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2 1 3 4 WoRdS: alIce neWBold | foR STockISTS, go To pg 283 10 of the best… radiators With different colours, styles and materials, radiators are becoming statement features in their own right. Though aesthetics are a bonus, when choosing a radiator remember that they are there for the sole purpose of heating your home. Heating homes has become a stylish affair, with designer radiators hitting the market for all budgets. Remember energy efficiency is also in vogue so stay heat-conscious when choosing yours Location is also a key factor, as radiators should be placed in the coldest part of the room. This is usually below or adjacent to a window and outside wall, to counteract the cold air. Make sure you measure your chosen position carefully before browsing the radiator market. It’s also worth researching the best kind of material for maximum heat efficiency and to complement your interior design. Thermostatic radiator valves (TRVs) are worth fitting, too – they allow you to manually set the temperature of individual radiators and regulate their heat output, saving energy and money on bills. ✱ Stelrad saved the day When on a shoot that was showing radiators being installed at Rise Hall, Sarah Beeny’s mansion and renovation project, she was let down at the last minute by a radiator supplier, but was relieved to have found a new one: Stelrad. ‘They were so kind and helpful,’ she says. ‘The quality of the radiators was excellent and the designs match the surroundings at Rise Hall perfectly. It was a real success story – plucked from the depths of despair and elevated to the height of relief in less than a day’. 5 Before you buy Firstly, the heat output required for each room needs to be worked out. A Gas Safe registered plumber or heating engineer can assess this for you, or you can work out the number of British Thermal Units per hour (BTU/h) on an online calculator (your supplier’s website should have one.) 134 | may 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AT Home with Sarah Beeny - May 2011

Editor’s letter
A word from Sarah
Spring sensation
Big-name bedrooms
Brilliant buys for your home
House talk
Home horrors
Areas on the up
Property perfectionist
Mortgage mania
Solicitor’s service
a penny for your thouGhts
Housing hotshot
Wise up
Flying the nest
Making the ideal become real
Boost your build
Feeling lofty
Garden plotting
When cracks appear
Window shopping
Stay toasty
Warm up
Success story
Top transformation
Greenovate your home
Eco boost
Organic ignition
Green queens
Solve those dilemmas
Splash of colour
Bed down in style
Lounge around
Kitchens and bathrooms
Bubble up
Shower power
Instant illumination
Floor wars
The carpet market
Tip-top tiles
Tools of the trade
Fresh air furnishings
Grill thrills
Picnic perfect
Green supreme
Diary date
Kerb appeal
Up top
Brick cladding
Groovy garages
Lodge life
Go your own way
Car booty
Clock ticker
Coming soon
On the list
Listed lovelies

AT Home with Sarah Beeny - May 2011