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Birtley Galvanizing Teams up with Galvanizers Association for Second Open Day Event

Birtley Galvanizing Teams up with Galvanizers Association for Second Open Day Event

Birtley Galvanizing has recently teamed up with Galvanizers Association to celebrate the Galvanizing Industry’s second Open Day event on October 15th.

The event which was held throughout the UK and Ireland opened the doors to fabricators, architects, engineers, contractors, and specifiers alike and aimed to shine a light on the impressive
alchemy that is hot-dip galvanizing, whilst showcasing how modern galvanizing plants deliver corrosion protection.

The open day is a RIBA approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event, designed to strengthen links with the galvanizer in the supply chain. This allowed delegates a first-hand
experience of the hot-dip galvanizing process and gained increased understanding of how to design and fabricate with hot-dip galvanizing in mind.

“The open day event was a great success and allowed specifiers and fabricators the valuable opportunity to learn how to extend and improve their use of galvanizing and help put Birtley
Galvanizing firmly on the North East map” – Graeme McPherson Galvanizing Sales & Technical Manager.

To book a CPD please contact us directly on 0191 410 4421.

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Part of the Birtley Group

Birtley began life as Birtley Building Products in 1965, based at the current site in County Durham. Originally a steel fabricator for the area’s mining and power generation industries, the company made its first steel lintels in 1967. Since then, Birtley has grown from reliable local supplier to a UK-wide force in construction design technology and product development.

In 1889, the British Metal Expansion Company was established in Hartlepool. It had sole European rights for the manufacture of expanded metal mesh, mainly for use as reinforcement and lath in the rapidly expanding sector of concrete construction. The business that grew from these early days later changed its name to Expamet.


Acquired by Birtley Group in 2015, Bowater Doors is a nationally-known name synonymous with top quality and imaginative composite residential door design and manufacture.

The product portfolio offers exclusive ranges for trade installers and a retail range providing doors direct to consumer and social housing organisations.

Birtley Galvanizing boasts one of the most impressive galvanizing plants in Europe. The plant achieves the finest quality hot-dip galvanized zinc protective coatings to BS EN ISO 1461. Using state-of-the-art technology the plant processes steel products using a computer controlled, automated handling system, enabling Birtley Galvanizing to provide full project solutions to many industries.