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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     Bowater Door Orders  Painted doors: If delivery […]

21st October 2019

Galvanizing

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 […]

1st July 2019

Birtley Group is pleased to welcome Tony Armstrong to its Operations Team as a Continuous Improvement Engineer. Tony has worked within manufacturing for over 28 years and has spent the last 17 years working in various supervisory and management roles, within an efficient manufacturing culture. Part of his role at Birtley Group is to ensure […]

25th April 2019

Birtley Group has expanded its Customer Service team with two new appointments Stuart Cairns our new Customer Service Advisor brings with him over 5 years of experience in customer service and sales roles across a variety of industries. As a key member of the Bowater Doors team, Stuart will be a first point of contact for […]

25th April 2019

Birtley Group New Starters

Birtley Group has expanded its Customer Service team with two new appointments Stuart Cairns our new Customer Service Advisor brings with him over 5 years of experience in customer service and sales roles across a variety of industries. As a key member of the Bowater Doors team, Stuart will be a first point of contact […]

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 from a Product Design background, […]

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

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

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

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 […]

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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.