Self-installation radiator covers

Installation guide

We feel we can offer a radiator cover solution for every price bracket. This is why we have developed our self- installation radiator cover. You can measure for and fit this yourself with minimum stress or bother. Just follow our video guides and instructions. No holes have to be drilled in the wall, no scribing or cutting. It is a quick fix, hiding that unsightly radiator which is detracting from your interior design scheme. Obviously cabinets are more practical but aesthetically this solution ticks a lot of boxes.

  1. Screw the brackets onto the back of your radiator cover
  2. Hook the bottom brackets under the radiator
  3. Hook the top brackets over the top of the brackets
  4. Adjust to square and tighten.

Bespoke Service/ Traditional Radiator Cabinets

For the time poor customer, we of course provide a bespoke service. Initially we visit with samples to undertake the survey. Once you are happy with the choice of cabinet design and finish we will begin manufacturing your cabinets.  We’ll then send a trained team member to your premises to fit these for you – whether you have a couple to fit in your home or you are in a commercial premises we’ll be able to help.

Self-Installation

Of course, our radiator cabinets can be installed by yourself if you wish. This is an overview of the process;

We supply most of our cabinets with little assembly required.

Firstly offer your radiator cover up to the wall, position the radiator cover in exactly the position you would like the cabinet fitted.

To get your bespoke radiator cabinet sitting right against the wall, a cut-out will need to be created to allow for the skirting board.

To scribe accurately, why not try using a profile gauge. If this is not available a compass will do pretty much the same job. Open the compass up, exactly the thickness of your skirting board. Run the point of the compass up the skirting and the pencil side will mark where you need to cut, as shown below.

To remove the cut-out, saw along the line you’ve created using a coping or fret-saw for the curved sections. Only use these tools if you are totally confident, and use them in a safe and controlled manner. 

Once the cut-outs have been created, the cabinet frame should sit against the wall. If not, and the walls are not straight, you may have to repeat the scribing process for the radiator cabinet shelf and the sides of the radiator cover.

Your decorative radiator cover is held to the wall using metal brackets. These brackets should be screwed to the cabinet first, on the inside obviously.

When you have attached the brackets, offer the frame back up to the wall. Make sure the frame is square, and mark where the holes need to be drilled for the frame to be screwed to the wall.

To drill these holes, you will need a hammer drill, or a cordless drill with a hammer action.

A good tip here is to place an envelope or vacuum cleaner hose under the hole to catch any dust.

Pop a Rawl-plug in the hole and screw the frame of your radiator cabinet to the wall.

The front of your bespoke radiator cabinets are held to the frame using a magnetic catch system. If these are already attached then just offer the front up to the frame and it should click into place. If not then now is the time to attach your magnetic catch components to the radiator cabinet frame and front.

If all of this sounds complicated and hard work please feel free to give us a call about our assembly and installation service and we’ll see what we can do!