Kingspan Off-Site

Kingspan Off-Site was a manufacturer of timber and steel building systems. It was a division of the Kingspan Group plc.

Kingspan Off-Site
Founded1947 (as Ward Brothers)
HeadquartersSandy, UK
ProductsTimber and steel building systems
ParentKingspan Group plc



Kingspan Off-Site’s range of steel products can be traced back to the Ward brothers’ construction company, set up in Yorkshire in 1947.[1] Kingspan Group (based at Kingscourt, Ireland) acquired the Wards Business in 1997[1] and restructured it to become Kingspan Metl-con in 2004, specialising in off-site steel technologies.[2] In 2007 Kingspan further increased its structural steel division with the acquisition of Banro,[2] which was later rebranded as Kingspan Off-Site Profiles and Sections.

Timber frame

In 2001 Kingspan Off-Site purchased a German-based business, TEK Haus, which manufactured a Structural Insulated Panel Building System (SIPs).[2] Incorporating SIPs technology, the Kingspan TEK Building System was launched in 2001. Kingspan Off-Site then acquired Century Homes, set up by the McCaughey brothers in Monaghan, in 2005.[2] Kingspan Century continues to operate in Ireland offering a similar portfolio of solutions as Kingspan Off-Site in the UK. In 2006, Potton,[3] a self-build specialist, and Pace Timber Frame also became part of the group as a result of further acquisitions.[2] It was later rebranded as Kingspan Off-Site Profiles and Sections.


Kingspan Off-Site’s product range was extended in 2006 by the purchase of Fibrecon. Established in 2001, Fibrecon manufactures insulating wall panels consisting of a lightweight reinforced concrete face. In 2007 all business units, including Potton,[4] Banro, Century,[5] Pace, Fabrik and Off-Site merged to form the Kingspan Off-Site super division.[6] It was later rebranded as Kingspan Off-Site Profiles and Sections.


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