P286 Glazing Bar

An aluminium structural glazing system into which multiwall polycarbonate or glass can be fitted. When glazing with multiwall polycarbonate the P286 system is capable of spanning up to 1.5 metres between fixing points.

The P286 can be supplied either as a pre-pack complete with the aluminium base bar and bar cap, both with gasket fitted and an end plate or as loose individual items. The P286 can also be supplied as a hipped glazing bar which uses the same cap however we change the standard gasket to a half round gasket which allows the sheet to be fitted at an angle.

Standard Glazing Bar

Reference:P286
Colour:Mill Finish, White or Brown
Length:3m, 4m and 6m
Span:1.5m

The P280 glazing bar consists of a low section aluminium base bar (ref.286), an aluminium glazing bar cap (ref.320), an aluminium screw cover clip (ref. 400C), gaskets and an end plate (ref.320EP). It can also be supplied with a PVCu thermal underclad, depending on the application.

A feature of the system is in the securing of the cap to the base. Screws are fitted through a central fixing channel in the cap, which is then covered and protected by a screw cover clip. For applications with good ventilation i.e. with open sides, the system would be supplied without the underclad.

For applications without good ventilation i.e. a construction with enclosed sides, it is recommended that the PVCu thermal underclad be supplied to clip onto the base bar to minimise the risk of condensation forming. For this system variant the aluminium base bar would be supplied in mill finish with the PVCu underclad the same colour as the system cap. This is because the base bar is cloaked by the underclad and not visible. The price of the P286 supplied with or without the underclad is the same, as the cost of the underclad is balanced by supplying a mill finish base instead of a coloured base.

The P286 glazing bar is supplied as a pre-pack in 3m and 4m lengths with gaskets installed and as loose items in 6m. Mill finish as well as polyester powder coated white (RAL9910 satin) and brown (RAL8040 satin) are available as standard. We can also supply the aluminium painted to a specific RAL colour although this may be subject to a minimum quantity requirement and surcharge.

Hip Glazing Bar

Reference:P286H
Colour:Mill Finish, White or Brown
Length:3m and 4m (and 6m as non-standard)

To make the bar suitable for a hipped application, the gasket in the glazing bar cap and base is replaced by a half-round gasket and re-named as P286H.

The P286H is supplied as a pre-pack in 3m and 4m lengths and as loose items in 6m. The 3m and 4m pre-pack consists of the aluminium glazing bar cap, screw cover clip and base, hipped gasket and a screw fit end plate.

Colour Options

Mill finish as well as polyester powder coated white (RAL9910 satin) and brown (RAL8040 satin) are available as standard. We can also supply the aluminium painted to a specific RAL colour although this may be subject to a minimum quantity requirement and surcharge.

   
Mill FinishRAL 9910
White (satin)
RAL 8040
Brown (satin)
Please note: The colours shown are not 100% accurate and are for guidance only

Applications

  • Medium Span Roofing
  • Rooflights
  • Conservatories
  • Cross Purlin Roofing
  • Swimming Pool Covers
  • Car Ports
  • Canopies
  • Garden Centre Roofing
  • Porches

Glazing with Glass

The P286 glazing bar is suitable for use with glass. Twinfix cannot advise as to the spanning capability of the glazing bar or at what centres the glazing bars should be placed. We recommend that a mechanically fixed end plate similar to our SB-MEP end plate be fitted at the foot of each bar to stop the glass from slipping.

Complementary Fixing Accessories

Side TrimU Profile
Ref 272 - 10mm
Ref 273 - 16mm
Ref 275 - 25mm
Side TrimRef 252 - 10mm
Ref 253 - 16mm
Ref 255 - 25mm
U Profile
Eaves FillerFixing Buttons (white)Fixing Buttons (brown)
Ref 226F226 Eaves FillerRef 272 - 10mm
Ref 273 - 16mm
Ref 275 - 25mm
Ref 252 - 10mm
Ref 253 - 16mm
Ref 255 - 25mm
Anti-dust/Breather TapeButyl Flashing
Ref FT or PBT 10
Ref FT or PBT 16
Ref FT or PBT 25
Anti-dust/Breather Tape200/20 White
200/20 Lead
Butyl Flashing

Help & Advice

If you have a project in mind or would like help or advice on any of our products or services, please either ring us on 01925 811311, email us at enquiries@twinfix.co.uk or get in touch via the enquiry form on our Contact Us page.

 

Related Downloads

FilenameFile TypeSizeUploaded
DT08 - 320-286 with polycarbonate.pdf  DT08 - 320-286 with polycarbonate.pdfPDF54 KB17/02/2016
WB-10 - 320-386-284 Glazing Bar Section.pdf  WB-10 - 320-386-284 Glazing Bar Section.pdfPDF27 KB17/02/2016
WB-10 - 320-386-284 Glazing Bar Section.dxf  WB-10 - 320-386-284 Glazing Bar Section.dxfDXF338 KB17/02/2016
WB-10 - 320-386-284 Glazing Bar Section.dwg  WB-10 - 320-386-284 Glazing Bar Section.dwgDWG176 KB17/02/2016
Twinfix Bar & Sheet Catalogue November 2015.pdf  Twinfix Bar & Sheet Catalogue November 2015.pdfPDF4.27 MB17/02/2016

Related FAQs

1. Can I use your glazing bars to install glass?
You can use all of our bars to install glass, with the exception of the P600 and P700 Snap-fit systems. However, please note that you will need to use a Mechanical End Plate to ensure the glass is held securely in place; the plastic end plates that are supplied with the bars are only suitable for use with multiwall polycarbonate.