What Size Radiator Cover Do I Need?

What Size Radiator Cover Do I Need?

Posted by Kelly on 31 August 2018 09:18:28 BST

The installation of a radiator cover is a huge benefit to any environment in terms of health and safety for anti-ligature or LST purposes.

But how to do you know which size cover to order?

Read on to find out the best way to establish what size radiator cover you need and how Contour can help accommodate for that…

Measuring Matters

The key to getting the right size radiator cover for you is to correctly measure the area.

Contour prioritises ensuring that all of the environments that we work in are properly measured to ensure the best fitting radiator cover for the available space.

We offer a bespoke range of options and are able to work around pre-existing radiators in environments in order to accurately fit the covers within the exact measurements needed.

What we need to know:

  • Length and width of the pre-existing radiator
  • The height of the pre-existing radiator
  • Depth required
  • Skirting boards and window sills

Contour are able to provide site surveys as part of our services to ensure that your radiator cover order to accurately measured and that any special requirements such as working around window sills are properly taken into consideration.

Where Is The Cover Going?

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When installing radiator covers, and choosing which size you require, it is also important to think about the space available.

If Contour is installing a radiator cover into a hospital ward for multiple service user occupancy, space is likely to be large and very open. Keeping safety at the forefront of our minds; Contour will ensure the radiator cover is the correct size for this kind of environment.

This kind of space will have different requirements for a small school classroom for example.

Classrooms are full of tables, chairs, cupboards and, of course, pupils and teachers. This all takes up a certain amount of the available space. Contour will work to ensure that the radiator covers we provide for this space are properly sized designed to safely meet the needs of this space.


Working For You

No environment is the same as any other. Contour understands this. That is why we work on a bespoke, job by job basis when measuring the sizes of radiator covers; we build our products to meet the needs of the customer. We don’t work with a one size fits all mentality.

Whether you need LST or Anti-Ligature covers, Contour can accommodate that. We are even able to offer a range of colours; for your covers depending on your needs.

Would you like to find out more? Book a free consultation with our heating experts to see how Contour can help you!


About Us

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

Contour is a 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.

Contact us at:

The Mansions, 43 Broadway Shifnal

Shropshire TF11 8BB United Kingdom

+44 1952 290 498


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