The Fareham branch of independent distributor, Encon and Nevill Long, is the latest to become a Fire Protection Centre, adding to the business’s growing network of fire protection branches. This latest development means nearly half of Encon’s nationwide branches are now dedicated centres, supporting customers on projects across the UK.

The Fareham team are renowned for their specialist knowledge of building and industrial insulation, construction products and interior systems including drywall, ceilings, partitioning and flooring. Following specialist training and learning, customers can now also benefit from the team’s expert knowledge in Passive Fire Protection and with the convenience of an extensive choice of products from stock. These include Fire Protection Boards, Cavity Barriers, Fire Stopping Products and bespoke solutions from leading suppliers such as British Gypsum, Kemwell Fire, Promat, PFC Corofil, TBA Firefly, Knauf Insulation and ROCKWOOL.

Fareham Branch Director Jason Eastland, comments: “Fire protection is a vital element of any building, so it’s essential our customers can benefit from a knowledgeable and reliable team, able to provide the technical support and solutions they need for their passive fire projects.”

Neville White, Business Development Director – Fire Protection adds: “With the focus across our industry on building safety, it’s vital we invest in the training of our teams and develop our in-branch technical expertise, knowledge and support in this specialist area. Adding Fareham to our growing network of fire protection centres underlines our continual focus on competence and to providing the best service, range, and support in passive fire protection.”

You can download Encon’s Passive Fire Protection Product Guide or visit