FAQ’s

Below are some of our most commonly asked questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for below, please don’t hesitate to ask us using the form below.

What is the largest size you can galvanize?

We have two galvanizing kettles, with a maximum length of 7.6 metres. However, we have the capability to double-dip, allowing us to galvanise up to 14 metres.

The full dimensions of our baths are:
• 5.5m by 1.4m by 3.2m
• 7.6m by 1.4m by 3.2m

Do you offer a collection & delivery service?

Yes, we offer collection and delivery on every order, saving you time and effort.

We will arrange a suitable time to collect your product using our own extensive fleet. We will then galvanize your product to the highest standards and transport it back to you at a suitable time.

Do you service all of the UK?

Yes, we do. From our central location in Telford, we are ideally positioned to service the entire UK. We have our own transport fleet which can collect your product and redeliver it back to you once galvanized.

What are your lead times?

We offer a premium 24 hour service, meaning that we can collect, galvanize and deliver your newly protected product within 24 hours! For more information on this service, please contact us.

Our standard turnaround can vary between 48 – 72 hours.

What quality standards do you meet?

Testing is carried out to ensure the required thickness coating, conforms to the British Standard; BS EN ISO 1461:2009.

Why should I galvanize my product?

Hot-dip galvanizing is the most effective and environmentally friendly way to protect steel from the elements. It provides a long-term solution to corrosion and can provide maintenance-free protection for up to 50 years. It is an environmentally friendly process and highly cost-effective compared to other applications on the market such as paint and electro-plating.

How should I prepare my material for galvanizing?

Correct drainage and venting holes will need to be included within your fabrication process to avoid the risk of explosion when subjected to the high temperatures of molten zinc during the coating process. Correct drainage will also enable the material to be chemically cleaned thoroughly, please contact a member of the team for further advice on venting and draining.

Material should also be free from oil, grease, weld slag, labels and paint to avoid poor surface coverage.

Is galvanizing better than other protective applications?

Yes, galvanizing is a much more robust and cost-effective option. When damaged, other protective methods such as painting or plastic coating will expose the steel and cause rust. Hot-dip galvanizing offers a much more efficient and sustainable method of protection.

The life expectancy of galvanized coatings is in excess of 50 years in many rural environments. With severe urban and coastal exposure, galvanizing will still give you a 20 to 25 year life, if not longer.

Couldn’t find the answer to your question?

If you couldn’t find the answer to your question, please ask us using the form below, or call us on 01952 412777 and we’ll be happy to help.




    Galvanizing Specialities

    In addition to our general galvanizing offer, we also have in-depth experience and expertise in the following key specialities.

    Meet the team

    We have an uncompromising determination to provide excellence by investing in our people and forging unparalleled relationships. Our brand promise is simple, we provide a hassle free service, we deliver stunning steel and we always maintain customer focus in everything we do.

    Contact us now on 01952 412777 to find out more.

    Sophie Williams (nee Boothroyd) 7

    Sophie Williams (nee Boothroyd)

    Managing Director

    Sophie joined Corbetts in 2005 and, having invested alongside Ardenton in 2017, is responsible for overseeing all operations within the business.

    Natalie Hughes 8

    Natalie Hughes

    HR Manager

    Natalie joined the Operations Support Team and wider Senior Management Team in 2019, bringing with her over 10 years of human resource management experience in the manufacturing sector. Natalie is responsible for the execution of the company’s strategic HR plan, implementing change management practices and staff development.

    Mark Stephenson 9

    Mark Stephenson

    Procurement Manager

    Mark joined the team in 2020 and has over 10 years of procurement experience within a manufacturing environment. Mark is responsible for executing the strategic procurement strategy by developing supplier relationships and supply chain planning, and managing cost containment and reduction.

    Simon Prest 10

    Simon Prest

    Sales Manager

    Simon joined the Senior Leadership Team in 2020 and brings with him over 25 years commercial experience within the manufacturing sector. Simon is responsible for the development of both existing and new business accounts, providing a real customer centric approach across the board.

    Darren Venables 11

    Darren Venables

    Transport Manager

    Darren joined the Transport Operations Team and wider Senior Management Team in 2020, bringing with him over 25 years of experience in the Transport sector. Darren is responsible for the transport operations, including management of LGV Drivers and yard staff, ensuring full compliance with all road transport and H&S legislation, planning customer deliveries/collections and providing customers with a first class service.

    Lee Greenway 12

    Lee Greenway

    Health & Safety Manager

    Lee is responsible for ensuring the company and the working environment in which everyone works in is safe and compliant. Lee has spent 27 years in the nuclear, oil and gas sector and worked his way up from shopfloor production to production management, then to H&S management. He is qualified to ILM Level 3 Leadership and Management, NVQ Level 3 Health and Safety and IOSH Managing Safely.