AIANO was contacted to supply sloping top radiator guards for New Eltham Library and Coldharbour library in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. The sloping top means that people cannot place objects on top of the sloping top radiator guards, which otherwise could be a tempting surface to place objects such as books on. This presents a health and safety risk as the books can be a fire hazard, as well as preventing proper heat circulation meaning the heaters will be less effective. It also helps prevent the books themselves becoming damaged. AIANO testing has also found that the sloping top radiator guards ensures is the optimum design for ensuring that the surface temperature of the guard is reduced. AIANO has recently extended it’s range of stock sloping top heater guards.
For Coldharbour Library, the Royal Borough of Greenwich requested that, due to the complexity of the environment around the heaters AIANO carry out an initial site survey to ensure that the correct measurements were taken of the heaters.
The presence of a skirting board, a dado rail and a windowsill where many of the heaters were installed meant that a bespoke solution was required in the design of the guards. Also the heaters themselves had been installed using rather awkward outward pointing mounting brackets.
AIANO can often provide a site survey in cases where customers do not feel confident in providing the necessary measurements themselves. In situations where a site survey is not viable or cost effective, AIANO can also work from photographs and measurements provided by the customer.
In this instance AIANO was also asked to install the guards. AIANO can offer an installation service in cases where the customer does not feel confident in installing the guards correctly. It is important to ensure that AIANO guards are installed so that enough clearance is allowed for on either side of the guard. AIANO recommends at least 3” of clearance on all sides of the guard. If the guard is installed off centre, the surface of the guard may be liable to heat up beyond the recommended levels on one side.
AIANO is the only radiator guard manufacturer to be recommended by Dimplex and to feature on the Dimplex website. AIANO has a wide range of standard and bespoke radiator guards.
We can make guards to all sizes and requirements. If you cannot find the right guard for you in the table below please telephone us on T. 020 7987 1184 or email your requirements to us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a quotation.