In certain areas of a school, hospital or residential care home, wall space is limited. This can cause concerns over the installation of adequate heating solutions if there is only a small amount of space available.

To combat this concern, Contour can supply vertical LST radiators that are designed to suit whatever space you have available and to maintain high standards for your heating solutions.

Read on to find out more…

Advantages Of Vertical LST Radiators

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There are many advantages to having vertical LST radiators in your space.

Areas such as bathrooms are often small, particularly in residential care homes or mental health wards where they are designed as en-suites. Here, small LST radiators are required. 

Additionally, in school halls and other spaces with narrow wall spaces, a vertical LST radiator can be installed to give the space the best possible heating without dominating the walls.

In these spaces it can be difficult to find the right amount of wall space to provide adequate heating. This is where vertical LST radiators can be a huge benefit.

Because wall space is limited, having a radiator that uses the height of the wall rather than the width means that less space is lost to the LST radiator leaving more room for additional appliances or safety features.

Vertical LST radiators can be installed behind doors or be wall mounted to leave as much floor space as possible.

In communal areas, such as in GP surgery waiting rooms, a vertical LST radiator can improve the usability of the space by opening up more areas for furniture, such as seats, which may have otherwise been restricted.


Upgrading A Space

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Certain areas may undergo a retrofit to upgrade the current heating solution for compliance purposes. This can often occur in areas that are adapting for care purposes.

In these situations, it’s often found that in bathrooms there are heated towel rails that aren’t a low surface temperature radiator.

To make these appliances compliant with low surface temperature guidelines and to make the spaces safer for residents, LST radiator covers are installed to protect against the risk of injuries and burns.

Vertical LST radiator covers are ideal for these situations as the nature of heating towel rails means that a tall radiator cover is required rather than a wide one.

Contour can install vertical LST radiators into a space to ensure that they are safe for residents and staff alike. They offer protection from injuries and burns without taking up the limited wall space often found in bathrooms.



Here at Contour, we are passionate about providing the best possible heating solutions for your space.

Vertical LST radiators are hugely beneficial to many environments including schools, care homes and hospitals.

They use the height of the wall rather than the width, making them ideal in spaces where wall space is either limited or needs to be strategically utilised to maximise the usability of the area. 

Vertical LST radiator covers can be installed overheating towel rails. This is beneficial in spaces that are being retrofitted for a safer solution when being adapting for care purposes.

They are designed to match the shape of a heat towel rail. They are designed to be tall and use the height of the space rather than the width of the wall.

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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.

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