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Black Dorgard Fire Door Holder

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Product Overview


Completely wireless and battery operated the Dorgard fire door holder keeps fire doors open safely and legally. Dorgards are inconspicuous units that are ideal for installation in both public and private premises including public sector buildings, office blocks, nursing homes, schools, educational sites, hospitals and care trusts to name but a few. The design both improves users access through a building when the fire door is being retained helping conformity to the Equality Act 2010. The Dorgard door holder releases the fire doors in an emergency when the fire alarm sounds by detecting the acoustic signal from the alarms.

  • CE marked
  • Dorgards comply to BS EN 1155 and BS 7273-4 "Standard" category
  • Recognised and accepted by UK fire services
  • UK Manufactured
  • Supplied with 2 C size alkaline batteries
  • Dorgard units can be installed within 5 minutes
  • Supplied in black

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 BS 5839-1.

Animation showing how the Dorgard works
Dorgard Kit

The Dorgard fire door holder kit includes the all the components needed for fitting a Dorgard unit.

  • New Generation Black Dorgard
  • 2 x Alkaline Batteries
  • 1 x Floor Plate
  • 4 x Fixing Screws For Dorgard
  • 4 x Fixing Screws For Floor Plate
  • 4 x Rawl Plugs For Floor Plate
  • Fitting Templates
  • Quick Start Guide
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
Product Code FCDG01BK
Brand Fireco
Battery Type

2 x C Size Alkaline

Case Material


Dimensions (Case Only)

Height (mm): 153

Width (mm): 195

Depth (mm): 45

Dimensions (Including Plunger and Foot)

Height (mm): 205

Expected Battery Life

Minimum One Year




5 Years

Weight 0.94kg
Product Datasheets
FAQs (17)
Q. How do you know that Dorgard has detected smoke or a fire?

The Dorgard does not detect smoke or the fire. It works by being able to react to the fire alarm that goes off on detection of a fire. The unit will lift the plunger on the sound of the alarm, a warning tone is emitted when the door is closing.

Q. What are the fail safe features of the Dorgard?

The Dorgard has several safety features built in. The unit will detect when the battery voltage is dropping. It will then emit a warning sound and release the plunger. The device will not allow the plunger to hold the door open until the batteries have been replaced. Dorgard will also not allow the plunger to be used should the batteries be removed from the unit.

Q. Can Dorgard be used on a double door application where the doors need to close in a sequence?

Dorgard can be used on double door applications. The Dorgard does not control the speed of the door closing, it is the door closer that does this. To ensure that the doors close in the correct sequence the speed of the door closer on each door would need adjusting. Ensure that the leaf that needs to close first is set to close at a faster speed than the other.

Q. The Dorgard is sold with a 5 year guarantee, but there is no reference to this in the literature with the product.

Safelincs is the only Dorgard retailer who offers a 5 year warranty on the Dorgard. This warranty is not described in the generic manual etc of the product, which refers only to the standard manufacturer warranty of two years. Safelincs covers the additional warranty of the Dorgard. Our statement on the website is proof of our warranty. You can print out our Dorgard pages if you want to have proof of the 5 year warranty in the future. However proof of purchase from us is enough.

Q. Where should I fit Dorgard?

Dorgard can be fitted where there is a need to hold open a fire door to enable the movement and circulation of people around a building. Dorgard can be fitted to self-closing fire doors. The building must have a fire alarm and a risk assessment carried out by the employer to check the suitability of using a Dorgard as some high risk areas e.g. kitchens, boiler rooms and doors protecting a single staircase building may not be appropriate.

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Pricing & Availability

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1+ units

£98.15 inc VAT

£81.79 ex VAT

5+ units

£93.95 inc VAT

£78.29 ex VAT

10+ units

£93.35 inc VAT

£77.79 ex VAT

Delivery Options

The following delivery options are available on this product.

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Customer Reviews

15 customers have given this product an overall rating of 4.8 out of 5

Reviews by real customers

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Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: T P

Happy with the product

Published on: 22nd August 2020

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by: J D

Easy ordering, quick delivery and does the job we needed

Published on: 6th July 2020

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by:

Great service thank you

Published on: 22nd March 2018

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Reviewed by:

Great product. I have finally got rid of those door wedges

Published on: 12th September 2017

Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

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Great product and service

Published on: 14th November 2016

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

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Quick & easy solution

Published on: 17th September 2016

Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

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Simple to fit following the clear instructions and the included template

Published on: 11th July 2016

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

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An elegant simple and low cost solution to controlling fire doors. This is such a simple way of adding alarm control to fire door closures through an alarm sounder audio link. The units are simple to install with helpful instructions.

Published on: 16th April 2016

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

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Exactly what i needed Quick delivery, product in good condition

Published on: 27th July 2015

Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

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Arrived the next day as promised and works perfectly

Published on: 31st May 2015

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