New British Standard guides bring door hardware professionals up-to-date  

Published in News on: Wed, Jul 18, 2018 12:53 PM

Share this article on:

A raft of revised British Standards has prompted the publication of three new technical guides from the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) for door and window hardware specialists.


BS 3621: 2017 specifies the performance requirements and test methods for a thief-resistant mechanically operated single-point lock assembly. It gives ironmongers clarification on how to conform to BS 3621 and the classification for locks in respect of other British and European standards.


BS 8613: 2017 covers Finger Protection Devices for Pedestrian Doors. It will help specifiers, architects, facilities managers, health and safety and risk assessment professionals to select the appropriate finger protection products to prevent entrapment at the hanging stile of doors.


In January 2018 BS 8300 was revised and the 2009 version was withdrawn. The 2018 version was split in to two standards, one covering the design of an accessible and inclusive built external environment and the other on the design of an accessible and inclusive built internal environment.


The Guild’s new technical guide on this particular standard focuses on the second topic as it is the most relevant to the architectural ironmongery industry.


It gives an overview of the history of accessibility legislation and goes on to give further detail about specific ironmongery products to which this that this standard applies.


Douglas Masterson, GAI technical manager, says: “Architectural ironmongery companies play a crucial role, working with architects, contractors and others to schedule and specify the hardware for every door and window in a building and to produce a full fixing schedule of hardware items. So it is important that our members are up-to-date with the latest standards.” 




Group Editor
Paul Groves

Sponsored by
Guild of Architectural Ironmongers

Quick Links

Company Details

Subscribe to our newsletter

Latest News

Fall protection cost-cutting: a step too far?

Any work at height carries risk. Preventing accidents from falls relies on all stakeholders using an informed, joined-up approach to practices and systems. Specifiers, contractors,...

Sponsored by: MSA Latchways
Category: News


MSA Safety welcome tightened criteria to reflect real-life usage

Despite the many systems designed to safeguard workers, Health and Safety Executive statistics demonstrate that falls from height still remain one of the most common causes of...

Sponsored by: MSA Latchways
Category: News


NBS appoint Lee Jones to lead product information across the business

NBS, the leading global provider of technical information, specification and BIM tools has appointed Lee Jones to head up its product information team. Formerly European BIM...

Sponsored by: The NBS
Category: News


Latest Guild of Architectural Ironmongers News

Specification awards now open for entries

Architects can now nominate their projects for the internationally recognised biennial GAI/RIBA Architectural Ironmongery Specification Awards. Organised by the Guild of...

Sponsored by: Guild of Architectural Ironmongers
Category: Best Practice