What are pipe sleeves used for?

Posted in: Radiators

When having new radiators installed, you may want to consider raising the quality of the finished look to a whole new level...with pipe sleeves.

Pipe sleeves are a metal covering that fit over your copper pipes that comes out of the floor and go into your radiator. They're a fantastic way of supercharging your radiator valves and making them look even more stylish.

Underrated radiator accessory

A chrome plated pipe sleeve/cover
Trade Direct chrome pipe sleeves

It's easy to think that the copper pipes that come out of the bottom of your radiator valves are a necessary evil. They carry the water in and out of radiators and your only choice is to leave the copper exposed or paint them, right?

Wrong. There is a third way and that's by adding some pipe sleeves over the top of the pipes.

Pipe sleeves are a feature that often get overlooked, but can be the difference between your radiator installation looking complete or something not looking quite right. It's one of those things that make a huge difference but with minimal effort required.

Size and colour

Our pipe sleeves come in lengths of 130mm and 300mm, so you should find a perfect length to fit your pipes, no matter how high your rad is installed off the ground. They're easy to cut to size if needed.

Pipe sleeves are generally made from nickel of brass and are available from us in the following colours:

  • Brushed Copper
  • White
  • Black
  • Anthracite
  • Chrome
  • Brass
  • Pewter
  • Antique Copper
  • Nickel (Satin and Black)

We recommend getting pipe sleeves that match the colour of your radiator valves or the main body of your radiator. Choosing something different can often look a little odd and could undermine the aesthetic of the room.

Pipe sleeve inspiration

Copper pipe sleeves
Trade Direct copper pipe sleeves
Trade Direct white pipe sleeves
Trade Direct white pipe sleeves
Black Nickel Pipe Sleeves
Trade Direct black nickel pipe sleeves
Trade Direct anthracite pipe sleeves

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