Mon 20th Nov 2017 - 5:48pm Radiators Black 5day Sale - 25% off all Lazzarini Towel Rails

    Black 5day Sale - 25% off all Lazzarini Towel Rails


    Benjamin Clarke

    Black Friday is always a great time to grab some bargains, which is why we've decided to discount all of our stylish Italian designer Lazzarini Heated Towel Rails by 25% from 20th - 24th November 2017.

    These sophisticated rails come in many sizes, featuring a range of styles and finishes, as well as straight or curved bar options. 

    This means you've got a massive amount of choice when it comes to selecting your great value Lazzarini Towel Rail, meaning you're defiinitely going to find something to suit any living space.

    All Lazzarini Heated Towel Rails come with free delivery to mainland UK addresses, comprehensive guarantees and are manufactured to the highest European standards.

    Simply use code lazz25 at checkout to get your 25% discount and grab yourself a bargain. Sale runs until 24th Nov 2017.

    APPLY 25% DISCOUNT CODE lazz25 NOW >>



    Article by Benjamin Clarke

    Wed 8th Nov 2017 - 5:22pm Radiators Why are anthracite radiators becoming so popular?

    Why are anthracite radiators becoming so popular?


    Benjamin Clarke

    Times are changing and here at Trade Radiators we believe in the future. With the advent of designer radiators, you now see a large and varied selection of different styles, shapes, sizes and colours to personalise and complement your home setting.

    The reason that the matt anthracite finish is more appealing than ever before comes down to its neutral but sophisticated look. More understated than other colours, this particular finish is not over-bearing and gives more distinctive shapes the chance to breath. Trade Radiators are particularly fond of this finish and try to promote it at all times, especially within our Trade Direct line of products.

    1. Choosing an anthracite heated towel rail or bathroom heater

    Anthracite Heated Towel Rails

    More and more people are turning to the anthracite finish in their bathrooms as it has a calming effect and works well in contrast to other more vibrant hues, such as warm wood tones or whites to create a modern elegance that is gaining in popularity and is fast becoming an industry standard.

    Because so many people have standard white bathroom suites these days, an anthracite heated towel rail provides a stylish counterpoint, as well as providing the important function of drying wet towels and providing a convenient place to store them neatly.

    2. Choosing an anthracite radiator for your kitchen or living room

    Anthracite Radiators

    As a colour, grey not only has a universal appeal, it is also dynamic and inspiring whether you choose to be bright and beautiful or dark and dramatic with your interior. Within the dining room, grey should be a considered choice if you are going for a neutral palette. Medium to dark greys exceed expectations and work well with other hues such as whites or other warm neutrals. Some may consider it a bold step to use grey but we believe that it is the way forward.

    3. Where should I fit my anthracite radiator?

    These days the most suitable place to install your radiator is not necessarily under a window or against your exterior wall. Due to insulation and double glazing, the options for placement have become endless. Obviously try not to hide your stunning product and stay away from curtains but beyond these two concerns the choice is definitely yours.

    Gone are the days when piping was also an issue and with this in mind, feel free to create your own personalised radiator zone with or without professional help. Installation has become so simple that it gives you the opportunity to get creative with where you place your heater.

    4. How do I specify the correct size of radiator?


    To get the most out of your radiator and central heating system, select a radiator or heated towel rail that has the adequate heat output for the space it’s been selected to live in and don't worry about getting the right heat output either.

    Once you have assessed the floor space, vertical height and whether or not the room has external walls, consider what is above and below you too – is there much insulation, what type of roof do you have and then also if the room has a heated floor or wooden floor for example.

    We have found that the best way to work out your BTU and narrow your choices down is to use our tried and tested heating calculator – to save you money, time and effort in making that all important decision.

    Trade Radiators are confident that you will find the size and shape as well as colour and other considerations easy to navigate, when you buy direct from our extensive product range. If we can't find you the right radiator for your living space - then nobody can.

    5. What Anthracite Radiators do you do stock?

    Trade Radiators Anthracite Radiator Range

    We stock a wide range of products in this finish from elegant designer towel rails through cutting edge aluminium designs all the way to traditional column style radiators. All with quick, free delivery.

    Our anthracite designer towel rails from our fantastic designer range conjure up a contemporary and unique atmosphere in any bathroom, en-suite or kitchen. They really enghance your living space while helping to keep things inviting and cosy, as well as providing the very useful function of keeping your towels warm and dry.

    Within our anthracite designer radiator collection, you'll find unequalled good looks and a unique way of combining style and functionality into your living space. No matter whether you have limited wall space or intend on creating a full feature wall, make the most of our bold designs and you'll be sure to find something you desire.

    We've got a great range of anthracite-finished, aluminium radiators, which are lightweight, durable and brilliant heat conductors and with low water content. This makes them very efficient to run, helping to keep your heating bills lower and making a design statement at the same time. Aluminium radiators are becoming an increasingly popular choice in the UK.

    Match up any of the above radiators with anthracite valves in our extensive valve section.

    Article by Benjamin Clarke


    • The benefits of choosing a vertical radiator 4th Dec 2014 

    • Why it's time to upgrade your radiators if they're over 15 years old 13th Aug 2015 

    • We can fit rails & rads into even the smallest of spaces 10th Oct 2013 


    Tue 31st Oct 2017 - 5:16pm Latest Products Latest products - Aphex Aluminium Designer Radiators

    Latest products - Aphex Aluminium Designer Radiators


    Benjamin Clarke

    Announcing the introduction of the Aphex Aluminium Designer Radiators to our economical Trade Direct Range!

