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Cast Iron Radiators

Trade Radiators offers a stunning selection of carefully selected and historically styled cast iron radiators all produced using the original methods pioneered over 150 years ago.

Our cast iron radiators are all made to order and individually finished to your specification. Cast iron radiators are incredibly versatile; you can be truly imaginative with colour and style making these statement radiators a real feature, fitting in perfectly with both traditional and modern/contemporary settings and dcor.

Our cast iron Victorian radiators prove to be extremely popular with customers who are looking for a radiator to offer a great performance while also adding a traditional look to their home.

Whether you are looking for a single feature cast iron radiator or fitting out your whole home we are confident we have something for you....the only limitation being your imagination!

If you require some assistance please contact our knowledgeable customer service team who will be pleased to help. With 10 year guarantees and free delivery (typically 7 working days) they really do make an excellent choice.

For further reading on the benefits of cast iron radiators or how to join two sections of cast iron radiators together please visit our blog.

  • Edwardian Range

    Edwardian Range

    • 10 Year Guarantee
    • FREE Delivery
    • 7 Days Painted Finish
    • 14 Days Polished Finish
  • Victorian Range

    Victorian Range

    • 10 Year Guarantee
    • FREE Delivery
    • 7 Days Painted Finish
    • 14 Days Polished Finish
  • Burlington Range

    Burlington Range

    • 10 Year Guarantee
    • FREE Delivery
    • 7 Days Painted Finish
    • 14 Days Polished Finish
  • Piccadilly Range

    Piccadilly Range

    • 10 Year Guarantee
    • FREE Delivery
    • 7 Days Painted Finish
    • 14 Days Polished Finish
  • Oxford Range

    Oxford Range

    • 10 Year Guarantee
    • FREE Delivery
    • 7 Days Painted Finish
    • 14 Days Polished Finish
  • Devonshire Range

    Devonshire Range

    • 10 Year Guarantee
    • FREE Delivery
    • 7 Days Painted Finish
    • 14 Days Polished Finish
  • Georgian Range

    Georgian Range

    • 10 Year Guarantee
    • FREE Delivery
    • 7 Days Painted Finish
    • 14 Days Polished Finish
  • Knightsbridge Range

    Knightsbridge Range

    • 10 Year Guarantee
    • FREE Delivery
    • 7 Days Painted Finish
    • 14 Days Polished Finish
  • Sloane Range

    Sloane Range

    • 10 Year Guarantee
    • FREE Delivery
    • 7 Days Painted Finish
    • 14 Days Polished Finish
  • Kensington Range

    Kensington Range

    • 10 Year Guarantee
    • FREE Delivery
    • 7 Days Painted Finish
    • 14 Days Polished Finish
  • Regent Range

    Regent Range

    • 10 Year Guarantee
    • FREE Delivery
    • 7 Days Painted Finish
    • 14 Days Polished Finish
  • Montpellier Range

    Montpellier Range

    • 10 Year Guarantee
    • FREE Delivery
    • 7 Days Painted Finish
    • 14 Days Polished Finish
  • St Paul Range

    St Paul Range

    • 10 Year Guarantee
    • FREE Delivery
    • 7 Days Painted Finish
    • 14 Days Polished Finish
  • Southbank Range

    Southbank Range

    • Powder coat finish
    • 10 Year Guarantee
    • FREE Delivery 15 -20 Days
  • Barbican Range

    Barbican Range

    • Powder coat finish
    • 10 Year Guarantee
    • FREE Delivery 15 -20 Days

Cast Iron Radiators - frequently asked questions

  • Choosing your finish
  • Installation & Maintenance
  • Deliveries
  • Related Videos & Articles
  • Feedback

Selecting the finish for your cast iron radiator - Check out our Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration

Where can I see examples of the finishes on offer?
We know how difficult it can be selecting the correct finish of radiator, lots of different factors can influence your decision e.g. the colour of the walls the type of iron mongery you are having in the room. Please note we can match any of the colours in the Farrow and Ball range. Also if you wish we can send out metallic colour swatches for you to compare colours on site.

We also have some useful videos comparing and contrasting the different finishes.

