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Dorgard Fire Door Retainers

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£89.99 ex VAT

£107.99 inc VAT

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£89.99 ex VAT

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Product Overview

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Dorgard with FREE SHIPPING and free extended 5 Year Warranty from Safelincs.

The Dorgard is a safe and legal solution that allows you to hold your fire doors open safely, while automatically closing them in the event of a fire. This allows for better wheelchair access, ventilation and all-round convenience without jeopardising safety or breaking the law.

  • Free extended 5 year warranty from Safelincs
  • Free shipping
  • Dorgard now conforms to BS7273-4:2007 Category B
  • Tested and certified to BS EN 1155:1997
  • Easy to follow self installation in under five minutes - View the installation instructions
  • Dorgard is entirely wireless and self contained
  • No need to hard wire into the building's fire alarm system - saves on installation time, costs and mess
  • Battery operated, supplied with 2 x C size alkaline batteries 
  • Works with your existing fire alarm system
  • Can hold the door open in any selected angle
  • Dorgard automatically releases the fire door upon hearing the fire alarm
  • Installed in schools, hospitals nursing homes and many other public buildings
  • Dorgard kit contents
  • Manufactured in the UK
  • Smart, unobtrusive design available in a choice of black, white, red and mahogany
  • Easy foot-operated setting and release
  • Automatic night-time release feature
  • Improves access for wheelchair users in line with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)

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 approximately 14 seconds). Dorgard is battery powered, so there is no need for complex and expensive wiring into the building's fire alarm system. This means that the Dorgard can be installed and operates alongside any existing fire alarm system currently in place. 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 up 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 Fire Door Retainers .

Dimensions (HxWxD) 205x195x45mm
Battery Type 2 x C size Alkaline
BS7273-4 Category Category C
Holding Force N/A

Technical Data Sheets

The following technical data sheets are available for this product:

FAQs (18)

Q. Will the Dorgard release automatically at night?

A. Yes, if set to do so. There are three timed setting options for night time release which the installer can select prior to installation. Batteries to activate the internal clock in the Dorgard must be inserted at 12.00hrs (midday) and the night time settings can then be selected and set accordingly. The Dorgard will then release each night at the pre-determined time.

Q. Where Dorgards have been fitted should employees be made aware of them?

A. Employees should be informed about Dorgard and instructed on its use and operation and include it in the workplace fire routine.

Q. Does a fire alarm audibility test need to be carried out before fitting Dorgard?

A. As Dorgard is an audio sensing device that can be adjusted within certain limits, it is not necessary to carry out a test before the installation. If the Dorgard cannot detect the alarm to respond to it the likelihood is that the alarm is not sounding at the minimum level required by BS 5839 which should alert the user to a problem with the alarm system that will require remedial action.

Q. Can the Dorgard test itself?

A. A self-test routine is run every seven days by the Dorgard. The plunger is released, closing the door and the unit will emit a warning alarm if a fault is detected.

Q. Will the closing of a fire door by a Dorgard affect other units by restricting the sound of the fire alarm through the closed door?

A. No, the operation of the Dorgard, or the ability to hear the fire alarm, should not be affected provided the sound level stated in BS5839 is adhered to throughout the building. Dorgards can be adjusted if the sound level does drop slightly within performance limits.

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Pricing & Availability

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Black
Product Code: FCDG01BK
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Red
Product Code: FCDG01RD
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Product Code: FCDG01WH
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Customer Reviews

114 customers have rated this product and it has an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5

All our reviews are written by real customers that have purchased this product from us and are publsihed without modification.

4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: PD

just what I ordered and came quick

Published on: 28th November 2016

4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: JA

Very good service

Published on: 18th November 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: EB

Good product - as described Easy to install. Word of warning - timer can only be set by installing the batteries at midday!

Published on: 4th November 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: CH

The Dorgard does what it is supposed to do and holds a fire door open but closes the door when the fire alarm is sounded. The Dorgard is easy to install and you can set the timer so the Dorgard closes the door at a set time every night.

Published on: 1st November 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: MJ

Value for money

Published on: 29th October 2016

4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: RR

Easy to fit as work well. just a little to sensitive to noise

Published on: 9th October 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: FP

Works extremely well, and closes with the fire alarm

Published on: 4th October 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: SS

Great product, easy to install. Very good service.

