15th April 2024

Birtley Group has further strengthened its operations with the appointment of Keith Baxter and Olivia McCourt. Keith has joined the business in a dynamic new position of Senior Design Engineer within the Technical team where he is supporting new product development and the re-engineering of existing products. Keith also provides specialist mechanical and structural engineering […]

14th March 2024

Birtley Group is delighted to announce three changes within the operations management team at the Gateshead site. Rob Stonebanks has been promoted to Head of Operations – Structural Steel (Lintels and Galvanising). Rob, who joined the business in July 2021, was performing a dual role the previous six months when he oversaw operations for both […]

16th February 2024

The robust health and safety procedures that we have in our workplace are of paramount importance at Birtley Group. When Lisa Ramos and her husband Dave presented a talk to staff about her accident at work in 2006, they reiterated how safety at work can never be treat with complacency. Lisa lost a foot in […]

6th February 2024

At Birtley Group, we are delighted to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, 5th – 11th February, by shining a light on our own exceptional apprentices and the positive impact that they bring to the business. The company launched a new apprenticeship scheme in 2022, as part of our long-term commitment to investing in young people and […]

2nd February 2024

We are delighted to announce the promotion of Neil Mason as Managing Director of Birtley Group. Neil’s appointment follows the progression of former Managing Director, Jason Anderson, into a new role within Hill & Smith PLC. Hill & Smith PLC’s US-based Group President, Denise Beachy, visited the business to express her personal thanks to Jason […]

14th November 2023

Our final despatch dates for 2023, seasonal closure and 2024 re-opening dates are set out below.  If your business is closed on these dates and unable to accept deliveries, please contact us directly or email info@birtleygroup.co.uk. We wish you, your colleagues, families & friends best wishes for the Season, from all at Birtley Group.   […]

29th November 2022

We recently caught up with Simon Hogg, our QHSE Manager, to discuss all the steps Birtley Group is taking to work towards a more sustainable future. We’ll discuss impactful internal processes, innovative and efficient products, big shake-ups, and how all the steps taken by Birtley Group will contribute to reaching Net Zero.     Why […]

28th November 2022

We recently caught up with Rebecca to hear all about her role at Birtley Group. From her background to her hobbies, see below to learn more about our Commercial Director.         What does your role entail? I deliver and develop the sales and marketing channel strategy across multiple business units of Birtley […]

13th December 2021

Gemma Smith, Emma Taylor and Chris Tubman

Employees at Birtley Group have raised £433 to help fund an event for the homeless on Christmas Eve. Each year, Central Station in Newcastle opens its doors to the homeless to provide a warm meal and an evening of companionship and entertainment. Emma Taylor, Accounts Assistant and Gemma Smith, Marketing Manager at Birtley Group decided […]

8th December 2021

Congratulations to one of the newest members of the Birtley Group team.  Bronya Tubman, Design Engineer at Birtley Group braved the stormy weather yesterday to attend her graduation ceremony in Newcastle. The ceremony was a well-deserved celebration after being forced to finish her Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering degree remotely due to the pandemic. Starting her journey […]

15th November 2021

Supatherm thermally broken lintels

As an industry, we have been set many challenges with regards to the UK’s ambitious 2050 net-zero target combined with delivering 300,000 new homes per annum. In addition, we are also making inroads to developing our new build homes to meet the Future Homes Standard which is set to come in 2025. In preparation for […]

25th October 2021

Birtley Lintels are recruiting for a Fork Lift Driver/General Operative to join their team based in Birtley, County Durham. This is an excellent opportunity for a reliable, flexible, self-motivated and hardworking individual to join a well-established team that works with a wide variety of steel lintel products and can offer job variation and stability whilst […]

6th January 2021

We are open

In line with Government guidelines regarding the current national lockdown, we will remain open and fully operational across the group to ensure a consistent supply of materials to our customers. As always the health and safety of our employees, customers, delivery partners, and the wider community remain our top priority Our stringent health and safety […]

17th November 2020

Birtley Group will be closing for the Christmas and New Year holidays on Friday 18th December at 4.30pm. The following cut off dates for orders and delivery are listed below: Birtley Lintels Orders Standard lintels: If delivery is required by 18/12/20 – normal cut-offs will apply w/c 14/12/20 Special lintels: If delivery is required by […]

2nd November 2020

In light of the Government announcement on Saturday 31st October, we would like to assure you that Birtley Group will remain open and fully operational throughout the upcoming second national lockdown. Although we already provide a COVID safe work environment, the health and safety of our employees, customers, delivery partners, and the wider community remain […]

25th August 2020

Galvanized steel lintels

It’s a question we get asked a lot, why do we galvanize our lintels after fabrication? Well, there’s a simple answer. We do it because we want to know that each and every one of our lintels leaves our factory ready to stand the test of time, in even the most corrosive of environments. We […]

8th April 2020

In response to an ever-changing market, from Tuesday 14th April 2020 we have decided to re-open our Lintel, Expamet and Expamet Construction (masonry support/windposts) factories on a skeleton staff.       This is to support the demands of customers still trading in these difficult circumstances. Initially, these will be manned by a skeleton staff […]

24th March 2020

In light of the Government announcement on the evening of the 23rd March 2020, Birtley Group has taken the decision to close down our operations across all sites with immediate effect to contribute to the fight against COVID-19. Provisionally this will be for a 3 week period and we will, of course, continue to monitor […]

23rd March 2020

In these difficult times, Birtley Group is still manufacturing and supplying products to exceed the current demand. The safety of our employees is paramount. We have made amendments to shift patterns and the office environment to ensure all of our employees are able to follow the social distancing advice to flatten the curve and protect […]

17th March 2020

With the unprecedented situation regarding Coronavirus we would like to update you on our current position and the steps taken to mitigate risk to our supply chain and our ability to service our customers. Birtley Group does have some direct suppliers in both China and Italy for door slabs and some door components. We have […]

28th January 2020

Birtley Group is pleased to welcome Kristina Lightburn to the Expamet Construction team as a Design Engineer. Having recently graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Kristina will be part of the windpost and masonry support systems design team which will see her design bespoke and often complex products. She will also […]

26th November 2019

Newcastle College Students with Birtley Bespoke Lintels

The UK’s skills gap is one of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry. Birtley Group has been working with a local college to support the students studying vocational construction courses by offering free building materials. Graeme Miller, Managing Director at Birtley Group supports the initiative, he comments: “We really want to support colleges and […]

11th November 2019

Birtley Group will close for Christmas and New Year on Friday 20th December 2019 and will open again on Thursday 2nd January 2020. Normal deliveries will commence on Monday 6th January 2020. Please see the 2019 delivery cut-off points for Birtley Lintels, Bowater Doors, Expamet and Birtley Galvanizing.     Bowater Door Orders  Painted doors: […]

21st October 2019


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 […]