This school in West Yorkshire have replaced old covers to allow for optimum heating whilst still maintaining ‘child-proof’ guards. This project was split into three phases, in the school’s sports hall, in classrooms and toilet areas. As well as providing a more aesthetically pleasing look and feel, the new radiator guards were needed to improve the ease of access for cleaning and maintenance.
The brief was for radiators to have a robust cover to stop children from pushing items through into the covers. Overall, the school wanted hygienic radiator covers that were secure and were strong enough to last.
The school also faced challenges with heat loss and wanted to search for a heating solution that provided high levels of heat, despite there being limited space in some areas.
Within the classrooms, previous radiators had an old, one-pipe cast iron radiator system. These were placed under concrete windowsills and it was proving impossible to get around these windowsills because the radiators were to be placed out of the children’s way.
Within classrooms, there was also a need for access for cleaning and maintenance so a drop-down radiator guard would be beneficial to meet these needs.
For toilet areas, the nature of the environment was considered a challenge. These areas are often moist and, therefore, metals were more prone to rusting.
All heating solutions needed to have pencil-proof grilles to minimise the risk of small items such as pencils and crayons being pushed through radiators or into radiator covers. This would ultimately cause an issue for cleaning and heat outputs, as well as being a health and safety risk.
Within the sports hall, a 10m cover was installed with 4 triple-panel radiators underneath. Where space was limited, vertical radiators were supplied that were going up from a wall in the sports hall.
The classrooms posed its distinctive challenges with windowsills. The school replaced their old cast iron radiators with triple thin radiators that were made bespoke to fit each unique space.
To enhance cleaning and maintenance, covers were made to drop down so the school can thoroughly clean radiators.
For improved hygiene, BioCote® was introduced at the production stage to offer protection against various microbes such as bacteria, mould and some viruses.
To overcome the challenges the school faced within the toilets, magnelis steel was used to provide additional durability and corrosion resistance. Magnelis is an organic coating which stops metal from rusting to promote longevity.
The bespoke radiator covers Contour fitted delivered a hygienic, safe, and a practical heating solution for this school in West Yorkshire. Vertical radiators meant that space was optimised, and heating was at optimum levels.
Cleaning and maintenance were made achievable with covers that dropped down and pencil proof grilles were put in place, so small items were not trapped, and the risk of injuries was reduced.
Overall, Contour helped transform the overall look of the school’s sports hall, classrooms, and bathrooms and ensured the school had a long-lasting heating solution.