A Jali radiator cover provides a finishing touch to a room or hallway by transforming an old radiator into an attractive design feature. Because the Jali Designer allows you to produce custom-made radiator covers, you can make your design fit any radiator - even those hard-to-reach ones in corners and alcoves.
The clever design of the Jali made-to-measure cabinet pushes the warm air forwards into the room so that it isn't lost behind the curtains. The front panel is removable providing easy access to the radiator valves.
Measuring is easy. In most cases you need to measure just three sizes of your radiator as shown in the diagram here. The cabinet itself will need to be bigger - but if you use the Guide in the Jali Designer, it will work this out for you automatically.
Most radiators are positioned in the middle of walls, well away from the corners of the room. However, if your radiator is close to a corner or filling most of a thin alcove, a standard cover could leave a narrow gap between the body of the cabinet and the wall itself. For a really professional finish you can make use of the side fitting option to get rid of this gap.
In an alcove, you'd measure the width across the two walls (not across the skirting boards) and we'd make the cabinet at that exact width. For a radiator that's in the corner of the room, we'd make the cabinet fit against the wall on one side, but as normal on the opposite "open" end.
In a standard radiator cover, the top and the skirting board both overhang the body of the cabinet (shown in this picture on the left). With a side fitting option, the front of the cabinet is extended so that it's flush with the skirting and the top board. The front skirting board can be cut to match the room skirting, and the cabinet can then be pushed flat against the wall so that there's no gap visible.
If the wall isn't completely straight, you might still see a gap in some places - so, for a really professional finish, this piece can be cut (using a jigsaw) so that it's scribed in exactly with the unevenness of the wall itself.
You can buy as is, or adapt to suit: