Hot Dip Galvanizing

Proven, honest, sustainable

Hot Dip Galvanizing has protected steel across UK and Ireland for more than 150 years. It bonds itself metallurgically to steel imparting toughness and abrasion resistance through its alloy layers. Its unique characteristics help provide a long maintenance free life for steel.

2019 Galvanizing Awards

Free annual competition

Whether you’re an Architect, Engineer, Constructor or Artist and your project has incorporated galvanizing in a sculptural installation or a large-scale development, we want to hear from you.

DEADLINE: Friday, 29th March 2019
WHO CAN ENTER: architects, engineers, constructors, artists

Galvanizers Association is the source of free information and advice about hot dip galvanizing, cost effective corrosion protection and the galvanizing industry. Feel free to contact us on +44 (0) 121 355 8838 if you need any assistance on design, specification or advice on performance.

Featured Case Study

Shettleston Housing Association Offices

Elder and Cannon

The creation of Shettleston Housing Associations Office involved the adaptive restoration of the Cooperative Hall, to create new office and public reception space which would afford the Association the opportunity to further expand and to continue to effectively serve the local community for the foreseeable future.

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Up to 170 years of protection

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Hot dip galvanizing corrosion map

This map provides data for the atmospheric corrosion rate of hot dip galvanizing. Search for a location and hover over the 10 km grid to obtain the corrosion rate. The map legend can be used to find the average life of an 85 µm coating within the area.

Corrosion rate key
Average Corrosion Rate(µm/year) 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5
Average Life of 85µm galvanized coating(years) 170 85 57 43 34

Average background corrosion rates for zinc. Each grid square is 10km².