Birtley Group are pleased to welcome Nathan Allonby to its technical team as a Design Engineer
Nathan has a wealth of experience in structural design across a number of industries including offshore oil and gas projects requiring him to have knowledge of various national and international codes and has a keen interest in traditional and sustainable construction methods. During a year in India, he worked on building thermal design and construction for high seismic areas.
His role at Birtley Group will see him provide structural calculations for customers working on bespoke and often complex projects; he will also be a member of the technical helpline team that offers support to our customers over the phone.
In addition to this, Nathan will also be involved in the design of new products to further enhance the product offering across the 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.