What we can do for you

Based in the heart of the UK, Galvanizers Association has provided free authoritative information and advice on hot dip galvanizing to users and potential users since it was first established in 1949.

Over 95% of all steel galvanized in the UK and Ireland is done by members of the Galvanizers Association, whilst the Association itself fields a technical team of chemists, engineers, and metallurgists who advise on legislation, standards and specification.

Free Technical Helpline

Whether you need an instant response or advice about long-term issues, we can provide cost-effective answers whenever you need them. Our highly qualified staff are able to respond quickly and efficiently to any enquires you might have regarding:

  • coating performance,
  • what specification is required,
  • standards compliance
  • and design detailing.

“Ultimate efficiency comes from speaking to us during design phase and to think about corrosion protection early on, so that we can help optimize the design for galvanizing and ensure that you are working to the relevant standards and specifications. Galvanizers Association has been closely involved with the development of process standards at a European level and across the world.”

Iqbal Johal, Marketing Manager at Galvanizers Association

We deal with over 2,000 enquiries annually on our free technical helpline. Please call  +44 (0) 121 355 8838 to get in touch.

Free On-site Inspections

For work processed by our UK and Irish members we can also offer free on-site inspections checking for compliance against the relevant standards.


RIBA approved CPDs

GA were founder members of the RIBA CPD Providers Network and we have continued to provide presentations and information for new generations within the industry. We are recognised by the RIAI with our Structured CPDs. Our presentations are now available online. You can also book an office visit, depending on local restrictions.


“The feedback from our team was extremely positive – was very informed and it was great to have such a technical and knowledgeable presenter.”
Eckersley O’Callaghan

“The presentation was great, and has given us some food for thought for a few projects we are currently working on.”
Sweco UK Ltd


Technical literature

Our literature covers a wide range of subjects including:

  • applications,
  • organic coatings,
  • fasteners,
  • design implications on galvanizing,
  • welding,
  • performance,
  • case histories
  • and sustainability.

Please visit our literature section to select from a comprehensive list of datasheets that that covers all areas, Engineers and Architects Guide, HDG Magazine, Fire Resistance of Steel Sections Galvanized to EN ISO 1461, Sustainability Guide and more.
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