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 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.


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  • 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

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Most Recent Posts

  • 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.
    26 June 2013
  • How to paint behind a vertical radiator
    How to paint behind a vertical radiator
    Reaching behind a vertical radiator to paint the wall is an annoying part of decorating. In this article, we show you what you can do to make this painting job much easier, including video guides.
    13 September 2022
  • How to fit a vertical radiator
    How to fit a vertical radiator
    Vertical radiators have become very popular due to their ability to save space. See our video guide of a professional plumber installing a couple of vertical radiators in a home.
    17 February 2015
  • How to bleed vertical radiators
    How to bleed vertical radiators
    Bleeding vertical radiators is an important job to ensure your rads are heating up efficiently and not using excess energy. In this article we advise of the symptoms and how to bleed the air out of your vertical radiators.
    31 August 2022
  • How long should a boiler last?
    How long should a boiler last?
    A boiler is like the engine room of your central heating system and is an essential component to ensure your home is heated properly. Whether you've got a combi, condenser, or standard boiler, how long should the lifespan of your boiler be? Read on and we'll explain it all.
    21 August 2022

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