Benefits of having a radiator in your home
The tools we use for installing radiators in your home
Radiator valve tail key
The process we use for installing radiators in your home
The next step in installing radiators in your home is measuring out where the radiator should go. This can seem like a chore, but it’s really important because if you get it wrong, there may not be enough space for all of our equipment and tools, or the radiator might block access to other fixtures such as doors or windows!
After that’s done, we’ll set up some protection at ground level by using an old cloth on top of a dust sheet-these things also come in handy when transporting heavy objects from one place to another.
The next thing to do is to measure the height at the back of your radiator-we need this so that our tools can reach it. Once you know this, then it’s time to lay out a spirit level on top and check whether or not there are any ups and downs in the ground. If there isn’t, go ahead and start putting down some protection for us while we are all set up!
However, if you find that one side has a slope greater than 20mm (0.787 inches), we’ll have to adjust accordingly with wooden blocks before continuing our work. Rather than using bricks, which may leave marks on your flooring, we recommend cutting up old bits of wood from pallets-just make sure they’re thick enough because they will support the radiator.
It’s time for us to make sure everything is straight before we go ahead with installing your new home radiators, so grab some tape measurements from each corner and take note of how long it should measure up against-then use something like an adjustable spanner to bend (gently) every other section inwards by 20mm for them all to line up nicely.
Now you can happily remove that spirit level without having anything else holding down those corners which have been bent inwards. This is because we’re going to use something called Knee Pads, which will be placed under the corners at each end of the home radiators and then used to hold them in place while we work.
If you don’t have any knee pads handy, old pieces of carpet or towels should suffice-anything that’s soft enough not to scratch your home radiators but tough enough not to leave marks behind when you pull them away again once they’ve been installed!
Otherwise, grab an adjustable spanner and tighten those Home Radiator vale tail keys until all home radiators are aligned properly on either side of where our groundsheet was laid out.
We can now grab one corner (or ‘nip point’) of the Home Radiator with our hands and place it on top of its pad, making sure to line up all three of the Home Radiator’s feet in an even row.
Once this has been done for each home radiator, we can grab them from both ends simultaneously (again using those soft pads) and lift them upwards so that they’re sitting square against the wall-be careful not to slide any home radiator out of alignment!
Frequently asked questions
These are some of the questions our clients ask us about our boiler repair services.
Can house radiators freeze?
How much does it cost to install radiators in a house?
If you would like us to provide and fit the home boiler, then this will be an additional cost of £220 plus VAT (£260). This includes all labour and the home boiler itself.