FAQs & Info
What Radiator Cover size do I need for my radiator/heater?
Any type of Radiator Cover your choose needs to cover the heater and pipes and valves, therefore we recommend to measure take measurements of your Radiator and add a minimum of 5 centimetres either side (10cm in total) to ensure good fit. Please see our Measuring Guide Page for more details as well as indivicutal product pages for anything we specifically recommend. If you are unsure please do just contact us and we will guide you through the process.
I cannot find the size of Radiator Cover I need?
Not a problem, we can prduce the Radiator Cover to any size (almost;) Please just contact us and we will make recommendatons and ceate a quotation if your radiator is shorter or longer than detailed or if you have any queries.
How long will it take me to actually fit the Radiator Covers?
Our Radiator Covers are designed for a quick, one-person installation, with no specialist tools required. I have personally done it in less than 5 minutes on a Panel Radiator Covers. The only thing you need to do is to decide if you would like the Radiator Cover to be fitted on a permanent basis (follow instructions A) or so it is easily removed and replaced (follow instructions B, recommended). You can access detailed instructions with relevant videos on the Instruction Page.
With every fully assembled Floating Radiator Cover we supply a handy template and all the necessary fixings so you will only need a 8mm drill to mount it onto the wall, whihc should only take no more than 10.
Our Radiator Cabintets also come fully assmbled, meaning all you need to do is put it in place and enjoy, we do also recomemnd fixing the sides or top to the wall to ensure stability.
Can I use the Panel Radiator Covers on any type of radiator heaters?
Yes, the Panel Radiator Covers are opened on all sides and postioned away from the radiator so you can uses these on any type of heter. You might, however, need some additional fittings. Our standard fittings are designed to hang on a typical panel radiator and we can provide an adapter pack that will let you fit the covers onto a column radiator (one with individual ‘ribs’).
There are some older radiators with Round or Roll Tops that will not take the standard fittings we supply. We can, however, supply you with some alternative fittings, including angle bracket to attach to the wall and the back of the Radiator Cover (thought you would need to check the distance from the wall to the back of Radiator Cover to ensure the size is correct remembering to allow at least 5 centimetres gap from the front of the radiator).
You can see the alternative fittings on this page.
Do radiator covers block or stop heat?
No. Unlike some other products on the market our Panel Radiator Covers , Floating Raditor Covers and Radiator Cabinets are designed to retain as much heat efficiency of your heaters as it is possible for the specific range. Fixed about 5cm away from the radiator the stylish floating Panel Radiators are designed only to ‘cover’ the front of your radiator, meaning that the top and bottom (and sides) of your radiator are completely open, which allows the free flow of air through the radiator retaining the effective distribution of convected heat.
The unique designs of the front panels feature large cut outs (these differ for different designs), which also means there is little change to the natural radiant heat yet there is a barrier safeguarding children, pets etc. from touching hot surfaces.
Do radiator covers reduce or restrict heat output?
This depends on what type of Radiator Enclosure you select. Our most popular Radiator Covers are designed to retain the heat efficiency of your heaters. The panels are designed only to ‘cover’ the front of your radiator, meaning that the top and bottom (and sides) of your radiator are completely open, which allows the free flow of air through the radiator retaining the effective distribution of convected heat.
With top and side panels (on most models) Floating Radiator Covers and Radiator Cabinets are more enclosed, but our design features large gaps at the top and bottom of the cabinet meaning, in comparison to other cabinets, there is the least interference with the heat transfer from the radiator to the room, indeed there is a flue effect of cold air being drawn through the radiator and adding the natural convection process. Enclosed on sides the Radiator Cabinets provide an even better barrier safeguarding children, pets etc. from touching hot radiator surfaces or valves so we highly recommend these in children activity areas such as bedrooms, playrooms, nurseries, corridors etc. etc
MEASUREMENTS - see more details on the Measureing Guide page
How to measure your Radiators for RADIATOR COVER PANELS:Measure the vertical RADIATOR HEIGHT ONLY – if the distance between the top and bottom of the radiator is 64 centimetres or less (which is 25” inches or 2’ feet 6” inches) you can use our standard Radiator Covers that are 70 centimetres high (which is 27 ½” inches or 2’feet and 9” inches).
Ensure you measure the full horisontal WIDTH / LENGTH of the radiator, including any VALVES etc.
Now add 10cm (4”inches) to the length measurement, the total will give you the MINIMUM length you will need and ensure the Radiator Cover hides your radiator as well as any valves etc.
For example: if your Radiator and valves measure 90cm / 35” long you will need a 100cm / 39” Radiator Covers. 100cm Radiator Covers are suitable for radiators up to 90cm / 3 ft long or 130cm Radiator Covers are suitable for Radiators up to 120cm / 4ft long. Ensure that you check if your Radiators are Compatible with our standard fitting: There are some older radiators with Round or Roll Tops that will not take the standard fittings we supply. WE can ,however, supply you with some alternative fittings, including angle bracket to attach to the wall and the back of the Radiator Cover (thought you would need to check the distance from the wall to the back of Radiator Cover to ensure the size is correct remembering to allow at least 5 centimetres gap from the front of the radiator). You can see some additional information via this link.
We supply alternative fitting components upon request, click here to see details of the different fitting choices
Fitting Instructions:Please go to the Instruction Page to see how to fit the Radiator Cover Panles
To limit the loss of heat ensures that you choose the size that allows free air flow around the radiator, in all directions. Standard covers are 70cm / 27 ½” high, double check that this is the right height for you, otherwise contact us to get a bespoke quotation.
To complete the look consider ordering made to measure matching Radiator Shelves that will also improve heating efficiency by directing heat into the room or add some matching Wall Panels to create stunning feature walls matching your Radiator Covers.
Please note all Radiator Covers, Radiator Cabinets and Radiator Shelves / windowsills come with rigid White back on all colours.
How to measure your Radiators for FLOATING RADIATOR COVERS:
Measure the VERTICAL HEIGHT of your radiator ONLY – all sizes we details can be adjusted so just let us know if you would like the Radiator Cover any Larger or Smaller than the avaialbe sections.
How to measure your Radiators for RADIATOR CABINETS:Ensure you measure the full WIDTH / LENGTH of the radiator, including valves.
Ensure you measure the full HEIGHT from the floor to the top of your radiator; measure depth from the wall to the front of the radiator
Decide if you need a skirting board cut out? For example: 100cm Radiator Cabinets are suitable for radiators up to 90cm / 3 ft long or 130cm Radiator Covers are suitable for Radiators up to 120cm / 4ft long.
To limit the loss of heat ensures that you choose the size that allows free air flow around the radiator, in all directions. Standard covers are 88cm high, double check that this is the right height for you, otherwise contact us to get a bespoke quotation.