Useful Links

On this page you will find links to other organisations that we think may be useful.

AIJ Architectural Ironmongery Journal

AIJ is the official quarterly publication of the Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI). For back copies,contact GAI.


ARGE, is the European federation of associations of locks and builders hardware manufacturers, of which DHF is a member.


BRE has, for over eighty years, carried out research into the safety, regulation and performance of buildings on behalf of the UK government. BRE Certification, a sister company to BRE, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the BRE Trust which is a non-profit distributing organisation. The Loss Prevention Certification Board joined BRE Certification on 31 March 2000.

British Blind and Shutter Association

The British Blind & Shutter Association (BBSA), established in 1919, is the principal organisation representing the UK blind and shutter manufacturers and the companies that supply and serve them. The BBSA, with membership of over 380 companies, speaks for the industry and represents it in dealings with UK and EC government agencies and other national groups.

British Woodworking Federation

BWF represents joinery manufacturers, including timber door manufacturers. The site contains a search facility plus technical literature.

BSI British Standards

British Standards is the National Standards Body of the UK, responsible for facilitating, drafting, publishing and marketing British Standards and other guidelines.

Build UK 

Build UK provides a strong collective voice for the contracting supply chain in construction. We bring together 27 of the industry's largest Main Contractors and 40 leading trade associations representing over 11,500 Specialist Contractors.  Build UK was created as a result of a merge between the National Specialist Contractors' Council (NSCC) and UK Contractors Group (UKCG) in 2015

Code of Practice: Hardware for Fire & Escape Doors

Joint DHF/GAI code. Read on line or download.

Construction Products Association

CPA represents manufacturers of all types of construction products. The site has a useful 'members only' section which can be accessed by members of supporting associations, including DHF.

Construction Skills Certification Scheme

CSCS has been in existence for over 10 years. It was started to help the construction industry get quality up, accidents down and cowboy builders out. Useful information about the CSCS card scheme for workers on construction sites can be obtained from the website.

DHF Journal

DHF Journal - the voice of the garage door industry. If you are interested in advertising, contact the editor Derek Hibbart at:

European Commission database of notified bodies

The European Commission maintains a database of notified bodies; these are test laboratories and certification bodies which have been "notified" to the Commission by national governments. Some products, including many construction products, can be CE marked only when testing or certification has been carried out by a suitable notified body. The database details the tasks which the body is able to perform, including the numbers of the harmonised standards. Each notified body has a unique four digit identification number, which must be quoted on documentation such as Declarations of Performance.

European Door & Shutter Federation

DHF is a member of EDSF, the European Door & Shutter Federation which was formed in the late 1980s

Guild of Architectural Ironmongers

The Guild of Architectural Ironmongers (GAI) was founded in 1961 to promote standards in integrity and excellence in the business of architectural ironmongery. It offers technical publications and a member search facility.

HSE Safety Notice : electrically powered gates

Following the trial at Bournemouth Crown Court in the Jason Keet case, HSE has issued this safety bulletin relating to safety of electrically powered gates.
DHF urges all those involved in electrically operated doors & gates to read the details advised in this HSE Safety Notice.

Master Locksmiths Association

The Master Locksmiths Association (MLA) is a non-profit making body; established to set and promote standards of conduct, practice and materials within locksmithing,

Passive Fire Protection Federation

The PFPF brings together the collective expertise of the passive fire protection industry and provides a central forum so that the industry speaks with one voice to articulate the benefits and value of passive fire protection in the achievement of fire safe building design and construction.

Secured by Design

Secured by Design focuses on crime prevention at the design, layout and construction stages of homes and commercial premises and promotes the use of security standards for a wide range of applications and products.