25 May 2018
Combining heritage style with high energy-efficiency: insulating glass windows with Georgian bars from the warm edge manufacturer SWISSPACER. As demand on the market is rising considerably, SWISSPACER is now expanding its range. Where once there were 9, now there are 13 different sizes of Georgian bars available, as well as a new Georgian bar cross with a built-in anti-rattle plug.
22 May 2018
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!
13 May 2018
Awarded platinum – the highest certification awarded by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB): the bâtiment MERCIER of POST Luxembourg. The new service and administration building, the place of work for up to 900 people, is located in the middle of the City of Luxembourg, not far from the train station. The general contractor, Luxembourg-based office ROMAIN SCHMIZ, architectes & urbanistes, undertook the project from the planning phase in 2013, through the construction and all the way to DGNB certification in 2017.
7 May 2018
Mr Geith, this year, SWISSPACER is celebrating its 20th year since it was founded. What were the most important milestones for you over the past two decades?
SWISSPACER’s origins lie in the biggest insulating glass producer in Europe, Saint Gobain. In the late 90s, no more quantum leaps in technology were expected in the area of glass coatings and filling the area between the panes with gas. So new ideas were needed to make insulating glass and consequently windows more energy-efficient – the focus shifted increasingly to the sealant and the spacer bar.