We will be closing down our workshop on the 18th of December 2020 for the Christmas period and we will re open on january the 4th 2021,
Our lead-time for radiator cover orders.
We can only apologies for the very long lead times with our orders! we are experiencing a huge demand for our products possibly caused by the lock down and we are working with very limited staff due to distance working regulations this is causing our manufacture process to be very slow, again apologies.
Please note we closed down the work shop on the 18th of December and re open on the 4th January, this shut down will be additional to the lead times listed below for orders placed in 2020.
All orders placed after the 20th of October will be January delivery due to our lead-times.
Seperate Grille only orders: These items are generally in stock and will be packaged and despatched within 2 days excluding weekends.
Untreated radiator covers: These include all bare MDF or Bare Oak veneer finished radiator covers are taking around 4+ week for delivery.
Primer coated & Top coat satin white and natural oak clear lacquer veneer finishes: around 8 weeks for delivery depending on size and finish.
Top coat Gloss white, satin black, antique white and own colour options: around 9+ weeks from order to delivery.
Ready made radiator covers: we do not have any stock of these items, we are manufacturing to order at the moment which is again taking around 8 weeks from order to delivery.
The lead-time is due to the high volumes of orders we are experiencing and the working restrictions we have in place, our production rate is down 50%.
we are also working with limited staff especially in our office so we are struggling to answer every phone call.
Please note: email and phone orders will be processed as and when we have staff to do this in our office so please expect these to have a longer lead time of up to 2 weeks on top of the below lead times.
NOTE: Our lead times above are an estimate, there are a large number of factors which effect the manufacture and paint time ranging from, the design of the cover as some are more complex, the physical size of the radiator cover, and also the amount of orders we have placed with us at any particular time, the busier periods being september to february.
All our orders are placed in a queue system of date order received, we do aim to get all our orders finished as soon as physically possible, and if you are working to a specific time frame then please contact us prior to discuss the schedule to see if we can accommodate.
Hello, our delivery company Tuffnell’s which we use for all our deliveries are also experiencing huge volumes of work just like all the delivery companies in the uk and are finding it difficult to to keep there promise of next day service on some items in certain area’s.
The extra demand on the courier service has also proving to give a higher percentage of damaged deliveries, please contact us asap if your item arrives damaged and if possible please sign for the package as damaged or refuse the delivery if it is badly damaged on the packaging.
We do apologies if your order from us does not arrive next day as stated on our website, this is totally out of our control, the courier service will try to get your order delivered as soon as physically possible for them.
Regards the amber team.
Our oak radiator covers are manufactured from oak veneer material, We use the Oak material to manufacture our bespoke radiator cabinets in our modern classic and traditional design made to measure cabinets with a large choice of oak grille decorative screening panels for the front openings.
The Oak material we use is a 19mm American white oak veneer board with a solid MDF core, we supply this in untreated oak, natural oak with clear lacquer or medium and dark oak stain with clear satin lacquer, this is the only option in the radiator cover builder, however we can also supply pine veneer & Beach veneer however these are not very popular options but are available, please use the contact us page for more information at the footer bottom of any page.
NOTE:- the machined edges of the veneer boards are not veneered as the edges of our radiator cover parts have profiled edges, we leave them MDF core and we use a sealing agent to make the edges smooth and they are coloured the same as the oak veneer.
The untreated oak veneer finishes, the edges of the board will be profiled and sanded ready for you to varnish stain oil etc and finish the cabinet to your desired shade, the stained options we offer we colour the edges as close as reasonably possible to the surface colour and then seal and apply clear lacquer to all the surfaces to provide a satin smooth flat finish, if you need more information or samples then please contact us, link at the bottom of the page.
We can also stain the oak board to suit many shades of mahogany, teak, jacobean colours and various other stain colours, you would need to contact us for this option and we can send out samples for you to approve.
Pattern oak veneered grilles can only be sourced in the oak veneer finish, these can be added to any radiator cover order or they are sold separately on our website for your own projects please take a look in our shop, we can also supply the horizontal or vertical bars in oak, pine and beech although alloy pattern grilles are very popular on the veneer finished cabinets.
We still maintain a working relationship with Hannah barnes to supply bespoke radiator cabinets made to Hannah’s specific designs and customer requirements, as you can see from the latest delivery the cover really does compliment the design work Hannah’s team have done on the customers house in Manchester.
Here is some feedback from a joiner/maintanance personnel who install and maintain the ever growing network of nurseries in the footsteps group, we have supplied them many covers for most of there safety needs to cover there hot radiators from there small children, many thanks for the feedback Ian.
