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I needed something to hide an old radiator in my hallway and thought these seemed reasonable priced and the reviews look good.

Available unfinished slightly cheaper @ £19.99
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and also in a slightly different design for £42.49
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Smarten up your room in one easy step by adding a radiator cover. The diagonal cut out design allows heat into your room just as before, but the fresh white finish and cut out feet give it a more intentional style than just re-painting the radiator. This cover has a shelf at the top to protect little hands from touching the hot radiator underneath and we've heard it makes a good cat perch too. Holds up to 10kg.

Transforms the look of your radiators, easy to assemble and fit.

Not the size you're looking for? This radiator cover comes in small and large too.

  • Painted finish, .
  • Mdf wall brackets.
  • Size H81.5, W111.5, D19cm.
  • To fit radiator size: H77.5, W103, D13.5cm.
  • Fits most single and double radiator depths.
  • Weight 11.7kg.
  • Fixings included.
  • Self-assembly.
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kudos1uk07/01/2019 00:24

Never understood why people want these, they restrict the heat output, …Never understood why people want these, they restrict the heat output, they look ugly and they increase the size of an already ugly item!


Me and the wife decided we should get one of these this week so a good time for it to come up. I've never understood them either, until we had a baby who has just started walking and falling over. The most accessible radiator in our house is in the hallway, this is also where the baby likes to wander (watched by us of course) and if she falls onto the radiator when it at its hottest she could hurt herself. Not too badly admittedly but worth being cautious. It's also the only radiator we haven't replaced with a newer, nicer looking one.

I've always thought about them like you though, never saw the point (until now).
Never understood why people want these, they restrict the heat output, they look ugly and they increase the size of an already ugly item!
I have one in my hallway and it doesn’t stop the heat at all. It’s just as warm when you walk in as it was before I got one. Yes mine is a bespoke one but it’s great has draws, looks good and got it made longer than the radiator, so it looks more like a piece of furniture. And as for those that say they’re ugly, that’s weird. A nice cover that you could put items on the shelf, if you want. Looks so much better than a radiator, as there’s nothing attractive about radiators, is there?!36767889-wTGJI.jpg36767889-FavOv.jpg
kudos1uk07/01/2019 00:24

Never understood why people want these, they restrict the heat output, …Never understood why people want these, they restrict the heat output, they look ugly and they increase the size of an already ugly item!


They dont all look ugly, radiators are ugly
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Very curious to know what, if any, is the effect on heating?
MDF but ok for the price
Never understood why people want these, they restrict the heat output, they look ugly and they increase the size of an already ugly item!
Thanks op! Ordered one for my little girls room!
kudos1uk07/01/2019 00:24

Never understood why people want these, they restrict the heat output, …Never understood why people want these, they restrict the heat output, they look ugly and they increase the size of an already ugly item!


Me and the wife decided we should get one of these this week so a good time for it to come up. I've never understood them either, until we had a baby who has just started walking and falling over. The most accessible radiator in our house is in the hallway, this is also where the baby likes to wander (watched by us of course) and if she falls onto the radiator when it at its hottest she could hurt herself. Not too badly admittedly but worth being cautious. It's also the only radiator we haven't replaced with a newer, nicer looking one.

I've always thought about them like you though, never saw the point (until now).
dirty_stan07/01/2019 00:43

Me and the wife decided we should get one of these this week so a good …Me and the wife decided we should get one of these this week so a good time for it to come up. I've never understood them either, until we had a baby who has just started walking and falling over. The most accessible radiator in our house is in the hallway, this is also where the baby likes to wander (watched by us of course) and if she falls onto the radiator when it at its hottest she could hurt herself. Not too badly admittedly but worth being cautious. It's also the only radiator we haven't replaced with a newer, nicer looking one.I've always thought about them like you though, never saw the point (until now).


My sister when younger fell against the radiator and blistered all her arm touched it for a few seconds only.. my advice is turn that radiator down to a low setting as well.

