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Expamet's Established British Quality. Birtley Group is the company behind many of the most trusted brands in the United Kingdom’s thriving construction industry, including Bowater Doors, Birtley Lintels, Birtley Galvanising and, of course, Expamet. Established in 1898 as the British Metal Expansion Company in Hartlepool, it started with manufacturing concrete-reinforcing metal mesh, for which it had sole European rights.

From there, the business expanded and became the Expamet that so many professional builders and at-home DIYers know and trust today. The range of products has grown exponentially and has been Trusted by generations. The entire range is proudly designed and manufactured in Britain and is an International Standards Organisation (ISO) accredited to give you total peace of mind.

Top-Drawer Products

The diversity of Expamet’s range is matched by its quality. Among other items, they supply superior wind posts, masonry supports, fixings, straps, wall starter ties, bead, brackets and, of course, the metal mesh that started it all. Plasterers’ accessories include skim-coated and multi-coated plaster beads for external and internal use respectively, crack control mesh and different laths.

Their trademark Hy-Rib expanded metal sheet products have been used for over 80 years and were specifically developed to be used as permanent formwork to concrete, and encompass thick wall, thin wall, permanent slab soffit, single-sided and double-faced formwork and construction joints. Their open mesh combined with special Hy-Rib tangs allows dense concrete development.

Restraint straps, joist hangers, fixings and timber connectors all feature in Expamet’s range of builders’ metalwork, and the selection of wall ties are, in a word, impressive. Symmetrical cavity, asymmetrical cavity, movement and symmetrical flatties, along with wall starters, frame cramps and bed joint reinforcements are all available so you should be able to find the perfect product for every project.

Buy British, From British

When you buy Expamet products, you have the satisfaction of knowing you are buying from an established United Kingdom brand and supporting our national industry. When you make your purchases at British-based Buildworld, you do so twice over. Not only that, but Buildworld’s staff is always willing to offer helpful advice on your projects to help you achieve the best result possible.

We are also competitively priced, and you can choose to shop at our online store or our physical warehouse in Leicester. Order convenient, speedy delivery with a few clicks on our user-friendly website, or browse and check out the physical products yourself at our land-based location. Either way, both Expamet and Buildworld will ensure you’re getting the best in Britain.

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