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SWISSPACER is ‘conservation approved’ for Prescot Windows


A beautiful heritage installation at Southway Farms featuring SWISSPACER Georgian bar, courtesy of Prescot Windows

Prescot Windows, a Liverpool-based fabricator and installer, insists on SWISSPACER for all of its windows. From PVC-U to aluminium, Prescot Windows’ sealed units include SWISSPACER for performance that lasts the lifetime of the window. Their most popular window style is the Residence Collection, a window and door system developed to replicate the look of 19th Century timber. Those installations also feature SWISSPACER’s Georgian bar for an authentic heritage-style appearance with top energy performance.

Lee Draycott, Director of Prescot Windows, explains: “A lot of our installations are within conservation areas of Liverpool, meaning any potential changes must go through Liverpool City Council. We’re the only company approved to install in Liverpool’s conservation areas – no easy feat – after many samples going to multiple conservation officers, it was finally accepted!

“We use SWISSPACER for outstanding energy performance and a seamless, high-end finish. We also colour match the frame to replicate the authentic heritage look as much as possible, as requested by the Heritage teams in planning departments.

“SWISSPACER comes in a range of attractive colours that really complement the windows. We even had a customer who wanted bi-fold doors with warm edge, in Anthracite Grey. But when they saw the SWISSPACER Titanium Grey, they had the colour of the doors changed to match the spacer because they liked it so much – you don’t see that happen often!”

“Customers are very interested in energy performance”, continues Lee. “So we have literature in the showroom explaining thermal output. It’s our job to educate them that warm edge spacers make a big difference to performance– we even have an outdated French window that shows an aluminium Georgian spacer, and for us, it’s a ‘what not to do’ demonstration!”.

Prescot Windows is a family business that has been established for 40 years. Three generations of the family work in the company, covering everything from customer quotes to fabrication, quality control and installation.

SWISSPACER is the ‘Worldwide Warm Edge Leader’ thanks to its outstanding energy performance and long-lasting results. Two new, UK-specific sizes of Georgian bar have been added, featuring a new integrated anti-rattle plug.


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Company Overview For

Swisspacer

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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