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Column Radiators

The Classic Column Radiator is one of our most popular radiators and just by looking at the Pinterest board below it's easy to see why. Column radiators look amazing in both period and contemporary settings. If you are upgrading your heating system and have a period home, or are creating that 'period look', why not have column radiators installed as they will match in beautifully and more effectively than a standard type radiator.

Column radiators are defined by the number of vertical columns they have, i.e. the number of tubes that join the top and the bottom sections together in depth, for example a radiator that is 4 columns deep is referred to as a 4 column radiator.

The mark of a well-made column radiator is the seamless weld line around the top of each column with no appearance of 'ringing'. Needless to say all our columns radiators have seamless welds and are manufactured in Italy to the highest standards. Our column radiators are a powder coated to give a thick deep finish, we offer them as standard in white RAL 9013, however are able to supply the radiators in any RAL colour you wish. This is ideal if you want to match it in with a particular dcor colour scheme.

Please see our range of quality column radiators below, with each having been chosen based on their superb qualities. The ranges include steel column radiators and aluminium column radiators plus a range with welded feet that go up to 6 columns deep.

With extensive guarantees and fast free delivery these really are the perfect choice for that period look. As always if you require some help in choosing a particular sized radiator or require a whole house set up please contact our helpful customer service team who will gladly assist.


Column Radiators - frequently asked questions

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How to select the correct column radiator - Be sure to check out our Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration

What size and heat output do I need for my column radiator?
Normally, the bigger the column radiator, the greater the heat output, which is measured in BTUs or Watts.

When choosing a column radiator we advise that you concentrate on the space you have available and selecting a radiator to fit your space.

For selecting a radiator to adequately heat your room, please use our handy heat calculator.

TOOL - Trade Radiators heating calculator
What are BTUs and Watts?
These are simply two different ways of measuring how much heat radiators give out. We display the heat outputs in Watts (W) or British Thermal Units (BTUs) on all of our radiators on our website.

If you need to convert BTUs to Watts or Watts to BTUs, you can use the formula below to get the required measurement.

BTUs = WATTS / 3.412
WATTS = BTUs x 3.412
What are Pipe Centres?
On all of our radiator listings, you will see the ÔPipe CentreÕ measurement. This refers to the distance between the central points of the two pipe inlets on each radiator.
Before buying a radiator, it's important for you to measure the distance between your existing pipes where you intend to install the radiator. You can then choose a column radiator that has a Pipe Centres measurement that is as close to the distance between your pipes as possible.

This will enable you new radiator to be installed with no, or minimal, changes to your existing pipework.

For a pictorial representation please follow below link.

INFOGRAPHIC - You can view a diagram that explains Pipe Centres in more detail here
What does the 'Projection' measurement mean?
You will see a measurement on all of our radiators on our site that is called 'Projection' or 'Projection from Wall.' This is the distance from the wall to the front of the column radiator and can basically be thought of as how far the radiator sticks out from the wall.

This is a particularly important measurement to pay attention to if you are installing a radiator in a narrow room, like a downstairs toilet, an en-suite or hallway. In areas like this, you will probably want to choose a column radiator with as small a projection measurement as possible so you can maximize your available space.

To see a pictorial representation please follow the below link.

INFOGRAPHIC - You can see a detailed diagram of Projection measurements here
Are column radiators fitted in the same way as standard radiators?
Yes, absolutely. They are very straightforward to install and any experienced plumber will have no problems with installing them.

If you are not experienced with plumbing and DIY, we recommend you employ the services of a professional to install your column radiator

However, if installing a column radiator is something you wish to do yourself, then please view the video below which features Jimmy the plumber taking you through the process from start to finish.

VIDEO - How to install a column radiator
Does the column radiator come with everything I need?
We provide everything you need to hang your column radiator to the wall, including brackets and wall stays, as well as the air bleeds.

All you need in addition is one pair of radiator valves per radiator. We have a fantastic collection of radiator valves for your to choose from on our website.

LINK - View our range of radiator valves
What type of radiator valves do I need?
All of our radiator valves on our website are compatible with all of our column radiators. The type you choose is a matter of style and functionality.

Non-thermostatic radiator valves keep your radiator at one fixed temperature in accordance with your central heating thermostat settings.

Thermostatic radiator valves mean you can adjust the temperature on that particular radiator, independent of your settings on your main central heating thermostat.

Another variable is to do with the position of your pipework in relation to the radiator, which may mean you need straight, angled or corner valves for your radiator.

