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    Dorgard: What are they and why would I need one?

    Dorgard is a fire door retainer that enables fire doors to be held open in a legal and safe manner. They are an alternative solution to electromagnetic door closers but as they are a wireless system, they are easier to install and release the door in the event of a fire. You will still require a <a...
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    A Troubleshooting Guide for Overhead...

    Issue 1: The door doesn’t close properly Solution: Check that the door, frame, pivots and other ironmongery such as seals have been fitted correctly. A simple test you can do to check this is to disconnect the arm of the door closer and see if the door can be easily pushed closed with one finger. If you can do this, then the problem may be that the closer isn’t suitable for the door. Always choose a door closer with a power size suitable for the maximum width and weight of the door....
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    NEW RANGE! Borg Mechanical Digital Locks

    NEW RANGE! Borg Mechanical Digital Locks Door Controls Direct are excited to announce that we have added a new range of Borg Mechanical Digital Locks to our website! What’s so great about them? Anti-thrust latches – Borg Locks are supplied with Anti-thrust latches that offer a higher level of security and prevent the latch being forced back under duress. Our selection of Borg Locks incorporate 'Easicode Pro'...
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    The Key Advantages of Using Floor Springs

    Why use a Floor Spring? There is such a selection of  door closers  available on the market, and you may wonder why anyone might choose to install floor springs rather than standard door closers. They do; after all, require slightly more expertise and work when it comes to installation. In this article, we explore some of the key reasons that you might choose a floor spring for your...
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    Selecting the Right Mechanical Digital...

    When it comes to choosing the right type of combination lock for a commercial property there are a number of points facilities managers and building owners should consider to ensure the lock will provide the level of security required and be fit for purpose. This quick guide discusses the main factors you should consider when selecting a mechanical digital lock for your door.  Level of Security required? In multi-occupancy commercial buildings that may have rental or multi-use spaces fitting a keyless...
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    Door closers in Care Homes – A Must read for...

    Selecting and fitting the correct door closers within care homes for the elderly, can be one of the many challenges that a Facilities Manager has to face. There is an array of products available on the market, an emphasis on meeting current building &amp; fire regulations and an essential need to maintain a homely environment for the residents that is both accessible and non-institutional.  Door Controls Direct are able to offer a range of door closing solutions that will meet the many varied requirements...
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    Why You Need A Door Closer

    Essentially, a door closer is a device which closes a door automatically, either after it opens mechanically or after someone has manually opened it. According to current regulations, they should be fitted onto any fire doors, to ensure that they always close correctly after opening, unless the fire door only opens into a cupboard. Doors closers are available in all price ranges, including budget models as well as the more expensive ones. They can also be...
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    Select The Right Door Closer - Handy Guide

    It is important to choose the right door closer but there is a myriad of choices out there, so actually pinpointing the right one for your situation can be extremely confusing! In the hope that we can help you to make a reasonably informed choice; we have put together a short guide on the key features that must be taken into consideration. 1. Consider the Door Is it an internal or an external door? Is it inward or outward opening? 
External doors are not fire doors, so you would not need...
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