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  1. All you need to know about radiator valves

    All radiators need valves to control the flow of water into the units and these now come in a variety of styles and finishes. Radiator valves are necessary in whatever form as they allow an easy way to stop the flow of the central heating circuit into the radiator. In times past there were double entry rad valves and the...
  2. Manual and Thermostatic Valve Differences

    Manual and Thermostatic Valve Differences

    What are manual and thermostatic valve differences? Manual and thermostatic valve differences are nothing to worry about, but can change your routine at home. Who knows what temperature it will be tomorrow? With the fluctuating weather that we are now seeing and really, the lack of defined seasons, there has never been a better time to fit thermostatic radiator valves...
  3. Can you get radiator pipe covers?

    Can you get radiator pipe covers?

    Customers tell us they need radiator pipe covers all the time. Radiator pipe covers depend on how your radiator is piped. In most cases the pipes for any radiator come from the floor because of the design of our houses in the uk. In more modern buildings and flats you will find that the pipes will come from the wall...
  4. Tips for using your radiator thermostats

    Tips for using your radiator thermostats

    Radiator thermostats and top tips for using them. Do you have radiator themostats ? Things have changed over the last few years in the heating industry and radiators have always been intrinsic to the heating system but the way we use them and control them is ever more important. Previously, big was best. This led to a massive over sizing...
  5. The different types of radiator valves and styles

    “What valves shall I use on my radiator?” This is a question that we always get asked at Columnrads because it is probably the last thought when purchasing a radiator and to be honest a few years ago there was just not that much choice. Nowadays there is a fantastic choice and it has really developed because customers have demanded...
  6. What radiator valves do I need?

    When choosing the right radiator to fit the right area or style the radiator valves often get overlooked. It is always a shame when we see a fantastic order for raw metal radiators and the customer has not chosen valves to match. This often means that the plumber is going to get the valves! Great if he is getting them...

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