Polycarbonate Glazing Bar Systems - An Overview

Take a look at our brief overview into the main Polycarbonate Glazing Bar Systems and their respective features & benefits.

Rafter Supported Glazing Bars

A cost effective roof glazing bar, ideal for lean-tos, shelters etc. Easily fitted – a heavy duty aluminium base section is fitted to a continuous rafter (timber or metal). Polycarbonate is then laid between the bars and the Top cap (UV stable) is clicked down into position to suit the glazing thickness. Suitable for polycarbonate 10, 16 & 25mm thick. Includes gasket.

Rafter Self Supporting Bars

Screw Down Glazing Bars

A superior roof glazing bar, typically used for timber conservatories and other timber glazed structures, canopies and lean-tos. Easily fitted – a rubber gasket is laid on a continuous rafter (timber or metal). Glazing is then laid on the rafters and the aluminium glazing bar is fixed down, clamping the glazing between the bar and the rafter. Suitable for any thickness glazing. All bars (and other components) include gasket.

Screw Down Glazing Bars

Self-Support Glazing Bars

A self supporting glazing bar, typically used for lean- tos, conservatory roofs, canopies and carports. Easily fitted – a wall plate is fixed to the wall and an eavesbeam fixed at the front of the roof (on windows, posts etc). Glazing bars (max unsupported projection of 4m) are then fixed between the two, set at the correct centres. Polycarbonate or glass is then placed between the bars and the PVC top cap clicked down into position. Suitable for 16, 25, 32 & 35mm thick glazing. Includes co-extruded gasket.

Self Support Glazing Bar

Snapa Lean-To Bars

An easy to install glazing bar featuring click connection points that allow it to be connected to a variety of sheet thicknesses. Polycarbonate sheets are clipped in on either side and kept secure by the high quality extruded walls of the bar. This bar is compatible with 10mm, 16mm, 25mm, 32mm & 35mm Axiome polycarbonate sheets.

Snapa Lean-To Glazing Bar

Snapa Gable Bars

Featuring all of the qualities of the Snapa lean-to bar, the gable bar is designed for finishing off the final rafter on a polycarbonate roof. Historically it has always been difficult to complete this task, and even more difficult to make it look good. This is no longer an issue with the Snapa gable bar, which provides a fast and easy method of installing the last glazing bar with a snap fix connection as well as a waterproof seal. This bar is compatible with 10mm, 16mm, 25mm, 32mm & 35mm Axiome polycarbonate sheets.

Snapa Glazing Gable Bar

Snapa End Cap

A simple screw on end cap for Snapa lean-to and gable bars to provide a most aesthetically pleasing finish. Lean-to and gable bars are supplied with a free end cap.

Snapa Bar End Cap

Snapa H Section

These trims are used to create a strong connection between polycarbonate sheets on timber rafters at the top and bottom and ensure a long-lasting glazing project and are compatible with Axiome 6mm, 10mm and 16mm polycarbonate sheets.

Snapa H Section

Snapa C Section

Snapa C sections are used for sealing and protecting the ends of 10mm & 16mm Axiome polycarbonate sheets. This trim should be used in conjunction with a low modulus silicone sealant (applied to the inner surfaces of the trim) in order to create a weatherproof seal.

Snapa C Section

Drip Trim

Snapa PVC drip trims are used to clip along the width of a polycarbonate sheet and create a waterproof fitting. They are compatible with Axiome polycarbonate sheets of 10mm, 16mm, 25mm & 35mm thicknesses. drip trims are perfect for DIY projects such as carports, canopies, and conservatory roofs. All Snapa PVC drip trims are supplied in a 2100mm length.

Snapa Drip Trim

Items you will need

  1. Rafter Bar Intermediate Bar Self Supported - 2mtr White
    Please allow 5-7 working days for delivery
    1. Code ECO20-W
    £35.38 £42.46
  2. Rafter Bar Intermediate Bar Self Supported - 2.5mtr White
    Please allow 5-7 working days for delivery
    1. Code ECO25-W
    £44.31 £53.17
  3. Rafter Bar Edge Trim - 2mtr Brown
    Please allow 5-7 working days for delivery
    1. Code ET20-B
    £12.75 £15.30
  4. Rafter Bar Edge Trim - 5mtr White
    Please allow 5-7 working days for delivery
    1. Code ET50-W
    £31.86 £38.23
  5. Rafter Bar Edge Trim - 6mtr Brown
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    1. Code ET60-B
    £38.21 £45.85
  6. Rafter Bar Flashing Bridging Piece - White
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    1. Code RB-BDG-W
    £3.02 £3.62
  7. PVC Capped Rafter Bar Rafter Supported - 2mtr Brown
    Please allow 5-7 working days for delivery
    1. Code RB20-B
    £13.80 £16.56
  8. PVC Capped Rafter Bar Rafter Supported - 4mtr Brown
    Please allow 5-7 working days for delivery
    1. Code RB40-B
    £27.61 £33.13