The Expanded Metal Company renews membership with SBD

July 8, 2021


The Expanded Metal Company has renewed their membership with the official police security initiative Secured by Design.

ExMesh security solutions are manufactured by The Expanded Metal Company, offering innovative, certified physical security solutions to LPS 1175: Issue 8 SR3* which can be used in target hardening to reinforce and improve existing security measures.


The ExMesh product range includes high security fencing systems, gates, Securilath security meshes and additional metal mesh security systems such as cages.

ExMesh is used for the protection of staff and assets in sectors including critical national infrastructure, defence, prisons, utilities, education, healthcare and government.

Operating from a 25,000 sqm site in Hartlepool, The Expanded Metal Company is a leader and innovator in the development and manufacture of expanded metal mesh products and was the first UK fencing manufacturer to be awarded ‘Secured by Design’ status.

As well as the ExMesh security range, The Expanded Metal Company manufactures a wide range of expanded metal mesh products including architectural meshes, micromesh, foil, filtration products, Experf – a superior alternative to perforated metal – and walkways. You can browse and purchase hundreds of mesh products here.

“I am delighted that they are renewing their membership again”

Alfie Hosker, Secured by Design, said: “The Expanded Metal Company have been with us for over twenty years and I am delighted that they are renewing their membership again. They fabricate a range of perimeter products, including fencing, alleygator-pedestrian / vehicle alley gates and other perimeter treatments up to LPS1175 issue 8 C5 (SR3).”

Philip Astley, Managing Director of The Expanded Metal Company, added: “Secured by Design plays a vital role in crime prevention and it has been instrumental in improving standards in the security industry over the last three decades.

“The Expanded Metal Company has worked closely with Secured by Design since we joined it in 2001 and we have enjoyed a productive relationship ever since.

“As a business which is committed to continuous product innovation and is embedded in the security industry, The Expanded Metal Company is proud to be a part of the Secured by Design family.”

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