Wed 19th Oct 2016 - 2:05pm Energy and Heating Why there's still work to do on educating the public about plumbing and heating

    Why there's still work to do on educating the public about plumbing and heating


    Benjamin Clarke

    A new survey amongst has revealed that, although the heating industry has been trying hard to educate the public on certain aspects of their heating systems, there's still a long way to go in raising their awareness on all kinds of issues.

    The worrying results show that we are still at the very beginning of the process in teaching people about gas safety, maintenance of their systems and a range of other heating related issues.

    Although this is frustrating, it should perhaps not be surprising, particularly in light of another recent survey that showed 80% of 25 - 34 year olds would call out a plumber to fix a dripping tap! (That survey also revealed 30% of men in the same age group still rely on their mum to iron their shirts!)

    All we can do in our industry is to keep plugging away and making a noise about the importance of central heating, how it's maintained and who's working on it, by continuing to make a fuss in the media about it.

    Plumbers, who have daily contact with the public, also have a responsibility to explain things clearly and use each visit as a way to gently educate their customers, rather than simple turning up to a job with minimal interaction. This will not only help to keep householders better informed but will also display a higher level of customer service, reflecting well on our industry.

    Below are those survey results in full courtesy of Worcester, Bosch Group:

    • 48% would not ask a heating engineer for their Gas Safe Id before allowing them to work on a gas appliance.

    • 33% not even aware their should ask for ID before allowing the engineer to start.

    • 19% didn't ask because the installer had been referred by a friend.

    • 12% were be too embarrassed to ask.

    • 11% felt the installer looked genuine.

    • 15% wouldn't ask if their heating broke down in winter.

    • 12% wouldn't ask if they had trouble trying to get hold of a heating engineer.

    • 10% had never had their boiler serviced.

    • 46% had skipped an annual boiler maintenance appointment.

    • 80% thought that annual boiler servicing should be made a legal requirement.

    Article by Benjamin Clarke


    • The quest to stop illegal gas fitters with the Gas Safe Register 15th Jan 2015 

    • The importance of annual heating system maintenance 7th Jul 2015 

    • Encouraging the replacement of old, inefficient boilers 22nd Jun 2016 


    Sat 8th Oct 2016 - 9:37am Latest Products LATEST PRODUCT - Coneva Designer Radiators

    LATEST PRODUCT - Coneva Designer Radiators


    Benjamin Clarke

    Always keen to expand our catalogue and offer the most stylish radiators to our customers at the very best prices, Trade Radiators are proud to introduce our fantastic Coneva range of designer radiators.

    Manufactured from 1.5mm thick steel and completed with a glossy powder coat finish, these beauties are available in a range of sizes in horizontal or vertical orientation, which means you will be able to find something that works, whatever your available wall space.

    Coming in a beautiful white, eye-catching anthracite or stylish silver, the Coneva range os versatile enough for you to find something to suit you interior design plans and whether you have a period property or a modern apartment.

    The Coneva's come with a comprehensive 15 year guarantee and are delivered free to any mailand UK address. They also come with all wall fixings and everything you need to hang them! 







    Article by Benjamin Clarke


    • LATEST PRODUCT - Lazzarini Designer Heated Towel Rails 22nd Sep 2016 

    • LATEST PRODUCT - Lacquered Metal Classic Column Radiators 8th Apr 2015 

    • LATEST PRODUCT - Edwardian Cast Iron Radiators  19th Sep 2014 


    Thu 29th Sep 2016 - 4:14pm Competitions Our Instagram Photo Comp is going strong!

    Our Instagram Photo Comp is going strong!


    Benjamin Clarke


    Entries have started flooding in since we started our Instagram photo competion, giving you the chance to win a £500 voucher for any of our radiators and heated towel rails on our website.

    Maybe you've just moved into a new house and the whole place needs new radiators, or maybe you've spent time decorating one room and realise that another room looks desperately in need of an update!

    Either way we're offering you the chance to win simply by taking a photo of your rads or rails and posting it on your Instagram account.


