There are three categories of membership summarised as follows:
Distributors of architectural ironmongery and manufacturers producing architectural ironmongery (who have a clearly defined distribution policy) in support of AI’s.
The company must employ at least one person holding the GAI Diploma.
Distributors of architectural ironmongery and manufacturers who do not satisfy the Full membership criteria, eg; do not employ a GAI Diploma holder.
Affiliates can only be members for 5 years and should have a minimum of one person on the GAI Education Programme.
Companies and organisations that operate outside of the Architectural Ironmongery industry, who conduct business in a manner compatible with the interests and standing of the GAI and its members.
Associates must be able to provide a product or service to the industry and GAI members without conflict of interest.
All applicants must have been trading for a minimum of one year.
Confirmation of membership is likely to be subject to inspection of trading premises
A scale of membership fees is based upon turnover
Please register your interest if you would like an application pack