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What to do with radiators when renovating your home
by Ellie Campbell

For those of you who have been undergoing renovations in your homes over the past few lockdowns, you’ll know that there are definitely some obstacles to getting the job done. One of the issues that plague every home renovator is figuring out what to do with the radiators.

 

If this sounds like an issue that you’ve encountered, read on for some seasoned tips on what to do with your radiators when renovating your home. 

Most renovators seem to agree, however, that taking the time to remove them safely off the wall and then replace them with new ones as part of your renovation process is one of the best options. 

Ellie Campbell

What can I do with my radiators when renovating my home?

 

Of course, as with any home renovation job, there are plenty of mixed opinions on what to do with your radiators. Some may say you should cover them and paint around them carefully, whilst others may say that you should take it as an opportunity to restore them. 

 

Most renovators seem to agree, however, that taking the time to remove them safely off the wall and then replace them with new ones as part of your renovation process is one of the best options. 

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Why is removing them a good idea?

 

Removing them and then painting your walls is much easier than having to work around them and hoping that you don’t damage the radiator units or similarly, that you don’t get paint on them instead. 

 

Covering your radiators is an option but the reliability of this method is not always optimal, considering that most radiator covers are not very protective from large-scale damage. 

How do I replace them easily?

 

To replace them, you must first safely remove them off the wall, paying attention to a guide that informs you what to do depending on the make and model of your radiator. If you have a gas radiator, you may need to hire a specialist to disconnect and reconnect the radiator. 

 

If you’re thinking of replacing your radiator completely, for ease, you may wish to find another radiator that has the same type of valve connectors as your previous radiator to make reinstallation a lot easier.

Where can I find the tools to do this?

 

The tools that you’ll need to replace and remove your radiator will obviously specifically depend on the types of radiators that you are uninstalling and reinstalling. Either way, the easiest way to switch between radiators is always by using straight radiator valves. 

 

For those of you who are new to renovation, this may not be something you have heard of before! In simple terms, straight radiator valves make the connection between the old radiator layout and the new radiator connectors plain and simple. 

 

By installing a straight valve, you can almost just pop the radiator on the wall and you’re ready to go! However, home renovators should note that this is mostly suitable for radiators that have pipework on the walls and not under the floor. 

 

If you’re interested in using this method for handling your radiators during renovation, then you can check out Trade Radiators, who have a great selection of straight radiator valves. If you’re looking to buy them soon, you can view them here.

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