Dorgard - Fire Door Retainer - colour: Black (batteries & footplate included)

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Simply wedging a fire door open is illegal ...but DORGARD is a simple, reliable and legally compliant device (accepted by the Fire Brigade), that holds a fire door open in any position and automatically releases the door should a fire alarm sound for at least 15 seconds.

It is important however that all fire check doors to which Dorgards are fitted have efficient door closer mechanisms. Dorgard will hold doors up to 120 kilos - the footplate included with the product should be used where the Dorgard is used on heavier doors.

Why invest in Dorgard?

  • Inexpensive to buy
  • Wire free, easy to fit (in under 5 minutes)
  • Battery powered (12+ month battery life exceeds fire safety policy directive)
  • Rugged ABS case with power-on LED indicator
  • Acoustically operated (auto release of fire door on; fire alarm sounding or on 'low battery', plus Night-Time Release Facility)
  • Available in black, white and mahogany finish to blend with any decor
  • Accepted by Fire Brigade and fully compliant with all relevant British Standards, EC Directives and UK Workplace Regulations (Fire Precautions) 1997
  • Floor Plate for Heavy Doors
  • Fast, automatic fire door release on alarm sounding or easy, foot-operated manual release


Dimensions and weight;

  • Overall height: 205mm
  • Main casing height: 150mm
  • Width: 195mm
  • Depth: 45mm
  • Packed kit weight: 950g

Material and operating specifications;

  • Casing: ABS
  • Power: 2 x 1.5v C size alkaline batteries (do not use rechargeable batteries)
  • Expected battery life: 12 months (may be less in noisy environments)
  • Trigger: 2.4KHz continuous sound above 65 decibels(A)

Frequently Asked Questions;

...Do We Need A Floorplate?

If your fire door weighs more than 120kg, or the floor surface is slippery such as wood, laminate, vinyl, etc. if it has a mains-powered closer or if the door creeps when held open by a Dorgard, then you need to use the floorplate (included in every box along with fixings).

The foot plate has a bump stop for the door and a recess to locate the rubber foot. It just takes four screws to fix to the floor.

...What Maintenance is Recommended?

Each Dorgard is supplied with two 'C'-size batteries which will typically last for over 12 months. We recommend however that these are replaced every year on a particular day whether they need it or not ...that way, you won't forget.

We also recommended you replace the rubber ferrule underneath (sold in packs of 5) at the same time as these will eventually become worn and the doors will start to creep shut.

...are there other products that would compliment the Dorgard?

The Finger Protector product is designed to stop fingers being trapped and crushed or amputated in the hinge cavity of a closing door ...such as a fire door being released! 


 Helpful Downloads;

 Fitting & Operating Guide plus Maintenance Test Record (603kb pdf)

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