Galvanizing and metal finishing services

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16th October 2017

Our group marketing manager, Zoe Watson, talks to HouseBuilder magazine about meeting Part L requirements. See the full article here  

24th August 2017

We recently teamed up with RIBA Journal and key architects to hold a round table event, to discuss how we can make energy efficiency more exciting. See the full discussion here  

23rd August 2017

As part of the move towards providing a better service to British Architects, Birtley has now joined the National Building Specification tool (NBS Plus). What is NBS Plus? NBS is the preferred specification system for the construction industry, used by the majority of architectural and design practices in the UK. NBS Plus is a dedicated […]

3rd April 2017

Birtley Scoops Top Gibbs & Dandy Award We’re named Heavyside Supplier of the Year 2014   Gibbs & Dandy is one of the UK’s most respected builders and timber merchants with 30 branches. Their annual conference in January included a prestigious awards ceremony that is hotly contested – making it all the more gratifying that […]

27th January 2017

Birtley Group Operations Director Terry Carmichael talks about the kaizen philosophy of continuous improvement Q: Terry, you’ve been in post since February 2015. Where were you before? TC: I was Global Operations Director at Thorn Lighting. Q: What would you say was your greatest achievement in your last job? TC: Probably when Thorn won the UK Best Factory Award for […]

11th January 2017

As Birtley Group approaches its first birthday in October, Group Managing Director Graeme Miller discusses where things go from here Q: It’s ten months since the Birtley Group was launched. Have they gone to plan? GM: Very much so.Our overallobjective as you know was to simplify the way we do business. The new Group structure has allowed […]

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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.