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GAI to Debut at FIT Show 2022
7th January 2022
The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) is set to debut at FIT Show 2022 when the UK’s premiere glass and glazing trade event returns to the NEC (May 10-12). GAI is the only trade body in the UK that represents … Continue reading
More click & collect points for IronmongeryDirect and ElectricalDirect customers
23rd September 2021
Leading specialist trade suppliers, IronmongeryDirect and ElectricalDirect have expanded their Click & Collect service, offering tradespeople more flexibility and convenience. 270 new pick-up points have been added to an expanding network of over 6,000 UK shops, with more planned for … Continue reading
Branded with diverse designs, service and support
16th September 2021
Frelan hardware began 40 years ago and over the past four decades has established itself as one of the leading suppliers of ironmongery to its trade customer base. The Locksmith Journal recently caught up with Frelan’s Simon Boisson, in the … Continue reading
Specification doesn’t stop at the door
3rd September 2021
Established in 1986, Carlisle Brass has designed, manufactured and sourced residential products and through its sister brand Eurospec commercially orientated stainless-steel hardware of the highest quality representing exceptional value for money. In these challenging times for specifiers traders and retailers, … Continue reading
Engineering success in architectural ironmongery
20th August 2021
Introducing Loxta Hardware, a company with over 34 years of manufacturing experience. With the benefit of this wealth of experience, Loxta provides top-class support to its customers within this sector. Over the years Loxta’s product portfolio has expanded to over … Continue reading
New guide to conformity marking and third-party testing published by GAI and DHF
30th April 2021
A new technical briefing has been launched to keep door hardware professionals at the forefront of changes to conformity marking. The Guidance on conformity marking, third party testing, assessment and certification technical briefing, written by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers … Continue reading
Some things new from something ‘old’
22nd February 2021
Croft Architectural Hardware is a leading British manufacturer of the finest architectural hardware. Dating back to 1868, Croft remains a family run company manufacturing from their factory in the heart of England. Offering bespoke solutions as well as an extensive … Continue reading
New CPDs to address current specification issues faced in the commercial sector
21st September 2020
Security professionals can now access a range of RIBA approved CPDs covering key issues that are impacting the hardware industry including specification post-COVID, fire door installation and the Internet of Things (IoT). The CPDs have been created by the Guild … Continue reading
DOM door hardware now with a ‘Silver Lining’
4th September 2020
Today, implementing hygiene regimes and social distancing has become the new norm for society. Door handles and knobs are the most frequently touched surfaces in a building and are considered one of the worst areas to harbour harmful microbes. DOM … Continue reading
Stealth by Name
21st August 2020
Ahead of the release of the ‘next generation’ Stealth range later in the year, The Locksmith Journal caught up with Loxta Hardware about the new launch and a rebrand, and discovered that Stealth is the ideal name for a company … Continue reading
Industry research sheds light on ironmongery budget estimates
17th April 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. The research from the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) has analysed … Continue reading
Excellence in ironmongery showcased in GAI Yearbook
2nd August 2019
A new publication containing the latest door hardware advice for architects and specifiers and showcasing best practice internationally has been launched by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI). The GAI Yearbook contains architectural ironmongery and technical standards advice and has been created to … Continue reading
Keylex locks for security on any door
5th October 2018
Retrofitting access control security to an existing door should be quite straightforward with a wide choice of systems to choose from – depending on the age and style of the door. But if you are confronted with an old, even … Continue reading
How to safely hold open fire doors
22nd August 2017
Nick Goddard, Research and Development Manager at Geofire has been in the fire safety industry for over 20 years. Here he talks about the importance of fire doors and the technology available to hold open fire doors safely and legally. … Continue reading