I own one of these have in my man cave over my rad next to my seat and use it as a shelf, but it was a real hard work painting the grill bit, took about 10 coats use d a primer undercoast but getting into each hole on each side is really infuriating. but they come needing assembly so easy to paint before putting together.
Edited by: "MrSprkle" 7th Jan 2019
kudos1uk07/01/2019 00:24

Never understood why people want these, they restrict the heat output, …Never understood why people want these, they restrict the heat output, they look ugly and they increase the size of an already ugly item!


They dont all look ugly, radiators are ugly
MrSprkle07/01/2019 00:55

My sister when younger fell against the radiator and blistered all her arm …My sister when younger fell against the radiator and blistered all her arm touched it for a few seconds only.. my advice is turn that radiator down to a low setting as well.I own one of these have in my man cave over my rad next to my seat and use it as a shelf, but it was a real hard work painting the grill bit, took about 10 coats use d a primer undercoast but getting into each hole on each side is really infuriating. but they come needing assembly so easy to paint before putting together.


Wow, it's more of a risk than I thought then!

If you have the exact design, do you know how much the front face overhangs? There is only a front on view on the site, it looks like the ends/sides overhang by around 20mm, any idea if the front is similar? It's 190mm deep, the kitchen door covers half the rad but it's only about 170mm when opened parallel to the wall.. I'd be looking at bevelling one end on the front face to allow the door to open to nearer 90° but I don't think the front overhangs much..
dirty_stan07/01/2019 01:20

Wow, it's more of a risk than I thought then!If you have the exact design, …Wow, it's more of a risk than I thought then!If you have the exact design, do you know how much the front face overhangs? There is only a front on view on the site, it looks like the ends/sides overhang by around 20mm, any idea if the front is similar? It's 190mm deep, the kitchen door covers half the rad but it's only about 170mm when opened parallel to the wall.. I'd be looking at bevelling one end on the front face to allow the door to open to nearer 90° but I don't think the front overhangs much..


The top sides are 20mm overhang ( I assume you mean the top shelf part) the front overhang is 10mm, I personally made some cuts and adjustments on mine as I have it against a very tight wall and an ATX case against that wall, so had to cut the some off the bottom, but its MDF so its easy to work with.
MrSprkle5 m ago

The top sides are 20mm overhang ( I assume you mean the top shelf part) …The top sides are 20mm overhang ( I assume you mean the top shelf part) the front overhang is 10mm, I personally made some cuts and adjustments on mine as I have it against a very tight wall and an ATX case against that wall, so had to cut the some off the bottom, but its MDF so its easy to work with.


Wow, thanks very much for the answer, I really appreciate it

I think I'll be chopping mine quite a bit too!
They block heat! Pointless. Removed them in my old place and made massive difference to rooms getting hotter! And I gained more space
Edited by: "The_Guru" 7th Jan 2019
Yossi9 h, 15 m ago

Very curious to know what, if any, is the effect on heating?


Yes. It renders the heater borderline useless when u really want it.
Completely useless unless you never use your radiators.. Defeats the whole convector heating so renders the radiator redundant
kudos1uk9 h, 0 m ago

Never understood why people want these, they restrict the heat output, …Never understood why people want these, they restrict the heat output, they look ugly and they increase the size of an already ugly item!


You can hide the washing that's drying, that's the only good point tho, slowly getting rid of mine as I replace the radiators
dirty_stan9 h, 5 m ago

Me and the wife decided we should get one of these this week so a good …Me and the wife decided we should get one of these this week so a good time for it to come up. I've never understood them either, until we had a baby who has just started walking and falling over. The most accessible radiator in our house is in the hallway, this is also where the baby likes to wander (watched by us of course) and if she falls onto the radiator when it at its hottest she could hurt herself. Not too badly admittedly but worth being cautious. It's also the only radiator we haven't replaced with a newer, nicer looking one.I've always thought about them like you though, never saw the point (until now).


