How Do I Select An LST Radiator?

How Do I Select An LST Radiator?

Posted by Robin Mansell on 17 October 2018 15:00:58 BST
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When installing  LST Radiators into your school or healthcare facility, it’s important to consider what requirements you have when selecting the perfect radiators for the setting.

Let’s look at the factors you should consider when selecting LST Radiators…


Contour LST Radiators are available in either 1.5mm Steel, Magnelis or aluminium materials.

Magnelis is used for mental health environments because it has the same strength as steel but is cured with an additional treatment stage that is similar to hot-dipped galvanising. This makes the material 10x more resistant to rust than a traditional galvanising process, increasing its resistance to water when dealing with bathrooms, ensuits and toilets because of it's "self-healing" properties on cut edges.

Contour also offer 2mm aluminium LST radiators that are ideal for wet rooms and areas where the demand for the environment to be anti-ligature isn't a concern.



If ease of access for cleaning is a priority concern for you, consider including RotaRad into your selections.

RotaRad is a WRAS, KTW and ACS approved valve kit that rotates to allow LST radiators to be moved to floor level so that they, and the wall behind them are easier to clean.

This can be beneficial in school environments, where students often drop or push items into or behind the radiators where they would be difficult to retrieve without a RotaRad Kit.


Valve Type

Contour offer both internal and external valve fittings for LST Radiators. If your environment is one where safety is a primary concern, such as school where young children are at risk of catching themselves on external valves, an internal option will be beneficial to you.

Consider the setting when choosing the type of valve.


How Will Your LST Radiators Be Mounted?

Contour LST Radiators can be either wall or floor mounted depending on the specification that you require. We provide bespoke quotes depending entirely on your needs such as wall-to-wall, floor to ceiling and free-standing, ensuring we are able to offer a solution that will fit within the design of a building.


Door Chains

Similar to RotaRad, Contour’s door chains on LST Radiators provide additional safety to ensure that when a radiator is being cleaned, there is a reduced risk of the door falling on cleaning operatives and causing an injury.

Where our wall to wall option is used, the ability to lower the door flat to the floor is taken away, so adding door chains allow the casing to be lowered and left in place without it falling in an unsafe manner.

Door chains are effective safety solutions to consider when choosing LST Radiators, as they reduce the risk of financial losses being incurred to you as a result of staff being injured while cleaning.


All of the above features are factors of consideration for you when selecting your LST Radiators. Contour can consult with you throughout the process to ensure that you make the right decisions for you as you select.

Whether you are looking for heating solutions in a school, hospital or any other working environment, Contour Heating can provide you with a bespoke quote that will consider all of your requirements and help you to select the best options for you.

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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% and are combined with Contour’s extensive range of colour-paints to coat products 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, while delivering cleaner, safer environments.  Contour has redefined the marketplace and is regarded by many as a design and innovation leader within the industry.

Contour’s vision is supported by a quality-first philosophy and a passionate and conscientious customer focused team who possess a ‘can-do’ attitude, taking pride in developing solutions for your heating requirements.

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Shropshire TF11 8BB United Kingdom

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