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On & Off Site Painting

Liquid Epoxy, PFP & Thermally Sprayed Metallic Coating

Stencilling / Sign Writing application

Coatings Inspection


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Universal Coatings & Services was established in 1999, specialising in high quality surface preparation and protective coatings for engineering, petro-chemical, subsea, power and civil industries. The Universal site is equipped with a large blast pen, an open plan painting shop and a quay-side rub shelter. We also offer off-site services anywhere in the UK. We are committed to delivering the highest standards of quality and customer satisfaction achievable, whilst endeavouring to meet the demanding lead times required within our field.


Our quay-side facility in Middlesbrough, Teesside (right next to the landmark Transporter Bridge) provides immediate access to one of the UK’s busiest ports with ample craneage and direct access/load-out for large scale and complex structures. The site is ideally located for the numerous fabrication companies and industrial sites based on Teesside and the wider area of North East England.


Our vast experience includes the application of a wide variety coatings for the offshore industry (including systems which meet the requirements of the Norsok M501 Coating Specification), carrying out contracts for the Highways Agency / Network Rail on road bridges / viaducts and the protective coating of structural steel & pipe work (including on-site maintenance and repairs post installation). Our experienced technicians can offer suitable coating systems for your specific requirements. We are also backed by the technical support teams from the world’s largest coatings manufacturers. We will be happy to answer your queries at any time, so please do not hesitate to contact our office.

Quality, Health & Safety and Environment

All of our inspectors are BGAS/CSWIP qualified. Inspection is routinely carried out on all shop work and is available off-site as required. Our Quality Management System is ISO 9001:2008 Accredited, as certified by Lloyds Register. We can also supply 3rd party inspection qualified to Nace / Frosio if specifically required for your contract.

We are committed to provide and maintain a safe place of work for all of our employees and visitors. All procedures are documented in line with our quality system and maintained in a Health & Safety manual, which is written in line with OHSAS 18001.

We hold an environmental permit for emissions, segregate our waste and always use registered waste carriers for the disposal of spent materials. Over 90% of our general waste is recycled. We also monitor our energy consumption and waste production to provide a carbon equivalent. Wherever possible we substitute products for equivalent products which are less harmful to the environment. Our environmental procedures are written in line with ISO 14001.

Key Facilities

Large Blast Pen

Open Plan Paint Shop

Quayside Rub Shelter

Kemag Low-loader with lifting capacity in excess of 100Te

Access to Twin Overhead Cranes in our sister companies’ fabrication hall (combined lifting capacity of 60Te), for bulkier items, which are then typically processed on a skeleton trailer.

Quayside access for direct load out to the North Sea and beyond…

Opening Hours

Standard office hours are:

Delivery / Collection times are usually:

Premium Time Working / Out of Hours Delivery or Collection may be available with prior arrangement.