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C. Aiano & Sons – leading the way in wire mesh guard manufacture since 1860
STORAGE HEATER GUARDS
Aiano’s has been designing and manufacturing wire mesh storage heater guards and radiator guards for as long as there have been storage heaters and radiators. Aiano’s manufactures quality, distinctive wire mesh radiator guards and storage heater guards to provide health and safety in various industrial, public and domestic environments. Aiano’s keeps a wide range of Classic storage heater guards in stock suitable for the most popular heater models of major suppliers like Dimplex and Creda.
If we do not have your guard in stock, we can make storage heater guards to order for any make or model of heater.
Dimplex Quantum Heater Guards
The Quantum heater is a new generation range manufactured by Dimplex. Dimplex writes that Quantum system is a revolutionary system which allows the customer to benefit from a low cost, low carbon heater. This will mean that the customer will be able to enjoy all of the benefits of an electric heating system, with costs comparable to natural gas.
Aiano’s have developed a range of wire mesh heater guards for the new generation Quantum storage heaters and QRAD electric panel heaters. AIANO have cooperated with Dimplex to develop and optimize heater guards for a wide range of DImplex products including the Quantum and QRAD heater guards, quartz heater guards and ECOT thermostatic tubular heater guards.
For information about AIANO guards for Dimplex QRAD, and other panel and convector heaters please go to Panel & Convector Heater Guards.
|Guard Size (mm) WxHxD|
|QM050-AIA||QM050||737 x 813 x 254
|QM070-AIA||QM070||864 x 813 x 254
|QM100-AIA||QM100||1016 x 813 x 254
|QM150-AIA||QM125, QM150||1219 x 813 x 254
How to choose your storage heater guard or radiator guard
Aiano’s manufactures a wide selection of storage heater guards that fit many popular storage heaters, combination heaters and radiators on the market. However, before placing an order for our standard guards be sure to check that you have the correct guard size.
It is important to have some distance between the heater and the guard – we call this clearance. If the guard is too close to the heater, first, there is a risk of the guard itself becoming too hot and, second, vulnerable people can put their fingers through the mesh and touch the heater.
Storage heater-type guards are 4-sided guards that have a top, front and two sides. They completely enclose the heater and are fixed to the wall while standing on the floor.
When we calculate guard size we will usually add the following clearance to the heater size to ensure that the guard is finger-safe:
- width – 150mm
- height from the floor- 75mm
- depth from the wall – 75-100mm (75mm is the minimum clearance for a guard to be finger-safe).
If you are in any doubt about the correct size guard for your heater, please contact us for advice.
Combination storage and storage fan heater guards
|To Suit |
|Guard Size (mm) WxHxD|
|SCH12||CXL12||711 x 787 x 279|
|SCH18||CXL18||SFHA 18AW||940 x 787 x 279|
|SCH24||CXL24||SFHA24AW||1168 x 787 x 279|
|TSF24||TSF24K||940 x 762 x 330|
|TSF32||TSF32K||1092 x 762 x 330|
|TSF42||TSF42K||1219 x 762 x 330|
|TSR12CW||TSR12CW/ACW||711 x 838 x 254|
|TSR18CW||TSR18CW/ACW||940 x 838 x 254|
|TSR24CW||TSR24CW/ACW||1168 x 838 x 254|
|VFM24i-AIA||VFM24i||940 x 762 x 356|
|VFM32i-AIA||VFM32i||1092 x 762 x 356|
|VFM40i-AIA||VFM40i||1219 x 762 x 356|
|VFM48i-AIA||VFM48i||1371 x 762 x 356|
Heavy duty storage heater guards
|To Suit |
|Guard Size (mm) WxHxD|
|HDSG12||XL/XLS12||TSR12 AW/MW||711 x 787 x 229|
|HDSG18||XL/XLS18||TSR18 AW/MW||940 x 787 x 229|
|HDSG24||XL/XLS24||TSR24 AW/MW||1168 x 787 x 229|
Aiano’s is a specialist in the field of radiator guard design with the accumulated expertise of more than 150 years of making wire guards. For more information about Aiano Wire Mesh Radiator Guard designs, including Aiano heavy duty radiator guards, visit our blog.
TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION & GUIDANCE FOR STORAGE HEATER GUARDS
Aiano wire mesh heater guards and wire mesh radiator grilles are made at our wireworks in East London. The mesh and steel used in our products is produced in Europe.
Materials – Aiano radiator guards are made from 25mm x 25mm x 2.64mm (1″ x 1″ x 12swg) copper washed mild steel weld mesh on a 5.35mm (5 swg) or a 6.4mm (¼”) frame with 4 welded lugs (2.5mm countersunk hole) for fixing to the wall.
Finish – Aiano heater guards are powder coated white in an epoxy-polyester mix. Epoxy polyester coating represents the most durable and practical coating for indoor use. We can provide other coatings where required, such as polyethelene or zinc plating, and we can also provide other colours. Find more information about Aiano materials and coatings radiator wire mesh guards.
Guidance on using Storage heater guards – While the guard will protect against contact with the heater and will be much less hot than the heater, it is important to note that the guard does still get hot, particularly in the area adjacent to the air outlet grille of the heater. For this reason, Aiano’s strongly recommend that vulnerable groups such as the elderly, infirm or young children are always adequately supervised in the vicinity of the heater. Guards and heaters should always be clearly labelled ‘DO NOT COVER’.
Aiano Sloping top radiator guards ensure that items such as books, cats, cups of coffee etc. cannot be placed on top of the heater guard causing a safety hazard.
For situations which require low surface temperature (L.S.T.) heater guards to comply with NHS estates guidelines, special heater guards can be made to special order. Please contact us for advice