What is the standard height of a radiator cover?

The Stanley standard stock Radiator Enclosures/Covers fit nearly every size radiator, from 18″ to 60″ in length, and from 24″ to 40″ in height. When measuring your radiator, be sure to follow the guidelines below in order to ensure a proper fit. It’s Easy!

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Subsequently, question is, how much clearance do you need for a radiator cover? The idea is to make the cover large enough to easily slide over the radiator. For example, a radiator that is 10 inches (25cm) deep, 20 inches (50cm) tall, and 30 inches (76cm) wide, you might need 12 inches (30cm) clearance in depth, 22 inches (55cm) clearance in height, and 32 inches (81cm) clearance in width.

Additionally, are all radiator covers the same height?

Measuring for one of our Modern Radiator Covers Measure the Height from the bottom of the radiator (not from the floor) to the top of the radiator. Most radiators are 60cm (23.5in) tall, in this instance choose the 70cm (27.5in). If your radiator is taller, please choose a taller height option.

Can a radiator cover be too big?

You can of course have a larger radiator cover than the size of your actual radiator, but always make sure that the maximum EXTERNAL measurements will fit in your space i.e. check that window cill heights, alcoves or obstructions will not block where a larger radiator cover is to be fitted.

Should radiator covers cover the valves?

Radiator covers do effectively insulate the radiator from the rest of the room so thermostatic valve will shut off early and warm the air within the cover. However If you fully open the valve it is no longer thermostatically controlled – or it isn’t on the valves I have, so just open it up to full.

Can radiator covers catch fire?

Radiators can in fact overheat and cause thermal injuries from exposure to extreme heat. Not to mention their clothes can catch fire or at the very least, begin to melt.

Do radiator covers cover the thermostat?

Radiator covers and thermostatic radiator valves TRV’s work by measuring room temperature and adjusting the flow of hot water through radiator pipes accordingly. If they are encased within a cover they may read a temperature which is too high, due to the space inside the cover being warmer than the rest of the room.

How do you cut baseboard heater covers?

Put on work gloves. Cut the cover at the squared line with tin snips or sheet metal scissors. Use the main portion of the blades to make the cut in stages, instead of the tip of the blades that can crimp the edges of the cut.

What are radiator covers made of?

Common materials are wood and metal, but sometimes soft materials such as a cane, fabric, and string are used. Some DIY radiator builders recommend using medium-density fiberboard (MDF) as this dense, synthetic wood composite will be more stable when subjected to the radiator’s heat spikes.

What are the best radiator covers?

Best radiator covers B&Q Mayfair – best adjustable radiator cover. Wayfair Homcom Horizontal Column – best budget radiator cover. Screwfix Contemporary Suffolk – best paintable radiator cover. Amazon Adam – best on-trend radiator cover. Jason Muteham oak radiator cover – best designer radiator cover.

Are radiator covers easy to fit?

How do I fit a radiator cover? They are all simple to fit however, and just involve fixing small brackets to the wall so the radiator cover can be hooked over the top. This allows for quick and easy access should you need to bleed the radiator or adjust its temperature.

Do radiator covers need to be fixed to the wall?

The standard way of securing a radiator cover to the wall is to use metal fixings that are screwed to both the radiator and the wall to keep the cover safely in place. However the process of securing them to the wall has not progressed in a number of years.

Are radiator covers free standing?

Many radiator covers are not “fitted” at all. They are simply free standing to allow ready access to the controls.

Are radiator covers a good idea?

Probably the most important reason for installing a radiator cover is safety. Radiators can get extremely hot. In homes with small children or pets, who might be tempted to touch them, radiators can be quite hazardous. Radiator covers are also great for protecting not just living things but other items, too.

Can you put things on top of a radiator cover?

Yes, of course you can put a wood shelf on a radiator. As mentioned above, it takes many hundreds of degrees more heat to burn wood than is generated by a radiator. If putting a reflective material underneath makes for feel better, go right ahead.