Stylish and minimalist

Swisspacer says it is developing its range of solutions for glass in the UK with the addition of the exclusive La Pensilina premium glass canopy. This – alongside new fittings and systems for glass balustrades – will be available from Swisspacer UK later this year.

La Pensilina is a cantilever, load-bearing glass canopy system, which is designed for outdoor use and can be installed above entrance doors or sliding and folding patio doors. The design is said to be stylish and minimalist, and the lack of visible screws gives the canopy a ‘floating’ effect. At the same time, the continuous aluminium profile provides the strength to hold a distributed load of up to 350 kg/m2 without breaking. No rods or glass cut-outs are required, and La Pensilina is also reported to be the first canopy system without glass holes to hold an ETA (European Technical Assessment) document.

The new products are made by Logli Massimo, part of the Saint-Gobain group, following its acquisition of the Italian manufacturer in March 2018. Logli Massimo specialises in high performing systems and accessories for the fixing and assembly of glass panels. According to Swisspacer, the quality of its products is demonstrated by the ‘substantial’ testing it undertakes at a laboratory built in partnership with the School of Engineering at the University of Florence.