Activity: Manufacturing
Region: Lincolnshire
Founded: 1997

SuperFOIL Insulation

SuperFOIL: the future of sustainable construction

SuperFOIL is a fast-growing supplier of multifoil insulation, dedicated to making the world’s built environment more sustainable.

Like most businesses, SuperFOIL started with a problem that needed solving. Founder Craig Bown, who’d recently sold a successful healthcare firm, had thrown himself into a self-build project – but he’d quickly hit a snag.

Naturally, he wanted his new home to be as comfortable, sustainable and thermally efficient as possible. That meant insulation. But none of the systems available did what he wanted them to.

They were too expensive, too complicated, or couldn’t achieve the level of thermal performance he required. So he set about developing it himself.

Multifoil is a combination of fibre wadding and layers of aluminium foil. Essentially, the foil serves as a thermal insulator and barrier to radiant heat, reflecting the heat to ensure that warm air stays inside.

It’s lightweight, and benefits from either a vapour control layer or breathable membrane, depending on the type. 

In simple terms, it helps protect from condensation while helping the inside to stay at a comfortable temperature, no matter what time of year it is.

SuperFOIL’s multifoil insulation is made from up to 40% recycled materials, can itself be recycled, and is easy to install. 

Today, SuperFOIL, manufactures the most extensive range of multifoil insulation products available on the market, including the world’s highest performance multifoil insulation SF60 and its highly popular SF19+ multifoil.

From humble beginnings in a home office, it has since expanded its team to 65 staff members, outgrown multiple buildings, and can now produce approximately 1.5 million square metres of insulation per year.