Guild of Architectural Ironmongers
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers,8 Stepney Green, London E1 3JU
Tel: 0207 790 3431
Fax: 0207 790 8517
Email: info AT gai.org.uk
Membership of the Guild is corporate but individual diploma holders and Reg AIs become members of the Institute of Architectural Ironmongers. With eight regional branches the Institute is an invaluable source of expertise, information and networking opportunities.
The technical expertise on all aspects of architectural ironmongery to be found within the Guild is second-to-none. The Guild’s technical representatives speak for the industry at home and abroad on committees concerned with Building Regs, European Standards, legislation and the like. They then disseminate this information to the Guild’s members, ensuring that they are up-to-date with all of the industry’s important developments.
This technical backup which the Guild offers its members will only grow in significance and importance as new European Standards and regulations come into effect. As the regulatory and legislative complexity of scheduling architectural ironmongery increases, the significance of entrusting the task to a qualified and professional specialist can only be heightened.
AI JOURNAL is the official publication of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers - which represents 95% of all bona fide architectural ironmongers in the UK - and is the only title to cover this increasingly important sector of the building and construction industry. Published quarterly the Journal is distributed to a readership mix that includes senior management and buyers of merchant and manufacturing companies together with specifiers and senior partners in architectural practices.
The AI website also carries downloadable news items and technical updates.
The Guild’s education syllabus is unique. It is the only recognised programme in the UK that leads to a qualification in ironmongery specification.
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 2000+ diploma-holders, hundreds have taken their education further, achieving Registered Architectural Ironmonger (Reg AI) status, proving their commitment, expertise and professionalism.