Thanks for delivering the radiator covers on Friday.
I fitted them all on Saturday and they fitted perfectly.
As ever the workmanship is first class and they look great, they really finish the rooms off very well.
Thanks again for all your help.
Radiator heat Keepers, They are inexpensive and easy to fit DIY silver metalled panels that slot behind central heating radiators providing a fixed and permanent energy and carbon saving feature for your home.
There is no need to remove the radiator for installation they simply slide behind.
The packs we offer for sale are sold separate or can be added to a radiator cove oder, The heat keeper sheets @ 58cm (23″) high x 45cm (17 3/4″) wide, The coil of self-adhesive tape is 25metre and enough to secure the up to 7 sheets, all are supplied with fitting instructions.
The heat keeper packs are subject to a packing and delivery charge of £10.
We also offer a cleaning brush and larger packs available for trade customers please contact us for more information.
Heat Keeper Reflector panels work in three ways to save you energy and improve room comfort:[clear] No 1:- The panels reflect heat back into the radiator so water returns hotter to the boiler which there fore fires up less often, so saving heating costs. No 2:- The scientifically designed profiles trap insulating pockets of air between the radiator and the wall. No 3:- The profiles also stimulate convection currents which improve heat circulation and help eliminate cold air spots in the room.
Trials carried out by independent experts show that you can save as much as 20% of the money you spend on heating your home when using heat keeper panels.
Heat keeper reflector panels are recommended by the Energy Saving Trust and accredited by Ofgem.
We recently installed a number of safety radiator covers at Woodlands park to protect the children form the hot surfaces of the radiator’s, they were manufactured in our modern design finished in satin white with a horizontally mounted ‘slatted’ style grille, take a closer look.
Recently we have manufactured lots of under floor heating manifold covers from our veneered oak or our standard colour range or even our colour match finishes with any of our grille selections and in our standard cabinet designs to hide the unsightly pipeworts and electrical connections.
The covers work very similar to our radiator coves in the fact they have easy access if needed by simply lifting the cover off and they are well ventilated to help the heating system ventilate the heat safely.
If you need anymore information on the cover for wet system heating manifolds then please contact us using the contact us page link at the foot of the webpage
We are asked quite frequently for specific details of the main materials we use in our manufacture processes so here we have some data sheets to explain.
The main materials used in our Radiator cover manufacture is 18mm MDF (medium density fibre) we only use the premium version of this product as this is a lighter slightly denser material which does not produce as much dust during manufacture and sanding and has a smooth solid finish for us as a base product.
This denser material structure does also give a better resistance towards distortion with heat, however any material placed near a heat source may distort slightly this is un avoidable, we have designed a cabinet structure with internal fixing methods to create a strong secure unit when assembled and we also provide internal angle brackets to keep the structure solid.
The Oak Veneer boards are 19mm, this is a 18mm MDF core with a 0.5mm laminate of oak on both sides, this comes with an ‘A’ side (good quality) and a ‘B’ side which is slightly less quality, again the B side is not usually seen, we also do not use any edging on our profiled ends or decorative edges of our boards, we profile (decorative edge) the open ends of the boards which are seen and then sand and treat the material with sealers, Our finished product profiled edges are then a very similar colour to the veneer and provide a smooth decorative profile.
We often get asked why we do not use solid wood material, mainly oak? we do not use solid wood material’s like oak as there structure is more prone to distortion with heat and can also cup or crack, we have used our oak veneered boards for a long time and these real wood problems do not occur with veneered boards. .
Our grille materials vary widely, the pattern white grilles are produced from 3mm MDF sheets and the pattern is pressed out this leaves a satin white faced, the rear of the boards are bare MDF and also in the open fret work.
The horizontal or vertical bar designs are manufactured from 9mm MDF and 6mm oak veneer, we use these larger materials than most manufacturers to avoid the slatts from distortion with heat however again this is unavoidable but the denser material does show good resistance.
The Alloy grilles are 0.3mm in thickness and are again pressed out patterns, this leaves a good side ‘A’ side and a slightly rough side due to the pressing process leaving a ‘B’ side, the B side is usually not facing into a room and will not be noticed.
The Oak Veneer grilles are 4mm, this is a 3mm MDF core with a 0.5mm oak veneer on both sides, again these have an ‘A’ & ‘B’ side due to the pressing process.
We also use premium MDF Laminate boards for our Wood Veneer radiator covers also in 18mm the data sheet explains the main points of this material.