Since its inception in 1999 Universal has enjoyed systematic sustained growth year on year and has gained enormous respect for its high integrity surface preparation and coating for both on-site work at clients premises and within our extensive coating facility.

It supports a wide variety of industries including Energy from Waste, Oil & Gas, Subsea, Nuclear, Renewables, Petrochemical, Marine and Steel making.

Universal are based on Port Clarence Offshore Base which is located in Middlesbrough, North-East England adjacent to the River Tees within a 54 acre Offshore Construction site having possibly the largest and equally impressive “state of the art” preparation and coating facilities in the UK which are supported with load out capabilities giving rise to the fact that Universal is the go to company for “World Class” coatings.

Safety is of vital importance and is engrained within our DNA. It’s our duty to protect all stakeholders including our senior management team, workforce, clients, subcontractors, and visitors, whilst we fully understand the need to continually invest in training at all level for all stakeholders.

The outstanding quality of work is a testament to the entire workforce who tirelessly adhere strictly to all the coating specifications and codes and by following a continuous improvement ethos we consistently deliver quality projects.

Coating Systems & Services

Utilising our expertise, we offer a full coatings solution which covers the following;

  • Surface Preparation, utilising steel shot, garnet, glass bead
  • Shotblasting
  • Airless Spray Painting
  • Brush Applied Systems
  • Epoxy Systems
  • Non Skid Floor Systems
  • Marine Coatings
  • TSA/TSZ – Thermal Spray Metallic Coatings
  • PFP – Passive Fire Protection
  • Specialised Boiler blasting
  • Boiler Cleaning
  • Scaffolding
  • Insulation
  • Infrastructure Support
  • Storage


We pride ourselves on offering a complete coatings solution for all industries, whether carried out on our clients premises either UK or abroad or in our state of the art facilities

Our core Capabilities include, but are not limited to;

  • Modular Integrated Decks
  • Living Quarters
  • Offshore Link Bridges
  • Offshore Flare Booms
  • Jackets
  • PAU’s
  • Pipe racks
  • Lifting Beams
  • Sea fastening
  • Clamps
  • Offshore Transition Pieces
Surface Coating

Compliance & Certifications

Universal work in accordance with a large number of clients and project specifications, in addition to generic specifications such as Norsok M-501 & ISO-12944. Their expertise, with support from the largest global coatings manufacturers, can facilitate you in designing your own specification to meet the technical requirements of your project – Our inspection personnel are qualified to BGAS/CSWIP level 2, NACE level 2 & ICORR level 3.