INFOGRAPHIC - You can view this infographic to check what you need

Don't worry if you're not sure which valves you need. You can always call us on 0141 225 0430 to check.
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 the 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.

Related Videos & Articles

How to install a column radiator
There is nothing particularly complicated about installing a column radiator, however, if youÕve never done it before yourself, the challenge can initially seem a bit daunting.

In the video below, Jimmy the very experienced Trade Radiators plumber, takes you through the whole process from start to finish.

He even shows you how to safely unpack your column radiator safely when it arrives, how to check you have the accompanying wall fixings and plugs and he also shows you how to remove your existing radiator from the wall.

You can view the video below:

VIDEO - How to install a column radiator
How we can help if you have a large radiator project?
It's quite possible that you've moved into a new house or have taken on a renovation project where there is either no central heating, or all the existing radiators are od and need replacing.

Whichever situation applies to you, it can be quite difficult to know what size radiator you need for each room. What dimensions? What heat output? Horizontal or vertical orientation? What about heated towel rails?

We are experienced in large projects and will happily take the hard work out of the decision making by providing a customized schedule, showing exactly what you need for each room.

You can read more in the article below:

BLOG - How we can help if you have a large radiator project
Column Radiators and Photographic interior design inspiration
Column radiators are one of the most versatile types of radiators you can get, because of their natural ability to fit in perfectly into any surroundings you put them in.

Whether a minimalist modern apartment or a quaint country cottage, the column radiator will add a focal point to any room it sits in.

Below are some fantastic examples of column radiators situated in the homes of our customers. You'll see all kinds of different examples that should hopefully inspire you with your own interior design plans!

BLOG - Further images of our Column Radiators
Our Classic Column Radiators are available in a range of colours
Gone are the days when you could have radiators in any colour as long as they were white. These days, people are incorporating radiators as an intergral part of their interior design plans, rather than as an afterthought.

We fully understand that colour coordination is incredibly important for the modern home, which is why we are happy to offer our Classic Column Radiator paint-matching service, where we can offer to finish your rad in any colour of your choice. We simply need the colour, brand or paint reference number.

You can contact us on 0141 225 0430 or on info@traderadiators.com to discuss this further.

Some examples of popular classic column radiator colours can be viewed here:

BLOG - Our Classic Column Radiators available in a range of colours

FEATURED PRODUCT - The Trade Direct Metal Column Radiator
A very popular addition to our catalogue has been the Trade Direct Lacquered Metal Column radiator, which give a cool industrial style feel to anywhere they are installed in.

A particular favourite among those seeking to create a New York Loft-style atmosphere within their home, the metal column rad comes in a range of sizes and free delivery.

BLOG - You can get all the details on the Metal Classic Columns here
FEATURED PRODUCT - The Apollo Monza Aluminium Column Radiator
At the cutting edge of luxurious design, the Apollo Monza is an incredibly efficient radiator, offering sleek style and the potential to save on your heating costs.

Available in a range of sizes, as well as vertical or horizontal orientation, the Apollo Monza is a fantastic option for any period or contemporary setting.

BLOG - You can read more and view a video on the benefits of aluminium radiators in the article below:
Hanging a Column Radiator in a pub
Video in which Jimmy the Trade Radiators plumber installs a column radiator in the menÕs toilets in a freshly refurbished pub.

While the setting might be a little unorthodox, this is a very useful video to see how a column radiator is unpackaged, measured up and installed, as well as seeing the fitting of brand new pipework.

It also shows off just how versatile column radiators are, proving they really can look great anywhere!

VIDEO - Hanging a Column Radiator in a pub
How to hang a Column Radiator
This video shows Jimmy the Trade Radiators plumber going through the complete process of fixing and hanging a column radiator onto plasterboard.

Many of us have stud walls in our homes and Jimmy demonstrates just how easy it is to fix a column radiator to this type of wall. He also gives lots of tips along the way to make sure that your installation is as safe and secure as possible.

If you're planning to install your new column radiator yourself then please watch this video first and take note of the advice from an experienced professional plumber.

VIDEO - How to hang a Column Radiator
Piping a Column Radiator
If you have some experience with plumbing and DIY, then piping up a radiator is a perfectly doable task. If you are relatively inexperienced, then we recommend you use the services of a professional.

In this video, Jimmy the Trade Radiators plumber takes you through the entire process of piping up a radiator step by step. How to measure up, where to drill holes and where to put clips are just some of the things covered in this video.

