Legal and technical updates published by GAI for door hardware specialists

  • 9 Mar 2018

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A pair of new technical briefings from the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) are sure to provide door and window hardware specialists with a plethora of benefits.

‘The GAI Guide to Door Closing Devices’ will give architectural ironmongers, architectural technologists, designers and specifiers supreme guidance on specifying and supplying door closing devices for self-closing fire doors.

It encompasses the job of a door closer, CE marking, permitted power sizes and functions, fire testing and third-party certification.

Door closing devices are a vital part of the ironmongery specification for any door. They are need for a range of applications, including privacy and security.

Most importantly, it is to keep a door in its closed position, fully into its frame should a fire occur.

The other new technical briefing, ‘GAI Guidance on Rebranding’, focuses on the changes from the Group of Notified Bodies’ interim guidance document, launched in November last year.

The guidance symbolises a change in Construction Products Regulation policy, in terms of the use of notified body certificates by any manufacturer that rebrands another’s products. The Guild’s technical briefing will offer clarity on definitions to members.

Both guides come courtesy of the GAI’s technical manager, Douglas Masterson; these add to the Guild’s technical briefing collection, consisting of 31.

Douglas commented on how the Guild continues to produce and update technical briefings, in line with its commitment to providing top notch technical advice to members.

He stressed the importance of ironmongery professionals continuing to stay updated with the latest industry standards and best practice so to pass on the best service to their customers.

As well as these two new briefings, the GAI has also updated its existing briefing, ‘Spring Hinges’, which analyses the clarification on the usage of spring hinges on fire doors.

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