Skirting Board Heating vs Radiators

Thermodul skirting heating

We’re often asked how Thermodul differs from radiators, so read on to find out the advantages of fitting our water version of skirting heating.


Thermodul skirting heating is designed and manufactured in Italy. It can basically be thought of as a long, thin radiator mounted at skirting level. Thermodul can be connected to your existing central heating system using the same flow and return pipes your current radiators use – all with standard 15mm soldered plumbing connectors.

Free Up Wall Space

Radiators are often positioned in inconvenient places making placement of furniture difficult. How many times have you been in a house where the radiator is behind a sofa? With Thermodul you can place your furniture wherever you like without any impact on the room heating, and without damaging your favourite sideboard.

Heat Distribution

Does your room suffer from cold spots? If you have one or two radiators as heat sources, the room will be colder the farther you are from the radiator. Thermodul distributes heat evenly around your room, giving a feeling similar to under floor heating. This also means you set your thermostat 1-2° C lower for the same feeling of comfort, saving money.


Because of the even heat distribution and lower volume of water in a skirting heating system, you will find the heating of the room to be far more responsive (on and off) than a standard radiator.


There is denying that Thermodul is more expensive to buy than a radiator from B&Q. However, installation costs should not be much more than a radiator if using existing flow and return pipes, and certainly much easier and cheaper than retro fitting underfloor heating. Ongoing there will be cost savings as the system is more responsive and can be run at a lower temperature than radiators. Thermodul also works well with heat pumps, providing an efficient, eco friendly method to heat your property


Hopefully this article has outlined the advantages of skirting heating over traditional radiators. If you’ve any questions please visit our FAQs, or get in touch.