Can I Have A Pencil Proof LST Radiator?

Can I Have A Pencil Proof LST Radiator?

Posted by Robin Mansell on 31 December 2018 09:00:37 GMT
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When installing LST radiators into schools and nurseries, a primary concern of many of our customers is the issue of small items, particularly pencils, being pushed through the grilles.

Here at Contour, we have been blogging about the design features that we include in our LST radiators to meet these requirements.

Read on to find out more…


Pencil Proof Grilles

Small items like pencils and crayons can often end up being dropped behind radiators or into radiator covers in schools and nurseries.

Contour LST radiators come pre-punched with pencil proof grilles that are designed to prevent stationary or small items from being pushed through the radiator covers where they can then get stuck and cause an issue for cleaning and heat outputs.

The grille design uses 5.5mm wide radius grilles. The radius grille design makes it easier to clean being a flat surface.


The Benefits Of Pencil Proof Grilles

Pencil Proof LST Radiators | Contour Heating | Shifnal, West Midlands

There are several major benefits of a pencil proof grilles. The primary benefit is that because the holes are small enough, they stop children from poking their fingers through.  Therefore this prevents them getting caught.

There are several health and safety benefits of this because it reduces the number of accidents around LST radiators in schools. Therefore students are free to go about their learning without the risk of injury.

By punching the grille directly out of the casing rather than using a second proprietary grille, they are easier to clean in terms of accessibility and time. They are also stronger and have a reduced level of heat loss because the air isn’t being trapped by multiple layers of a grille.

This means that pencils, crayons, pens and similar items cannot be inserted into Contour LST radiator covers.



With pencil proof grilles on Contour LST radiator covers, you can create a space that is safe for all.

Children will be less at risk of catching their fingers in the grilles because they will not be able to push pencils and stationary items into the radiator covers.

The grilles are easier to clean and there is less heat loss as a result of the exclusion of a second proprietary grille.

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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 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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