VIDEO - Comparing the different metallic finishes available.
What is the primer (undercoat) finish?
This is basically just an undercoat and will not protect your radiator long term, it is important that you have the radiator professionally painted/sprayed within 6-12 months or your radiator may start to rust. If you are putting the radiator in a bathroom or kitchen then you must have it painted before having it installed as the kitchen/bathroom areas are moist environments and will cause rusting very quickly. Please note you must NOT ‘powder coat’ cast iron radiators as this will destroy the gaskets. Your best and cheapest option is for us to paint the radiators for you.
What is the painted finish?
Painted radiators have 2-3 coats of primer followed by 2-3 coats of your chosen paint colour in a satin type eggshell finish which is the most flattering to cast iron. The surface is sealed and protected by this painting process and does not require any maintenance other than light dusting.
Can I choose my own paint colour?
Yes, we have a range of popular traditional metallic colours as shown on the website but in addition to this we can also colour match the paint colour of your choice, we just need the colour brand/name/ref.
What is the antiqued finish?
This is all done by hand with a process of layering paint shades and working round the detail of each section with darker tones to bring them out. This makes the radiator appear older with an antique look about it, extremely flattering on the radiators with details. The surface is sealed and protected by this painting process and does not require any maintenance other than light dusting.
What is the polished finish?
The polished finish is all done by hand revealing and polishing the original cast iron surface. It is a beautiful finish however as the bare metal is exposed to the air, this finish requires some maintenance to prevent, and attention to eliminate, any rust spots. The hand polished finish is to the sides, top and front of your radiator, the back area is not polished as this area is difficult to treat as it is against the wall once installed. Every 6 – 8 weeks take a soft polishing cloth lightly sprayed with WD40 and dust your polished radiator to all polished areas, this will ensure your polished radiator remains rust free.
Are the radiators reconditioned or reproduction?
All of our cast iron radiators are brand new and made to order. The model designs are original, we have cleverly used authentic period cast iron radiators to make the moulds to produce brand new identical radiators. We also use the same traditional production methods to make the radiators.
Do you buy old/used cast iron radiators?
No, we only sell brand new radiators and from our own range. If you have old radiators you could contact a local reclamation yard who may be able to help you or point you in the right direction.

Installation & Maintenance

Are the cast iron radiators installed in the same way as standard radiators?
Yes, they are installed in the same way and take standard fitting valves and pipes. The only difference is they have feet and sit on the floor instead of hanging from the wall. We provide wall stays to secure the radiator to the wall for added safety.

For a video on how to fit a cast iron radiator, please see below.

VIDEO - Cast Iron Radiators - How to Fit .
Does the radiator come with everything I need?
When buying any of our cast iron radiators we provide you with wall stays and all the required bushes, air vents etc. All you need in addition to this is one pair of radiator valves per radiator, we have a fantastic selection of valves in all different finishes to compliment your cast iron radiator.
Which type of radiator valves do I need?
You can choose non-thermostatic (remaining at one fixed temperature as per your central heating) or thermostatic (allowing to adjust the temperature on that particular radiator). If your pipes are coming from the floor then the valves should be ‘angled’ and if the pipe are coming out of the wall and into the valve then they should be ‘corner’ valves. If you are unsure what you need don’t worry, just call us.
Can I get measurements for my plumber to do the pipework prior to delivery?
Yes, taking into account which radiator and valves you have ordered we can calculate the pipe centre measurements* that your plumber will need to do the pipe work. *These measurements are a guide only and may not be exact as these products are handmade and can vary in size. As is standard in the plumbing industry, we do not recommend doing any installation work prior to having the goods in your possession. Any pipe work carried out before having the goods in your possession is undertaken at your own risk and we are not responsible for any errors or ill fitting items which may occur as a result.
Will my plumber need to do anything unusual to to my system?
No, the action required is the same as that which any reputable/experienced plumber would follow when installing any new radiators. However we do provide you with all the appropriate instructions to pass to your plumber with regards to installation and your central heating system to ensure the correct procedures are followed and the appropriate type of inhibitor etc is used in your system. This will prevent any issues arising in the future.
Will the radiators come complete as one piece or need to be put together by my plumber?
Most do come complete, all radiators under 1200mm length arrive as one piece. Rads over 1200mm however don’t fit on a pallet so need to be sent as blocks (usually 2) to be joined on site (this is very straight forward).

