It’s the little things that help bring a radiator installation to life. Sometimes when you have new radiators hanging up and fully working after redecorating a space, something can seem a little off, and it can be hard to put your finger on it.
More times than not, your radiator might not look as perfect as imagined because you haven’t replaced your original valves with ones that match the style of your radiator.
Finding the right valve can compliment a lovely new radiator. That’s why we have one of the biggest ranges of radiator valves you’ll find online. Shop radiator valves by finish today and see which style would work best in your home.
What finishes for radiator valves come in?
Radiators valves come in the following finishes:
How do I know which valve finish to buy?
With ten different styles and finishes to choose from, it can feel a little overwhelming if you don’t know where to look at or what exactly you need to get. We always recommend you start by thinking of what you want your valve to do. Within each finish you’ll see we have thermostatic manual and (in some cases) dual-fuel options.
If it’s a radiator you need to turn on and do its thing without interruption then a simple manual valve is right for you. If you have a room where you know you’ll need to adjust the temperature throughout the year, a thermostatic valve (the valves with numbers) are your best option.
Another factor to consider is the entry your radiator has. Within each finish you’ll be able to get valves which are categorised as:
- Straight Valves
- Angled Valves
- Corner Valves
Make sure you know which entry you have so you buy the right valve.
Do certain radiators need certain valves?
Almost all valves you’ll find on-site can be used on most radiators.
The only time you’d have to take care is when choosing a dual fuel valve, as these are to be installed in dual fuel radiators that use your internal heating system as well as electric.
Do I need anything special when buying a new valve?
If you’ve been redecorating a room and want to have a completely fresh looking radiator installation, we would recommend getting matching pipe sleeves. Having a nice brass, silver or pewter coloured pipe will help make a new valve look much nicer than being on top of a sleeve that may be discoloured or have flecks of paint on it.
Which radiator valves are cheapest?
If you’re looking for a no-fuss valve solution, keep an eye out for Trade Direct valves. This is our brand of valves that match high quality with low prices. You’ll also find that white radiator valves will be cheapest as they usually have a simple plastic covering, as opposed to something like brass or copper that needs to be highly polished.
Forgot to get a radiator valve and now it’s holding up getting your radiator installed? We want to get a new valve delivered to you as quickly as possible. Order before 2 pm and we aim to have your valve delivered by the next working day.