UK first for HiTECH blinds and SWISSPACER

HiTECH Blinds Ltd, established in 2016, was set up to offer a reliable, competitive quality integrated blind system to retail and trade customers. The company uses a bespoke system, exclusive to Hitech in the UK. Its latest product, the HiTECH TRL 90 rooflight system, which incorporates SWISSPACER’s 32mm spacer bar, will launch at the FIT Show 2019 in May. It’s the first time a rooflight with integral blind has been offered in the UK – and SWISSPACER is an essential component.

Ian Woolley, Sales Director at HiTECH, explains: “We offer a high-end solution with specially coated glass in our rooflights, so it’s important the movement of the blind inside the glazing does not compromise the finish. SWISSPACER’s 32mm spacer bar gives us plenty of room inside the sealed unit, as the pleated blinds are 20mm when folded. But we don’t just use SWISSPACER because it is the right size – it also has all the benefits of energy-saving warm edge technology with the rigidity of a traditional metal spacer to hold the blind system in place. SWISSPACER’s staff are helpful, knowledgeable and trustworthy, and they share our commitment to choice, value and quality; it’s a perfect match.”

HiTECH offers a choice of 9 colours for its blinds, while SWISSPACER 32mm spacer bars are available in 17 colours, so customers can tailor their selection to taste.

SWISSPACER’s reputation as the UK’s most trusted warm edge spacer was a major factor in HiTECH’s choice. Ian comments: “Our new partnership with SWISSPACER reassures our customer base that the first integrated blind rooflight in the UK has the most popular warm edge spacer, coupled with the best service.”

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Formed in 1998 Swisspacer is part of Saint-Gobain Glass Solutions. The company has experienced massive growth in the UK over the past 2 years. Its no-investment needed price benefit has been a key advantage that has attracted sealed unit manufacturers and window fabricators and fuelled its growth.

The manufacturing and head office is in Switzerland and a second manufacturing facility is established in Germany. Much investment is taking place to expand production capacity to ensure that Swisspacer is able to satisfy the dramatic ongoing growth in demand for its high performance warm edge spacer bar products.

Swisspacer has a growing network of leading sealed unit manufacturers in the UK and Ireland using its products, including Solaglas, Pilkington, Carey Glass, Supaseal, Custom Glass, Uniglaze2, Glass Systems, Clayton Glass, System 3 and Hollow Seal among others.

Swisspacer exactly matches the shape and dimensions of aluminium spacers, and being rigid and self supporting it handles in a similar way. And because there is no need to invest in expensive new machinery, it makes it very easy to get up and running with warm edge. Automated solutions are however available from Lisec, Saint-Gobain Seva and Rottler and Ruediger.

Independent tests conducted by IFT Rosenheim, the leading European independent fenestration research and test facility, showed that Swisspacer V had the best PSI values of all the other leading brands of spacer bar that were submitted for testing. Using Swisspacer thermal insulation (U-value) can be improved by up to 20%. Swisspacer V and Swisspacer perform very well in the Window Energy Rating Scheme.

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