the design to avoid damage from sharp edges. Remembering that LST radiators are in the main installed in buildings to offer protection to older people, additional benefits such as safety grilles, easy-to-operate heating controls, and even arthritic adaptors for people who are unable to grip controls easily, can be incorporated to provide a user-friendly ‘package’ for those they seek to help. The Stelrad range of LSTs benefits from the addition of anti-bacterial paint as standard, and the radiators come with a 10-year warranty on the heat emitter, and a five-year warranty on the casing.

Both an aesthetic and a ‘common sense’ choice

Radiators are still responsible for sharing the heat in more than 90% of domestic heating systems installed in the UK, and a surprisingly high percentage of commercial properties as well, so the age of the radiator is still very much with us. Companies like Stelrad are going the extra mile to ensure that radiators continue to be an aesthetic choice, as well as a common sense one, with a wide range of designs, an easy-to-install philosophy, and the widest range of sizes, to ensure there is a radiator for pretty much every application that can be imagined. It’s a trend that specifiers – including those working in the social housing arena, and building and plumbers’ merchants, like, and are embracing, knowing that the majority of Stelrad’s radiators – including some of their coloured radiators – can be delivered within three days of order. While traditionally, LSTs have tended to have flat-fronted casings, Stelrad has recently released two new additions to its already extensive range by adding an LST Standard Deco and LST i Plus Deco design – both featuring its popular Deco horizontal lined fascia to make the casings for the radiators more aesthetically pleasing. The new LST Deco range comes with a new ‘easy clean’ feature that allows them to be easily cleaned inside and outside the casings – helping the team in the hospitals, homes, or other buildings where they are installed, to return them to their pristine best if they have anything spilt down them, or if there is a need to give them a deep clean. There’s a new easy-to-open ‘easy clean’ clip that, with the special tool provided, allows the front panel to be removed to make cleaning very simple.

Recent new developments Let’s take a closer look at some recent new developments that are benefitting from Stelrad’s LST radiators. Stelrad’s low surface temperature radiators (LST) have been selected for a very special housing development in Torfaen in South Wales, designed for people with physical and


The latest Stelrad LST i Plus Deco with fine lined casing.

Radiators are still responsible for sharing the heat in more than 90% of domestic heating systems installed in the UK, and a surprisingly high percentage of commercial properties as well

mental disabilities. Forty-two LST radiators have been supplied for the project, the majority of which are the latest LST i Plus models. There are also 14 LST i Plus Xtra Protection models, designed to be used in areas that experience high humidity, such as wet rooms.

The Ty’r Hen Ysgol development, at the former Ysgol Panteg Primary School site in Pontypool, features seven new bespoke apartments to meet multidisciplinary

needs across many diverse physical and mental disabilities. The £1.4 million development was funded by the Welsh Government, and developed by Melin Homes, a social housing organisation with more than 4,000 homes in ownership and management in Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Torfaen, Newport, and Powys. The development was undertaken in partnership with Torfaen Council, designed by Pentan Architects, and built by CJ Construction. The development is

An LST radiator in a disabled toilet in a sheltered housing scheme in mid-Wales. February 2021 Health Estate Journal 65

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