What Type of Radiator Valves Do I Need?


A common question from many customers is “what radiator valves do i need to fit my product?”. There is no simple answer to this as there are many different types of valve designs and radiator connections. Depending on which designer radiator or towel rail model you may choose will determine which valve type you require.

Another valve type also available in a straight or angled orientation is a Thermostatically controlled valve (TRV), this valve type allows you to control the overall temperature of a single designer radiator or heated towel rail that is fitted to your central heating system. TRV valves are comprised of a larger head with number indications and a smaller lock-shield valve – the heat of the product is regulated by adjusting the larger head to the desired setting on your radiator valves.

Q. Whats the difference between angled and straight valves?
A. Straight valves typically fit to radiators with under-side connections
A. Angled valves generally fit to radiators with side connections.
Note: (This is not always the case, connection type is always dependent on the radiator design)




How to work out if a radiator will fit, and where the pipe centre measurement comes from.

EXAMPLE OF SIDE CONNECTIONS

‘Generic’ Designer Radiator width (unfitted): 400mm
Valves (fitted to radiator): 35mm + 35mm (one valve for each side (L&R))
Overall Width of product: 400mm + 35mm + 35mm = 470mm in total
Please note: Figures shown are used as an example only – (Please contact us for accurate valve measurements)



EXAMPLE OF BOTTOM CONNECTIONS

‘Generic’ Designer Radiator width (unfitted): 400mm
Valves (fitted to radiator): N/A (one valve for each side (L&R))
Overall Width of product: 400mm  = 400mm in total
Please note: Figures shown are used as an example only – (Please contact us for accurate valve measurements)



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