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Published on July 17th, 2007 | by Jules Yap


radiator cover up

nice idea to cover up unsightly radiators. edward’s cover is made from a discarded hol storage cube and a lack wall shelf.


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13 Responses to radiator cover up

  1. says:

    Other options include close-to-the-wall radiators with traditional styling from Steam Radiators, and a host of flat fin, hoop, and even corkscrew units from Runtal North America.

  2. Nura says:

    Hi i currently have the same issue, just currently looking for someone who can make this? Have yet to go to Ikea, but I have called and said they don’t sell it or do special orders please help.

  3. Nick says:

    The radiator cover is a great idea, but just make sure safety isn’t compromised, the covering needs to be able to absorb the heat that the radiator cover gives out. But in principle, really cool!

  4. Nutmeg girl says:

    Hi, I really love this!
    Can we get a how-to on this one, please?

  5. David says:

    Most radiator covers are engineered and designed for maximum heat distribution.

    Believe or not, the covers help distribute the heat evenly in a room. Check the process or images below:


  6. Anonymous says:


    very good idea!

    well for all those who does not know.. radiator covers are traditional all over GB, where is cold.. they are good protector for sensitive hands of courious children or older people and also estetic solution for people who care..
    So.. my congratulation again for saving the money that way!

  7. Edward says:

    It’s my radiator, and though it’s difficult to see, there’s another opening behind the radiator so that the bathroom is heated as well. The cover needed to allow airflow but not allow whoever was sitting on the sofa plain view of someone stepping out of the shower. lol
    And regarding the heat issue- it never approached a temperature where fire would be a problem.

  8. aba says:

    trouble is, radiators work by creating an air flow, so there has to be an opening on top or enough space above the radiator to allow it (opening on top seems to be preferable). The picture doesn’t allow to judge whether the shown setup works, but kudos for the nice look.

  9. Brian says:

    Very nice. Does it affect the heat flow at all?

  10. Anonymous says:

    No it is not a fire hazard – the radiator simply is not hot enough

  11. Anonymous says:

    looks nice – but not very energy efficient.

    cheers horon

  12. Derek says:

    Fire hazard?

  13. lee says:

    is that save to do?

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