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    Turning old radiators into furniture art!

    Tue 30th Sep 2014 - 4:05am Home Interiors Turning old radiators into furniture art!


    Benjamin Clarke

    When it’s time to get rid of an old and dilapidated radiator, your first thought might be to throw them in a skip or on a scrapheap. However, looking at some of these transformations of old radiators into unique pieces of furniture just might make you think twice before simply discarding an old rad.

    The radiator chair featured in the main image, was created by the Californian-based Hi Octane Design and was actually on sale in funky New York store, Anthropologie. We love the idea of rads recycled into something else. Although we’re not sure how comfortable this rad chair would be, we’re sure it would make a great centrepiece to any contemporary living space.

    Jeroen Wesselink Rad Chairs

    These two zigg-zaggy radiator seats were created by Dutch designer Jeroen Wesselink and we really like the fact that he’s come up with these designs using a standard heated towel rail and a convector radiator. These two particular types of radiator tend to be more functional in their usual form, so it’s great the way Jeroen has transformed them into something stylish and eye catching! Apparently both radiators are still able to be connected to the central heating system, so you have the added bonus of being able to heat the room and your bum at the same time!

    Boris Dennler Heated Seats

    This groovy selection of heater seats have been created by Swiss designer Boris Dennler. He got his inspiration from seeing lots of old discarded rads on a rubbish dump in Fribourg and decided to revitalise them and turn them into something cool. His technique to get the bend in the rads is incredibly simple; he places the rads on two blocks and jumps up on down on them until they bend. We think Boris has done a fantastic job with the style and colour scheme, but we’re guessing they must be pretty heavy and wouldn’t fancy being the ones moving them into place!

    Radiator sun loungers

    A pair of radiator ‘sun loungers’ for you now, though we’re not sure how fun it would be soaking up the sun on these beasts. The sun would be sure to heat up the metal to high temperatures so you might want to place a towel down on them before catching some rays. The good thing is you probably won’t be battling with other tourists as these loungers are unlikely to be very popular! The ‘Radiator Lounge’ on the left was made by Frankenstein Inc and was a prize winner at the 2012 Seattle Design Jam. The ‘Cosy Chair’ on the right was designed by SMAQ and featured at the 2008 Milan Fashion Week, coming complete with cup and slippers warmers!

    Article by Benjamin Clarke

    15% off all Black Heated Towel Rails!

    Tue 23rd Sep 2014 - 12:11pm Latest Products 15% off all Black Heated Towel Rails!


    Benjamin Clarke

    We've got an absolutely cracking sale to announce to all of our wonderful customers!

    For a limited time only, we are slashing the prices of our Pisa Black Heated Towel Rails by 15%! 

    These beauties are designed and manufactured in Italy and look fantastic in bathrooms, ensuites, cloak rooms and utility rooms. They come with a hard-wearing, durable black powder coat finish, which adds an air of classy sophistication to any room they are installed in.

    The Black Pisa Towel Rails are incredibly easy to keep clean and come with a 12 year guarantee, as well as free delivery. We stock a wide range of sizes with straight or curved bars so you are sure to find the right size and style for your particular room, regardless of how large or small.

    As well as offering these rails as suitable for conventional hot water central heating systems, we also offer Electric and Dual Fuel options. The Electric Rails are perfect for use if you don't have a central heating system and Dual Fuel allows you to switch between using electricity or your central heating system. (You can read about the differences between Standard, Electric and Dual Fuel towel rails here.)

    Pisa Heated Towel Rails with 15% off - Straight Bar »»

    Pisa Heated Towel Rails with 15% off - Curved Bar »»

    Black Pisa Rail

    Article by Benjamin Clarke

    LATEST PRODUCT - Edwardian Two Bar Cast Iron Radiator

    Fri 19th Sep 2014 - 10:30am Latest Products LATEST PRODUCT - Edwardian Two Bar Cast Iron Radiator


    Benjamin Clarke

    We've introduced an exciting new cast iron radiator to our 'Edwardian Range' in our online catalogue.

    The Edwardian 'Two Bar' has been created in the same style as it's bigger counterparts, the 4 bar Edwardian 'Slim' and 6 bar Standard Edwardian, but has the added benefit of being extra slimline. The Two Bar is a great option when you have limited wall space and it also looks good in a range of rooms or settings, whether it be period or contemporary.

    By adding the Two Bar to the Edwardian range, we feel that this series has enough variety to provide a 'whole house' solution. This allows you the ability mix and match different sizes of these Edwardians to stylishly furnish your all the rooms in your home. 

     A wide choice of colours and finishes are available (shown in the drop down options on the table). Steel wall stays are supplied, and all rads come with a 10 year guarantee and free 7 day delivery as standard. Please note a custom colour painting service is also available please call our customer service team for details 0141 225 0430.

    You can view these handsomely simple Cast Iron Radiator with a smooth and simple yet striking design on our website.

    Article by Benjamin Clarke

    New site launched at!

    Wed 17th Sep 2014 - 4:50am Press New site launched at!


    Benjamin Clarke

    We’re very excited to announce that we have officially unleashed our new website at!

    Whether you’re looking on your desktop, tablet or smartphone, our fantastic new site is a responsive design to give you the best possible experience.

    The menu has been simplified, so navigating around the site and finding the radiators and heated towel rails that appeal to you has never been easier.

    Radiator Sale

    As well as continuing to offer great quality rads and rails at the best prices, there’s now instructional videos, a heating calculator, downloadable spec sheets and a clearance section, where you’ll find all of our sales and promotional products!

    We love our new site and are sure you will too, however some things haven’t changed. We’re still providing top quality customer service, offering free delivery on all products and operating a price match policy. Peace of mind, we’re sure.

    Designer Radiators

    Please take a look at our new site and feel free to contact us on 0141 225 0430 or

    Article by Benjamin Clarke

    Interior design inspiration - Traditional Heated Towel Rails

    Tue 9th Sep 2014 - 10:10am Home Interiors Interior design inspiration - Traditional Heated Towel Rails


    Benjamin Clarke

    We've been dealing with heated towel rails for a long time, here at Trade Radiators. Our experience in this area has given us excellent knowledge and insight into providing the best possible designs, quality, heat outputs and all for the the lowest prices.

    A particular customer favourite is the Traditional Heated Towel Rail, which can add a real eye-catching centre-piece to any room.

    The great thing about them is they can instantly provide some class and sophistication, but are versatile enough to sit comfortably in a period property or a contemporary apartment. Pair them up with some traditional-style valves, which are currently being offered free with any traditional heated towel rail,  and you're onto a winner. 

    They also come in a range of sizes, so you can really get exactly what you're looking for to fit your space. Many people opt to have a traditional towel rail and a radiator in their bathrooms, though depending of the size of your room, it's really up to you whether you install both. As well as being suitable for conevtional hot water central heating systems, our rails our also available as electric or dual fuel.

    Should you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0141 2250430 or and you can view our entire range of traditioanl heated towel rails at the link below:

    We've included some photos below that have been sent in by our customers. All were purchased from us and have now been installed in various bathrooms, en-suites and cloakrooms around the UK! Please take inspiration from these pics for your own interior design ideas! 

    Traditional Heated Towel Rails

    Traditional Heated Towel Rails

    Traditional Heated Towel Rails

    Traditional Heated Towel Rails

    Traditional Heated Towel Rails