    All you need to do to enter our competition is to follow these 3 simple steps:

    1. Follow us on Instagram @TradeRadiators

    2. Upload a photo of one of your radiators or heated towel rails on your Instagram account.

    3. Tag it with #WeLoveRads and #TradeRadiators and explain in the caption why you want to win the £500 radiator voucher.

    You will automatically be entered and your Instagram photo will be displayed in the gallery on our Competition Page!

    Below are some entries that we've already received. See if any of the reasons for entering resonate with you!

    "I would love to win £500 from #traderadiators as I have run out of money installing a new kitchen.

    #weloverads as you can see from my picture these radiators was both from @traderadiators

    Great service, fast on delivery, very helpful."

    - Tina

    "Well this is embarrassing...

    We bought our first house and moved the same week our first baby was born. The bathroom just somehow became the most neglected room of them all, even though it is the most used.

    So although #weloverads we clearly need to win some new ones from #traderadiators @traderadiators because this one puts our house to shame!"


    "@traderadiators #weloverads #traderadiatorsSo this is the radiator that was installed when we moved in.

    It's HUGE (size matters!) It takes up the whole wall. In fact, it gets so hot, we can't sit at the table to eat.

    So it's mostly turned off (and we all know turned on is MUCH better). Plus it was painted and the paint is peeling off. Argh!"

    - Bex 

    "#WeLoveRads #TradeRadiators I would love my radiators to match in style! 

    I have a mix if old original radiators that were here when we bought the house and a few newer ones and the most recent is the bathroom towel rail.

    They take up quite alot of wall the older ones especially so it would be good to replace them with some that look more modern & not so bulky & heavy."

    - Sally Ann 

    Full entry details and terms and conditions here >>

    Article by Benjamin Clarke

    Thu 22nd Sep 2016 - 2:03pm Latest Products LATEST PRODUCTS - Lazzarini Designer Heated Towel Rails

    LATEST PRODUCTS - Lazzarini Designer Heated Towel Rails


    Benjamin Clarke

    We very pleased to announce that we have expanded our designer heated towel range even further and added a stunning selection of Lazzarini rails to our selection.

    Siracusa Heated Towel Rail


    The Siracusa is a beautiful straight bar towel rail that has an amazing mirror chrome finish.

    This hand-built Italian beauty comes in seven different sizes so you will be able to find one suitable for whatever space you would like to install one in.

    As well as being available for standard, hot water central heating systems, we offer the Siracusa in electric or dual fuel options with the added choice of single or variable heat thermostats.

    These rails would look great in any contemporary setting and are especially popular for bathrooms, en-suites and clock rooms.

    Starting at £70 

    READ MORE >>>

    Grado Heated Towel Rail


    The hand-built Italian Grado from Lazzarini is a stylish beast with a unique contemporary design.

    Finished in a bright mirror chrome finish, this exclusive rail comes in three sizes (HxW):

    800 x 600mm
    1190 x 600mm
    1600 x 600mm

    The need to worry about damp towels being left in a heap on the floor is completely taken away by these rail with ample towel storage space and they would be an asset to any bathroom, ensuite or kitchen.

    Starting at £95

    READ MORE >>>

    Cortina Heated Towel Rail


    This exquisite Italian heated towel rail is available in 1340 x 480mm, making it perfect for a small bathroom or ensuite where you have limited horizontal wall space but ample vertical space.

    This delightful rail is an electric towel rail and contains an analogic thermostat so it regulates the room's temperature.

    The Cortina also boasts a 2 Hour Boost which helps to heat the room up quickly by operating at full power for 2 hours. It can also be set to do this every 24 hours.

    With a mirror chrome finish, this fantastic heated towel rail is available now and comes with free delivery, 10 year guarantee ad all the wall fixings you need to hang it.

    Priced at £150

    READ MORE >>>

    Sassari heated Towel Rail


    The Sassari is a gorgeous designer heated towel rail that has a unique shape and is finished in a thick chrome plating with mirrored surface.

