Corporate Membership

GAI membership for your company


GAI member companies are committed to the highest standards of technical excellence and professionalism, and work with us to promote these standards to the wider construction industry and its clients.

By joining the GAI, your company and its employees will receive a wide range of benefits and services, including:

  • Access to the GAI Knowledge Base and technical service, giving you access to nearly 100 resources and direct technical support on the standards, regulations and best practice relating to architectural ironmongery
  • Regular email bulletins bringing you the very latest developments and news affecting our sector
  • Substantial discounts on the globally recognised GAI education programme
  • Bespoke in-house training services to develop employees
  • Discounts on advertising vacancies on the GAI Job Shop
  • International recognition of your company‚Äôs commitment to high standards, professionalism and the development of the wider AI sector
  • And much more!

Find the right membership for your company below, and join more than 300 companies across 27 countries which are already members of the GAI.

Full Member

Ideal for architectural ironmongers, hardware manufacturers, distributors and suppliers.
  • Full membership is available for distributors and/or manufacturers of door and window hardware (which have a clearly defined distribution policy) in support of architectural ironmongers. 
  • To qualify for Full membership, the company must employ at least one person holding the GAI Diploma qualification. 
  •  Please send your completed application form to [email protected]

Download Full Member Application

Associate Member

Ideal for service suppliers to the architectural ironmongery industry.

  • Associate membership is available for companies and organisations which operate outside of the door hardware industry. 
  • Associate members must be able to provide a product or service to the industry and GAI members without conflict of interest. 
  • Please send your completed application form to [email protected]

Download Associate Member Application

Enterprise Member

Ideal for start-up businesses in the door hardware industry.
  • Enterprise membership is available for new companies with less than 12 months trading history, which are not yet at the scale of a full member. 
  • This membership allows a company to benefit from a whole range of GAI services in the early stage of its development.
  • Please send your completed application form to [email protected]

Download Enterprise Member Application

Affiliate Member

Ideal for smaller door and window hardware distributors and manufacturers.

  • Affiliate membership is available for distributors and manufacturers of architectural ironmongery which do not satisfy the Full membership criteria.
  • Affiliates can only be members for five years and should have a minimum of one person on the GAI Diploma Programme. 
  • Please send your completed application form to [email protected]


Download Affiliate Member Application