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With almost 60 years of manufacturing expertise, Birtley continues to be the stalwart
of the lintel market, producing over 25,000 tonnes of steel products each year.


Expamet offers a comprehensive range of UK designed and manufactured
products selected and trusted by generations of construction professionals.

We have the range, you have the choice.

Bowater Doors offer a comprehensive range of composite residential entrance and fire doors.


Galvanizing is probably the most environmentally friendly process available to prevent corrosion. Galvanizing can provide between 34 to 170 years of protection to steel.


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 […]

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 […]

1st February 2024

Our doors are tested to BS 6375 Part 1 and Part 2 classifications for weather tightness and for operation and strength characteristics. The latest tests included the additional Part 3 classification which covers additional performance characteristics. James Harbisher, Maintenance Technician at Bowater explained: “The tests are carried out at a UKCA accredited BSI site and […]

23rd January 2024

Bowater Doors, part of Birtley Group, has strengthened the business with the appointment of Pete White in a new role as Head of Sales. An experienced sales professional, Pete has joined the leading composite and fire door manufacturer as the business looks to ramp up its supply to national house builders and for social housing […]

20th December 2023

Colleagues at Bowater Doors are counting up to Christmas, instead of down where the site has recorded ‘600 days since last lost-time incident’. Operations Manager Rob Stonebanks (pictured) said: “A manufacturing environment needs to be a safe environment to work in.  This achievement reflects the first-rate health and safety procedures and standards that we have […]

20th November 2023

It’s a double celebration at Bowater Doors following the completion of two audits conducted by BM TRADA, at the Birtley site in Gateshead.  No non-conformances were reported during the businesses’ annual FireShield FD30S composite fire door audit. In addition, no non-conformances arose during a sampling audit, conducted every three years, where a fire door is manufactured under witness conditions. […]

14th November 2023

Our final despatch dates for 2023, seasonal closure and 2024 re-opening dates are set out below. If your business will be 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. […]