Thu 29th Sep 2016 - 4:14pm Competitions Our Instagram Photo Comp is going strong!

    Our Instagram Photo Comp is going strong!


    Benjamin Clarke


    Entries have started flooding in since we started our Instagram photo competion, giving you the chance to win a £500 voucher for any of our radiators and heated towel rails on our website.

    Maybe you've just moved into a new house and the whole place needs new radiators, or maybe you've spent time decorating one room and realise that another room looks desperately in need of an update!

    Either way we're offering you the chance to win simply by taking a photo of your rads or rails and posting it on your Instagram account.


    All you need to do to enter our competition is to follow these 3 simple steps:

    1. Follow us on Instagram @TradeRadiators

    2. Upload a photo of one of your radiators or heated towel rails on your Instagram account.

    3. Tag it with #WeLoveRads and #TradeRadiators and explain in the caption why you want to win the £500 radiator voucher.

    You will automatically be entered and your Instagram photo will be displayed in the gallery on our Competition Page!

    Below are some entries that we've already received. See if any of the reasons for entering resonate with you!

    "I would love to win £500 from #traderadiators as I have run out of money installing a new kitchen.

    #weloverads as you can see from my picture these radiators was both from @traderadiators

    Great service, fast on delivery, very helpful."

    - Tina

    "Well this is embarrassing...

    We bought our first house and moved the same week our first baby was born. The bathroom just somehow became the most neglected room of them all, even though it is the most used.

    So although #weloverads we clearly need to win some new ones from #traderadiators @traderadiators because this one puts our house to shame!"


    "@traderadiators #weloverads #traderadiatorsSo this is the radiator that was installed when we moved in.

    It's HUGE (size matters!) It takes up the whole wall. In fact, it gets so hot, we can't sit at the table to eat.

    So it's mostly turned off (and we all know turned on is MUCH better). Plus it was painted and the paint is peeling off. Argh!"

    - Bex 

    "#WeLoveRads #TradeRadiators I would love my radiators to match in style! 

    I have a mix if old original radiators that were here when we bought the house and a few newer ones and the most recent is the bathroom towel rail.

    They take up quite alot of wall the older ones especially so it would be good to replace them with some that look more modern & not so bulky & heavy."

    - Sally Ann 

    Full entry details and terms and conditions here >>

    Article by Benjamin Clarke

    Thu 22nd Sep 2016 - 2:03pm Latest Products LATEST PRODUCTS - Lazzarini Designer Heated Towel Rails

    LATEST PRODUCTS - Lazzarini Designer Heated Towel Rails


    Benjamin Clarke

    We very pleased to announce that we have expanded our designer heated towel range even further and added a stunning selection of Lazzarini rails to our selection.

    Siracusa Heated Towel Rail


    The Siracusa is a beautiful straight bar towel rail that has an amazing mirror chrome finish.

    This hand-built Italian beauty comes in seven different sizes so you will be able to find one suitable for whatever space you would like to install one in.

    As well as being available for standard, hot water central heating systems, we offer the Siracusa in electric or dual fuel options with the added choice of single or variable heat thermostats.

    These rails would look great in any contemporary setting and are especially popular for bathrooms, en-suites and clock rooms.

    Starting at £70 

    READ MORE >>>

    Grado Heated Towel Rail


    The hand-built Italian Grado from Lazzarini is a stylish beast with a unique contemporary design.

    Finished in a bright mirror chrome finish, this exclusive rail comes in three sizes (HxW):

    800 x 600mm
    1190 x 600mm
    1600 x 600mm

    The need to worry about damp towels being left in a heap on the floor is completely taken away by these rail with ample towel storage space and they would be an asset to any bathroom, ensuite or kitchen.

    Starting at £95

    READ MORE >>>

    Cortina Heated Towel Rail


    This exquisite Italian heated towel rail is available in 1340 x 480mm, making it perfect for a small bathroom or ensuite where you have limited horizontal wall space but ample vertical space.

    This delightful rail is an electric towel rail and contains an analogic thermostat so it regulates the room's temperature.