Please see the vidoe and blog post below on how to join the two sections together

BLOG - How to join two cast iron radiator sections together.

VIDEO - Connecting A Cast Iron Radiator Together.
If I am ordering a large rad (over 1200mm) to be joined on site do I need anything to do this?
Yes, a joining tool, which your plumber may have already, if not then we can provide one on a sale or return basis, your plumber uses it, you send it back and get a full refund.

Deliveries

How will the radiator(s) be delivered to me?
The radiator(s) are securely wrapped on a pallet and will be delivered to you by pallet courier roadside. The radiators are of course heavy so you’ll need to make sure you have help to unload and take the goods onto your property.
How long will my radiator(s) take to be made and delivered?
Metallic colour paint finish and basic primer (undercoat) takes just 7 days from ordering. Special finishes such as Antiqued, Polished and Highlight take 14 days.
Can I choose my own delivery date?
Yes. We email to let you know when the radiator(s) will be ready and you then email us back with the delivery date you would like and we book this in for you.
Will I know what time the delivery will take place?
We ask the courier driver to call ahead whenever possible on the day of the delivery to let you know that he is on his way (mobile signal and battery powder dependant). If he is unable to call your delivery will still go ahead on the date you have requested.

Related Videos & Articles

How we can help if you have a large radiator project
How we can help if you have a large radiator project

If you have a project where all or most of the radiators need replacing, it can be quite a daunting task and you may not be sure where to start.

We can take the stress out of the situation by providing a customized spreadsheet schedule showing you exactly what dimensions, heat outputs and finishes would be suitable for each of your rooms.

Click the link below for more detailed information on how we can help.

BLOG - How we can help if you have a large radiator project.
Traditional Country House - Radiator Case Study
We are able to assist in all kinds of projects from off-plan new builds right the way through to renovations of period manor houses.

The case study below involved Middleton Hall in Northumberland, a Grade II listed Victorian mansion, that its owners took years restoring to its former glories.

We were very proud to be called upon to advise the owners on their radiator choices for the restoration and, as you can see below, the results were absolutely stunning.

BLOG - Traditional Country House - Radiator Case Study.
A look inside the Trade Radiators office!
We’ve come a long way since our business was founded in 2004 and we are now the proud owners of a beautifully renovated Victorian office in central Glasgow.

The Trade Radiators office is now a very stylish and comfortable place for us to conduct our business, while continuing to provide a top quality service to our customers.

Naturally our office is full of products available on our website, and below we offer a selection of photos showcasing our eclectic interior design choices, which is a subtle mix of contemporary and modern!

BLOG - A look inside the Trade Radiators office!
Cast Iron Radiators - How to Fit
One of the main things to consider when buying a cast iron radiator is the fact that it is very heavy, so please ensure you have sufficient help to lift in when it is being delivered and if you are installing it yourself.

If you are installing your new rad yourself, then please take a look at the video below. Jimmy the experienced Trade Radiators plumber takes you through the process of installing a cast iron radiator from start to finish.

Jimmy gives some excellent hints, tips and advice on the installation process, so we recommend watching this informative video before you start your own installation.

VIDEO - Cast Iron Radiators - How to Fit .
Comparing the different metallic finishes available
We are pleased to be able to offer a wide variety of finishes to our beautiful cast iron radiators.,enabling you to really get exactly what you want when selecting your radiator.

The colours in our range include Pewter, Old Pewter, Natural Cast, Sovereign Gold, Copper, Antique Gold, Old Penny and Anthracite.

In the video below, Jimmy the plumber takes you through each of these colours, explaining their individual qualities to help you make the best possible decision when you purchase your radiator.

If you are unsure what colour you require then we absolutely recommend watching this short video.

VIDEO - Comparing the different metallic finishes available.
Connecting A Cast Iron Radiator Together
If you have a particularly large space and have ordered a cast iron radiator over 1200mm in length, it’s important to note that your radiator will be delivered in two parts.

