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25th March 2019

Ben Chipping, Nicola Elms and Russell Hill join Birtley Group as the newest Windpost Design Engineer, Assistant Door Estimator and Warranty Administrator. Ben joins Birtley Group with over 6 years’ experience working within the manufacturing and engineering sector has taken on the new role as Design Engineer for Birtley Lintels. “I’m really interested in construction and […]

5th March 2019

Faye Smith Birtley group Marketing Assistant

Birtley Group has strengthened the marketing department with the appointment of Faye Smith as the Marketing Assistant. As part of her role, Faye will be on hand to support merchants with their marketing projects to ensure that the Birtley Group products are promoted effectively and efficiently. Faye brings with her over three years of marketing […]

15th January 2019

Gemma Smith

Birtley Group, the company behind some of the UK construction industry’s most trusted names including Birtley Lintels, Bowater Doors, Expamet and Birtley Galvanizing, has strengthened its commercial team with the appointment of Gemma Smith as Marketing Manager. Gemma joins the business with more than eight years’ experience in marketing construction products and services throughout the […]

11th January 2019

Nathan Allonby Design Engineer

Birtley Group are pleased to welcome Nathan Allonby to its technical team as a Design Engineer Nathan has a wealth of experience in structural design across a number of industries including offshore oil and gas projects requiring him to have knowledge of various national and international codes and has a keen interest in traditional and […]

20th December 2018

Scott Mackrell Laura Carter

Birtley Group have expanded its team with two new appointments in it’s finance department and bespoke windpost and masonry support service. Scott Mackrell, a university graduate with over six years’ experience in the manufacturing sector, has taken on the role of Design Engineer at Birtley Lintels. As a key member of the team, Scott has […]

11th December 2018

Birtley Group Christmas Opening

Birtley Group will close over the Christmas period on Friday 21st December 2018 at 12pm and re-open on 2nd January 2019 08.30am We wish all of our customers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here’s to 2019!

21st September 2018

Birtley Group Regional Sales Manager Steve Loraine & the BBC DIY SOS team

Birtley Lintels were delighted to donate a number of lintels and bespoke structural beams to the BBC home renovation series DIY SOS: The Big Build. This was to help the Bolton based Taylor Mann family: Custody officer Martin and now full time carer, Heather who cares for their son William (9) who has very severe […]

19th April 2018

Birtley Group was recently approached by the Birtley Community Association requesting help with raising funds to install a new stair lift in the community centre. The community centre’s current stair lift is broken and beyond repair. To maintain accessibility for members who have impaired mobility, the centre needs to raise the funds to replace it. Birtley Community Centre […]

8th March 2018

Here are just some of the brilliant females who work right across Birtley Group and it’s companies. Happy International Womens Day 2018!   From left to right:             (Top row) Sue Wright – Area Sales Manager, North West (Group).    Annette Wright – Credit Controller (Group).   Michelle May – Customer Service […]

15th February 2018

  Birtley has published its March 2018 price list, in order to reflect the groups more recent volumes and market demands.   A pdf copy of the March 2018 price list is available now on the Birtley website and hard copies will be available from 23rd February. While the new format aims to simplify the data […]

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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.