    The Cortina also boasts a 2 Hour Boost which helps to heat the room up quickly by operating at full power for 2 hours. It can also be set to do this every 24 hours.

    With a mirror chrome finish, this fantastic heated towel rail is available now and comes with free delivery, 10 year guarantee ad all the wall fixings you need to hang it.

    Priced at £150

    READ MORE >>>

    Sassari heated Towel Rail


    The Sassari is a gorgeous designer heated towel rail that has a unique shape and is finished in a thick chrome plating with mirrored surface.

    Suitable for a conventional hot water central heating system, the Sassari is availble in one size: 1400 x 500mm.

    If you're really looking to make an interior design statement, then the Sassari could be the exact option you are looking for.

    This curly design, similar to a buzz wire, would look amazing on any feature wall in any room you decided to install it.

    It has the verstility to be used for hanging and drying towels or to simply to install as a decorative focal point of the room!

    Priced £125

    READ MORE >>>

    Article by Benjamin Clarke


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    • How to install a heated towel rail 1st Nov 2013 

    • Choosing a heated towel rail 26th Jun 2013 


    Tue 13th Sep 2016 - 2:46pm Competitions Win £500 worth of radiators or towel rails on Instagram

    Win £500 worth of radiators or towel rails on Instagram


    Benjamin Clarke


    A change in the weather is a great excuse to upgrade your radiators & keep yourself warm in style this winter.

    So, we're giving you the opportunity to win a £500 vouchr for any of our radiators or heated towel rails, simply by showing us your own radiators.


    All you need to do to enter our competition is to follow these 3 simple steps:

    1. Follow us on Instagram @TradeRadiators

    2. Upload a photo of one of your radiators or heated towel rails on your Instagram account.

    3. Tag it with #WeLoveRads and #TradeRadiators and explain in the caption why you want to win the £500 radiator voucher.

    You will automatically be entered and your Instagram photo will be displayed in the gallery on our Competition Page!


    • The promoter is Trade Radiators, 82 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3NA, United Kingdom (the "Promoter").
    • In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct or the results of the competition the Promoter's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Entries that do not comply in full with these rules will be disqualified. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entrant for any reason whatsoever in its sole discretion

    • The Promoter reserves the right to alter, amend, suspend or terminate this competition without prior notice in the event that circumstances make this unavoidable.
    • The Promoter and its agents accept no responsibility for any technical difficulties experienced in submitting an entry to this competition or for entries not received by the Promoter or its agents due to technical difficulties.
    • All entrants' personal data will only be held for the purpose of the competition and will not be used for any other purposes whatsoever without their prior permission.
    • Entry into this competition shall be deemed to be a full and unconditional acceptance of these terms and conditions.
    • The Promoter will not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any loss, expense or liability arising from the winner's use of the prize.
    • These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom and Great Britain.
    • All enquires relating to this competition should be made to Trade Radiators via
    • We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions at any point in time
    • By entering the competition, all entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

    • To enter, please upload your picture of your radiator or heated towel rail on your Instagram account. Please tag it with #WeLoveRads and #TradeRadiators. Please also include a reason why you would like to win radiators or towel rails.
    • The competition starts at 9am on Tuesday 13th September 2016.
    • The closing date for competition submissions is 5pm on Thursday 20th October 2016.
    • No purchase or payment is necessary to enter the competition. You can enter for free via our competition page..
    • No responsibility is accepted for entries which are for any reason whatsoever not received or delivered.

    • The prize for this competition is a £500 voucher for any of our products on
    • The competition award cannot be modified and is non-transferable
    • The competition decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
    • Should you win the award, you will be required to participate in any post-competition publicity that we may require.

    • A judging panel of representatives from the promoter will select the entrant to receive the award based on their photo entry containing their heated towel rail. and the amount of votes received on the competition page.
    • All entrants must enter a valid email address in order to claim their prize.
    • The winner will be notified on Instagram no later than the 17:00pm Monday 24th October 2016. You will not be notified if you are not the winner.
    • The winner's name will be shared via Trade Radiators Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, blog and website, and also through any other relevant media channels.
    • By entering the competition, you also agree that we can share your submission through our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Blog, Website and any other relevant media channels.