This is to avoid damage during delivery and to make moving the radiators more manageable due to their heavy weight.

If you are planning to install the radiators yourself, then you will need to connect the two parts of the cast iron radiator.

In the video below, Jimmy the Trade Radiators plumbers runs through this process step by step to equip you with all the accurate knowledge you need to tackle this task yourself.

BLOG - How to join two cast iron radiator sections together.
Are Cast Iron Radiators as efficient as modern radiators?
Radiator technology has come a long way over recent years with energy efficiency at the forefront of all radiator design.

One of the most common questions we get is how cast iron radiators compare in efficiency to their modern counterparts.

We explain fully in the article below how cast iron radiators are more than a match in efficiency terms with their more modern rivals.

BLOG - Are cast iron radiators as efficient as modern radiators?.
Cast Iron Radiators- Back From The Past
In the early days of the radiator, large cast iron radiators were the only option for people wanting to heat their home via a hot water central heating system. Then they fell out of fashion as more modern and trendy radiators took over.

However, fashion is cyclical and the cast iron radiator is back in style with those looking for a classic look to their interior design plans.

The modern cast iron rad is stylish and efficient and the article below charts its comeback and why it never really went away.

BLOG - Cast Iron Radiators- Back From The Past.
Cast Iron Radiator Art by Team Recoat
We had an old cast iron radiator lying around that we wanted to put on display in our office. However, rather than simply going for the shabby-chic look with the rad’s existing worn-out finish, we enlisted a local Glasgow artist to let themselves loose with some spray paint to create a ‘Futurist’ radiator classic.

You can see the entire process from start to finish in the video below.

BLOG - Cast Iron Radiator Art by Team Recoat.

Feedback

More Feedback from Happy Customers
Trade Radiators has carefully selected a superior collection of high quality traditional radiators. Our range of traditional heated towel rails suit any room, large or small, for conventional central heating systems, electric only or both as dual fuel. Please see below a sample of what our customers have said about our service & products.

I have just received delivery of my purchase and I would just like to tell you I am extremely pleased with the avon radiator and valves. The quality is excellent, and delivery within the promised time. Many thanks. I will use your Company again in the future.
T. Waterhouse, Norfolk

Very pleased with service and goods. Thanks
M. Cretney, Liecester

Thank U for your prompt attentions to my order - the radiator received
swiftly & well packaged. V pleased with product appearance - have not really
tested the heating potential yet as mid summer, however preliminary tests
went well. Many thks. V good service. Kind Regards
A. Dobson, Devon

Just to say that we are very satisfied with our purchase. Super fast delivery. It makes a nice change to actually receive exactly what you have ordered, in excellent condition and in the time scale promised. Thanks again.
M. Boggis, Norwich

Very pleased with radiator and your service.
K. Chapman, Herts

You were very helpful. When you sent me the wrong valves, you quickly replaced them with traditional values. Delivery was very speedy and the goods were safely and protectively packaged. Many thanks!
A. Andrews, London

Just a quick note to say how pleased we have been with your service and product.
All too often people are very quick to complain but never praise / compliment.
I feel you gave excellent service and wish you success in the future, I will have no doubts in recommending your company to anyone else.
R. King, Bedfordshire

Thank you very much the radiators all arrived safely and are now fitted we are very pleased.
J. Cessford, Perthshire

Hi, the service was excellent. No complaints at all.
C. White, Cheltenham

Hi - many thanks for your email. Yes we were very happy with the price,
quality and quick service. We would definitely recommend you and use you
again in the future. Good website: easy to search; good info; and easy to
purchase. Many thanks.
A. Jeff, Surrey

VERY SATISFIED, THANKS
L.M. Simpson, Cumbria

We were very pleased with your excellent service and would recommend you to others and use you again in the future. Thank you
D. Smith, Merseyside

Yes i am very happy your service was first class and the radiator i ordered was also top quality .
I will use and recommend you to friends thanks again.
M. Allen, Longlevens

Many thanks for the information and thanks to your excellent advice and assistance on your telephone enquiry line..all my technical questions were answered immediately and professionally by the young lady who answered the telephone.
Excellent telephone service.
I. Mackay, Cornwall

That’s very kind and extremely efficient. Great service, thanks.
M. Gidda, Ashford

I have received the radiator as ordered and i must compliment you on a speedy delivery (received the following day) it was very well packaged and in good order, I havn't had the radiator fitted yet but i am confident it will work ok, I am a very happy customer and look forward to doing business in the future.
Many thanks
D. Price, S. Yorks


The radiators are now installed and working very efficiently - great heat from them and they look good too! I would just like to thank you for the excellent customer service I have received - you are a credit to your company. Thanks again.