    These amazingly stylish radiators are manufactured from high quality aluminium, which is a metal that contains heat conducting properties. This means that your radiators can get up to your desired temperature very quickly and efficiently rsulting in you warming up quickly but without using much energy to achieve it.

    Aluminium is also a very light metal whihc makes it much easier to hang up and install when compared to a material cast iron. It also means the Aphex rads are cheaper to transport, enabling us to pass down these savings to you.

    Available in a range of sizes and in anthracite, black or white, the Aphex rads also come with a choice of grooved or smooth finishes. These options ensure you are able to get a radiator that is exactly what you want whilst also making a design statement and becoming a focal point of any room they're installed in!

    All Aphex Aluminium Designer Radiators come with long, comprehensive guarantees and are delivered free of charge to all mainland UK addresses!

    View complete Aphex Aluminium Range here >>




    Article by Benjamin Clarke


    • The Benefits of Alumnium Radiators 26th Jun 2013 

    • Can aluminium radiators save you money on heating bills? 26th Jun 2013 

    • Why are aluminium radiators so popular? 19th Jan 2016 


    Tue 24th Oct 2017 - 3:18pm Latest Products Latest products - Saturn Offset & Triple Heated Towel Rails

    Latest products - Saturn Offset & Triple Heated Towel Rails


    Benjamin Clarke

    We've added some absolutely beautiful heated towel rails to our already massive range giving you even more choice than ever before. Ridiculous, we know!

    The Saturn Offset and the Saturn Triple are part of the same line of heated towel rails as our unbelieveably popular Saturn Bar rail, which has been flying off our virtual shelves like hot cakes since we introduced them earlier in 2017.

    The Offsets and Triples are available in white, black, anthracite or silver and can be mounted with the trendy bars pointing to the left or right, meaning you can get any style or size you need to suit your living space.

    Our Saturn Offset and Saturn Triple heated towel rails are built to the highest European standards, as reflected in their comprehensive 15 year guarantees.

    They're also available in standard, electric or dual fuel options, allowing you to have very stylish towel rails no matter what type of heating system you have.

    Starting from only £75, these beauts have an exceptionally high heat outputs and are delivered free to any UK mainland address.




    Article by Benjamin Clarke

    Tue 10th Oct 2017 - 11:30am DIY Troubleshooting How to prepare your central heating system for winter

    How to prepare your central heating system for winter


    Benjamin Clarke

    It almost doesn't need to be said, but during winter in the UK, it's inevitable that your central heating system is going to be in use for months at a time.

    No matter how much we complain about a 'terrible summer', the fact is your central  heating system won't have taken a pounding as much as it will during the year's coldest months.

    For that reason, it's good to take some steps before the weather gets really cold to ensure that your heating is fully operational and won't let you down when you most need it.


    Just like your car requires an MOT or a full service to ensure that it doesn't break down, the same applies to your boiler.

    It's a fact of life that things wear out, particularly after heavy use (cold weather) or after a period of inactivity (hot weather), so it's definitely worth getting a plumber out once a year to give your boiler a service.

    If your boiler decided to pack up one freezing cold night in January, not only are you going to have the inconvenience of being very cold, you also might find it difficult to get a plumber quickly, as they will be busy dealing with everyone else's emergencies.

    Don't delay, book boiler maintenance today!


    It's often the case that after a period of inactivity, radiators can struggle to get hot resulting in patchy heat whereby the rad is hot at the bottom but cold on top.

    This is often the result of air getting trapped in the system and can easily be rectified by bleeding your radiators.

    Bleeding a radiator is one of the easiest tasks that can be carried out on your heating system, yet many people don't realise they can do it. All you need is a radiator key, a cloth and a bucket to catch some excess water.

    You can view how to do it in our video featuring Jimmy the professional plumber:


    When you have water rushing through your heating system, coming into contact with the metal on the inside of your radiators, pipework and components in your boiler, there is a chemical reaction between the two.

    Over time this chemical reaction can cause corrosion inside your heating system, leading to tiny pieces of metal breaking off inside your pipework and radiators.

    These tiny metal fragments will slowly come to rest at the bottom of radiators or in certain areas of your pipework, narrowing the space the water has to flow around.

    It means your boiler and water pump will have to work harder to pump hot water around your heating system, resulting in higher heating bills and increasing the chances of a breakdown.

    (It can be compared to the human body, with blocked up arteries making the heart work harder eventually leading to a heart attack.)

    The good news is that this corrosion can be prevented by ensuring that your chemical inhibitor levels are topped up at least once a year.

    Chemical inhibitor is a solution that is added to your heating system to greatly reduce this process of corrosion within your radiators and pipework. It's cheap to purhcase, easy to add, yet makes a world of difference to the health of your heating system.

    Here's an example of what happens if your ignore the issue of chemical inhibitor:


    If you don't have thermostatic radiator valves on your radiators, adding them can be a great way of stabilising your heating levels and saving you money on your heating bills.

    They're great for controlling the temperature of a room, but detecting the air temperature around them. TRVs are a great addition to your central heating system and mean that your radiators can be used as and when they need them during winter.

    You can view more on how thermostatic radiator valves work here:

    Article by Benjamin Clarke


    • The importance of annual heating system maintenance 7th Jul 2015 

    • Encouraging the replacement of old inefficient boilers 22nd Jun 2016 

    • Why it's time to upgrade your radiators if they're over 15 years old 13th Aug 2015