Using energy wisely without compromising comfort is a challenge to everyone, but becomes even more difficult when controls on energy use such as setting thermostatic valves on radiators can be overridden by the well meaning visitor negating the good work of the property staff. This can be a particular challenge in open visitor areas such as tea rooms and holiday cottages. Turning valves up to maximum not only wastes energy but also creates additional work for staff in checking and re-setting valves.
Tamper proof valves that use pins to stop valves being turned once set can be fitted but visitors often mistake this for a stuck valve and force the valve to unscrew thus breaking the pin and sometimes also rendering the valve useless, thus creating further maintenance and replacement costs.
Cragside appears to have found the ideal solution, at least for the Restaurant, with these clear plastic valve covers which have been designed to protect valves from tampering and mis-use.
The impact resistance cover fits over the complete valve head and is retained on using special fixing screws provided.