Covering Radiator Pipes: 6 Ideas to Hide Unsightly Plumbing

covering radiator pipes with snap on covers
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Covering radiator pipes will make all the difference to the finish of your radiators. Whether you've spent money on a beautiful new radiator or you're simply trying to give your existing radiator an upgrade, many of the ways you can cover pipework are relatively inexpensive and easy to apply. 

In this quick guide, we offer options for not only covering the vertical valve pipes, but also ideas for tackling pipework which has been run on the surface of a wall, such as along the skirting boards, rather than being incorporated in the wall or floor void. 

Hugh Metcalf

Hugh is editor of sister title and former digital editor of He has worked on a range of home, design and property magazines, including Grand Designs, Essential Kitchens, Bathrooms, Bedrooms and Good Homes. Hugh has developed a passion for modern architecture and green homes, and moonlights as an interior designer, having designed and managed projects ranging from single rooms to whole house renovations and large extensions. He's currently renovating his own Victorian terrace in Essex, DIYing as much of the work as possible. He's recently finished his kitchen renovation, which involved knocking through walls, and landscaping a courtyard garden, and is currently working on a bathroom renovation.