M. Bracken, Bracken Lofts Limited

Thanks for an outstanding service,my radiator has just arrived (12.30pm). Thanks Again.
M. Robertson, Aberdeen

I have received the cast iron radiators this morning in excellent condition. Thank you very much for such a prompt and efficient service. Best wishes
J. Guson, Airymn

Hi there, I was very impressed with your service throughout. Your website is very easy to use and gives excellent details on the products, with accurate dimensions etc. Your delivery service was exactly as stated and I actually received the wrong bushes for the valves I had ordered but you immediately corrected this by sending out the correct ones within days. All in all, a very good service that I would recommend to others and will certainly buy from you again. Many thanks
P. Heartson, Perth

The radiator really looks lovely. I have not had it fitted yet as the system has to be drained down, so I will wait for the warm weather. What a super design, just right for my Victorian cloakroom. Many thanks
M. Low, Shropshire

Hi! Radiator is absolutely gorgeous - still waiting for chap to install it but that's not your fault! Delivery was prompt and delighted with the service. Will be ordering more radiators as house renovation advances
T. Jenner, Linconshire

Excellent service delivery etc. even though were fairly remote. The radiator was quick to fit and works superbly Many thanks!
J. Booth, Devon

My wife and I do a lot of shopping on the internet and have had varying levels of customer service. I have to say that the customer service received from Trade Radiators has been exemplary. The website is clear and easy to use and the customer service we received over the phone was extremely polite, helpful and informative. In fact communication in general was excellent right down to the delivery company you use - I've never before had a choice of delivery date and time! For the customer service to be so good I wouldn't expect to see competitive prices, but they were the cheapest I found. We will certainly use your company again (having used it twice already)and recommend it to our friends and family. Many thanks.
J. Hinkins, Bedford

I was very happy with both the product and the service and fully intend to use your company for future projects. Regards.
M. Curry, Bath

My new radiator looks fabulous and you provided an excellent and prompty delivery service. You also dealt with and resolved my query very quickly and I would highly recommend Trade Radiators.
V. Jenkins, Cheshire

Many thanks - Rad arrived as promised and now fitted works and looks great!
J. Markworth , Surrey

Dear Trade Radiators,
I found your website easy and straightforward to use. The cast iron radiator and matching traditional radiator valves were promptly delivered according to your predicted time scales.
The radiator and valves have now been fitted in our lounge - they look wonderful and are working well. We are so impressed it's likely that we will be ordering another cast iron radiator and valves later in the year. Many thanks
P. Davies, Dorset

Found your service excellent on all counts - personal service, competitive
costs (big driver) and the quality of the product was spot on. I plan to buy
from you again - provided you remain competitive of course!
Only niggle was that I couldn't order the colour I wanted online due to the
option not available for selection when trying to add to shopping basket.
That said, you were very helpful when I phoned through.
V. Preece, Telford

The website is clear and helpful for sifting through all the choices. There
is plenty of technical information so customers can make sure they choose
adequate outputs etc. The radiators we ordered are very stylish and look
lovely in the living room, hall and kitchen. They are not a cheap option but
you get what you pay for- quality and style. Many thanks,
H. Stanfield, Bath

Dear All at Traderadiators
Your service was first class. Your sales staff extremely helpful and informed. The turnaround was prompt and delivery efficient and polite. As for your website - it had what I required in a clear, informative style with good technical detail. Your prices were very keen.
For a first order, what more can I say?
Other than 'keep it up'. I look forward to further business dealings.
Thank you
Regards
Yajima Design Services, Cheshire.


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