When you have small children then worth capping the temp of boiler so water goes up to a certain degree and so does your heating. Avoids the burns
Radiators can be refurbed really easily with a can of spray paint. Just mask off the wall and valves and 2 or 3 light coats. Radiator brush to get rid of all the accumulated crap behind. You can transform a tired looking rad for little money.
kudos1uk07/01/2019 00:24

Never understood why people want these, they restrict the heat output, …Never understood why people want these, they restrict the heat output, they look ugly and they increase the size of an already ugly item!



Completely agree. No accounting for taste though. The kinds of people who buy these are probably people who have trite stencils (Live Laugh Love)on their walls. But each to their own.
autopilot07/01/2019 10:20

Completely agree. No accounting for taste though. The kinds of people who …Completely agree. No accounting for taste though. The kinds of people who buy these are probably people who have trite stencils (Live Laugh Love)on their walls. But each to their own.




disagree. I've got a couple of radiators i would like covers on as they are particularly ugly ones, but would never in a million years have some trite cr4p stencilled across my walls.
upset.brown.pant8 m ago

disagree. I've got a couple of radiators i would like covers on as they …disagree. I've got a couple of radiators i would like covers on as they are particularly ugly ones, but would never in a million years have some trite cr4p stencilled across my walls.



We have one in the hallway. Looks a bit better than the image on this post though.
I agree in regards to the heat loss but it covers the ugly radiator and is safer.
dirty_stan10 h, 25 m ago

Me and the wife decided we should get one of these this week so a good …Me and the wife decided we should get one of these this week so a good time for it to come up. I've never understood them either, until we had a baby who has just started walking and falling over. The most accessible radiator in our house is in the hallway, this is also where the baby likes to wander (watched by us of course) and if she falls onto the radiator when it at its hottest she could hurt herself. Not too badly admittedly but worth being cautious. It's also the only radiator we haven't replaced with a newer, nicer looking one.I've always thought about them like you though, never saw the point (until now).


We thought about them for our son, but he has learnt what’s hot (radiators/oven) and to avoid them so this might confuse.
Let the kid touch the radiator, they’ll do it once and never again. Or perhaps just set it to a nice temperature that won’t damage their skin
Christ how hot are you peoples rads.? What's running through them lava
kudos1uk11 h, 42 m ago

Never understood why people want these, they restrict the heat output, …Never understood why people want these, they restrict the heat output, they look ugly and they increase the size of an already ugly item!


Turns an ugly old radiator into a useful shelf I guess. And if you're going for a 'vintage' feel in your room, but have nasty 80's looking radiators, this would mask it.
We use one in the lounge. Works great as a shelf to put drinks/remotes on. Use the stove for heating anyway
My radiators are actually a hazard If my little girl hit her head on them. I’d rather loose a bit of heat in the house , plus I really do think they look nice, I’m a fan of Pinterest and they are used all over on there. Would love some cast iron radiators in the future when my little one is older, so these are a great deal for me at the moment -thanks again
jojo_8607/01/2019 14:20

My radiators are actually a hazard If my little girl hit her head on them. …My radiators are actually a hazard If my little girl hit her head on them. I’d rather loose a bit of heat in the house , plus I really do think they look nice, I’m a fan of Pinterest and they are used all over on there. Would love some cast iron radiators in the future when my little one is older, so these are a great deal for me at the moment -thanks again



Agreed, with this you can convert an effectively useless place ( around & above the radiators ) into shelves / display units. Great for keeping decoration and hides my ugly old style radiator ( including the dodgy paint behind ). In terms of heat reduction, I really dont see the effect, and if we had a person that knows thermal physics could explain why the heat is not lost, only realeased in a different way.
Eyodaa22 m ago

Agreed, with this you can convert an effectively useless place ( around & …Agreed, with this you can convert an effectively useless place ( around & above the radiators ) into shelves / display units. Great for keeping decoration and hides my ugly old style radiator ( including the dodgy paint behind ). In terms of heat reduction, I really dont see the effect, and if we had a person that knows thermal physics could explain why the heat is not lost, only realeased in a different way.


