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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Windposts are designed to offer an alternative, cost-effective method of providing the additional stiffness that a masonry wall requires as specified by the Structural Engineer.

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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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Masonry Support
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BAT Masonry Support is a range of bespoke systems designed to carry masonry cladding on steel or concrete structures.

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Brand Expamet
Generic Ref 553
Product Range Plasterers Accessories
Product Sub-range Skim-coat plaster beads - Internal Use
Product Type Angle Bead
European Standard/ETA BS EN14353:2007+A1:2010
DoP Ref EXP073CPR2013
Material Galvanized Mild Steel DX51D+Z275 to EN10346:2015
Coating/Finish/Colour 275g/m² Zinc Coating
Length 1/Projection 3000mm
Width/Wing Length 22mm Wing length
Plaster/Render/Joist depth 2-3mm Plaster Depth
Material Gauge 0.4mm
Individual Weight (kg) 0.342
Fire Rating Reaction to fire: Class A1
Fixing Hole Dimensions 3.2mm
Fixing Type Galvanized Clout Nails/Staples/Grab Adhesive/Plaster
Installation requirement 1 Fix at intervals not exceeding 600mm
Installation requirement 2 Avoid damage to beads when trowelling. Do not use abrasives to clean beads.
Unit of Sale EAN 5014316004657
Sales Qty 50
Packaging material Cardboard
Carton Ref XBP553A3010
Carton/Size 130 X 32 X 3010
Packaging weight 0
Packaged transit weight 17.1
Features/Benefits 1 Perforated wing provides a key to prevent cracking
Features/Benefits 2 Fixing holes to suit a standard plasterboard nail
Features/Benefits 3 Provides a clean straight corner and protects plaster edges from damage
Features/Benefits 4 Can easily be cut to size using tin-snips or aviation cutters
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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.