DGS Hardware has produced in excess of 80 million pairs of friction stays.

Quality Assurance

DGS quality and reliability is recognised everywhere; DGS friction stays are designed and manufactured under the ISO 9001:2000 quality standard and are Secured by Design registered. Performance is further endorsed by both BSI and BBA (not applicable to the trade range).

DGS is a supplier of friction stays to and is specified by many local authorities. All DGS friction hinges are made to be fitted with the minimum of effort and slotted fixing holes allow for maximum adjustment. Window security, fire or emergency exit, safety restriction, easy cleaning and anti-corrosion: all come within the scope of our stays.

Most of our range is available on both ferritic (type 430) and austenitic (type 304) steel. Our standard track width is 18mm and there are 3 stack heights available:- 13mm, 15mm* and 17mm. *Dependant on product variant. All DGS Elite stays are supplied in pairs and should be fitted as such.

Top Hung Diagram

Top Hung

Swings from the top with handle on bottom of sash. Friction stays fitted on side of window.
Side Hung Diagram

Side Hung

Swings from one side with handle on opposite side. Fitted on top and bottom of window.

Elite Friction Stays

Elite Standard Friction Stay UK

Elite Standard

Vent arm locating more positively into the end cap ensuring greater weather tightness and security than Trade stay.

Elite Security Friction Stay UK

Elite Security

A higher security level achieved by manufacturing the addition of a strengthened sash bar and steel pin through the end cap.

Elite Tri-Stay Friction Stay UK

Elite Tri-Stay

An exclusive product by DGS. This premium friction stay covers fire escape, easyclean and safety restrictor all in one.

Elite Easiclean Friction Stay UK

Elite EasiClean

An egress stay with an easiclean function which allows you to clean the external face of the window easily from inside.

Elite Egress Friction Stay UK

Elite Egress

Designed for fire escape and emergency exit, by providing the user with maximum clearance in the event of an emergency.

Elite XL and XXL Friction Stay UK

Elite XL & XXL

The DGS Elite High Capacity Stay. A specialist product for heavy sash weight applications and carries weights upto 35kg or 50kg.

Trade Stay, Mega Egress and Screw Fixings

Trade Stay

Trade Stay

The original high quality non-handed stay, manufactured from ferritic stainless steel.

Mega Egress

Mega Egress

Mega Egress Stay – 30kg or 40kg Load Bearing, Egress and Easi-Clean. * Not made by DGS.


Furniture to PVCu Screws

Carbon Steel and Stainless Steel with corrosion resistance. For Door and Window applications.

10 YEAR GUARANTEE! (subject to T&C’s)