I have them in my house and didn't notice a difference in heating at all. The generated heat escapes through the top vents to heat the house. I think they look nice, and are useful for adding decorations such as photo frames.
dirty_stan15 h, 9 m ago

Me and the wife decided we should get one of these this week so a good …Me and the wife decided we should get one of these this week so a good time for it to come up. I've never understood them either, until we had a baby who has just started walking and falling over. The most accessible radiator in our house is in the hallway, this is also where the baby likes to wander (watched by us of course) and if she falls onto the radiator when it at its hottest she could hurt herself. Not too badly admittedly but worth being cautious. It's also the only radiator we haven't replaced with a newer, nicer looking one.I've always thought about them like you though, never saw the point (until now).


Funnily enough I took the opposite view and my toddler soon learnt not to touch the radiator ....

Please don't call the social
Wow looks good reserved, thanks OP
Wow, reading through this thread, it is obvious that it is our own fault there is a generation of snowflakes on the horizon...
hkphooey7 h, 21 m ago

Completely useless unless you never use your radiators.. Defeats the whole …Completely useless unless you never use your radiators.. Defeats the whole convector heating so renders the radiator redundant


Heat still pumps out through a similar one we have. Need the TRV on a higher setting if there is one as heat will be retained near that more than an open space.
Edited by: "GSB" 7th Jan 2019
I have one in my hallway and it doesn’t stop the heat at all. It’s just as warm when you walk in as it was before I got one. Yes mine is a bespoke one but it’s great has draws, looks good and got it made longer than the radiator, so it looks more like a piece of furniture. And as for those that say they’re ugly, that’s weird. A nice cover that you could put items on the shelf, if you want. Looks so much better than a radiator, as there’s nothing attractive about radiators, is there?!36767889-wTGJI.jpg36767889-FavOv.jpg
looks great but they really block the heat so much
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autopilot9 h, 10 m ago

Completely agree. No accounting for taste though. The kinds of people who …Completely agree. No accounting for taste though. The kinds of people who buy these are probably people who have trite stencils (Live Laugh Love)on their walls. But each to their own.



I have one on every radiator in my country house manor. 82 in total and they all look really well.
hkphooey07/01/2019 09:24

Completely useless unless you never use your radiators.. Defeats the whole …Completely useless unless you never use your radiators.. Defeats the whole convector heating so renders the radiator redundant


What do you think happens to the heat captured by the wooden cover? It will warm up the surrounding air. Yes it will certainly slow the heat diffusion a little but it won't render any radiator anywhere near useless.

Good price. Voted hot.
akexuk07/01/2019 19:44

What do you think happens to the heat captured by the wooden cover? It …What do you think happens to the heat captured by the wooden cover? It will warm up the surrounding air. Yes it will certainly slow the heat diffusion a little but it won't render any radiator anywhere near useless.Good price. Voted hot.


You obviously need to brush up on your knowledge and learn how 99‰ of UK household radiators which are convector types work!!
Nearly bought one, then realised I wouldn't be able to dry my clothes on the radiator! 🙈Voted hot though.
Edited by: "Reality" 7th Jan 2019
Snakeyes64607/01/2019 01:03

They dont all look ugly, radiators are ugly



There are some lovely radiators out there if you look. Granted they cost more than the bog standard slab of pressed steel the vast majority of homeowners place in their property but well worth it IMO. We have kitted our place out with so-called designer radiators and haven't spent a fortune. At least you won't ever feel the need to cover them with monstrous, inefficient covers. And no painting required.

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Edited by: "bellboys" 7th Jan 2019
Not seen these in years they remind me of school the blue metal ones
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