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Essentials for Cast Iron Column Radiators: Wall Stays
If you are choosing a cast iron column radiator, we strongly recommend attaching your cast iron radiator to the wall using a wall stay. Cast Iron Column Radiators are very very heavy items, it is essential that you tie it into the wall to ensure that there is absolutely no lateral movement in the radiator. If you have young children who may be tempted to swing on the cast iron column radiator - this is very important.
We have two types of Wall stay - Standard Wall Stays compliment the radiator beautifully and are available in several different colours. Economy wall stays in steel will also do the job but generally customers paint these radiator stays after fitting them as they are not as decorative.
Essentials: Radiator Valves
|Manual Radiator Valves||Thermostatic Radiator Valves|
As the UKs leading manufacturer of column radiators we are also one of the leading importers and distributors of period radiator valves. Radiator Valves are split into Manual and Thermostatic Valves.
Most people choose Thermostatic Valves which will ensure small amounts of flow through the valve when temperatures are cold - this will ensure that you radiator should not freeze.
A Manual valve can physically be turned off. You must be careful to ensure that your radiator does not freeze in winter if a manual valve is switched off.
Once you have selected whether you want a Thermostatic Radiator Valve or Manual Radiator Valve, there are several broad group of radiator valves available in different colours to match your cast iron radiators. These 'families' of radiator vales are detailed below:
All of our valves are sold in pairs including a Valve and a Lock shield.
Optional: Pipe Shrouds
Depending upon how neat your pipe work is, you may wish to consider a Pipe Shroud. Pipe Shrouds are purely cosmetic and fit over your pipe work to make your pipe work match your radiator valve. Generally pipe work is Copper, so if you order Black Nickel Valves, it is very common to order a Black Nickel Pipe Shroud. If your pipe work comes out of your floor loosely, a pipe shroud will cover up the movement in your pipe work and any oversized hole in the floor.
Other items: Wall Hanging Stays
We have a range of wall hanging stays which vary depending upon the weight of the radiator required to be held against the wall. The strongest wall hanging stays are our European made Wall Hanging Stays.
When fitted correctly these Wall Hanging Stays are specially designed to hold the heaviest column radiators full of water.
European Wall Hanging Stays are available in three sizes subject to the weight of the radiator and the depth of the cast iron radiator off of the wall. If you are not sure which column radiator wall stay is suitable for you, please call us on 01723 321 444.