Radiator Length

Radiator Length

The LENGTH measurement is the maximum distance over the widest part of the radiator.
In most cases the radiator valves are the widest part so the measurement would be taken as the overall distance from
VALVE TO VALVE.


Radiator Height

Radiator Height

The HEIGHT measurement is taken from the floor to the top of your radiator.


Radiator Depth

Radiator Depth

 

The DEPTH measurement is from the wall to the front face of your radiator - or the widest point forwards if the valves come further out than the radiator.


Skirting Height

If you require skirting cut-outs in the sides of your cabinet please enter the maximum Height of your skirting here.

We do not charge for cut-outs

The cut-out made is designed for skirting boards only (i.e. with a curved corner) and therefore the height you enter will be the max height of the cut out with a 9mm radius into the corner. The cutter cannot cut square cut edges into the skirting cut out. Therefore if your skirting board is square cut or you require the skirting cut out to cover e.g. square cut boxing in then you will need to add either 9mm onto the height dimension or 5mm onto height and 4mm onto depth dimension (or vice versa) to allow for this and please note that the resultant cut out will not sit tight onto any right angle corner due to the radius in the corner of the cut out.

Skirting Depth

If you require skirting cut-outs in the sides of your cabinet please enter the maximum Depth of your skirting here.

We do not charge for cut-outs

The cut-out made is designed for skirting boards only (i.e. with a curved corner) and therefore the height you enter will be the max height of the cut out with a 9mm radius into the corner. The cutter cannot cut square cut edges into the skirting cut out. Therefore if your skirting board is square cut or you require the skirting cut out to cover e.g. square cut boxing in then you will need to add either 9mm onto the height dimension or 5mm onto height and 4mm onto depth dimension (or vice versa) to allow for this and please note that the resultant cut out will not sit tight onto any right angle corner due to the radius in the corner of the cut out.

Valve Access Height


FIRST ENSURE YOU HAVE ENTERED THE SIDE FOR THE VALVE CUT OUT ABOVE

Enter in this box the measurement from the floor to the centre of the Thermostatic valve.

We will cut a 150mm high x 90mm wide access hole in the side panel and supply a cover flap for the hole.  

The side for the cut-out is taken as viewed standing in front of the radiator facing it.

The minimum depth of radiator for this service is 100mm, if you enter a depth of less than 100mm, we will increase the depth to 100mm.
Valve Access Depth


FIRST ENSURE YOU HAVE ENTERED THE SIDE FOR THE VALVE CUT OUT ABOVE

Enter in this box the measurement from the wall to the centre of the thermostatic valve.

We will cut a 150mm high x 90mm wide access hole in the side panel and supply a cover flap for the hole. 

The side for the cut-out is taken as viewed standing in front of the radiator facing it.

The minimum depth of radiator for this service is 100mm, if you enter a depth of less than 100mm, we will increase the depth to 100mm.
Cabinet size

When you measure for your radiator cover, you only need measure the following;

Length; measure the overall distance from outside valve to valve (this is probably wider than your actual radiator itself). Classic design Removable Front Covers only: Please note that if you wish to purchase a Classic removable front cover in order to provide valve access then, provided you have the external space available, you will need to add a further 75mm to the length of your radiator when ordering for each side of the radiator you wish to gain access to (i.e. 150mm if you wish to gain access to both sides). This will then ensure that you can reach the sides of the radiators through the internal sub-frame.

Height;
this is from floor to the top of your actual radiator.

Depth; is measured from the wall to the front surface of your actual radiator - or the most forward measurement if your valves or other obstruction come out further than the radiator. Please note that you must ensure that the radiator depth entered when ordering is a minimum of 100mm if you wish to request a valve cut out otherwise the order will be cut automatically for a radiator depth of 100mm.

For made to measure covers, we then add the following EXTRA dimensions to allow for construction, fitting and airflow etc;


This section is for information only
Do not add these measurements to your radiator size when ordering

The overall assembled external size of your made to measure cabinet can be determined by adding the following dimensions to the Length, Height & Depth measurements that you provide us with during the ordering process:

The overall assembled external length of the made to measure cabinet will be 56mm longer than the measurement you enter when ordering. This allows 10mm each end for air flow and 18mm each end for the thickness of the side panels. The top shelf will overhang the radiator cover by an additional 20mm at each end.

