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Clearspan Glazing Bar Canopy System

The Clearspan Glazing Bar System has been designed to allow sun and light into outdoor areas, while providing shelter from rain and UV rays. Made from locally sourced high quality Aluminium, the system covers both new builds and retrofitting existing structures. The system is designed to hold a variety of flat sheet glazing and includes end plates, rubber and fasteners.

Key Features
  • Smart system, seamless finish and easy to install
  • Can be attached to timber, steel or aluminium
  • Customised lengths and widths can be accommodated, and can be powder coated to any colour or finish
  • Variety of glazing options including polycarbonate, acrylic, or glass
  • Lightweight, easy to install and provides a modern look while being affordable
Scope of Use

Suitable for all wind zones (refer to span charts for more detail) for residential projects including:

  • Outdoor living areas
  • Covered walkways
  • Canopies, awnings and pergolas
  • Gazebos
  • Greenhouses
  • Carports
  • Pool covers
  • Conservatories

Maximum Spans by Wind Zone

  Glazing Thickness Extra High Very High High     Medium
600mm Centres 6mm 4.5m 4.9m 5.6m 6.0m
750mm Centres 8mm 4.0m 4.4m 5.0m 5.4m
Limitations on Use
  • A minimum 3 degree pitch is required on all Clearspan systems
  • An engineers report may be needed for larger projects

The Clearspan Bar system is designed to cover most sizes up to 6050mm in length, but the following will be taken into consideration to meet specifications and span charts:

  • Wind Zone
  • Rafter spacings
  • Thickness of glazing
  • Span limitations
Statement of Building Code Compliance
  • Clause B1 — STRUCTURE: Performance B1.3.3, B1.3.2 and B1.3.4
  • Clause B2 — DURABILITY: Performance B2.3.1(b) 10 years
  • Clause F2 — HAZARDOUS BUILDING MATERIALS: Performance F2.3.1
In-Service History

Since 2018, Universal Glazing Systems has supplied pergolas across hundreds of locations across New Zealand. From coastal remote locations to the Auckland waterfront, from 10m²-150m² and across all wind zones, the Clearspan Glazing Systems can be used for almost any project.

Other Performance Attributes
  • Polycarbonate sheets currently under BRANZ testing


  • 10 year warranty on aluminium 
  • 10 year warranty on powder coating
  • 10 year warranty on polycarbonate
  • 15 year warranty on acrylic
  • 30 year warranty on glass
Clearspan Span Chart


Producer Statement: PS1


Clearspan Glazing Bar Installation


Clearspan Brochure
UGS Polycarbonate Solid Sheet


CAD/PDF Details
ClearSpan Glazing Bar 150 (Front View)
ClearSpan Glazing Bar Assembly (Front Exploded)
Clearspan Glazing Bar Edge Spacer — 6mm
Clearspan Glazing Bar Edge Spacer — 8mm
Clearspan Glazing Bar End Cap — 6mm
Clearspan Glazing Bar End Cap — 8mm
Clearspan Glazing Bar End Plate
Installation Details
Typical Installation Details: F150 Glazing Bar & F150 Glazing Box

Universal Glazing Systems supplies locally designed and manufactured structural glazing solutions that create a contemporary living environment for both residential and commercial projects.

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