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

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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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News

26th November 2019

Newcastle College Students with Birtley Bespoke Lintels

The UK’s skills gap is one of the biggest challenges facing the construction industry. Birtley Group has been working with a local college to support the students studying vocational construction courses by offering free building materials. Graeme Miller, Managing Director at Birtley Group supports the initiative, he comments: “We really want to support colleges and […]

11th November 2019

Birtley Group will close for Christmas and New Year on Friday 20th December 2019 and will open again on Thursday 2nd January 2020. Normal deliveries will commence on Monday 6th January 2020. Please see the 2019 delivery cut-off points for Birtley Lintels, Bowater Doors, Expamet and Birtley Galvanizing.     Bowater Door Orders  Painted doors: […]

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 […]

12th June 2019

Expamet has released two new brochures and updated their existing pocket guides to include the full range of builders metalwork and plasterers bead.  The new literature includes two updated quick reference pocket guides to help our customers  identify the product they need. In addition to this, there are also two new publications – Windposts and […]

30th May 2019

Our ‘Expanded Metal Mesh & Lathing’ brochure is now available on request or digital download and includes all of our core products of Expamet Security Mesh, Hy-rib® and Lathing. Expamet National Sales Manager, Simon Rayner explains “we wanted to provide our customers and clients with a brochure that, at a quick glance, provides details on […]

29th May 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 really interested in construction […]

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, […]

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 really interested in construction and […]

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 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 […]

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.