About Us

About S and B

Established in 1978, S and B EPS is one of the UK’s largest producers of expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation products and civil engineering solutions. It is our policy to continuously strive for the highest standards in product quality and customer service, and deliver insulation that exceeds expectation.

This is what makes us one of the UK’s best EPS manufacturers.


Smith & Blakely packaging was formed as a converter of expanded polystyrene [EPS], cutting various shapes for packaging to a wide selection of end users.


S and B became a Limited Company.


The decision was taken to become a UK manufacturer of EPS. This enabled us to maintain our growth and offer our services to a wider customer base. S and B EPS Ltd was born.


The process of installing the necessary equipment began in January and was completed in April – the first blocks were produced.


Phase one of our expansion completes.


We gained ISO 9001 accreditation at the same time being able to issue a declaration of conformity to BSEN 13163, entitling us to CE mark our products.


The second stage of our expansion completes. We gain accreditation to supply a new high thermal performance expandable polystyrene to BSEN 13163, branding it Lambdatherm.


We obtained certification to CE mark civil engineering products to BSEN 14933:2007 standard.


S and B EPS Ltd obtained ISO14001 and gained accreditation for a new Topsheet System – Warmbeam®.


Our new website is launched!


S and B & Chief Executive Officer Henry Smith have been in business for 40 years!


S and B EPS acquire a significant amount of land adjacent to the factory, to increase the site’s overall footprint to 10-acres.


BBA accreditation is achieved on our Warmbeam® Topsheet System.


S and B are awarded “INCA Component Supplier of the Year Award 2018


Significant factory expansion commences in Jan 2019, with new buildings and machinery planned


Expansion completes in August 2019 with new buildings and latest machinery installed. This expands our warehousing and manufacturing facilities to 100,000 sqft (9290 sqm) within our 10-acre site


Investment to continue with latest cutting technology


Additional Storage with 15,000 Sq ft Storage Canopy


Fully Automated ERP System Installed, making S and B fully paperless


Exciting new project begins with latest Cutting Technology


– S and B have been in business for 45 years –


Quality Assurance

One of the main ways on which we maintain the highest standards in our EPS production processes is via the need for stringent quality testing. Our dedicated quality assurance department undertakes continuous testing which enables us to continually monitor the thermal performance, compressive and cross breaking properties of all of the polystyrene we produce.


Our internal quality control processes run seamlessly in parallel to our ISO9001 and ISO14001 obligations and the applying of CE markings on our EPS products. These tests are carried out in a dedicated laboratory with all the machinery calibrated and tested by the relevant accreditation bodies.



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Nationwide Distribution

S and B EPS Ltd believes that excellent service is one of the main fundamentals of ensuring a good working relationship with our stockists and customers. To ensure this S and B EPS operates a dedicated transport fleet of vehicles, offering flexibility of load sizes from small local deliveries to 90m3 loads nationally.


We pride ourselves on offering a next day delivery service for full trailer loads to any part of the UK mainland, either to your stock or direct to site, with a two day delivery for part loads.

Transport FAQs

Can you deliver on rigid vehicles with tail lift offload?

We have access to rigid vehicles that can carry up to 40 cu-m of material with pallet truck offload.

How much material can be loaded onto a articulated vehicle?

We can transport between 80 and 90 cu-m per load.

Can you supply vehicles to deliver to central London?

We have a range of rigid and articulated vehicles carrying FORS Bronze / Silver accreditation that regularly deliver into Central London.

Where do you deliver in the UK?

We offer a nationwide delivery service on all of our EPS products.

What if I only need 1 pallet?

We use services such as Pallet Network and Pallex to send out single pallets nationwide.