Trade window fabricator Merlin Network has achieved an ‘A’ rating using one of Europe’s top performing spacer bars from Swisspacer. After a considerable amount of research, the Fife-based company chose sealed units using Swisspacer from Glasgow-based Supaseal.

The structural integrity and outstanding performance of Swisspacer compared to other warm edge products was a deciding factor. The company, which has the capacity to manufacture up to 1,000 frames a week, achieved its rating using Profile 22’s FS70 system and is fully reinforced, which is quite a unique achievement.

Managing Director Mike Bryant comments: “Homeowners are increasingly convinced of the benefits of energy efficient windows. Because Swisspacer has outstanding thermal qualities, using it in our windows means we can produce top performing products which will help homeowners keep their homes warm and reduce their fuel bills. But our experience tells us that homeowners want secure windows too. Swisspacer achieves top ratings when the PVC-U frame has full reinforcement, which offers extra security and strength.

“Feedback from homeowners tells us that windows are not just functional. They want them to look good too, and add style to their home. Because Swisspacer offers a wider choice of 17 colours, from yellow to grey, we can offer homeowners a window with a spacer bar to match the profile. They can have top performance and good looks too.”