Moving & relocating radiators
There are so many things to keep in mind when buying or developing a property, and to add to your ‘compromise list’. Has a property ever been perfect, except the rooms don’t work properly because there’s a radiator in the way? Well fret no more, because we’re here to tell you; you can move a radiator in your central heating system to a new location.
Now how easy it is to move a radiator comes down to a few different things, pipework being the most important. You firstly need to understand the fundamental principles of a heating system (easy to find on the internet). This should give you a good idea on whether you think it’s possible depending on the configuration of your room. The whole process needs to be planned properly, with a good amount of research being taken first.
Obviously, there needs to be access to the old pipes, either through the floor, floorboards or the ceiling. There are a lot of reasons why it might be a good time to consider a vertical radiator instead of a horizontal one. Revive have a great selection of two and three column radiators, perfect for smaller spaces. They really utilize the space given to them, with fantastic output and a sleek look. They’re great for rooms such as kitchens where a lot of wall space might already be occupied. You can also find some great looking designer radiators to replace your tired, old radiator with.
You might need to lay some new pipes to connect to your radiator valves if the size of the radiator is very different. You should familiarize yourself with some of the basic terminology related to radiators, such as the different types of valves. It would be valuable to understand the difference between your standard valve (or TRV, which is a type of valve) and the lockshield valve since each of these need to go on the correct side of the radiator. If you are fitting a new radiator and are not sure about certain aspects, it might be better to get a plumber or heating engineer in to help.
Moving a radiator is a great way to take advantage of the new styles, finishes and orientations now available. If you're pretty handy, it is also a DIY home improvement task you might be able to carry out yourself. The room might not be used in the same way as it had previously, so the function needs to be thought about extensively too. Positions, which were once very important, have become less so with the development of technology. I.e. convector radiators emit much more even heat into a room than their predecessors, resulting in possibly the need for a smaller or more compact radiator. Whilst the size of radiator is not always a deciding factor, you should check what sort of BTU output you need for your room and pick a new radiator or radiators to match.
The Revive range of radiators provides a huge array or styles, shapes, sizes and finishes. Make sure you look at the specifications on our website for more information.