The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers publishes guides and other documents designed to support those specifying ironmongery and access control products for the construction industry.

These publications are designed to assist anyone involved in the specification process, from the architect, architectural technician, interior designer and M&E consultant right through to the specifying architectural ironmonger.

All documents on this page are available as free downloads.

The GAI also provides guides and other resources to help and inform the end-users of architectural ironmongery.For more details, click here to visit

Specifier Resource Book 2024

This publication provides a source of information and reference for specifiers. It includes articles, best practice advice, and a directory of GAI members. It also showcases award-winning architectural ironmongery projects and products from the GAI/RIBA AI Specification Awards 2024. 



Architect + Designer’s Guide to Architectural Ironmongery

The innovative new Architect + Designer’s Guide to Architectural Ironmongery brings together all the information that architects, designers and other specifiers need to make the scheduling and specification of an architectural ironmongery package run smoothly and achieve the best possible result.

Structured around a brand-new overlay to the RIBA Plan of Work, the document provides unique clarification on where the architectural ironmonger can add value at each stage of the design and construction process.



AI Specifier Guides

These technical publications review the issues, legislation, standards and best practice involved in key areas of architectural ironmongery specification.

GAI members should note that a series of RIBA-approved CPD presentations, designed to help companies engage and inform their specifying customers and partners, is available for purchase.