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.

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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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News

24th March 2020

In light of the Government announcement on the evening of the 23rd March 2020, Birtley Group has taken the decision to close down our operations across all sites with immediate effect to contribute to the fight against COVID-19. Provisionally this will be for a 3 week period and we will, of course, continue to monitor […]

24th March 2020

In light of the Government announcement on the evening of the 23rd March 2020, Birtley Group has taken the decision to close down our manufacturing operations across all sites with immediate effect to contribute to the fight against COVID-19. All of our technical and design teams are working from home and will continue to process […]

23rd March 2020

In these difficult times, Birtley Group is still manufacturing and supplying products to exceed the current demand. The safety of our employees is paramount. We have made amendments to shift patterns and the office environment to ensure all of our employees are able to follow the social distancing advice to flatten the curve and protect […]

17th March 2020

With the unprecedented situation regarding Coronavirus we would like to update you on our current position and the steps taken to mitigate risk to our supply chain and our ability to service our customers. Birtley Group does have some direct suppliers in both China and Italy for door slabs and some door components. We have […]

7th February 2020

Lewis Walsh Expamet Construction

Whilst retaining his current responsibilities, National Key Account Manager, Lewis Walsh will now take the lead role in developing Expamet Construction, a sub-brand that focuses on key structural products such as masonry support, windposts and brick slip solutions. Lewis has worked in the UK construction industry for over 10 years and will use his knowledge […]

28th January 2020

Birtley Group is pleased to welcome Kristina Lightburn to the Expamet Construction team as a Design Engineer. Having recently graduated from Northumbria University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, Kristina will be part of the windpost and masonry support systems design team which will see her design bespoke and often complex products. She will also […]

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 […]

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.