Radiator Installation

If you live in Nottingham, then you know that the winters can get pretty cold. Home radiators are a great way to take the chill off of your home and make it more comfortable for everyone. Home radiators work by heating water which is then piped into rooms where heat is needed. Home radiators consist of pipes with hot water flowing through them (usually at about 60 degrees Celsius) and a radiator valve on each pipe supplying heat to the room via convection currents created by air being blown across them.

Benefits of having a radiator in your home

Home radiators are a great way to take the chill off of your home and make it more comfortable for everyone. Another benefit of a home radiator is that they are inexpensive to run. Home radiators use a lot less energy than other types of heating systems, but still provide the same amount of heat.

The tools we use for installing radiators in your home

Radiator valve tail key

This is used to adjust the setting on a radiator valve so it can be closed or opened.

Tape measure

This is used for measuring the space under your floorboards where you need to fit a new radiator, or inside your cupboard before installing one.

Adjustable Spanner

One end has a hexagonal head that can rotate 360 degrees, so tightening up nuts and bolts becomes easy to work. The other side is flat, making this ideal for things like loosening clamps on pipes.

Dust Sheet

This protects furniture and carpets from getting dirty when carrying out work under your floorboards, in crawl spaces or inside cupboards. It also helps reduce dust flying around, which could set off allergies.


These are handy for wiping up spills and keeping surfaces clean during installation. You’ll need them if you’re working with cement as well; just make sure they aren’t chemically treated though!

Cordless Screwdriver

This is used when attaching radiator valves to pipes as it doesn’t have any dangling wires or cables and can easily be manoeuvred around obstacles. It’s also useful if you need to tighten screws on pipe fittings that are hard to reach with an adjustable spanner.

Knee pads

Knee pads are used for protection when we are kneeling on the ground. We don’t want to be crawling around and getting into all sorts of awkward positions, but these things will make it so much easier for us! They can also prevent a lot of pain too because you won’t have to put as much pressure on your knees or elbows when they’re padded, which is always good!

Spirit Level

This is just like a carpenter’s level but smaller so that it can easily fit into tight spaces when we want to install radiators underneath floors or behind furniture! You’ll always need this bit of kit though because, without it, there would be no way of making sure things are level and straight. We always have a couple at hand so that we can check each other’s work or just do it ourselves when things need doing on our own.


A pencil is handy for marking out measurements on surfaces and writing down any notes about what needs doing. It’s also useful if you’re working with cement, as it can be used to mix two parts of dry mortar to make wet mortar which will set into stone and plaster walls.

The process we use for installing radiators in your home

The first step we take when installing radiators in your home is to make sure that the area is clean and safe. We need to do this before we start so that when we are finished, nothing will be left behind or misplaced, which could cause any accidents.

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.

This is where we’ll be using a knee pad to avoid any injury while kneeling on these blocks of wood. Start with one end of the material that was just laid out-this will act as our groundsheet!

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?

No, home radiators are designed to keep home temperatures at a comfortable home temperature even when it is very cold outside. Home radiators can be fitted with anti-freeze protection which will stop the home radiator from freezing and cracking.

How much does it cost to install radiators in a house?

We charge £80 per home radiator to install.
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.

Can I install a radiator myself?

Yes, as long as you’re confident around tools and electricity, then this job should be suitable for DIYers! It’s always advisable to have some help from someone experienced in the installation of Home Radiators just to answer any questions that may arise (we believe in friendly customer service!) But most people who undertake installations themselves find them relatively straightforward.