Our Timeline

1978
Smith & Blakely packaging was formed as a converter of expanded polystyrene [EPS], cutting various shapes for packaging to a wide selection of end users.

1982
S and B Became a Limited Company.

1997
The decision was taken to become a 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.

1998
The process of installing the necessary equipment began in January and was completed in April - the first blocks were produced.

2002
Phase one of our expansion completes.

2003
We gained accreditation to become an ISO 9001 registered company whilst at the same time being able to issue a declaration of conformity to BSEN 13163, entitling us to CE mark our products.

2004
The second stage of our expansion is completed. We gained accreditation to supply a new high thermal performance expandable polystyrene to BSEN 13163 called Lambdatherm.

2008
We obtained certification to CE mark civil engineering products to BSEN 14933:2007 standard.

2012
S and B obtained ISO14001 and gained accreditation for warm beam.


Nationwide
Distribution

S and B EPS believes that service to its customers is one of the main fundamentals in 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.

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Quality
Assurance

2002 saw many changes within the EPS Industry mainly relating to the Construction sector as a result of Part L of the Building Regulations effective from 1 April and the changing from the old BS 3837 standard to the new European BSEN 13163 standard.

One result of the above is the need for ever more stringent quality assurance testing in order to maintain the highest standards in the production process. This includes the quality assurance department of S and B Eps Ltd undertaking daily testing that enables us to monitor the thermal performance, compressive and cross breaking properties of the polystyrene produced.

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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