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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.


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 […]

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 […]

2nd November 2020

In light of the Government announcement on Saturday 31st October, we would like to assure you that Birtley Group will remain open and fully operational throughout the upcoming second national lockdown. Although we already provide a COVID safe work environment, the health and safety of our employees, customers, delivery partners, and the wider community remain […]

25th August 2020

Galvanized steel lintels

It’s a question we get asked a lot, why do we galvanize our lintels after fabrication? Well, there’s a simple answer. We do it because we want to know that each and every one of our lintels leaves our factory ready to stand the test of time, in even the most corrosive of environments. We […]

23rd June 2020

Expamet Construction is now operating with a full design and technical team across our windposts and masonry support products and services. We are also pleased to let you know that Expamet Construction will return to its standard delivery service from today (22nd June 2020). For those using our collection service, you will be asked to […]

19th June 2020


We are pleased to let you know that Birtley Lintels will return to our normal delivery and collection service on Monday 22nd June 2020. For those using the collection service, we have implemented some new procedures to ensure the safety of our employees, delivery partners, and the wider community. These will be explained to customers […]