Trusted by generations of building and construction professionals
EXPAMET
ESTABLISHED QUALITY 

Expamet encompasses a wide range of products designed and manufactured in Britain and trusted by generations of construction professionals.

BUILDERS METALWORK
BUILDING INDUSTRY EXPERTISE SINCE 1889

A wide range of straps, fixings, angles and brackets, wall starters, ties and reinforcement

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PLASTERERS ACCESSORIES
BUILDING INDUSTRY EXPERTISE SINCE 1889

Arch formers and accessories, plus beads in coated or galvanized metal, stainless steel and uPVC

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Welcome to Expamet Building Products

Founded in 1889, we are well established and respected in the UK marketplace as well as having a strong position in Continental Europe and the Middle East. Based in Hartlepool in the North East of England, Expamet has a reputation for innovative, market leading products, combined with excellent customer service.

 

 

Quality you can trust

Expamet Building Product’s Quality Systems meet the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004. Where relevant Expamet products also meet or exceed current Building Regulations. Our Sales Managers based in the UK and the Middle East together with strategically placed Sales Distributors ensure a comprehensive world presence. Our UK based Technical and Sales teams also offer training and product support.

 

 

All Expamet products offer customers three key benefits

Design

Design

Architectural and structural solutions
Proven Quality

Proven Quality

For guaranteed performance
Ease of use

Ease of use

For fast accurate installation

Accreditations

 BS EN ISO 9001 Accredited Quality Management System

 BS EN ISO 14001 Accredited Environmental Management System

 BS EN 1090 Accredited systems for the design, fabrication and welding of structural steelwork.

 CE marking is a declaration of conformity where a Harmonised Standard or ETA exists.

 European Technical Approval – 13/0802, 13/0803, 13/0804

   Accredited Factory Production Control to EN 14545/ETAs

Part of the Birtley Group

Birtley began life as Birtley Building Products in 1965, based at the current site in County Durham. Originally a steel fabricator for the area’s mining and power generation industries, the company made its first steel lintels in 1967. Since then, Birtley has grown from reliable local supplier to a UK-wide force in construction design technology and product development.

In 1889, the British Metal Expansion Company was established in Hartlepool. It had sole European rights for the manufacture of expanded metal mesh, mainly for use as reinforcement and lath in the rapidly expanding sector of concrete construction. The business that grew from these early days later changed its name to Expamet.


Acquired by Birtley Group in 2015, Bowater Doors is a nationally-known name synonymous with top quality and imaginative composite residential door design and manufacture.

The product portfolio offers exclusive ranges for trade installers and a retail range providing doors direct to consumer and social housing organisations.

Birtley Galvanizing boasts one of the most impressive galvanizing plants in Europe. The plant achieves the finest quality hot-dip galvanized zinc protective coatings to BS EN ISO 1461. Using state-of-the-art technology the plant processes steel products using a computer controlled, automated handling system, enabling Birtley Galvanizing to provide full project solutions to many industries.