Ask Samuele: November 2023

This month, Leonardo from Putney asks…

Dear Samuele,

With the onset of old-age, my mother is now becoming quite frail and has developed arthritis. I’m looking for ways to make improve the quality of her life.

Is there any way I could make it more comfortable for her to adjust the heat setting on her radiators? The current valves are very stiff, and she can no longer grip them.

Many thanks.



Ciao, Leonardo. And grazie mille for your question!

I’m so sorry to hear about your mother.
The good news is ‘yes,’ there is something called a Thermostatic Radiator valve that is designed to solve your mum’s exact problem.

They are grippier, and the heat scale numbers are enlarged and easier to read.

You’ll need to have them professionally installed, but it’s not a big job.

Hope that helps!

Ciao for now,


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