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Fire Door Maintenance and Installation



Effective fire-resisting doors are vital to ensure occupants are able to evacuate to a safe place. Correctly specified and installed doors will hold back fire and smoke, preventing escape routes becoming unusable as well as preventing the spread of fire. Our team of engineers can install a variety of fire doors to meet your requirements as well as door servicing, maintenance and repairs.

Fire Door Diagram

Most internal doors are constructed of timber. These will give some limited protection against fire spread, but only a purpose-built fire-resisting door that has been tested to an approved standard will provide the necessary protection.

Metal fire-resisting doors are also available and specific guidance for these follows. All fire-resisting doors are rated by their performance when tested to an appropriate standard.

The level of protection provided by the door is measured, primarily by determining the time taken for a fire to breach the integrity of the door assembly, together with its resistance to the passage of hot gases and flame.

It may be possible to upgrade the fire resistance of existing doors. Additional notes and guidance is available on Glazing, Hinges and Self Closing doors and devices from RES.

Fireco Dorgard




Wedging open fire doors is illegal and dangerous.

Dorgard is the wireless, legal and cost-effective solution.

Fireco Dorgard Range

Dorgard Colours


We’ve all seen or done it before! A fire door wedged open on a hot sunny day or the fire door propped open so that people can easily pass, however it is illegal and dangerous to do this, in fact it is a direct contravention of Fire Safety regulations in the UK. In the event of a fire, this hazardous practice will result in the fire spreading quicker, causing more damage and putting people’s lives at risk.

Dorgard enables you to legally and safely keep fire doors open, by allowing the door to close when the fire alarm sounds preventing the spread of fire and smoke. Installed onto the bottom of the fire door in under 5 minutes, Dorgard is listening for a continuous fire alarm of 65dBA or higher.


  • Wireless unit with fail-to-safe technology
  • Improves access throughout buildings in line with the Equality Act 2010 
  • Complies with BS EN 1155 and accepted by the Fire and Rescue Service
  • Available in a variety of colours and finishes
  • Automatic night-time release facility
  • Complies with BS 7273-4 category B
  • Adjustable sensitivity
  • CE marked

Inexpensive to buy, Dorgard fire door retainer requires no wiring as the unit is battery operated and is fitted to the bottom of the fire door using 4 screws.

Dorgard can also be leased, the cost of which includes installation, annual servicing and full warranty for the term of the contract.

As with all fire safety devices, a Fire Risk Assessment should be carried out prior to installation.


Call us now on: 0800 731 0727 for a competitive quote for Fire Door Maintenance and Installation