Published on: 26th September 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: DM

Excellent service everytime, thanks

Published on: 19th September 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: MM

Great producy Bit expensive

Published on: 12th September 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: AJ

Simple solution to a everyday problem, but also keeping everyone safe at teh same time.

Published on: 30th August 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: BA

Does the job

Published on: 24th August 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: AB

Great product

Published on: 21st August 2016

4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: JM

It does exactly what I require

Published on: 19th August 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: SS

very practical

Published on: 25th July 2016

4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: GM

It works This product works perfectly well but the stopper mechanism feels flimsy and doesn't always engage first time when depressed hence only the 4 stars.

Published on: 12th July 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: NC

Does exactly what is required - closes upon the sounding of a loud noise

Published on: 27th June 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: SB

does what it says on the tin

Published on: 13th June 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: WM

Great safety gadget. Does the job well.

Published on: 22nd May 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: PS

excellent product added bonus of safelincs extended warranty --bought with great confidence

Published on: 17th May 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: SS

Excellent product and service

Published on: 15th March 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: RM

Excellent product, very pleased

Published on: 8th March 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: HM

very good product. works well

Published on: 5th March 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: CG

A nice product, we would buy from you again

Published on: 16th February 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: JH

good service

Published on: 15th February 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: MW

Great Service

Published on: 9th February 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Easily fitted,simple to use,easy to maintain

Published on: 23rd January 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

easy to install and all 15 are working well. Thanks

Published on: 11th January 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Good product, works well

Published on: 4th January 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Works fantastically. Very easy to install.

Published on: 4th January 2016

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Does exactly what it is designed to do

Published on: 8th December 2015

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

does the job. easy to fit and works well. instructions are clear and concise.good product and service

Published on: 16th November 2015

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Exactly what was needed and works well.

Published on: 10th November 2015

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Does what it is supposed to do.

Published on: 2nd November 2015

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Unobtrusive white does the job perfectly Another safety regulation ticked off

Published on: 2nd September 2015

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Very useful for an office environment

Published on: 28th August 2015

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

easy to install and works very well.

Published on: 26th June 2015

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Arrived the next day as promised and works perfectly

Published on: 7th June 2015

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

The dorgards are just what I ordered. Delivered fast. My new dorgards are exactly what I wanted in the colour I wanted and I have just had one of my old ones repaired. What an exceptional service from your company. Thank you.

Published on: 28th May 2015

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

great inovation easy to install and use

Published on: 22nd May 2015

4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Much better than a door wedge

Published on: 13th April 2015

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Excellent product does what it says it will, and well

Published on: 14th March 2015

4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

good price and prompt delivery.

Published on: 16th January 2015

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

ideal for purpose-outstanding,giving peace of mind to user.

Published on: 27th December 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Excellent product and easy to fit and set up Great service from SafeLincs. Dorgard arrived promptly and was easily fitted. Set up was straight forward with sensor level being set as part of our weekly fire alarm test.

Published on: 14th November 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

I love these door retainers! Excellent devices! Have installed 6 in total, simple to fit, works like a dream and is a great solution to the problems and arguments caused by fire doors being opened/closed at the wrong time (kitchen door for instance, carrying coffees etc, the door can now be open but we know we are covered in the event of a fire). I thoroughly recommend them.

Published on: 8th September 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Good product easy to fit too We're happy with our door guard which is a safer alternative to propping open a door with a door wedge

Published on: 11th August 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

excellent product

Published on: 21st July 2014

4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

ExcellentProduct

Published on: 7th July 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Does what it says on the tin!!! I have used these in a couple of places where I have worked and they have always been succesful. They save the cost of an electrician to wire in and extend the system connected to the fire alarm, yet do an equally good job as long as a sounder is close by.

Published on: 30th June 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

The simplest option to achieve compliance that I've seen They hold, even in kitchen / print room areas & release point that was preset works perfectly. We have zero nuisance releases on 4 installed units. This was a much better solution than spending ££££ in a hard-wired addition to our system as offered by the landlord's contractor.

Published on: 12th June 2014

3 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Good little units if installed correctly and used correctly Dorgard Retainers are a good alternative to wired magnet retainers and if installed correctly can solve the problem of door retention. The users need to understand the capabilities of these products and use them correctly.

Published on: 10th June 2014

4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

seems to do the job well. one little glitch in that use of vacuum cleaner nearby set off retainer

Published on: 3rd June 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Simple to install & reliable in operation

Published on: 3rd June 2014

4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Does what it says on the box!!!

