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SWISSPACER helps Sheffield Window Centre s customers cut heating bills


Homeowner energy efficiency is at the heart of a 10-year partnership between SWISSPACER, the ‘Worldwide Warm Edge Leader’ and Sheffield Window Centre, a family business which has been manufacturing high quality PVC-U windows, doors and conservatory products for over 40 years. For the past decade, Sheffield Window Centre has used sealed units incorporating SWISSPACER’s warm edge spacer bar in all PVC-U and aluminium products.

Joe Walker, Retail Sales Manager of Sheffield Window Centre says: “Warm edge spacer bars are incredibly important when it comes to energy efficiency, since they greatly reduce heat loss through the window. Research shows that on an average semi-detached house in the UK, the homeowner can save around 10% a year on their annual heating bills when all windows fitted are ‘A’ rated or higher.”

“SWISSPACER’s warm edge spacer bar is tried and tested for excellent thermal efficiency and long-lasting results. That’s why all glass units used in our windows, conservatories, bi-folds and patio doors - and all products fitted with our own manufactured sealed units - have SWISSSPACER inside as standard.”

While traditional metal spacer bars are highly conductive and allow heat to transfer through the window, warm edge spacer bars, like SWISSSPACER, are made from an insulating plastic composite material that reduces heat loss through the sealed unit, keeping energy bills low.

SWISSPACER also cuts the risk of condensation forming at the edge of the sealed unit and keeps rooms at a comfortable temperature. It is available in an unbeatable choice of 19 widths and 17 colours to suit a variety of products and applications.


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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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