    Article by Benjamin Clarke

    Fri 9th Sep 2016 - 10:25am DIY Troubleshooting VIDEO - How to install anthracite radiators in different rooms

    VIDEO - How to install anthracite radiators in different rooms


    Benjamin Clarke

    In this video, Jimmy the plumber installs 3 separate anthracite Saturn radiators.

    The first is a horizontal single panel installed in the room leading out onto the garden.

    The second is a vertical single panel installed in a tight space in the kitchen.

    The third is a large horizontal double panel rad installed under the window in the living room.

    As you can see in the video, anthracite radiators are a very stylish option, making the rad a real focal point of the room. The colour is a great alternative to the standard white, while offering a softer darker alternative to black.

    This video is an excellent example, not only of how to install a radiator, but also shows the variety of shapes and sizes we have available.

    The customer who's house is featured in this house had a very specific set of requirements which we were able to assist with to their satisfaction. Perhaps the best example of this is with the radiator installed in the kitchen.

    Many people face the issue of small amounts of wall space in smaller rooms like kitchens, bathrooms and ensuites. This is where the vertical oriented radiator really comes into it's own.

    Vertical radiators have only really come to prominence in the last decade or so, so there are still many people who are pleasantly surprised that stylish vertical radiators are available that provide such a great solution to limited wall space.

    At the other end of the scale, this customer had a large living room with a large window running across the front of the room.

    Because the Saturn Anthracite Range comes in so many different sizes, we were able to provide a large horizontal radiator with doubly panels that not only looked a perfect fit for that space, but was also able to heat the room comfortably.

    Our Saturn Range of radiators all come with free delivery and comprehensive 15 year guarantees.

    You can see our full range of Anthracite Saturn Radiators here >>

    Article by Benjamin Clarke


    • What is the difference between single and double panel radiators? 26th Jun 2013 

    • 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 


    Tue 30th Aug 2016 - 11:09am Radiators The Radiator & Towel Rail Jargon Buster

    The Radiator & Towel Rail Jargon Buster


    Benjamin Clarke

    Within the heating industry, and particularly in our area of expertise, there is a lot of jargon, acronyms and terminology that can be confusing to regular people whose lives do not revolve area heat emitters, towel rails, boilers and pipework.

    This glossary is here to help you navigate your way through this minefield of terminology, so you can understand exactly what we’re talking about!

    BTUs - British Thermal Units
    This is simply the standard measurement of how much heat is given out by a radiator, heated towel rail, or any other device that gives off heat. The higher the number, the more heat is given out. The BTU figure you see on our website refers to BTUs given off per hour. 1 BTU = 0.29 Watts (W)

    BSP - British Standard Piping.
    A standardised series of screw threads that connects the end of one pipe to another.

    BS EN442
    A European standard which certifies set manufacturing standards. It covers a range of things, including how the products are tested, accuracy of heat outputs and type of material the products are made from. All of our radiators and rails are BS EN442 compliant.

    CE Marking aka CE Mark - Conformité Européene
    WIthout delving too deeply, the CE Mark means the product complies with all European regulations and is legally allowed to be sold within the the EFTA and European Union single market countries. All of our radiators and rails carry the CE Marking.

    These are the column-shaped hollow chambers that make up the body of Column Radiators. The columns fill with hot water which enables column radiators to give off heat.
    Some column radiators will have 2 columns or 3 columns or 4 columns and this refers to the number of columns within each section of the radiator. A 4 column radiator will have a greater depth measurement and will also give off more heat than the same sized radiator with only 2 columns.

    Convector fins
    These are the zig-zagging strips of metal that you find at the back of standard convector radiators. These zig zags help increase the surface area of the radiator and therefore increase the amount of heat it can give out.

