‘back to back’ spacer bars inside them. This subdivides the glass unit into individual sections. We then machine the internal and external astragal bars very accurately so that they butt up to the window frames cleanly. We use bar clips that wrap around the actual glass unit to hold the bars in place and the cruciform sections are held in place by specially manufactued clips and pads that are designed to adhere to the glass no matter what the weather. With our windows you can view them from any angle and see individual panes as per a traditional cottage style window.
Better still of course is the fact that these windows although looking traditional are at the leading edge of energy saving. The standard window will always be a ‘C’ rated unit with the option to upgrade to the top of the range ‘A’ rated window. We can manufacture these windows in a wide range of colours and woodgrain effects we can also offer traditional looking fittings such as monkey tail handles and peg stays to further enhance the look. All Prior astragal windows come pre-glazed for both the retail and trade customers. This saves a huge amount of time on site trying to refit the bars and reglaze the windows. All retail windows come with a full ten year warranty as you would expect and all trade frames have a warranty as well. Another good reason to obtain you PVCu windows from Prior Products