Fire Door Holders

Fire Door Holders

What are fire door holders (retainers)?

Fire door holders operate using a magnet, which holds the door open. In the event of a fire the magnet is released and the door closes.

As fire doors should be kept closed to prevent fire or smoke spreading throughout a building, this can cause problems in buildings where there is a lot of movement of people e.g. education establishments, care homes, hotels.

Rather than illegally wedging open fire doors (which have automatic closers fitted) to ease access, fire door holders will safely hold open a door and release it in the event of a fire.

The trigger for the magnet releasing is a fire alarm; the fire alarm will communicate differently depending on the mechanism you use. Hardwired systems are actually wired into the building’s fire panel. In the event of a fire, the power supply is withdrawn and the magnet releases. Therefore, the door will also close in the event of power failure, meaning they are fail safe. Hardwired systems require an electrical engineer to install them. The radio systems are category A compliant, as defined by BS7273-4.

A door holder will also help you comply with the Equality Act 2010 with regard to the provision of disabled access. Direct Access Automation stock and supply a range of acoustic, radio controlled or hard wired fire door holders.

Hardwired systems are actually wired into the building’s fire panel. In the event of a fire, the power supply is withdrawn and the magnet releases. Therefore, the door will also close in the event of power failure, meaning they are fail safe. Hardwired systems require an electrical engineer to install them. The hardwired systems are category A compliant by BS7273-4.

Radio systems connect wirelessly to a controller via radio signals. This controller is mains powered and easily wired into the existing fire panel and therefore does not alter the building infrastructure. In the event of a fire, the controller is triggered into alarm mode by the fire panel and signals the holders to release.  The Salamander radio systems are category A compliant, as defined by BS7273-4.

Acoustic systems are a cost effective plug and play type solution, which listens for the fire alarm.  We offer a range of acoustic solutions including Geofire’s Agrippa range which is the first of its kind on the market; it listens and learns your specific fire alarm releasing the magnet when it hears a particular sound. This differs from others on the market, which release the magnet on hearing any loud noise. This significantly reduces false activations. The Agrippa range can be fitted by anyone; it involves fitting the unit and keeper plate to the wall behind the door and performing a learn procedure. The Agrippa acoustic systems are category B compliant, as defined by BS7273-4.


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Agrippa Wireless Fire Door Holder

Agrippa Wireless Fire Door Holder

Please call for large quantity orders, price match guarantee.The Agrippa magnetic fire door hol..

£90.00 Ex Tax: £75.00

Conquest Fire Door Holder

Conquest Fire Door Holder

The conquest magnet is built around a robust fascia plate for flush mounting on a standard electrica..

£30.00 Ex Tax: £25.00

DAA- FR-GD830F Fire Rated Door Retainer

DAA- FR-GD830F Fire Rated Door Retainer

DAA- FR-GD830F Fire Rated Door RetainerFD30 + FD60 RatingOperating voltage 12VdcBlack powder-coat fi..

£48.11 Ex Tax: £40.09

DAA- FR-GS830S Fire Rated Door Retainer

DAA- FR-GS830S Fire Rated Door Retainer

DAA- FR-GS830S Fire Rated Door RetainerFD30 + FD60 RatingOperating voltage 12VdcBlack powder-coat fi..

£48.11 Ex Tax: £40.09

DAA-0501 S/S Door Retaining Magnet

DAA-0501 S/S Door Retaining Magnet

Stainless Steel magnetic fire door retainer.Surface mount c/w swivel armature.Please note there is a..

£48.00 Ex Tax: £40.00

DAA-18001 Door Retaining Magnet

DAA-18001 Door Retaining Magnet

DAA-18001 Door Retaining MagnetOperating voltage 24VdcStainless SteelBlack finishHolding force up to..

£38.50 Ex Tax: £32.08

DAA-19001 Door Retaining Magnet

DAA-19001 Door Retaining Magnet

DAA- 19001 Door Retaining MagnetOperating voltage 24VdcStainless SteelHeavy duty constructionABS cov..

£39.10 Ex Tax: £32.58

DAA-GD830S Door Retaining Magnet

DAA-GD830S Door Retaining Magnet

DAA-GD830S Door Retaining MagnetOperating voltage 12VdcBlack powder-coat finishHolding force up to 8..

£38.50 Ex Tax: £32.08

DAA-GD870S Door Retaining Magnet

DAA-GD870S Door Retaining Magnet

DAA-GD870S Door Retaining MagnetOperating voltage 12VdcBlack powder-coat finishHolding force up to 8..

£48.11 Ex Tax: £40.09

Decorative Fire Door Holders

Decorative Fire Door Holders

The decorative fire door holder is available in three finishes:Bright chromeLacquered brassStainless..

£84.00 Ex Tax: £70.00

Doormouse Fire Door Holder

Doormouse Fire Door Holder

The doormouse fire door holder is a hard-wired device to legally hold open internal fire doors. The ..

£24.00 Ex Tax: £20.00

Dorgard SmartSound Fire Door Retainer

Dorgard SmartSound Fire Door Retainer

Dorgard SmartSound Fire Door RetainerBulk Discounts available, please call for a quoteDorgard SmartS..

£132.00 Ex Tax: £110.00

Dorgard Wireless Fire Door Retainer

Dorgard Wireless Fire Door Retainer

Dorgard Wireless Fire Door RetainerBulk Discounts available, please call for a quote.Dorgard is a wi..

£108.00 Ex Tax: £90.00

Type 84 Floor Mount Fire Door Holder

Type 84 Floor Mount Fire Door Holder

The floor mounted fire door holder is designed to hold fire doors for ease of access releasing them ..

£37.80 Ex Tax: £31.50

Universal Door Holder 500N

Universal Door Holder 500N

The universal fire door holder can be used for many different door holding applications and can be f..

£76.80 Ex Tax: £64.00

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