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Dorgard Effects - Special Edition Mahogany Fire Door Retainers

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Product Overview

The Dorgard Effects units provide a safe and legal solution to holding open fire doors safely and closing them automatically in the event of a fire. Holding fire doors open during busy periods of the day enables easier travel for disabled persons, improves ventilation throughout a building and generally increases convenience for users.

Dorgard has a rubber plunger/stopper which remains in contact with the floor and unlike magnetic fire door retainers, can hold the door open in any selected position. When a fire alarm sounds the integral audio-electronic device inside the Dorgard signals the plunger to retract allowing the fire door close normally (Dorgard will release after appoximately 14 seconds). Dorgard is battery operated, so there is no need for complex and expensive wiring. Please note that your alarm's sound level has to be higher than 65dB at the location of the door to allow the Dorgard to pick the alarm up. This is also the required alarm sound level for populated areas according to BS5839-1:2002 (Clause 16.2).
Animation showing how the Dorgard works
Technical Diagram
Diagram showing the Dorgard dimensions
Overall Dorgard height: 205mm
Dorgard main casing height: 153mm
Dorgard width: 195mm
Dorgard depth: 45mm
Plunger / Stopper travel: 20mm
Packed Dorgard kit weight 940g
Casing material ABS
Battery: 2 x C alkaline
Battery life expectancy +12 months

Dorgard Technical Diagram

Technical digram showing the individual parts of the Dorgard unit

Installation of the Dorgard is simple using the Fitting and Operating guide

Dorgard Floorplate:

The Dorgard floorplate is designed for use with an installed Dorgard and is fitted to the floor using 4 screws.

Fire doors weighing more than 120Kg, which have a closing force in excess of 120nm (that is a force of about 15kg, 800mm from the hinge) must have the floorplate installed in combination with the Dorgard unit. Dorgard can hold a fire door open safely without the floor plate installation if the fire doors weight and closing force are less than that above.

Installing a Dorgard floorplate is recommended when:

  • Your fire door has a powerful overhead door closer and the fire door tends to creep closed even with a Dorgard fitted.
  • The floor is slippery or has a very smooth surface and the fire door tends to creep closed even with a Dorgard fitted.


Technical Data

This is the technical data for the Dorgard Effects - Special Edition Mahogany Fire Door Retainers.

Weight 0.94kg

Pricing & Availability

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Product Code: FCDGEFFECTS Stock Level:
Lead Time: 3–5 days

115.00 ex VAT

138.00 inc VAT


Customer Reviews

3 customers have rated this product and it has an overall rating of 5 out of 5

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5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Awsome easy to fit

Published on: 22nd October 2014

5 / 5 Stars

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Fantastic product - highly recommended They look smart and work perfectly - we undertook a test to make sure they did really work (always the skeptic) and they performed perfectly. Have already recommended these to others.

Published on: 2nd December 2013

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Published on: 16th July 2012

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