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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.


7th February 2018

The Birtley Group Pinnacle Awards, an internal programme that recognises excellence across the business group, has now entered its second year. First up for 2018 is our technical team leader, Michael Pallister, winner of the January award. Michael consistently goes the extra mile for our customers, ensuring scheduling timings are met and customer expectations are delivered. He […]

6th February 2018

Lintels are an essential structural element wherever there is an aperture in a wall. The wall above most doors and windows is supported by a lintel. The majority of lintels used in the UK are made from steel.   What standards apply to lintels? Steel lintels should be manufactured and tested in accordance with BS […]

25th January 2018

As part of a wider move to increase customer support, Birtley group has launched its customer magazine, The Wire. The 36 page magazine aims to provide all customers, under the group’s umbrella, access to news, events and features from around Birtley Group, along with customer profiles, current affairs and research insights that they may find […]

13th December 2017

Bowater Doors set out its stall at the beginning of the year that it would offer choice to the market. Following news of its double rebate and flood composite doors, the company is pleased to promote its 60 minute fire rated door. “We offer both 30 minute and 60 minute fire rated doors, to give […]

1st November 2017

The National Fenestration Awards have named their finalists and Birtley Group is thrilled that the Bowater Doors range is among the respected industry companies that have made it to the shortlist. “We’re thrilled to be on the shortlist of these industry awards,” says Kevin Kiernan of Birtley Group, “especially as we only officially brought the […]

25th October 2017

Birtley Group are pleased to announce that we are a sponsor of the 2017 Housebuilder Awards. This is our first time as a sponsor and we are very pleased to be part of such a fabulous industry event.  The Housebuilder Awards is now in its 13th year and is organised and managed by Housebuilder magazine, […]

24th August 2017

We recently teamed up with RIBA Journal and key architects to hold a round table event, to discuss how we can make energy efficiency more exciting. See the full discussion here  

23rd August 2017

Derek Muir, Chief Executive of Hill & Smith Holdings PLC, has confirmed 2016 as the best trading year to date for the group. Speaking of the results, Derek said: “Hill & Smith has delivered its best ever trading performance in 2016, with infrastructure spending in our key UK & US markets remaining strong. Our performance […]

23rd August 2017

In order to support the growth across several different product areas, Birtley Group has appointed James Matthews as Group Sales Director. James started his career as a Graduate Trainee at Travis Perkins and held various positions within Travis Perkins and Harcros before making a transition into manufacturing. He has held senior roles in both Hepworth […]

3rd April 2017

Birtley Group bike riders team up for children’s charity A team of warm-hearted Group employees has raised over £1,000 for the charity Cash For Kids, which supports local children who are disabled, disadvantaged or suffering abuse or neglect. “Our factory recently lost two guys to cancer and that encouraged us to get on our bikes,” says […]