DIY Installation

Daunted by the idea of installing an electric heater?

Don't worry! Many of our products can be installed quickly and easily with the most basic DIY skills.

Which products are suitable for DIY installation?

Electric Radiators

  Our dry thermal and ceramic electric radiators can be mounted to the wall (or on feet!) and simply plugged into the nearest socket.

Designer Electric Radiators

Our designer radiators come pre-filled with thermal fluid which makes them heavier than other models. They must also be fitted with a heating element which requires professional installation.

Electric Panel Heaters

  Designed for supplementary use when the temperature needs topping up, panel heaters just need mounting and plugging in!

Infrared Panel Heaters

  Lightweight and slimline, wall mounting an infrared panel is just like putting up a picture frame. Ceiling mounting may require extra purchases like a suspension kit.

Electric Towel Rails

  Our towel rails are very similar in technology to our designer radiators. Plus, any type of installation in bathrooms always requires professional hardwiring. 

Electric Patio Heaters

  Electric patio heaters can be mounted to the wall, ceiling or to a compatible stand. However, we do recommend hardwiring as it guarantees full protection against the elements.

Storage Heaters

  Storage heaters must be hardwired into a fused spur for safety reasons.

Using the Ecostrad iQ Ceramic as an example, today’s episode is all about how to install electric radiators. We’ll be answering pressing questions such as when to opt for professional hardwiring and how to DIY-install a wall mounted vs. freestanding electric radiator.

Wall mounting an electric radiator

Our wall mounted electric radiators come with an easy-install template which shows you where to drill the holes for the mounting brackets. All you have to do is place the template on the wall, drill the holes as directed and screw the mounting brackets to the wall. Then the radiator simply slots onto the brackets – it really is that simple! You don't have to worry about pipes or plumbing – our radiators simply plug into the nearest socket with a standard 13amp plug.

Things you will need: a drill, spirit level, tape measure, & something to secure the drilling template to the wall

Mounting an electric radiator on feet

Mounting a freestanding electric radiator couldn’t be simpler – all you need to do is clip the feet onto the base of the radiator and you’re good to go! Some radiator feet require screwing in place, but most just need slotting in. Once mounted, simply plug into the nearest socket like you would with a wall mounted electric radiator.


Things you will need: you might need a screwdriver if the feet need screwing in place

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Need a little extra assistance?

If you do not want to install the radiators yourself, or you want a more discreet fitting with all wires hidden, we can help you find a qualified NICEIC electrician in your area. Get in touch with our advisors for further information.