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PostPosted: Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:11 pm 
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Hi guys, I'm chipping away at a garage build and am having the stud walls fitted on Saturday as the joiner is available. (I've not had chance to appoint a plumber yet)

The joiner has asked if I know where I want the rads fitting.. (I don't)

Could any helpful plumbers please take a look at the below plans and give me some recommendations? I've marked in red where I think they should go..

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Should I have a rad in the hallway or will the heat just get sucked out the door when opened?

Should I move the bedroom rads to beside the wardrobes?

Should the towel rad be positioned on the shower side?

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I'm not a heating engineer, but your plans look fine to me. Having the rads on the colder, external, walls will help the airflow, and therefore heat the rooms faster. This is why rads are usually fitted below windows - they should be in the colder bits of each room.

Obviously, as ever, if someone with more experience than me disagrees, then go with their opinion, not mine.

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I am the same as chrrris, I would suggest a rad in the hall, every house I have lived in has had one, other wise with all doors closed what is going to heat the hall when its cold? You can always turn a rad down / off, you can't suddenly put one there if its too cold.

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The object of heating is to have an even temperature throughout the property. Radiators have improved over the years and the output is better for the space they take. The principal of radiator heating is heat transfer by radiation and convection. Stand close and you can feel warmth radiating and natural convection formed by hot air rising and cool air falling does the rest. there are calculations for rad sizes but the only comments I would make in addition to a hall rad is perhaps to consider a bigger double rad behind the sofa in the living room. That is where you will want it warm as you spend most time in that area. I have had a radiator behind a sofa and the heat works fine.

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As said you need a rad in the hall, the practice of putting rads under windows it to ensure any drafts or cold air "falling"from the glass is heated. Eco bods say you lose more heat that way, but then they would have us wearing three jumpers with frost on the inside of the room if they could!
I would rather be comfortable myself, who wants to have a night of passion wearing flannelette jim-jams and a woolly hat! Mind you I guess if that's what does it for someone........



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Many thanks for the input guys, I will position them as follows. Appreciated :)


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The argument against rads under windows is/was that heavy curtains running to the floor would trap the heat behind them. And they would. On the other hand if the house was to have modern blinds and similar then under windows would be a good choice.



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Thanks for that OchAye, I'd be of the blind camp. Cheers bud :)

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All I would add is consider if you need a second radiator somewhere towards the kitchen/dinning room table (subject to what appliances you may be putting against that wall.


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