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The Wickes range of Single Universal Panel Radiators and Double Universal Panel Radiators features over 60 sizes of single and double radiators up to a width of 1600mm, each with a unique '3-in-1' design.
Hang it as a Roundtop
Hang it as a Roundtop
Hang it as a Compact
Radiator (with the
addition of a Wickes
The Wickes Single Universal Panel Radiators and Double Universal Panel Radiators are suitable for new installations, extensions of existing central heating systems, or as a replacement for old radiators.
With its slim profile and refined styling, this radiator sets new standards in design, performance and class-leading efficiency. These advances mean that the Wickes Single Universal Panel Radiators and Double Universal Panel Radiators can provide more heat at a faster rate using less water and less energy than other traditional radiators.
Wickes Good Idea Leaflets are packed with hints, tips and essential advice on a range of home improvements – and they're absolutely FREE!
Good Idea Leaflet 49 – 'Central Heating Radiators'
This Good Idea leaflet will help you choose and fit the radiator that meets your exact needs.
- Choosing radiator styles
- Calculating your heating requirements
- Radiator sizes and output
- Project shopping list
- Illustrated installation guide
Once you have decided which style you would like for your home just follow these three simple steps. The following is a guide to help calculate an approximate heat output required for your room. If you require a specific heat output for a given room, we would recommend that you consult your local heating engineer to confirm the exact heat output requirements.
Calculate room volume (m3) Length x Width x Hight
Calculate required radiator(s) output. For BTU/HR: Room volume (m3) x 153
For Watts: Multiply BTU/HR by 0.293
Add or subtract correction factors.
|For solid floor||-10%||For two outside wall||+15%|
|For uninsulated cavity walls||+10%||For three outside walls||+40%|
|For foam filled cavity walls||-20%||For northern aspects||+10%|
|For upstairs bedrooms||-25%||For no loft insulation||+15%|
|For double glazing||-5%||For high ceiling - 3m||+20%|
NOTE: These figures are for guidence only.
Select the radiator which best suits the size and estimated heat output for the room.
|SINGLE RADIATOR||DOUBLE RADIATOR|
|Height (mm)||Width (mm)||Wattage||BTU||Height (mm)||Width (mm)||Wattage||BTU|