How Long Does It Take To Install LST Radiators?

How Long Does It Take To Install LST Radiators?

Posted by Robin Mansell on 26 March 2019 15:52:33 GMT
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The installation of LST radiators has to be carried out by qualified plumbers to ensure that they are properly fitted in line with safety requirements for schools, hospitals, care homes and other commercial spaces.

Contour has been blogging about the installation of LST radiators and how these safe heating solutions can help you.

Read on to find out more...


Installing An LST Radiator

LST radiators have to be installed by a qualified plumber.

Each LST radiator should take around one hour to install and this is the recommended amount of time that you should allow per heater.

This timescale is based on the assumption that the old heating system has already been taken off and that the pipework for the LST radiator is already installed and is ready. If this is the case; the LST radiator can be hung and connected up to the system.

Allowing a full hour for each LST radiator ensures a concentrated installation that isn’t rushed. If the installation is done too quickly there is an increased risk of mistakes being made which could cause problems later on across the whole heating system.

To install an LST radiator, it needs to be hung so that the pipework can be brought up to it. This needs to be connected in and then checked thoroughly to ensure that it’s level.

Once the pipework has been connected, checked and confirmed as working properly, the radiator cover can be fitted onto the LST. Once this has taken place, the sealant can be applied.

If the LST radiator is designed to have an externally fitted TRV kit then this should be connected up after the radiator cover and sealant has been applied.


Potential Challenges

There are a number of different challenges that can occur while installing LST radiators that have to be overcome to ensure that the heating system is fully operational and performing to the expected standard.

These challenges can include:


  • Doctoring pipework to incorporate any adjustments that might need to be made such as adding a bend or moving it further down the wall.
  • Working around skirting boards that create uneven surfaces on the wall
  • Moving plugs and data sockets in existing building such as in schools, hospitals and health and GP centres.


Bespoke LST Radiators With Contour

Here at Contour Heating, we understand that not every space is the same. We offer a bespoke service that means we provide LST radiators that are designed with the exact needs of the client in mind. This can be in terms of size, location or even colour.

We can supply a heating solution that incorporates any required cutouts around window sills or skirting boards.

During our on-site survey, we measure the entire space thoroughly to incorporate considerations that need to be included to get around any obstacles and work with you to ensure that we overcome it.

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About Us

Contour produces a range of innovative, safe surface temperature systems for healthcare, education, mental health, commercial and secure sectors, working in close partnership and collaborating with architects, M&E engineers, NHS Trusts, local authorities, design consultants and contractors to deliver outstanding safe heating solutions.

Contour is the exclusive partner of BioCote® anti-microbial technology for LST and anti-ligature radiators.  BioCote® additives reduce bacteria by up to 99.9%. Contour combines an extensive range of colour-paints is with BioCote® for a durable, high-quality finish.

Contour’s heating solutions offer secure, single-person quick access to radiator guard interiors for regular deep cleaning and maintenance.  Each year, Contour save the NHS millions of pounds in cleaning costs, therefore delivering cleaner, safer environments.  Contour is redefining the marketplace and therefore many regard us as a design and innovation leader within the industry.

Contour has a quality- first philosophy. Our customer-focused team possess a ‘can-do’ attitude, they take pride in developing solutions for your heating requirements.

Contact us at:

The Mansions, 43 Broadway Shifnal

Shropshire TF11 8BB United Kingdom

+44 1952 290 498

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