New GAI guides to support end-user sectors

The GAI has announced a new series of guides to help end-users get more from
their architectural ironmongery.

These guides will address the needs of clients, occupiers, users, developers, facilities managers, and all who are involved with the building following its handover. They will address maintenance recommendations and care of finishes for relevant materials, as well as providing some useful checklists which will assist the end user with critical products such as fire doors, escape doors and automatic doors.

GAI technical manager, Douglas Masterson, explained: “Having successfully published a tranche of new technical and best practice material for the specifying community earlier this year, we felt there was a similar need to support those using and maintaining ironmongery products with expert advice and guidance.”

As well as encouraging end-users to download the guides, the Guild urges specifiers, installers and all those involved in the architectural ironmongery supply chain to make the guides available to end-users as part of their customer service processes.

The new GAI guides, along with supporting materials and resources for architectural ironmongery end-users, will be available free of charge from early 2023 at 

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