Welcome to the GAI

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) is the only trade body in the UK that represents the interests of the whole architectural ironmongery industry - architectural ironmongers, wholesalers and manufacturers. 

The GAI's reputation is built on three key areas: education, technical support and community. Its qualifications, education and CPD programmes are widely respected in the UK and overseas, including the GCC, Singapore and Hong Kong. The GAI's technical information service is the only specialist service of its kind, providing GAI members with comprehensive advice on issues relating to the legislation, regulations and standards governing the use of architectural ironmongery and related hardware.

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What it means to work with a GAI Member:

  • A GAI Member is kept up to date with the latest guide to standards and legislation
  • A GAI Member becomes a part of a growing community of like-minded individuals
  • A GAI Member offers the highest professional advice and standards within the architectural ironmongery industry

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The Central Pillars of GAI

Education The GAI education programme has been developed over 50 years and is the only recognised programme in the world that leads to a qualification in architectural ironmongery to British and European standards. 
Technical The only specialist service of its kind, the GAI technical support gives members comprehensive guidance on the latest legislation, regulations and standards effecting the architectural ironmongery industry.
Community Regular meetings encourage members to learn, network and socialise, and prestigious award ceremonies allow everyone to celebrate the personal and business achievements of their industry peers.  

The Latest GAI News

Technical Update: GAI welcomes the BSI’s continued membership of CEN and CENLEC

Following a member meeting in Palermo, the CEN and CENLEC general assemblies have confirmed that the British Standards Institution (BSI) will remain a member of both associations following the UK’s exit from the European Union.

Technical Update: BSI Identify launch to help manufacturers with product traceability

The GAI has welcomed the launch by The British Standard Institution (BSI) of the BSI Identify platform, as a significant step towards reducing confusion over product information.

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