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New fire door safety guidance launched for local authorities

Posted on 2/18/2021
Local authorities can now access free guidance on self-closing devices for fire doors.


How do the CLC’s Site Operating Procedures apply to us?

Posted on 2/18/2021
Construction sites operating during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic need to ensure they are...


Leadership in a time of crisis

Posted on 12/14/2020
We spoke to two Guild members on their approach to training and development during the pandemic.


New Chief Executive appointed at GAI

Posted on 11/25/2020
The GAI has appointed Simon Forrester as its new Chief Executive.


GAI and FIS joint guide to manage social distancing

Posted on 11/16/2020
The GAI and FIS has launched a guide on how to use hardware and partitioning for social distancing.


GAI response to Setting the Bar

Posted on 10/5/2020
The Setting the Bar report published today (5 October) has been welcomed by the GAI.


Enrolment now open for the GAI diploma

Posted on 9/1/2020
Architectural ironmongers are being encouraged to demonstrate their competence for specifying door h


Added international expertise bought to Guild leadership

Posted on 8/3/2020
Kaz Spiewakowski and Timothy Perry have been appointed to the GAI executive committee.


Chancellor summer statement 2020

Posted on 7/10/2020
With many recent announcements over the last few days, we’d like to signpost a few key resources...


New Quarterly Technical Review

Posted on 6/25/2020
The GAI Quarterly Standards Review has been renamed the GAI Quarterly Technical Review.


GAI Members Webinar Programme Launch

Posted on 6/23/2020
We are delighted to announce that we are now launching with a series of GAI Webinars that are...


The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) recently published its ‘Roadmap to Recovery’ for the UK

Posted on 6/16/2020
The Roadmap outlines the CLC’s strategy to drive the recovery of the construction and built...


The facts about flexible furlough

Posted on 6/15/2020
Last Friday, the Government provided more information about the extended Coronavirus Job Retention..


Complete the construction leadership council's people survey

Posted on 6/2/2020
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) is calling for those working in the industry to complete..


Architectural hardware shops to reopen from 15 June

Posted on 5/29/2020
The Government has confirmed that outdoor markets and showrooms will be able to start trading again.


Easing Lockdown – reopening branches and trade counters

Posted on 5/29/2020
As the UK Government continues relaxing the lockdown,


Tips for safer office environments

Posted on 5/28/2020
As many GAI members start to come back to work again, we have been looking out for tips and ideas...


Free webinars on working safely

Posted on 5/26/2020
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is hosting free webinars on working safe.


GAI members play their part to tackle coronavirus

Posted on 5/22/2020
Following the results of two recent member surveys, this week the GAI President, Julian Newman...


Bringing staff back from furlough

Posted on 5/19/2020
As you will know, the Chancellor announced a 4-month extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention...


What to do if someone becomes ill with coronavirus at work

Posted on 5/13/2020
You've reopened your business with strict social distancing in place. You've done everything you...


Government publishes new workplace guidance

Posted on 5/12/2020
Last night the Government published its new guidance on what employers need to do to make workplaces


'Back to work' for construction and manufacturing

Posted on 5/11/2020
Following the Prime Minister's announcement last night encouraging those in construction...


What about essential work where you can't stay 2 metres apart?

Posted on 5/7/2020
Yesterday we saw the best poster in construction promoting social distancing on site.


Easing Lockdown - Coronavirus-specific risk assessments and checklists

Posted on 5/6/2020
New rules regarding the easing of lockdown are expected to be announced on Sunday.


Easing lockdown - what to think about now

Posted on 5/5/2020
The Government is currently preparing for the economic restart...


Urgent: Don’t fall for the scam

Posted on 5/4/2020
It has come to our attention that some GAI and IAI members were targeted today by a phishing email..


New bounce back loan scheme opens today

Posted on 5/4/2020
Following the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s announcement on 27 April, the Bounce Back Loan Scheme...


Getting tested for coronavirus

Posted on 4/30/2020
The Government has announced that coronavirus testing in England* has been extended.


Time for some good news

Posted on 4/29/2020
Companies from across the UK construction sector are being asked to showcase how they have played...


Government launches 'bounce back' loans

Posted on 4/28/2020
New 100% government-backed loan scheme for small business.


10 things the GAI can offer you right now

Posted on 4/27/2020
Watch out for our daily bulletins with latest news of support from Government and other sources.


Finding it tough? You're not alone

Posted on 4/24/2020
'Every Mind Matters' campaign offers useful tips for looking after mental wellbeing during lockdown.


Claiming for furloughed staff? Join the queue

Posted on 4/20/2020
So from today, you can claim online for a grant for 80% of your furloughed employees’ salaries.


Coronavirus support news- Update

Posted on 4/16/2020
New site operating procedures published yesterday.


Coronavirus business support - Two important letters

Posted on 4/14/2020
Just before Easter, two open letters were published that have important messages for our industry, our supply chain and our customers.


Coronavirus business support

Posted on 4/9/2020
All about the Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS), and how to access it.


Coronavirus support news

Posted on 4/8/2020
The Construction Leadership Council (CLC) has set up a Construction Industry Task Force to provide a focal point for co-ordinating the industry's response to the current coronavirus disruption, and to help with the essential communication between the


An update on GAI subscription

Posted on 4/7/2020
The current COVID-19 crisis is a true test of who we are – as individuals, employers, businesses and as an industry too. And much to everyone’s pride, we are hearing about an extraordinarily positive and collaborative response among GAI members who a


UPDATED: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

Posted on 4/7/2020
As you will be aware, it is possible to put some or all staff into furlough if you have the appropriate right to 'lay off' staff written into their contracts, or if you can get agreement from staff to make this change. It is being seen by many compan


Industry research sheds light on ironmongery budget estimates

Posted on 4/6/2020
New research shows that some types of buildings can incur up to 19% of their total maintenance budget on architectural ironmongery despite the average spend on this being between one and two percent of the value of a new-build.


New technical briefing on CE marking

Posted on 3/23/2020
The GAI and the Door and Hardware Federation (DHF) has published a technical briefing to explain the differences between CE marking, third-party testing, assessment and certification.


IAI announces new chair

Posted on 3/9/2020
Professional development and nurturing new industry talent are among the top priorities of the new IAI chair.


Outstanding door hardware professionals celebrated at industry awards

Posted on 3/9/2020
The best and brightest within the door hardware industry were celebrated at the annual IAI awards ceremony on 7 March 2020.


Door hardware leading the way in BIM for construction products

Posted on 2/16/2020
UK door hardware manufacturers are at the forefront of supporting the integration of building products in BIM into British and European markets.

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