    Suitable for a conventional hot water central heating system, the Sassari is availble in one size: 1400 x 500mm.

    If you're really looking to make an interior design statement, then the Sassari could be the exact option you are looking for.

    This curly design, similar to a buzz wire, would look amazing on any feature wall in any room you decided to install it.

    It has the verstility to be used for hanging and drying towels or to simply to install as a decorative focal point of the room!

    Priced £125

    READ MORE >>>

    Article by Benjamin Clarke


    • How to bleed a heated towel rail 20th Feb 2014 

    • How to install a heated towel rail 1st Nov 2013 

    • Choosing a heated towel rail 26th Jun 2013 


    Tue 13th Sep 2016 - 2:46pm Competitions Win £500 worth of radiators or towel rails on Instagram

    Win £500 worth of radiators or towel rails on Instagram


    Benjamin Clarke


    A change in the weather is a great excuse to upgrade your radiators & keep yourself warm in style this winter.

    So, we're giving you the opportunity to win a £500 vouchr for any of our radiators or heated towel rails, simply by showing us your own radiators.


    All you need to do to enter our competition is to follow these 3 simple steps:

    1. Follow us on Instagram @TradeRadiators

    2. Upload a photo of one of your radiators or heated towel rails on your Instagram account.

    3. Tag it with #WeLoveRads and #TradeRadiators and explain in the caption why you want to win the £500 radiator voucher.

    You will automatically be entered and your Instagram photo will be displayed in the gallery on our Competition Page!


    • The promoter is Trade Radiators, 82 Mitchell Street, Glasgow, G1 3NA, United Kingdom (the "Promoter").
    • In the event of any dispute regarding the rules, conduct or the results of the competition the Promoter's decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into. Entries that do not comply in full with these rules will be disqualified. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any entrant for any reason whatsoever in its sole discretion

    • The Promoter reserves the right to alter, amend, suspend or terminate this competition without prior notice in the event that circumstances make this unavoidable.
    • The Promoter and its agents accept no responsibility for any technical difficulties experienced in submitting an entry to this competition or for entries not received by the Promoter or its agents due to technical difficulties.
    • All entrants' personal data will only be held for the purpose of the competition and will not be used for any other purposes whatsoever without their prior permission.
    • Entry into this competition shall be deemed to be a full and unconditional acceptance of these terms and conditions.
    • The Promoter will not accept any responsibility whatsoever for any loss, expense or liability arising from the winner's use of the prize.
    • These terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the United Kingdom and Great Britain.
    • All enquires relating to this competition should be made to Trade Radiators via
    • We reserve the right to change the terms and conditions at any point in time
    • By entering the competition, all entrants agree to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

    • To enter, please upload your picture of your radiator or heated towel rail on your Instagram account. Please tag it with #WeLoveRads and #TradeRadiators. Please also include a reason why you would like to win radiators or towel rails.
    • The competition starts at 9am on Tuesday 13th September 2016.
    • The closing date for competition submissions is 5pm on Thursday 20th October 2016.
    • No purchase or payment is necessary to enter the competition. You can enter for free via our competition page..
    • No responsibility is accepted for entries which are for any reason whatsoever not received or delivered.

    • The prize for this competition is a £500 voucher for any of our products on
    • The competition award cannot be modified and is non-transferable
    • The competition decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
    • Should you win the award, you will be required to participate in any post-competition publicity that we may require.

    • A judging panel of representatives from the promoter will select the entrant to receive the award based on their photo entry containing their heated towel rail. and the amount of votes received on the competition page.
    • All entrants must enter a valid email address in order to claim their prize.
    • The winner will be notified on Instagram no later than the 17:00pm Monday 24th October 2016. You will not be notified if you are not the winner.
    • The winner's name will be shared via Trade Radiators Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, blog and website, and also through any other relevant media channels.
    • By entering the competition, you also agree that we can share your submission through our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, Blog, Website and any other relevant media channels.

    Article by Benjamin Clarke