Factory Tours – RIBA CPD Approved

Hot dip galvanizing is a highly controlled factory led process and anything from small nuts and bolts up to large structural sections can be galvanized.

Whether it be for agriculture, horticulture, transport, construction, or the energy sectors both renewables and oil and gas – these are products for all spheres of life, even your garden gate.

Galvanizing companies the length and breadth of the UK and Ireland offer free factory tours, shining a light on the impressive alchemy that is hot dip galvanizing.

3 key benefits of the RIBA approved factory tour

The galvanizing plant visits are aimed at giving specifiers and fabricators a valuable opportunity to learn how to extend and improve their use of galvanizing.

    • Understand the hot dip galvanizing process
    • Make more informed corrosion protection decisions
    • Design better structures
    • Plus, you get to top up on your CPD points


Engagement with the galvanizer at an early design phase

As part of our RIBA CPD programme, Galvanizers Association is working with construction professionals to increase engagement with galvanizers within product development and at the early design phase of projects.

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About the factory tour


Don’t take our word for it

We think the factory tours are an excellent excuse to get hands-on experience from the people who do the job and have seen different structures coming out of their tanks. But don’t take our word for it, read below the feedback we received from some of our participants.

The tour of the plant  and the question and answer session at the end had been very informative.
Paul Fortune and Ben Adcock, John Sisk & Son

Timing was spot on and level of information adequate.
Gordon Strang, Royal HaskoningDHV

“The tour (…) was very interesting and informative. Having the process explained and seeing the process was very useful. I also had the opportunity to talk through aspects of a forthcoming project, helping me to advise my client in the near future. A very good and informative event.”
Geoffrey Pearce, Geoffrey Pearce

Excellent. Obviously, he knew galvanizing inside out.
Alan Smith, Critall Windows

A very informative tour packed with experience of the plant and product.
John Eynon, Kelvin Power Consultants


How do I book a factory tour?

Click here to book a tour  

For more information on booking and availability call us on +44 (0) 121 355 8838.
Places are limited. Please book in advance.

What should I wear?

We recommend you dress for comfort and wear sensible footwear. Open toe shoes, sandals and shorts are not permitted in any of the galvanizing plants.

Can I park at the factory?

Most plants offer parking nearby, but situation may change. You will receive parking instructions for your specific factory tour.

When do I need to arrive?

Please aim to arrive at the factory 15 minutes before your start time to make sure you’re booked in and ready to go.

Can I take pictures?

Photography is only permitted in designated areas so please ask your tour guide or host.