New GAI guide launched to help architects prepare for UKCA marking

  • 30 Jun 2021

A new GAI guide will help architects and specifiers navigate changes to product marking in the UK following Brexit.

Now the EU and the UK are two separate regulatory and legal spaces, all products exported from the EU to the UK (and vice versa) will have to comply with UK technical regulations and will be subject to regulatory compliance checks and controls.

The Specifier’s Guide on UKCA marking, CE marking and the Construction Products Regulation (CPR), from the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI), will ensure anyone with an involvement in the specification of architectural ironmongery is aware of the latest procedures on conformity marking.


UKCA and UKNI marking replace CE marking, which will cease to be used in Great Britain from 1 January 2022. The guide covers the new product marking and the rules for using them, as well as the role of CE marking going forward and the change from European Harmonised Standards to the UK Designated Standards.

The guide also covers the changes to the CPR and the EU machinery directive. These are key legislation that impact architectural ironmongery specifiers. The creation of UK Approved Bodies that are replacing UK Notified Bodies feature too.

The guide can be downloaded from the GAI website:

To read another GAI publication – The ‘How Business Owners Can Use Partitioning and Ironmongery to Help Manage Social Distancing’ guide – click the link.

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