Advice Centre
Our practical heating blog

 Welcome to the Trade Radiators Advice Centre, where you’ll find inspiration, practical tips and know-how guides for the best and most economical ways to heat your home. Find modern trends and traditional classics in our examples of radiator styles to suit any type of room. DIY expert or beginner? We’ve got guides to cover every aspect of radiator purchase, installation and maintenance.

Most Popular Articles

Below is a collection of our evergreen, ever-popular articles that have been helping people make the right choices for their heating systems continuously! Feel free to have a scroll through and you're sure to find an article that is applicable to your heat-related situation.

  • Are radiator valves universal?
    Are radiator valves universal?
    The standard size of radiator valves in the UK is 15mm and this is what is needed in a vast majority of homes. However there are some exceptions, so it's always worth double checking. We give you a list of possible valve sizes and what you can do to rectify an odd valve sizing.
    26 January 2021
  • Do heated towel rails need thermostatic valves?
    Do heated towel rails need thermostatic valves?
    Thermostatic valves are a great way of making your heating perform more efficiently. However, we loo at why you might want to leave a TRV off of your heated towel rail.
    9 September 2020
  • What you should never put near a radiator?
    What you should never put near a radiator?
    Heating your home safely and efficiently is very important, so it's advisable to have a think about what you put in front of your radiators. This article will help.
    25 August 2020
  • New Electric Column Radiators!
    New Electric Column Radiators!
    Electric column radiators allow you to have beautiful radiator design even if you don't have a convention hot water central heating system. We've introduced this stunning range of electric rads due to popular demand!
    28 April 2020
  • The Complete Guide to Heated Towel Rails
    The Complete Guide to Heated Towel Rails
    Welcome to our comprehensive guide providing you with everything you need to know about heated towel rails. We'll cover the whole process of choosing, buying and installing a heated towel rail, so that you can get the perfect size, style and finish for your room. 
    26 March 2020

Buying Guides

Updating your heating system can be quite a daunting task, particularly if you're new to home ownership, don't have much DIY experience or have simply never bought new radiators or heated towel rails before. Our Buying Guides below are written in an easy-to-understand manner to assist you as much as possible and help make choosing the right method of heating for any room in your home as simple as possible!


Most Recent Posts

We regularly update our blog with DIY tips, latest products, energy efficiency information, central heating advice and much, much more. You can view our latest exciting articles in the list below.

  • Wickes Vertical Radiators vs Trade Radiators
    Wickes Vertical Radiators vs Trade Radiators
    17 November 2022
  • Screwfix Vertical Radiators vs Trade Radiators
    Screwfix Vertical Radiators vs Trade Radiators
    Trade Radiators Vertical products are far superior to Screwfix's when comparing like-for-like value for money, quality, looks & customer service. Find out more.
    15 November 2022
  • B&Q Vertical Radiators vs Trade Radiators
    Trade Radiators vertical products are far superior to B&Qs when comparing like-for-like value for money, quality, looks & customer service. Find out more.
    2 November 2022
  • Why does my boiler keep losing pressure?
    Why does my boiler keep losing pressure?
    If you switch on your heating and the boiler pressure gauge keeps dropping below 1 bar, then your boiler pressure is too low. Read on to find out what might be causing it and what you can do to resolve the issue.
    14 October 2022
  • How to hide vertical radiator pipes
    How to hide vertical radiator pipes
    Many people find exposed radiator pipes unsightly, but it's not always possible to hide them under the floor or in a wall. This article goes through some alternative ways to hide or disguise your vertical radiator's pipework.
    10 October 2022

Useful links

Below are some really useful resources on our website that we hope you can make use of. If you want to know how much heat you need to warm your room, find the best tips on heating your home efficiently, or want some interior design inspiration before making your final radiator choices, we've got you covered! 


How-To Guides

There are many little jobs related to your radiators and central heating system that can often be done without calling in a professional. Browse our How-To guides below to see if there's an issue you can solve yourself.

Energy Saving

With gas and electricity prices at record highs, it's always a good idea to maximise your energy efficiency to keep costs down. We've got a variety of articles to help you make energy and financial savings in your home.


Instagram @TradeRadiators

We're constantly updating our Instagram account with images that have been proudly submitted to us by our enthusiastic customers! Take a look to see how other people are styling their rooms with their radiators and get some inspiration for your own projects!


Popular Products

Trade Radiators has been supplying the UK’s most comprehensive range of radiators, heated towel rails and electric heating options at trade prices for over a decade. Our friendly customer services team is always on hand to answer any technical questions that you may have and help you find the ideal product for any space.