We work with Italy’s premier steel column radiator manufacturer to deliver Florence radiators that are curved to fit perfectly into bay windows and around columns. See below for a detailed guide on measuring for curved radiators. See also Measuring For Radiators in Windows.
1. Measure the width. This is called the chord.
Using a straight edge, such as a piece of wood, measure the width of the curved part of the wall from one corner to the other.
2. Measure the depth of the curve at its midpoint. This is called the camber.
Ensure that the camber measurement is both perpendicular to the length of the chord and at its midpoint.
3. Measuring For Circular Rooms
For a truly circular room, the chord is the diameter and the camber is the radius. The measurement should be the final finished surface – the plastered surface of the wall for instance.
4. Assess the length of the radiator.
Allow at least 100mm either side of the radiator for valves. For instance if the arc of the curve is 1000mm, choose a radiator no longer than 800mm.
See also Measuring For Radiators Under Windows.
5. Check the height of the radiator.
If the radiator is under a window, we suggest leaving 100mm between the top of the radiator and the bottom of the sill. Don’t forget that the advertised height of Florence radiators does not include feet. Allow 100mm for the feet. For instance a Florence 2 Column 300mm will actually measure 400mm tall once installed.
6. Go deeper for more heat
Curved radiators are typically available in 2, 3 or 4 column variants. A 4 column gives roughly twice the amount of heat of a 2 column radiator, all other things being equal. It is possible to make even deeper curved radiators up to 6 Columns. Get in touch for specialist projects.
Call us if you’re unsure
Curved radiators are custom-made pieces that need to fit the space exactly. If you’re at all unsure, call us for help on measuring. We also offer home visits for properties that are within reasonable travel from one of our showrooms.