The 50plus

The cost to change a radiator valve

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What are we talking about?

How long does it typically take to change a radiator valve?

Typical time

There is no typical time for this task but a series of questions to ask.


May requires a system drain down and refill

Questions to ask

Central heating system type (e.g. boiler with immersion cylinder, combi), distance radiator being relocated, type of flooring in room, whether pipes are surface mounted (i.e. around the wall) or under the floor


Firstly we need to ascertain whether a repair is not more appropriate. Some thermostatic valves can be repaired as they often 'stick' when little used. Leaks can sometimes be repaired.

If an entire replacement valve is required the next step is to see if the work can be achieved using pipe freezing or whether a drain down of the central heating system and a refill after the work is complete with an inhibitor being added.

Refills can mean the need to get airlocks out particularly in larger / older properties.

Before starting this job we need to ensure that the system is working well and all radiators reach a satisfactory heat level.

If a fitted carpet needs to be removed then it may be worth considering getting a carpet fitter to relay it.

Questions? Please contact us.