The GAI publishes a wide range of technical publications, documentation, templates and other resources as part of its commitment to providing high quality technical advice for its members and those engaging with the architectural ironmongery sector.

This Knowledge Base contains almost 100 such resources, plus information on our Technical Helpline and other advice services for members.

The majority of resources in Knowledge Base are available exclusively to GAI members, so you will be prompted to sign in when attempting to access these. 

If you have any questions about a current membership, please email [email protected] for support. If you are not yet a member of the GAI, visit Joining the GAI for more information in the first instance.

Knowledge Base Resources

Guides to Standards
Member-only documents covering British and European standards with specific relevance to the architectural ironmongery industry. View >>

Technical Briefings
Published regularly to provide members with information on specific technical topics relevant to the sector. View >>

Quarterly Reviews
Published four times a year to provide embers with details of relevant products and proposed timetables for changes, amendments or revisions to BS and EN standards. View >>

CPA Updates
Member-only access to the quarterly Construction Industry Forecast and the Construction Trades Survey published by the Construction Products Association (CPA). View >>

Technical Helpline
A member-only telephone and email service providing direct advice and guidance to GAI members. View >>

BIM Product Data Templates
A range of Product Data Templates (PDTs) for use by members in Building Information (BIM) modelling. View >>

Operation & Maintenance Templates
Resources to help member companies with the creation of Operation and Maintenance manuals. View >>

Declaration of Performance
An online toolkit to produce Declarations of Performance (DoP) for both CE and UKCA marked products. View >>

Scheduling Resources
Templates to aid members in the production of ironmongery schedules. View >>

Specifier Guides & Publications
Our Specifier Guides are designed for anyone involved in the specification process, from the specifying architectural ironmonger through to architect, architectural technician, consultant and more.  View >>

User Guides & Publications
We regularly publish guides and other documents designed to help property end-users get the most from their architectural ironmongery.  View >>

RIBA-approved CPD Presentations 
Members can purchase a series of RIBA-approved CPD presentations covering the same subjects, for them to deliver to architects and specifiers. View >>

Additional Publications & Resources
Resources published by third-party organisations and provided here for members’ access. View >>

HR, Heath & Safety + Wellbeing
Advice and documentation covering a huge range of subjects from employment law to recruitment, dispute resolution to training, as well as the latest health and safety updates. View >> 

Legal & Tax
Member support covering a wide range of legal and tax matters from standard documentation to legal disputes, plus company taxation and VAT. View >>