How Do You Know Which LST Radiator To Specify?

How Do You Know Which LST Radiator To Specify?

Posted by Robin Mansell on 24 January 2019 16:09:49 GMT
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When installing LST radiators into a space, it can be difficult to know which ones you will need when specifying the best options for your space.

Here at Contour, we have been blogging about how you can understand which LST radiators to specify when installing them into your school, hospital, care home or other commercial space.Read on to find out more…


Different Spaces With Different Needs

Specify LST Radiators | Contour Heating | Shifnal, West Midlands


Depending on the type of space you are installing low surface temperature radiators into, you will have certain needs that need to be met.

The above image shows how Contour would recommend particular LST radiators and other heating products based on the demands of the space.

For example; if you are installing a heating solution into a residential care home then we would recommend a DeepClean LST radiator that could be either wall or floor mounted and either flat or sloping top. Alternatively we could also recommend out Covora LST radiator.

This would differ from if you were looking to install a heating solution into a space which had ligature concerns such as a mental health unit, prison or custody suite. In these spaces our recommendation would be centred on addressing anti-ligature requirements in the heating solution.


Bespoke Service

Bespoke Heating Solutions | Contour Heating | Shifnal, West Midlands

Here at Contour, we offer a range of sizes in our LST radiators starting from 600mm x 550 mm to 2200mm x 1045mm. These come in different types depending on the level of heat output that you need for the space:

  • Type 11
  • Type 12 (sometimes called a type 21)
  • Type 22

We understand, however, that sometimes there are additional requirements that need to be addressed and that this can involve varying the sizes and the type of LST radiator that needs to be specified.

We offer a type 33 LST radiator, which is the same as a type 22 LST, but it has an additional panel and convector as well as the double panel and convector that you would otherwise receive. This can improve the overall heat output dramatically.

We can also work outside of our standard sizes to accommodate for smaller or larger spaces that need bespoke options to create a heating solution that is suitable for the area available. This includes installing vertical LST radiators in spaces where we need to make use of the height of the wall if the width is limited.



To know which LST radiator to specify, it’s important to consider what type of environment you’re installing them into to ensure that you get the right type of radiator for you. If there are ligature concerns, you may need a different radiator to a space with low surface temperatures are the priority.

Contour work on a bespoke basis with our customers to ensure that the heating solutions that we bring to you are an exact match for your space and needs.

Would you like to find out more about installing LST radiators into your commercial space? Fill out the form below to speak to a heating expert today!

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 combine 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 have 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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