So maybe you have purchased your radiator already or just wondering which valves to get. I have found with many of my customers this can be blown up to be a big deal or task when it really is very simple and down to a few choices in which are explained below.
So let’s get the technical side over with first. Are you asking yourself questions like the ones below?
Which valves do I need my radiator is this model?
Do I need thermostatic or manual?
Which will look the best?
How should I fit them?
So lets iron out some of your possible concerns with any radiator your choice of valve will fall into this handy guide which will tell you which orientation or style of valves you will need to complete your radiator installation.
Valve guide – you will find our valve guide handy presented in each product in the product tabs section.
What valves do i need?
A simple guide to choosing correct valves for your radiator
If the pipe work is coming out of the floor and the radiator has side connections you will need a set of Angled Valves.
If the pipe work is coming out of the floor and the radiator has underneath connections you will need a set of Straight Valves.
If the pipe work is coming out of the wall and the radiator has side connections you will either need a set of Angled Valves or Corner Valves
If the pipe work is coming out of the wall and the radiator has underneath connections you will either need a set of Angled Valves or Corner Valves
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Your result will fall into one of the 3 categories being angled, straight or corner with the most important being angled or straight as corner is not necessary and can be considered an aesthetic look.
Style and colour
You may prefer to match your valve to the colour of your radiator we have many options of colour and finish or have contrasting colours for example black radiator will match with chrome valves.
Functionality Manual or Thermostatic
Manual valves are great for rooms near the home thermostat or bathrooms or en-suites or shower rooms as they are effectively a tap style control and not offer fixed temp like a thermostatic or (TRVs) thermostatic radiator valve we would recommend putting the TRV style valve on every radiator besides the above recommendations not to be placed near house thermostat.
50mm Central connection valves
These are great to finish your installation with style in mind many radiators have the 50mm central connection fitted this offers a neatly fitted unit where the connections are close together (50mm apart) like the one pictured below.
We understand that buying designer radiators online and the valves to match can be quite daunting to a novice we would recommend you seek advice of a plumber for installation as a rule all of our radiators come with brackets and fixings needed to install or mount the rad but the valves for central heating installations are sold separately. Valves are an essential part of a central heating installation so make sure you arrange some or get your plumber to organise.