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With over 50 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.


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 We wish you, your colleagues, families & friends best wishes for the Season, from all at Birtley Group. […]

16th December 2022

                        Our regional sales managers are always at the forefront of the action. Whether their day begins with an early start on the road to meet clients or planning and researching for customer projects, they’re always on the move!   We recently caught up […]

3rd November 2022

It’s Fire Door Safety Week this week, which means we’re reflecting on the ethos of what we do.  At Bowater Doors, we supply composite door solutions to housebuilders nationwide. We consider building a safe and secure future to be at the very heart of all we design and manufacture, which means we’re incredibly proud of […]

2nd 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 is sustainability […]

28th October 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 Group. These consist of […]

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 […]

12th August 2021

To support the launch of FireShield, six new fire door Revit models have been released for use in Building Information Modelling and to underpin the Golden Thread of Information. Representing the next generation of composite fire doors, FireShield has been thoroughly tested to BS EN 1634, the latest standard for fire resistance and smoke control. FireShield delivers […]

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 […]