Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI)

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) represents the interests of the entire architectural ironmongery industry, and is the only trade body in the UK to do so. With an internationally recognised reputation built on education, technical support and community, the GAI is dedicated to supporting architectural ironmongers, wholesalers and manufacturers across the UK and Europe through a renowned education programme, comprehensive technical guidance and a thriving networking community.

The highest professional advice and standards within the architectural ironmongery industry

When you use a GAI member for architectural ironmongery services, such as door hardware, locks and access control solutions, you’ll be fully reassured of the highest levels of professional advice and standards within the industry.

Are you looking for advice on standards-compliant door ironmongery for your premises? For industry sectors in which Building Regulations and insurance compliance are crucial, you’ll find the up to date knowledge of GAI members invaluable.

The only specialist service of its kind in the industry, GAI technical information and support provides members with comprehensive guidance on all the latest legislation, regulations and governing standards affecting the industry. Quarterly standards updates, technical briefings, a technical helpline and regular training are just some of the ways members are kept informed. So you will always be in the very best hands, with access to the utmost in quality advice, when you entrust your ironmongery needs to a GAI member.

International leaders in architectural ironmongery education and training

At Barry Bros Security, we have made the internationally renowned and respected GAI education and training programme part of our own training schedule for engineers and showroom personnel.

Are you a business owner, building manager, architect, building or joinery contractor or end user seeking tailored advice on a project incorporating architectural ironmongery?

Once qualified through the GAI programme, Barry Bros Security personnel are considered fully competent and knowledgeable in the field of architectural ironmongery and able to confidently discuss a variety of ironmongery requirements for any type of security project.

This includes mechanical door hardware such as hinges, door closers, locks and latches, door furniture and bolts, escape hardware and signage, as well as fire and escape doors, electric hardware and access control systems.

Specialist advice for the construction industry

Do you operate in the construction industry? Are you looking for reassurance from a member organisation that is heavily involved in the sector? The GAI sits on a host of committees, including a number of British Standards review groups and the Working Group 12 of the Steering Group on Competences for Building a Safer Future. The organisation is also the UK representative on the European Committee for Standardisation’s (CEN) committee for door automation, and is UK representative on the CEN committee for lever handles.

Do you need guidance on specifying architectural ironmongery for a construction project? GAI members have access to a set of Specifier’s Guides relating to ironmongery and access control solutions specifically for the construction industry. These guides have the goal of assisting everyone involved in the ironmongery specification process, including architects, interior designers and mechanical and electrical consultants.

Looking for a Guild of Architectural Ironmongers Member?

At Barry Bros Security, we offer a comprehensive range of architectural ironmongery services for residential and commercial customers, as well as serving the construction industry with a variety of Special Application ironmongery. As members of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers, you’ll have total reassurance that the advice you receive is of the highest calibre, and that all work carried out is fully compliant with current standards. Contact us today for the GAI-backed advice you need for complete peace of mind.