SWISSPACER adds La Defender Pico balustrade to its range of premium solutions for glass

Leading warm edge spacer bar supplier SWISSPACER has extended its range of innovative solutions for glass in the UK with the launch of La Defender Pico, a slimline balustrade system designed for residential applications.

La Defender Pico combines stylish looks with easy, one-sided installation. Measuring just 62x75mm, it is an extremely strong balustrade system, tested to a 300kg/metre linear load and accredited to BS6180 for glass barriers inside and outside buildings. The system’s continuous gaskets maximise performance through the glass and its anodised aluminium cover offers enhanced durability.

John Cooper, Commercial Director of SWISSPACER UK & Ireland, says: “La Defender Pico is the latest product in our new range of premium glass solutions. This slimline balustrade system adds a sophisticated touch to properties and it’s also incredibly strong and durable. La Defender offers easy, one-sided installation so it’s a popular choice with installers too.”

La Defender Pico joins La Pensilina, a cantilever, load-bearing glass canopy system. Designed for outdoor use and installed above entrance doors or sliding and folding patio doors, this stylish, minimalist design is ideal for residential and light commercial applications. These innovative new products are made by Logli Massimo, part of the Saint-Gobain group, which specialises in high performing systems and accessories for the fixing and assembly of glass panels.


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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