    Delta T aka ΔT / ΔT50
    Delta T is the measurement of the difference between the temperature of the hot water in the radiator and the temperature of the room it is located in. Using the Delta T measurement helps to establish the heat output of a radiator in terms of BTU.

    e.g . The water going into a radiator is 80°C. The water coming out is 60°C. The average temperature is 70°C. The temperature in the room is 20°C.

    70°C minus 20°C = Delta T 50°C (ΔT50)

    Heat outputs in BTUS and Watts calculated at ΔT50 are the British standard. All of the heat outputs on our websites are quoted using ΔT50, so you do not need to make any further calculations. You can simply read the heat outputs we display and continue to choose your radiators.

    Dual Fuel
    This refers to a radiator or heated towel rail that can be heated by hot water as part of a conventional hot water central heating system or by being connected up to the electrical circuit. This is particularly useful in summer if you want one radiator or rail to be on without the need to switch on the whole of the heating or if the radiator is located in a room that doesn't get used very often. 

    Farrow & Ball
    A British paint manufacturer which is very popular for using when colour matching and finding or replicating an exact colour of paint. Many of our radiators can be customised to any colour you want and, to ensure we get the exact colour, you can quote the Farrow and Ball paint reference name to us. An alternative colour matching system is RAL (see below).

    Heat Loss
    The amount of heat lost from a room. Heat can be lost through windows, walls, ceilings and doors. It’s worth taking the amount of heat that each room loses when deciding how many BTUs or Watts your radiator should emit. We’ve made this process easy for you with our Heat Calculator.

    Non-TRVs - Non thermostatic radiator valves aka single heat valves
    These are radiator valves that are not adjustable and keep the radiator or towel rail operating at a single temperature. Depending on the type of radiator, the heat can be at a constant temperature of between 50 - 70°C.

    If you think of a standard white radiator, the panel is simply the big flat piece that forms the front of the radiator. Sometimes these are completely smooth, sometimes they are grooved and it’s the panel that fills up with water to make the radiator hot. When there is just one panel along the front, this is called a single panel radiator. When there is another one at the back, and making the radiator chunkier, this is known as a double panel radiator. A radiator with two panels will give out more heat than the same sized radiator with only one panel.

    Pipe Centres
    The distance between the centre points of the two pipes in your radiator or towel rail. It’s important to know this measurement so you or your plumber can match up the pipework accordingly. We display the pipe centre measurements in mm on all of our products.

    The distance from the wall to the front of your radiator. Basically, the measurement of how far it sticks out from the wall. We display all projection measurements in mm on all of our products.

    RAL - Reichs-Ausschuß für Lieferbedingungen
    Despite the long German name, RAL is simply a colour matching system that makes it easy to replicate an exact colour using it’s RAL reference number. Many of our radiators can be customised to any colour you want. You can provide us with the RAL colour number so we can ensure the colour is exactly as you want it.

    TRVs - Thermostatic Radiator Valves aka Variable Heat Valves
    An adjustable valve that sits on your radiator, often with numbered measurements on them, though they can be digital. TRVs are designed to automatically adjust the amount of hot water coming into a radiator according to the temperature in the room, not the temperature in the radiator.

    Type 11 aka Type K1
    A radiator with one panel (single panel) and one set of convector fins (single convector). Sometimes known as a single-single radiator

    Type 21 aka Type P+
    A radiator with two panels (double panel) and one set of convector fins (single convector). Sometimes known as a double-single radiator.

    Type 22 aka Type K2
    A radiator with two panels (double panels) and two convector fins (double convector). Sometimes known as a double-double radiator

    Watts (W)
    A measurement of how much heat is given out by a radiator, heated towel rail or any other heating emitting product. AN alternative to the BTU measuring unit. We display the Watts and BTU figures on all of our products. 1 Watt = 3.412 BTUs

    This refers to cover of your radiator or heated towel rail, should there be a fault caused by an issue with the material used, the manufacturing or the assembly of your product. All of our products have comprehensive guarantees of which further information is available on request.

    Article by Benjamin Clarke


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