Your new radiator will not come with valves, so at Designer Radiator Showroom we have curated a collection of TRVs and Manual valves suited for all radiator styles and designs, ensuring you can buy everything you need in one place. A TRV is a Thermostatic Replacement Valve. We recommend these valves are installed on all new designer radiators as they will allow you to control the heat output of your radiator and control the temperature of your room. A Manual Valve is exactly that, a valve that you can turn on and off by twisting with no temperature control. Manual Valves are best suited for towel rails and bathroom radiators that do not need to be on as frequently as their counterparts installed in other rooms. Not sure what valves you need? Read on for our expert guide!
To make things more confusing, valves come in three orientations: Angled, Corner and Straight. To figure out which kind of valves you need you will need two key pieces of information.
Where is your pipework coming from? Your pipework for your radiator will either exit the wall of your room or the floor of your room.
Where are the pipe connections on your new radiator? The connections of your radiator will either be on the side or the underneath.
Once you have this information, we can easily determine which valves you need:
Now you know what valves you need, its time to think about finish and style! We stock a huge range of valves in multiple finishes designed to complement and enhance your designer radiator. Consider pairing a modern, anthracite radiator with black nickel TRVs for an understated luxury and contemporary look in your home.
If you are still unsure, our sales team are here to help!
Our BTU Calculator is designed specifically to save you money and make sure you don’t get too little or too much heat.
It’s super easy to use and tells you how many BTUs your will need when selecting the radiators to make a difference in your home.
Once you have your Minimum and Upper BTU estimates aim to match or exceed it as best you can.
Pick a radiator that you like from our fantastic range and be sure to check out its technical information for the BTUs!
Having the heat and not needing it is much better than needing the heat and not having it!
You can always turn a hot radiator down with one of our Thermostatic Radiator Valves.
There are always a lot of factors to consider when warming a room, so if you would like any assistance feel free to call our team of friendly heating experts.
Our bespoke and designer radiator installations are carried out to give you the best aesthetic look possible. Not much is impossible, so if you’ve got a fancy new radiator and need it installing professionally, we put the effort in to give you the desired outcome, no matter where in the country you are.
At DRS we have a team of experienced plumbers, specialising in radiator installations, replacements and repairs.