Where is the best place to position a radiator?

It is best to place a radiator in a cool place

Radiators work best when positioned in the coldest part of the room e.g. on an outside wall or under a window. If you haven't got enough space for the size of radiator you require, two smaller radiators could be the answer.

What size radiator do I require to heat my room?

A plumber or engineer can calculate your requirement

To establish a rooms heat requirement consult your plumber/heating engineer. If you want to estimate it yourself simply calculate the room volume in metres (length x width x height) then multiply the volume by 153. This calculation will give you the estimated heat output in Btu/hour, to convert this to Watts divide the figure by 3.142.

Who can install my radiators?

Any professional can install our radiators

A professional plumber or a competent DIY enthusiast can install all our radiators

Are cast iron radiators as efficient as contemporary models?

These radiators are highly efficient

Cast iron radiators are highly efficient heat emitters and hold their heat much longer than standard steel panel radiators.

What paint can I use on cast iron radiators?

There are a number of paints which can be used

Most modern cellulose or acrylic paints are suitable for cast iron radiators. You can buy specialist radiator paint from most DIY merchants.

Are the radiators supplied by Simply Radiators compatible with my heating system?

All our radiators are compatible

All the radiators we supply are compatible with normal central heating systems and come with British standard fittings. You can change all the radiators on your system or just a few (the choice is yours).

What is the difference between Thermostatic Radiator Valves (TRV) and manual valves?

Read below to find out the difference between valve types

Thermostatic radiator valves control the temperature of the radiator via a built-in sensor, which automatically opens and closes the flow of water into the radiator, maintaining the room at the pre-set temperature. A manual valve can only control the temperature of the radiator regardless of the room temperature.

What is a lockshield valve for?

These valves provide balance

The lockshield valve is used to balance the radiators in the system so that they all heat up at the same rate. The lockshield valve should be opened at increasing amounts the further the radiator is from the boiler.