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SWISSPACER ticks all the boxes for St Johns

Worcester-based fabricator-installer St Johns Window Centre is another happy SWISSPACER customer. All the windows it installs have SWISSPACER inside.

Marketing Director Garry Monk explains why he only uses SWISSPACER: “All the windows we fit have SWISSPACER because it gives the best energy ratings and is much neater than foam spacers. We use SWISSPACER in black for a discreet, classy finish.

“We’ve recently taken delivery of ‘SWISSPACER inside’ window stickers to use in our retail showroom. The stickers are a great talking point and an easy way of illustrating the benefits of warm edge to customers.”

St Johns Window Centre, which sells to the trade and directly to homeowners, also makes sealed units. SWISSPACER has a clear advantage for this side of the business as SWISSPACER requires no specialist machinery or additional investment. Garry adds: “SWISSPACER is very easy to process – we process by hand and are very happy with the results. We’ve been using SWISSPACER for years and wouldn’t consider using anything else.”

“SWISSPACER is the UK and Ireland’s leading warm edge spacer bar,” says Vic De Costa, SWISSPACER UK Marketing & Sales Manager. “Its next generation spacer bar, ULTIMATE, is the best performing foiled warm edge spacer bar in the world for thermal efficiency, coming top in official tests by ift Rosenheim.”

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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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