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    Encon Insulation commenced trading from a base in Halifax in September 1981; founded by two experienced managers previously employed by Cape Insulation Ltd, a manufacturer of rockfibre and glassfibre products.

    The recruitment of more skilled personnel from manufacturing and distribution soon led to branches in Manchester, Scotland, Birmingham and Nottingham, while the acquisition of RGS added sought-after locations in London, Bristol, Cardiff, Newcastle, Newmarket and Witney.

    In 1987, the bold resurrection of manufacturing at the defunct Cape Rocksil plant in Stirling introduced Superglass Insulation to the UK glassfibre market. This also introduced venture capitalist financial backing to the Encon Group, which was to remain until disposals in 2005.


    Having started out primarily as a supplier of specialised insulation to the mechanical services and process sectors, Encon expanded its business into all sectors of the construction industry, encompassing supply to merchants, building contractors and housebuilders. At the same time, trading commenced with specialist sub-contractors in roofing, suspended ceilings, passive fire protection, acoustics and drywall. This expansion was fuelled substantially by the continued recruitment of skilled sales and technical personnel.

    The venture capitalist company '3 i' acquired a majority share of  the Encon Group in 1997 and remained in support of growth until 2005 when Superglass Insulation was sold to the VC-backed management team and Encon Insulation was acquired by Wolseley UK.


    Inspired by its own purchase by Wolseley UK, Encon Insulation has since embarked on an acquisition strategy, firstly with Nevill Long (a specialist distributor of suspended ceilings and partitions) in April 2006, and again in February 2008 with the specialist passive fire protection manufacturer, PFC Corofil.



    Encon returned to its independent roots following a management buy-out led by Stuart Moore, CEO, on 31st October 2011. The sale covered the entire Encon group of businesses.

    On completion of the buy-out Stuart said: “As the new owner of Encon, I believe we have an excellent opportunity to drive the business forward, and I truly believe we have an exciting journey ahead of us”.

    In a message to customers he further added “I would like to reassure you that nothing changes for you. The Encon group of businesses remain committed to delivering the same high levels of customer service as always. The management team is committed to ensuring that customer service excellence remains Encon’s number one priority.”



    Today Encon continues to thrive in a difficult market place. Our core values of customer service and specialist & knowledgeable staff are at the heart of ensuring great service and value to all our customers, both existing and potential.