Webinar: RIBA Approved CPD: An architect’s guide to door hardware

Event Details

Date: 20 June 2023
Location: Online
Time: 11:00

Douglas Masterson, Technical Manager at the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers, will present this RIBA Approved CPD on a specifiers guide to door hardware which goes through all you need to know on specification of ironmongery.

This seminar covers what the term ironmongery means and the main points to consider when specifying door hardware. It will help you to understand the following topics:

  • What ironmongery is and how to recognise the key terms in ironmongery
  • The main considerations when specifying door hardware and how a hardware specification is put together, looking at correct application and appropriate standards
  • How to find an architectural ironmonger and how to work effectively with them during the specification process
  • How to avoid risks in the specification of door hardware

Douglas said: ‘Properly functioning hardware is, of course, critical to any property’s ongoing safety, security and accessibility. In addition, while architectural hardware typically comprises less than 2% of the cost of a new building, its impact on maintenance costs can be as much as 20% of the total budget’

FIS Technical Director Joe Cilia added ‘Its easy to assume that ironmongery is ironmongery, yet specifying the wrong hinges, closer or even locks can invalidate the whole door set leading to costly refit. This webinar helps everyone in the process from designer, estimator, installer and sales, to ensure you get it right first time.’  

More details on the guides is available at www.gai.org.uk/GAI/News/News-Items/2023/new-architectural-ironmongery-user-guides.aspx