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.

Specifier’s Resource Book 2022

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 2022. 



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.