The Dorgard fire door retainer has traditionally been suitable for use on wooden doors only. The fixing screws supplied with the Dorgard did not allow for installation on steel doors – an application growing in popularity. With the increase in steel door installations, it was evident that an adapter was needed to cater for this requirement.
Working with Fireco, the manufacturers, Safelincs now offer the new self-adhesive adapter plate, which allows for the Dorgard fire door retainer to be installed on a steel door. The adapter is fitted quickly and easily and the Dorgard can be removed for maintenance purposes from the plate even after the install. The adapter plate is supplied with a chemical cleaning cloth to prepare the door’s surface and clear instructions for the installation.
Using the Dorgard fitting template as a guide, this allows for the installer to mark out the necessary position of the plate. Once marked, the plate can be secured to the steel door using the self adhesive sticker pads. The Dorgard can then be fixed to the adapter plate using the fixing screws provided.
The adapter plate for steel doors can also be used with the wood effect Dorgard fire door retainers, as well as the metal cover finishes.