Join the GAI

The only trade body in the UK representing the whole architectural ironmongery industry

By joining the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI),  your organisation joins a growing network of companies taking advantage of a wide range of benefits, gaining technical knowledge, discounted learning opportunities and enhanced profile and status.

In becoming a GAI member, your organisation agrees to share our values and commit to the GAI’s Code of Professional Conduct, demonstrating an active pledge to raise the standards of the industry. 

Today more than 300 companies across 27 countries are members of the GAI and more than 2,500 people hold the globally recognised GAI Diploma. Join today and take your company to the next level.

Enhance your business

  • Gain instant recognition and credibility for your company, demonstrating your commitment to the industry.
  • Your company details listed on the GAI website with authorised use of GAI member company logos.
  • Educate your staff through the internationally renowned and respected GAI education programme, receiving considerable member discounts.
  • Access to bespoke in-house training services to develop employees.
  • Find ideal candidates for your job vacancies with advertising on the GAI website, at reduced members rates.
  • A host of targeted advertising opportunities to promote your company. 
  • Present webinars to members through our CPD webinar programme.

Expand your resources

  • Be the first to hear new developments on standards, regulatory developments and industry news with regular email bulletins.
  • Enjoy access to over 80 pieces of technical guidance on the members area of the GAI website.
  • Use of statutory documentation support, including easy-to-use DOP and BIM templates.
  • RIBA approved CPDs available to purchase for members only.
  • Free copy of quarterly Architectural Ironmongery Journal (AIJ).
  • Utilise the GAI helpline for free technical advice.

Become part of a wider community

  • Invitations to a host of local, national and international events providing outstanding networking opportunities.
  • Contribute the views of your company regarding issues affecting the industry and representation in the standard-making process (BSI and CEN).
  • Affiliated membership of the Construction Products Association (CPA) with access to regular economic, technical and sustainability publications.
  • Discounted rates for Fire Door Inspection Scheme (FDIS) training.
  • Benefit from PR and marketing campaigns raising awareness of the GAI and the importance of the Architectural Ironmonger to the built environment.

In becoming a GAI member, your organisation agrees to share our values and commit to the GAI’s Code of Professional Conduct, demonstrating an active pledge to raise the standards of the industry.


For more information on types of memberships and benefits click here or if you'd like to talk to someone please contact us on +44 (0)207 033 2480 or email us at [email protected].  

There is a range of company and individual membership options for those working in and around the architectural ironmongery industry depending on their role, their qualifications and their experience.