Also very important in this process is seeing what a drop down leg is and how to pipe up accordingly, as well as how to install a drain-off.

We recommend watching this video before you start work on your own pipework and to help you decide whether you have the necessary experience to attempt the task of piping up a column radiator.

VIDEO - How to pipe a Column Radiator

Feedback

Column Radaitor Feedback
Trade Radiators have the most comprehensive range of classic column radiators online in the UK; the range of column radiators is designed to suit all rooms from the kitchen to the bathroom. Please read below some of the positive comments we receive daily from our customers:

I would very much like to commend your service and website. My bathroom radiator was ordered on a Sunday morning, and it was delivered on Tuesday! What a fantastic internet service, and exceptional prices as compared to many other High street shops and other internet companies. We had previously ordered the same size radiator from another supplier, paid for it only to have an e mail returned saying that it was no longer in stock...
Congratulations on your site and service provided - we will be back!!
E. Hayward, East Sussex

Dear Trade Radiators, Just to say your column radiator has not only transformed the central heating, but looks beautiful in the hallway of my cottage. Many thanks for great quality. Kind regards,
S. Clarke, Conwy Wales

Wow. I expected this on Thursday and it was delivered today at 10.45 - amazing service. Thank you very much
S. Long, Hampshire

Thank you so much for the prompt reply. The rad has arrived, fabulous service. Thank you again. Regards
P. Britto, Lancaster

Dear Trade radiators, just to let you know - I received the radiator 1st thing on Monday Morning. Very impressive service! Many Thanks
A. Glen, Sheffield

Very prompt service. radiator was extremely well packed and looks great in my hall. Would use this company again. The website itself was easy to use and plenty of product choice.
Thanks Traderadiators
B. Thompson, Liverpool

We are very happy with our purchase and your service. the radiators are such a feature in our newly decorated room, very eye catching.
R. Meredith, Swansea

The radiators I bought look fabulous! Thank you for your speedy and efficient service.
S. Cowton-Williams, Cumbria

In terms of feedback from our order we have lnly good things to say. We were given a good choice of radiators at very good prices on your web site. We ordered and received our radiator in precise accordance with our requested instructions and we are vry pleased with the look and feel of an Italian style radiator in our new kitchen.
Well done!
R. Lungmuss, York

After placing my order and taking delivery and to be honest being somewhat apprehensive about ordering on line.
The Service; First Class.
The Delivering; On time and helpful.
Quality of goods; Excellent.
In closing my wife and I have recently bought a new house and being a heating installer, after the service we received and quality of goods we have decided not to fit conventional radiators, but will be placing an order with you in due course for some more column radiators. A 1 service, keep it up. For your records this is the first time I have ever had the inclination to leave feedback.
Mr. Jeffery, Somerset

I would like to thank you for the delivery we received, the driver was very friendly and courteous, and I was very impressed that you, yourselves actually deliver the goods “free of charge” from your company, the mirrorred radiator is perfect and the quality is excellent, and will go perfectly in the bathroom, best wishes
L. Hardwick, Bradford

Dear Customer Services
Thank you for your email. I don't want to sign in to Facebook, which is the only way to leave feedback, but I would definitely use Trade Radiators again. My reasons for choosing Trade Radiators were the variety of products available and cost, invariably the cheapest online. Delivery was also trouble-free. One radiator arrived the next day. The other was on a three to four day delivery time. I arrived home from work to find a phone message asking me to arrange a delivery date. By the time I returned the call at lunch-time the following day I had already had a second call again trying to arrange delivery. Usually it's left to the customer to make contact and I was impressed with this level of service. <br>
Regards
Carolyn Howden

Hello all , just a quick thank you to your outstanding sevice . Ordered rad. for b.room , came on time , fantastic quality , our plumber told me that the price I paid was very good , he found that bracket caps were missing , I contacted your customer services and it was delivered the following day , fantastic service , even our plumber said he would use , very well done , many thanks
all the best regards
Colin Nash

Thank you so much for your speedy response to my problem regarding my Broadway radiator which was perfect apart from black smudges that were visible. After one phone call one of your team arranged both pick up and drop off of a replacement which was perfect.Very impressed with level of customer service. Look forward to buying from you again.
Many Thanks
Linda Sambrooks

I'm not registered with Facebook (and don't want to register) so I'm unable to post some feedback.
I just want to say that I'm happy with your services and the products that we received.<br>
Best regards,
S. Charpentier-Tappenden

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