Dorgard wireless fire door retainers from the effects range have been installed at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine in London’s east End.
St Katharine’s, a charitable foundation dating back to 1147 and enjoying Royal patronage, is situated just minutes from the City and Canary Wharf and provides an unparalleled sense of peaceful seclusion as a venue for meetings, receptions and personal reflection. A spokesperson for St Katharine’s said that ‘the Dorgards are an excellent solution as they allow us to keep our fire doors open legally and safely. They were easy to fit, and blend in perfectly with the Foundation’s elegant interiors.’
The Dorgard Effects range, available in a range of ultra high gloss finishes, including Mahogany, Beech, Oak and Ash which are designed to blend into a fire door, are designed for the more discerning architectural interiors market to enhance the most sophisticated interior.
Market leading Dorgard, already installed in thousands of hotels, restaurants, offices, schools and care homes throughout the UK and Europe, enables fire doors to be legally and safely kept open as it allows 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 listens for a continuous fire alarm of 65dBA or higher.
Features include: 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, Automatic night-time release