The overall assembled external height of the made to measure radiator cover will be 68mm taller than the measurement you enter. This allows 50mm for airflow above the radiator and 18mm for the thickness of the top shelf.

The overall assembled external depth of your made to measure radiator cover will be 52mm deeper than the measurement you enter (to the front of the side panels). This is made up of 10mm for airflow, 18mm for MDF thickness, 4mm for grille thickness and 20mm for the construction of the cabinet (as the front panel is recessed into the side panels). The top shelf will be a total of 62mm deeper than the measurement entered in this box (as there is a 10mm front shelf overhang). In the case of our classic design removable front covers, the necessary sub-frame adds a further 20mm to the overall depth of the cover.

If the above additons mean that the cabinet will not fit in the space you have available then please read our FAQ section for details on how to get around this or ensure that you email us before ordering.


Measuring & Assembly Information

How To Measure For Your Radiator Cover

You only need to measure your actual radiator size, that is,

Length - Overall Valve to valve

Height - Floor to top of radiator

Depth - Wall to front of radiator

Please ensure that you measure carefully for all cabinets and that all dimensions are maximum dimensions (e.g. varying floor heights, uneven walls and floors etc may result in varying measurements).

Ready Made: Measure your radiator as detailed above. Now check that this size fits within (is equal to or less than) one of the INTERNAL sizes detailed in the size chart below. This is the minimum size ready made radiator cover you will require.

All sizes and measurements detailed below are approximate for the standard ready made sizes but may vary slightly between styles/manufacturers. Please see each individual product's "Buy-Now" pages for definitive measurements.

 

Standard Sizes (imported covers)
Internal Measurements
L x H x D mm
Max External Measurements
L x H x D mm
Size 1 (Mini)
  685 x 800 x 120
  780 x 830 x 180
Size 2 (Small)
  910 x 775 x 135
1017 x 800 x 180
Size 3 (Med)
1100 x 870 x 140
1198 x 900 x 200
Size 4 (Large)
1630 x 870 x 140
1710 x 900 x 200
Size 5 (X Lrg)
2150 x 870 x 140
2230 x 900 x 200
 
 
 

Extendable
 
 
Size 3B
900 – 1350 x 870 x 140
975 – 1425 x 918 x 220
Size 4B
1355 – 1925 x 870 x 140
1430 – 2000 x 918 x 220

The max height is the actual max radiator height that will fit allowing the supplied internal fixings to be used and some airflow space.


Note: The INTERNAL sizes are the MAXIMUM radiator size that this cover will fit over. 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.

Skirting Board Cut Out
 

Readymade: A standard skirting cut-out is pre-cut in all readymade covers; these cut-outs range from a maximum of 125-180mm High x 20mm Deep (Note: the cut out curves with a radius out to the edge of the board).

You can of course make this cut out larger if required by masking the side panels, marking your required skirting cut and jig-sawing out the enlarged skirting size.

Please note all sizes quoted for ready made covers have a 5mm margin of error.

Assembly & Fitting

 

Please ensure your cabinet is kept in dry conditions prior to assembly as exposure to damp will result in a slight swelling of the MDF fibres and may render it difficult to assemble your cabinet as the parts need to fit into tight slots and rebates that are machined very accurately to ensure a tight fit so any swelling may make this difficult or impossible.

All our covers are delivered flat packed. Minimal home assembly is required (approx 5 - 10 minutes), you will need a hammer and cross head screwdriver for assembly.

For ready made covers they have a combination of assembly methods with either "push-fit" lugs and/or some cam bolts and screw fixings.

Ready made cabinets will require you hammer 11 white fixing blocks (provided) in to pre-drilled holes Assemble the cover and screw through the white blocks with the screws provided. The cover is then ready for wall fixing. The whole cover is placed in to position against the wall and you mark the position of two fixing brackets (hook type screws with pozi heads). When these are fitted to the wall the whole cover clips over these brackets and into two routered grooves on the reverse of the top lid. Wall plugs for masonry walls (the most common walls for fixing rads and cabinets to) are provided in the fixing packs but obviously these are not suitable for all walls and in such instances, you would need to provide your own plugs. 

Removal of the whole cover for access takes just seconds,  the whole cover surround can be taken away easily for full access.

Radiator cover weight depends on size, covers are designed to be floor standing, but for safety we recommend that covers be fixed back to the wall to stop them falling forward causing injury or damage.


 

 

 



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