Welcome to the GAI

The GAI has served the interests of its members since 1961. It is the United Kingdom's only trade body solely dedicated to promoting the interests of the whole architectural ironmongery industry, Architectural Ironmongers themselves, and the manufacturers and wholesalers of Architectural Ironmongery products.

It also reaches out to overseas clients through the accomplished, and sought after, education programme, and activities of the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers (IAI). Members are provided with a highly rated education programme, technical advice and support, publications and networking opportunities.

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Latest news

A new Head Office team

Gary Amer, the GAI’s Chief Executive, was very active last year...

Forthcoming events

Mar 26
GAI/RIBA Specification Awards 2015

The bi-annual GAI/RIBA Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards are nearing and the...

May 16
GAI AGM 2015

Save the date in your diary ... ...

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Locate GAI and IAI members across the UK.

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Education & training

At the heart of the Guild's activities is our highly respected education programme. The three-year Diploma course is the qualification for architectural ironmongers. Of the 2,000+ diploma-holders, hundreds have taken their education further, achieving Registered Architectural Ironmonger (RegAI) status, proving their commitment, expertise and professionalism.

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Technical Services

Technical expertise within the GAI is second-to none. The new technical area has been specifically designed to keep you up to date with the latest technical developments.

The GAI's technical representatives speak for the industry at home and abroad on committees concerned with building regulations, standards and legislation.

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Latest AIJ


View the AIJ Winter 2014 edition HERE.