You need a radiator cover if you’re looking to bring some style and practicality to your living space. A radiator cover is decorative, so it’s ideal if you want to hide an outdated radiator and inject a more modern look into your home.
It’s also easy to build, durable, and provides ultimate value for money. For example, a radiator cover has ample surface space on which to place ornaments, which frees up valuable space elsewhere in the home.
Another key benefit of a radiator cover is that it can help reduce the noise coming from your radiator – which can be distracting, to say the least!
Better yet, a radiator cover provides all of these benefits whilst providing plenty of space for warm air to travel through, so there won’t be any noticeable heat loss in your living area.
Our radiator covers come in a wide array of styles and sizes. Whether you want wooden effects or painted finishes, or a small or large cover, we have something to cater to every taste.
You can explore our full range of radiator covers below. Our radiator covers come in a wide range of styles to suit your needs, or if you want to make them truly your own, we offer unfinished radiator covers to style to your own taste.
You’ve seen our range of radiator covers and we’ve covered the benefits of these above. If you’re still curious to find out more about radiator covers, we’ve answered some of the commonly asked questions about this type of product.
Radiator covers typically come in five different sizes. At Jack Stonehouse, we sell the below sizes:
As we covered above, properly designed radiator covers should not impede much heat, if any, within your living space. Any heat the cover absorbs is simply re-released. Heat will still rise through natural convection, whether there’s a cover over your radiator or not, so you won’t notice a drop in temperature.
Yes, radiator covers are safe for a number of reasons.
Firstly, they prevent your children from burning themselves if they come into contact with a radiator. For instance, if they’re running around and accidentally bump into it.
Generally speaking, they significantly reduce the risk of people suffering burn injuries. The operating temperature of a conventional radiator is around 60°C and above – and can go up to 90°C for some models – so you’re running a massive risk by not covering your radiator.
On top of this, contact with surface temperatures above 43°C has the potential to lead to serious injuries, according to HSE guidelines.
For all of these reasons, radiator covers are an essential added layer of protection for you and your family.
A radiator cover typically comes flat-packed, so you’ll need to fit it yourself.
First, you’ll need tools such as a pencil, drill, drill bit, and suitable fixings.
Next, check the dimensions of your radiator and the space available to establish whether or not the cover will fit. You want to measure your radiator’s height and width and pay close attention to windows, alcoves, and existing furniture. (See more on the ideal distance between radiator and radiator cover below). Assemble the cover according to the manufacturer’s instructions. It’s as simple as screwing the sides to the front grill – a handheld screwdriver or cordless screwdriver will do the job. Most radiator covers are freestanding, so don’t need to be fixed to the wall. However, you may want to attach them to the wall using tabs or brackets for extra stability and peace of mind.
You should always leave enough space between your radiator and it's cover to ensure heat is distributed evenly. Make sure the gap is at least 3cm in height and depth as well as 5cm in width
Adhering to these measurements will ensure an even and efficient distribution of heat around your home.