Low Surface Temperature (LST) radiators have become an essential element in various environments, particularly those where safety and hygiene need to be factored in when designing a space. LST radiators are designed to reduce the risk of burns, making them suitable for places like healthcare facilities and educational institutions.  


Contour offers two distinct LST radiator ranges: DeepClean and Covora Lite. But how do you decide which one is the right choice for your specific project? Read on to learn more. 


DeepClean LST Radiator Range 

The DeepClean is a specialised LST radiator range designed with an emphasis on ease of access for cleaning. It is particularly well-suited for healthcare facilities such as clinics, hospitals and care homes. 


DeepClean LST Radiator Benefits 

So let’s take a deeper look into the key features:  

Full Drop-Down Hinged Doors 

DeepClean radiator covers come equipped with full drop-down hinged doors. This design allows a single cleaning operative to access both the internal and external surfaces of the radiator guard without the need for support from facilities or estate departments.  


This feature significantly enhances cleaning efficiency, reduces overhead costs, and, most importantly, elevates hygiene standards. 

Biocote® Antimicrobial Protection 

The DeepClean range is powder coated inside and outside with Biocote® antimicrobial protection built in. Biocote® is an antimicrobial technology that inhibits the growth of bacteria and other harmful microorganisms on the radiator's surface, further enhancing hygiene. 

Robust Casings 

 Contour offers robust 1.5mm Zintec casings, making them ideal for high-traffic environments like hospital corridors. For wet areas, Magnelis casings are also available. 


Radius Corners Free Of Sharp Edges 

The absence of sharp edges in the DeepClean radiator design offers superior user protection, minimising the risk of injuries such as scratches or cuts resulting from accidental contact or collisions. This feature is especially beneficial in healthcare environments with more vulnerable individuals.  


Bespoke Sizing 

 Every product in the DeepClean range is custom-made to order. Bespoke sizing and bespoke cutouts based on accurate measurements from our free site survey ensures a precise fit for your project. 


Lead Time 

 The lead time for DeepClean radiators typically ranges from 10 to 14 working days. 


The DeepClean range is perfect for environments where hygiene and safety standards are a priority to be factored into the design, making it an ideal choice for healthcare facilities. 



Covora Lite LST Radiator Range 

 Covora Lite, on the other hand, is a cost-effective LST radiator range designed for various settings, including classrooms and student accommodation. 

 Covora Lite LST radiator benefits

Some key features of the Covora Lite range include: 

Lower Cost 

Covora Lite is designed to be budget-friendly, making it a suitable choice for projects with tight budget constraints. 


Bullnose Corners and Half Bullnose Edges 

 The Covora Lite range features bullnose corners and half bullnose edges, providing added safety and protection. 


Shorter Lead Times 

 Covora Lite offers over 200 standard sizing options, which allows for shorter lead times and easy integration into your project. It is a one-piece construction LST radiator with a much faster turnaround when compared with other Contour products. All end panels are pre-manufactured and kept in stock, allowing for faster delivery.  


Complete Low Surface Temperature (LST) 

 Covora Lite radiators offer full LST capabilities, maintaining a safe maximum surface temperature of 43°C, which ensures the safety and well-being of users. 


Biocote® Coating 

 Covora Lite is available with a Biocote® coating option to offer antimicrobial protection in your space. This feature is invaluable in spaces where hygiene and cleanliness are a priority, adding an extra layer of safety and protection. 



DeepClean vs Covora Lite 



DeepClean LST Radiator 

Covora Lite LST Radiator 

Suitable For 

Healthcare facilities 

Classrooms, student accommodation 

Access for Cleaning 

Full drop-down hinged doors 


Antimicrobial Protection 

Biocote® coating built-in 

Biocote® coating option available 

Casing Thickness 

1.5mm Zintec (2mm for secure facilities) 

Standard 1.2mm Zintec 

Safety Features 

Radius corners, no sharp edges 

Bullnose corners, half bullnose edges 

Bespoke Sizing 



Lead Time 

10-14 working days 

Shorter lead times 

Hygiene and Antimicrobial Protection 




Safer & Cleaner Heating With DeepClean LST 

 Contour’s market leading DeepClean LST range of radiators and guards has been revolutionising the protection of vulnerable people from unsafe hot surface heating in the healthcare, education and care home environments. The patented easy to open front panel of the DeepClean LST range can lie flat to the floor when fully open, which facilitates complete removal of the door if required for thorough cleaning and maintaining high hygiene standards. 


The DeepClean LST system with its integral antimicrobial technology has potentially helped hospitals and care facilities throughout the UK save millions of pounds in cleaning costs since 2006, with its quick and easy access for cleaning and maintenance. A full pipe casing, HVAC & perimeter casing and manifold cabinet offer is also available to complete our safe surface temperature package. 


Get in touch today and book a free consultation with one of our heating experts to discuss LST heating solutions for your facilities.  


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