Installing a Radiator
Who should install the radiators?
Our central heating radiators need to be installed by a competent plumber or heating engineer. Our electric radiators should be installed by a qualified electrician.
Where do my radiators need to be in the room?
Radiators are usually positioned in the coldest part of the room, often against an outside wall or under a window. This helps combat drafts and cold spots and wall space under a window isn’t normally usable due to size restraints – this makes it a good option to place your radiator. However, contemporary and designer radiators are efficient enough to heat your room wherever they are, so where you place them is entirely up to you.
Can I choose whether to have a horizontal or vertical radiator?
Absolutely. The majority of our radiators have both horizontal and vertical options available. Please visit the product page of your preferred radiator to see the size options or feel free to contact us.
Can I put the pipework in place while I’m still waiting for the radiators to be delivered?
Yes. We will provide accurate pipe centre measurements so you can go ahead and have your pipework installed (and the floor laid), ready to connect the radiators when they are delivered. Cast iron radiators are hand built and the widths can vary from those stated. As such, please contact us for more information when considering pipe centres on cast iron radiators.
Is there anything else I should be aware of during installation?
The most important thing is to follow any instructions supplied with the radiator, otherwise, you risk invalidating the manufacturer’s guarantee. If there are no instructions included with the delivery, contact us and we will happily send them to you.
Your radiator must be installed by a qualified plumber. On completion of installation, the system must be properly flushed and filled in order to remove debris. A corrosion inhibitor must be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions and recommendations.
What to do when fitting valves
In order to help seal the joint, wrap PTFE tape at least five times around the threaded tails of the valves. Embed the tape into the thread to secure it before turning the valve.