Hot Dip Galvanizing

Proven, Honest, Sustainable

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

Galvanizing Industry Open Day

Various galvanizing plants ranging from Glasgow, Exeter, Hull and Galway in Ireland, will be opening their doors on October 20th.


Find out how to book a free plant tour

HDG Magazine Issue 1 2022

Hot Dip Galvanizing Magazine

Hot Dip Galvanizing is a free, international magazine produced on a quarterly basis. Featuring projects from the UK, Ireland and Europe, we hope to inform and inspire our readers.

To request your free subscription, please click the button below. You can also view the current issue and back copies via the magazine section of our website.

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RIBA IE CPDAre you an early morning, lunch or afternoon learner?

Galvanizers Association has educated and informed professionals within the construction industry via the provision of RIBA CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Presentations that the Association has been providing for well over 25 years.

Galvanizers Association were founder members of the RIBA CPD Providers Network and work closely with RIBA for new generations within the industry. The CPDs offered in Ireland are also recognised by RIAI and approved by Engineers Ireland.

Request a CPD Seminar

Find a Galvanizer

Early consultation between galvanizer, fabricator and designer can be key to obtaining the best result.
Find a galvanizer

Galvanized Steel and Sustainable Construction: Solutions for a Circular Economy

Galvanizers Association in collaboration with European General Galvanizers Association have produced a new guide on the circular economy aimed at professionals in the construction industry who are interested in circular design.
Circular Transition Guide

The publication showcases the best of circular building projects from across Europe.

It clearly illustrates how designing with circular principles in mind greatly reduces waste, maintenance and carbon burdens, whilst optimising the use of raw materials and existing products.

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CASE STUDIES

Galvanised steel is all around us and plays a vital role in contruction, transport, agriculture and utilities.

Up to 170 years of protection

Find out how long galvanizing will last in your area and view a list of approved galvanizers near you...

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.