Supporting growth across UK construction

With over 50 years of manufacturing expertise, Birtley continues to be the stalwart
of the lintel market, producing over 25,000 tonnes of steel products each year.


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


Bowater by Birtley is a complete range of doors, including
composite, steel, fire and flood.


Galvanizing is probably the most environmentally friendly process available to prevent corrosion. Galvanizing can provide between 34 to 170 years of protection to steel.


25th January 2018

As part of a wider move to increase customer support, Birtley group has launched its customer magazine, The Wire. The 36 page magazine aims to provide all customers, under the group’s umbrella, access to news, events and features from around Birtley Group, along with customer profiles, current affairs and research insights that they may find […]

13th December 2017

Bowater by Birtley set out its stall at the beginning of the year that it would offer choice to the market. Following news of its double rebate and flood composite doors, the company is pleased to promote its 60 minute fire rated door. “We offer both 30 minute and 60 minute fire rated doors, to […]

13th December 2017

Flood defence is a hot topic in the UK, especially through the winter months, but are we doing enough as an industry to address the critical needs of residents in high risk flood areas? Kevin Kiernan of Bowater by Birtley suggests more could be done. Are Doors Doing Their Bit? Flooding is an increasingly relevant […]

1st November 2017

The National Fenestration Awards have named their finalists and Birtley Group is thrilled that the Bowater by Birtley range is among the respected industry companies that have made it to the shortlist. “We’re thrilled to be on the shortlist of these industry awards,” says Kevin Kiernan of Birtley Group, “especially as we only officially brought […]

25th October 2017

Birtley Group are pleased to announce that we are a sponsor of the 2017 Housebuilder Awards. This is our first time as a sponsor and we are very pleased to be part of such a fabulous industry event.  The Housebuilder Awards is now in its 13th year and is organised and managed by Housebuilder magazine, […]

16th October 2017

Our group marketing manager, Zoe Watson, talks to HouseBuilder magazine about meeting Part L requirements. See the full article here  

24th August 2017

We recently teamed up with RIBA Journal and key architects to hold a round table event, to discuss how we can make energy efficiency more exciting. See the full discussion here  

23rd August 2017

Derek Muir, Chief Executive of Hill & Smith Holdings PLC, has confirmed 2016 as the best trading year to date for the group. Speaking of the results, Derek said: “Hill & Smith has delivered its best ever trading performance in 2016, with infrastructure spending in our key UK & US markets remaining strong. Our performance […]

23rd August 2017

In order to support the growth across several different product areas, Birtley Group has appointed James Matthews as Group Sales Director. James started his career as a Graduate Trainee at Travis Perkins and held various positions within Travis Perkins and Harcros before making a transition into manufacturing. He has held senior roles in both Hepworth […]

7th June 2017

Bowater by Birtley is reaping the rewards of flying the flag for composite doors at this year’s bigger and better FIT Show “As a brand new range from two of the biggest names in doors, we knew we’d attract a lot of interest at the show,” says Kevin Kiernan of Bowater by Birtley, “but the […]