Major event to unlock the future of the door and window hardware industry

A major free virtual conference this week for all door and window professionals is set to explore the future for industry and architectural ironmongery, upcoming technical standards, product showcases and CPD, as well as unveiling the new logo, leadership and growth strategy for the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI). The GAI Continue Reading

New handle portfolio launched to showcase aluminium window and door systems

A collection of handles has been curated to help specifiers easily identify hardware compatible with aluminium doors and windows. Aluminium is known for being a versatile metal. Its flexibility, strength and corrosion resistance make it the ideal building material. It is also significantly more environmentally friendly than other metals; it Continue Reading


The next phase of residential development at Princes Dock, part of Peel L&P’s Liverpool Waters, has opened its doors to residents, as property company Redwing nears completion of its £21 million residential development, Plaza 1821. Plaza 1821 offers 105 one and two–bedroom apartments along with dedicated amenity space on the Continue Reading

Opening doors: exam results are in for aspiring architectural ironmongers

Newly qualified architectural ironmongery professionals are celebrating their Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) education programme results.   Exams were sat in 26 different countries by 390 learners. So far, 101 students have attained the Certificate in Architectural Hardware (CiAH) and 51 students have now completed the GAI Diploma this year.  The Guild’s education programme continues to grow overseas with exams Continue Reading

Guild renews its call for action on fire safety competencies and fire door checks

In response to the Building a Safer Future consultation on fire safety and the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 call for evidence, the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has renewed its call for mandatory competency checks on those who specify fire doors and associated door hardware.  The Building a Safer Future proposals build on the recommendations from Dame Judith Hackitt’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. The report sets out ideas Continue Reading

Challenge yourself: become a qualified door hardware professional

Architectural ironmongers who are keen to complete their career to become a fully qualified door hardware professional can now re-enrol in the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers’ (GAI) education programme, without having to start from the beginning.    The Challenge Exam is designed for those who have taken a break during their studies of the GAI Diploma (stage 3) or the Certificate in Continue Reading