Birtley Group was recently approached by the Birtley Community Association requesting help with raising funds to install a new stair lift in the community centre. The community centre’s current stair lift is broken and beyond repair. To maintain accessibility for members who have impaired mobility, the centre needs to raise the funds to replace it.
Birtley Community Centre is not council-owned, it belongs to the residents of Birtley. The building was entrusted to a board of trustees by British Coal in the 1960s, and is managed by a volunteer committee who help with finances and the upkeep of the building. The centre relies on the generosity of local business and residents to support the on-going services it provides and Birtley Group were delighted to provide a cheque for £250 towards the fundraising for this important cause.
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.