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.

What is the difference between single and double panel radiators?
What is the difference between single and double panel radiators?
In this article, we make it simple for you to understand what the difference is between single and double panels radiators, as well as what convector fins are and how they can improve the heat output of your rads.
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17 January 2023
Benefits of Aluminium Radiators
Benefits of Aluminium Radiators
Aluminium is the perfect material for radiator construction because it is such a good conductor of heat. Find out what this means for your energy bills and some additional benefits.
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17 January 2023
Latest Products! Apollo Monza Aluminium Column Radiator Series
Latest Products! Apollo Monza Aluminium Column Radiator Series
The stylish Monza Radiators from Apollo are manufactured from aluminium. This makes them quick to heat up while being incredibly energy efficient. Read more here.
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17 January 2023
VIDEO - View all the colours in our cast iron radiator range
VIDEO - View all the colours in our cast iron radiator range
Cast iron radiators are a thing of beauty and we can supply them in a range of stunning colours. In this video, James the plumber discusses each time of timeless colour in detail.
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17 January 2023
How to fill your Trade Direct Electric Heated Towel Rail
How to fill your Trade Direct Electric Heated Towel Rail
If you have purchased one of our Trade Direct electric heated towel rails, you will have also received an accompanying fluid pack that needs to be poured into your towel rail. This is how you do it.
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17 January 2023

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!


DIY Videos

If you're planning to do a radiator-related DIY task yourself, then make sure you check out our informative How To videos first. Our resident plumber goes step-by-step through a wide variety of tasks, including fitting radiators, bleeding them, troubleshooting and other vital radiator and heated towel rail jobs.

VIDEO - How to replace a small radiator with a large one
VIDEO - How to replace a small radiator with a large one
Watch James the plumber take you through the process of removing a small, inadequate radiator and replace it with a bigger, more suitable one.
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17 January 2023
VIDEO - View all the colours in our cast iron radiator range
VIDEO - View all the colours in our cast iron radiator range
Cast iron radiators are a thing of beauty and we can supply them in a range of stunning colours. In this video, James the plumber discusses each time of timeless colour in detail.
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17 January 2023
VIDEO - How to remove a radiator without draining it
VIDEO - How to remove a radiator without draining it
James the plumber is back showing you how to remove a rad without the bother of draining your heating system.
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13 July 2020
VIDEO - How to install a radiator under a window
VIDEO - How to install a radiator under a window
James the plumber shows us how to install a radiator under a window in this informative video. Have a watch and see if you feel confident enough to try it yourself!
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17 January 2017
VIDEO - How to install anthracite radiators in different rooms
VIDEO - How to install anthracite radiators in different rooms
James the plumber installs 3 anthracite Saturn radiators - two horizontals & one vertical double panel in different rooms in a house. Take a look and see if it helps you with your radiator inspiration.
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9 September 2016
VIDEO - How to install a dual fuel heated towel rail
VIDEO - How to install a dual fuel heated towel rail
James installs a dual fuel towel rail and connects it to the central heating system and the electrics. Take a look and see if a dual fuel rail is something that would work in your bathroom.
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22 July 2016

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.

How to save energy in your home
How to save energy in your home
In this era of high gas and electricity prices, it's important you save as much energy as you can with your central heating. In this article, we share a few tips to cut your energy usage and keep your bills down.
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17 January 2023
We Have Rails To Fit Even The Smallest Of Spaces
We Have Rails To Fit Even The Smallest Of Spaces
Unorthodox rails for unorthodox spaces! We stock a wide range of heated towel rails, including many unusual sizes! Have a look hear to get some towel rail inspiration for your home.
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17 January 2023
VIDEO - How to replace a small radiator with a large one
VIDEO - How to replace a small radiator with a large one
Watch James the plumber take you through the process of removing a small, inadequate radiator and replace it with a bigger, more suitable one.
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17 January 2023
How to make the most out of a small bathroom
How to make the most out of a small bathroom
The right planning can make your small bathroom or ensuite the most important room in your house! Read this article if you have a small bathroom and want to maximise the available space.
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17 January 2023
How to get the most out of your ensuite bathroom
How to get the most out of your ensuite bathroom
Get creative with your ensuite bathroom & maximise the space at your disposal! Read this article for some fantastic inspiration to revolutionise your ensuite!
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17 January 2023

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.