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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.


21st October 2019


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 […]

19th June 2019

Expamet have recently donated £130 to local charity Alice House Hospice as part of their 130th Anniversary. To mark the occasion of turning 130, we are hosting a series of monthly Facebook competitions, with the chance of our followers to win £130 worth of prizes. We launched the competition on Facebook last month, three charities […]

9th May 2019

Byth Battery Guns Reveal

Birtley Galvanizing, specialists in Hot-Dip Galvanizing, Powder Coating and Shot Blasting, has recently supported Michael Fairington to unveil the Blyth Battery Guns in celebration of their 70th anniversary.           M.Fairington who manufactured the naval guns wanted to work with Birtley in order hot dip galvanize the guns which will be a […]

12th April 2019

We take a look at The Future Homes Standard and how lintels can help developers adopt world leading levels of energy efficiency in new build homes. According to government reports, heating and powering buildings accounts for 40% of the total energy usage in the UK. By making the buildings more energy efficient and embracing smart […]

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, […]

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 February 2019

Angel of the North

Today marks the 21st birthday of the iconic Angel of the North! Raised on the 15th February 1998, the Angel of the North is believed to be the one of the most viewed pieces of artwork in the world!  To put this into perspective, it is seen by more than 90,000 people every day or […]

21st January 2019

Bowater Doors has introduced a new FireShield FD30S fire door after successfully securing BS EN 1634 certification. The door is manufactured using a sustainable agrifiber core, a material recognised as a green product that can contribute to Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits. A solid timber frame and durable GRP facing completes the construction of the […]

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

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 […]