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How to Dress and Hang a Vertical Designer Radiator: A Step-by-Step Guide

by E Cavendish 11 Mar 2024 0 Comments
How to Dress and Hang a Vertical Designer Radiator A Step-by-Step Guide


A vertical towel radiator is not just a functional element of your bathroom; it's a statement piece that adds both warmth and style to the space. Installing one may seem daunting, but with the right tools and guidance, it can be a rewarding DIY project.

This step-by-step guide from Tapron UK will walk you through the process of dressing and hanging your vertical designer towel radiator, ensuring a smooth installation and a stunning result.

What You'll Need:

  • Vertical designer towel radiator
  • Adjustable wrenches
  • Drill and masonry bit (appropriate size for wall plugs)
  • Wall plugs and screws (suitable for your wall type)
  • Spirit level
  • Pipe cutter (if adjusting pipework)
  • Radiator valves
  • PTFE tape
  • Safety equipment (gloves, goggles)

Step 1: Choose the Location

The first step is deciding where your radiator will go. Consider both the aesthetic impact and the practicality of plumbing access. Ensure there's enough clearance around the radiator for efficient heat distribution and ease of use.

Step 2: Measure and Mark

Once you've chosen the perfect spot, hold the radiator against the wall to mark the mounting points. Use a spirit level to ensure it's perfectly vertical. Mark the wall through the radiator's mounting brackets.

Step 3: Drill and Prepare the Wall Drill holes at the marked points, then insert the wall plugs. This step requires precision, as the stability of your radiator depends on the accuracy of these holes.

Step 4: Attach the Brackets Screw the brackets securely into the wall plugs you've just installed. Double-check their alignment with the spirit level.

Step 5: Dress the Radiator "Dressing" your radiator involves attaching all necessary accessories before mounting it. This includes fitting the valves and any decorative elements or caps. Wrap the valve threads with PTFE tape to ensure a watertight connection.

Step 6: Hang the Radiator Carefully lift the radiator and slot it into the brackets mounted on the wall. It's advisable to have assistance during this step to avoid damaging the radiator or injuring yourself.

Step 7: Connect the Plumbing Connect the radiator to the existing pipework. This may require cutting and adjusting pipes, so measure carefully before making any cuts. Once aligned, secure the connections with your wrenches, being careful not to overtighten.

Step 8: Fill and Check for Leaks With the radiator connected, it's time to fill the system. Open the valves and allow the radiator to fill slowly, checking for leaks at all connection points. Once filled, bleed the radiator of any trapped air using a bleed key, ensuring efficient operation.

Step 9: Final Touches Once you're confident there are no leaks and the radiator is operating correctly, make any final adjustments to ensure it's securely mounted and level. You can now turn on the heating system and enjoy the warmth and style of your new vertical designer towel radiator.

vertical towel radiator


Installing a vertical designer towel radiator from Tapron UK can transform the look and feel of your bathroom, adding both luxury and functionality. While it may seem complex, following these steps can make the installation process manageable and rewarding. Remember, if you're unsure about any part of the installation, it's best to consult with a professional plumber to ensure a safe and efficient setup.

For an extensive selection of vertical designer towel radiators and expert advice, visit Tapron UK. Whether you're updating your bathroom or undertaking a full renovation, we have the products and expertise to help you achieve the perfect finish.

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