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We have an extensive range of valves available for our radiators, we are happy to help if you are not sure what you need, so please feel free to call us. To start with most customers choose between manual valves or thermostatically controlled (TRV), the latter giving you a more balanced room temperature and are more energy efficiency. Next you'll choose style. We offer a wide range of both traditional cast iron radiator valves and modern valves to suit all types of radiator.
Once you've selected your favoured style it's down to the direction of your inlet pipes. You can select between angled, corner or straight radiator valves, as a rough guide…
- Angled valves - where pipes come up from the floor into the bottom of the valves
- Straight valves - where pipes run along the wall
- Corner valves - where pipes come out of the wall directly into the back of the valves
It is easy to overlook the accessories you might require to complete the installation of your cast iron radiator or to achieve a specific look. Here is a quick guide to the points you might want to consider.
Pipe shrouds AKA sleeve kits are the perfect finishing touch for your installation and purchased by around three quarters of all customers. These metal tubes are finished to match your radiator valves and slide over copper or plastic inlet pipes that come up from the floor or out from the wall. Supplied with a matching escutcheon (floor plate) used to hold the pipe cover in place and cover any rough edges and gaps between the floor (or wall) and the inlet pipework.
Also popular are our luxury wall stays. Again supplied in a matching finish to the valves and sleeve kits, these are used to secure the radiator to the wall for safety and prevent the radiator from being tipped over. Whilst not essential (as we supply standard steel wall stays with each radiator) the luxury wall stay is popular as a finishing touch and where the wall adjacent to the radiator is not solid. The luxury wall stays are more versatile when it comes to using alternative fixings.