The type of wall in your chosen room will help you to eliminate certain styles from your thinking. Especially so if you are scouring modern, wall-hung options. The material, look and size of your wall acts as a basic starting point to determine which kind of hot water radiator will suit.
Brick & Masonry Walls
For the widest scope, brick and masonry walls are an ideal backing surface. These types of walls allow you to hang your radiator from any area, and opt for any size of rad.
Plasterboard & Studwork Walls
By contrast, plasterboard walls, which feature a hollow space in behind. They’ll also require you to position your radiator in a certain spot where the studs are situated (the strongest part). As such, you may be forced to choose a radiator of a particular size. This is so it can be attached to a plasterboard or studwork wall.
Is your Wall in a suitable condition for Hot Water Radiator Installation?
You should also consider the state of the wall you’re hoping to attach your radiator to. You don’t want to install a hot water radiator before realizing your wall requires repair work. A quick check will suffice. Fill in any cracks and paint or paper your wall to achieve a look you want prior to installation.
How will your plumbing affect your Radiator wall options?
Plumbing is an element you definitely need to consider. Where your pipes are located can either widen or limit your hot water radiator options. If your pipework emits from the floor, your installation can potentially prove more troublesome. Especially if you’ll be adding a larger replacement hot water radiator. Floorboards may need to be lifted to allow you to alter the position of the pipes. If your pipework travels along the wall, you can most likely select a bigger radiator. Or one incorporating a different shape. Existing wall pipework can simply be cut or extended to suit your hot water wall radiators. Pipework will potentially be left exposed though. Therefore, you need to decide if you like that look for your chosen room.