Published on: 18th March 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Easy to fit and use

Published on: 11th March 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Easy to install and they work! I installed three within half an hour. The option to alter the noise sensitivity is very useful to stop them closing every time there's a loud noise like a vacuum cleaner.

Published on: 5th March 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Excellent product and service

Published on: 11th February 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

EXCELLENT DEVICE WORK PERFECTLY AND EFFECTIVELY. FIVE STAR PRODUCT

Published on: 21st January 2014

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

excelent piece of kit and great value for money.

Published on: 12th January 2014

4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Once the timing mechanism was understood, the product worked well.

Published on: 31st December 2013

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Excellent Safelincs are an excellent company to deal with quick and efficient, many thanks :)

Published on: 2nd December 2013

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Very simple to install and use. This was bought to replace a similar item that had developed a fault, but was several years old. Delivery was the following day, it was easy to install and the instruction booklet has been improved compared to the original. The timing mechanism is a boon allowing the elderly freedom of movement until they are all in bed....or should be, without the need for staff to close doors at night.

Published on: 30th November 2013

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

excellent product that works really well....every fire door should be fitted with one!

Published on: 8th November 2013

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Do exactly what they say on the tin (box)

Published on: 19th August 2013

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Really effective

Published on: 28th July 2013

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Dorgard is a very simple, cheap & easy to install means of ensuring firedoors close when required

Published on: 22nd July 2013

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

worth money

Published on: 19th June 2013

4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Great service and price

Published on: 19th May 2013

5 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 2nd January 2013

5 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 4th December 2012

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Perfect just waht we needed.

Published on: 9th November 2012

Customer didn't leave a rating

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I Have used Dorgards on two room let properties. They are the best solution I have found for combining maximum convenience safety in rented residential houses. Dorgard is easy to fit and very easy to use. The device is quite sensitive and will close every time if a loud continuous sound is let off. They are also unobtrusive as they come in different colours

Published on: 1st October 2012

5 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 20th September 2012

5 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 12th September 2012

5 / 5 Stars

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Excellent item. Well made and easy to fit. Ideal for purpose.

Published on: 4th September 2012

5 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 7th August 2012

5 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 31st July 2012

5 / 5 Stars

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Excellent product we purchased some last year and are very impressed with them so de3cide to buy more this year. Easy to operate and provide peace of mind.

Published on: 22nd July 2012

5 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 18th July 2012

4 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 18th July 2012

5 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 11th July 2012

5 / 5 Stars

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4 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 26th May 2012

4 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 15th May 2012

5 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 22nd April 2012

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good product with no competition. Works as documented.

Published on: 11th April 2012

5 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 3rd April 2012

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It was strange after a fire risk assessment to have all the fire doors shut. Out offices are not well ventilated and it was worse with them closed. I thought the dorgards were expenses as I had to buy two, one for each end of the office. They were easy to install and the demonstration video on safelincs website was really helpful to understand how they worked. After installation, I tested the alarm and they worked straight away. Absolutely amazing devices and well worth the expense.

Published on: 20th March 2012

5 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 13th February 2012

5 / 5 Stars

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4 / 5 Stars

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4 / 5 Stars

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5 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 11th November 2011

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This is the second such unit that I have fitted and beleive this to be a very good solution both for cost and simplicity yet fully compliant with fire safety requirement.

Published on: 6th November 2011

5 / 5 Stars

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5 / 5 Stars

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Excellent - does the job and easy to install. Thanks.

Published on: 13th September 2011

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Published on: 26th July 2011

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exellent product

Published on: 17th June 2011

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Pleased with product does what it says.

Published on: 5th May 2011

5 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 27th January 2011

4 / 5 Stars

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Does just what is says on the 'tin'. Good product and simple to fit.

Published on: 9th December 2010

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Thank you for dealing with the purchase so promptly, I would buy from you again!

Published on: 15th October 2010

5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: -

Greaty product, easy to install and reasonably priced with unique five year warranty

Published on: 3rd August 2010

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Ordered the dorgards around 12 lunchtime, they arrived the next morning, very slick service - thank you

Published on: 27th July 2010

5 / 5 Stars

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Published on: 3rd June 2010

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brilliant idea. easy to fit and operate. I ordered the wrong colour but customer service was very helpful. I returned and got the colour i wanted without fuss. Thanks

Published on: 17th May 2010

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