Best Heating Vertical Radiators vs Trade Radiators

Best Heating Vertical Radiators vs Trade Radiators
17 January 2023
Best Heating Vertical Radiators vs Trade Radiators
Trade Radiators vertical radiators - better value than Best HeatingTrade Radiators vertical radiators - better value than Best Heating

If you are renovating your home or updating your central heating system, then the radiators you choose are an integral part of the process. While perhaps not as exciting as choosing a new sofa or deciding what colours will go on your wall, good-quality radiators are responsible for keeping you and your family warm for around 15 years.

Because rads are such an important investment, it's vital you choose wisely to get the perfect radiator for your home, both in terms of style and heat output. Making the extra effort upfront will result in you having a high-quality radiator providing heat for many years to come, so we hope you'll read on.

Vertical radiators are increasingly popular as people seek to utilise upward space, leaving more horizontal floor space available for furniture placement or other design features.

When in the market for a vertical radiator, you are likely to get better choice and value for money from a specialist online radiator retailer, like Trade Radiators, rather than the well-known DIY chains who won't be able to provide the same level of detailed service.

One of our competitors in the UK's online radiator space is Best Heating. They're a well-respected retailer who you may have seen adverting on television and elsewhere. They offer a very large range of radiators, in an abundance of styles, finishes and sizes. However, like everything when making a purchase, it's worth doing some research and investigating a little further to see if you will actually get a better deal from Trade Radiators than you would at Best Heating.

In this article, we'll look at some of Best Heating's most popular radiators and show you exactly why some of Trade Radiators comparable products are more likely to be suited to your needs and budget.

Our Review Process

We've done our research and know our radiator competitors well. We've been on the Best Heating website and have identified a number of vertical radiators that are comparable with radiators that we stock on the Trade Radiators website.

Naturally, we believe that what we offer to our customers is superior to Best Heating and we think you'll agree when you see the comparisons below.

In order to ensure you are receiving the best information possible, it's important for you to know that we are comparing like-for-like products, rather than two radiators that are completely unrelated to each other. All radiators discussed are vertical radiators and are similar in a range of imortant ways.

Some of the factors we've taken into account when comparing our radiators with Best Heating's are:

  • Size / Dimensions
  • Colour
  • BTU heat output
  • Length of guarantee
  • Delivery cost
  • Price range

Comparing Best Heating vs Trade Radiators Vertical Radiators

Below, we put some of Best Heating's top-selling vertical radiators under the microscope and compare them directly with our equivalents at Trade Radiators. After having a look at what we are offering, we reckon you'll be pleasantly surprised at what you see!

Best Heating Milano Aruba vs Trade Radiators Reina Neva - White Vertical Radiator

Reina Neva Vertical Radiators 1800 x 472mm from Trade RadiatorsReina Neva Vertical Radiators 1800 x 472mm from Trade Radiators

There's no doubt that Best Heating's Milano Aruba radiator is a lovely piece of vertical design that looks superb in any room or living space. The rad is stylish, sleek and contemporary, so it's little wonder that the Milano Aruba is a popular purchase among those looking for a sophisticated vertical radiator.

However, here at Trade Radiators, we've got a virtually identical design in the form of our Reina Neva Vertical Radiator. Reina are a highly-respected radiator manufacturer who have a fantastic history of making stylish, energy-efficient and highly durable designer radiators.

You'll see in the comparison table below that the two radiators have very similar dimensions, but the Reina Neva beats the Milano Aruba on BTU heat output and is considerably cheaper as well, which is important in the current economic climate.

Click the Shop Now button to see further details and order our Reina Nevo Vertical Radiator, which included free, fast delivery. Additional sizes and colours are available as well.

Best Heating Milano Aruba

  • (H) 1780mm x (W) 472mm
  • White
  • 3215 BTU (Δ50)
  • 20 Year Guarantee
  • Free delivery
  • £237.45

Trade Radiators Reina Neva

  • (H) 1800mm x (W) 472mm
  • White
  • 3491 BTU (Δ50)
  • 10 Year Guarantee
  • Free delivery
  • £198.16

Best Heating Milano Windsor Double Column vs Trade Radiators TD 2 Column - White Vertical Radiator

Trade Direct 2 Column Vertical Radiator, White, 1800mm x 284mmTrade Direct 2 Column Vertical Radiator, White, 1800mm x 284mm

Column radiators are quickly climbing up to the top of the charts when it comes to radiator best-sellers. The graceful, long frontage makes for a stylish alternative to a standard convector radiator and we beleive the classic column style actually rivals cast iron radiators for presence and authority. Column rads provide a fantastic middle ground stylistically, while remaining really affordable.

Best Heating's Milano Windsor Double Column vertical rad is nicely finished in a powder coat white and leans heavily into the beauty of the classic column style. Incidentally, '2 columns' relates to the number of rows of columns, rather than how many columns are in each row. It's a good solid radiator, with a high BTU output for it's size, however we think the trade Radiators alternative is the more dicerning choice.

Our 2 Column vertical radiator is from our highly-regarded Trade Direct (TD) range, our own brand that allows us to offer sophisticated designs at incredibly economical prices. While our radiator is marginally behind the Best Heating Milano Windsor on the guarantee, it more than makes up for it with a considerably lower price and a greater heat output. That means you're getting more heat for considerably less money, all the while knowing that our radiators are manufactured from the highest quality materials and are built to last.

The TD 2 Column from Trade Radiators is a lovely choice for anyone wanting to make use of upward space or where free horizontal space is limited. Popular locations for a tall, thin vertical column radiator are on narrow walls, behind doors or either side of a window. Out classic column radiators are available in a range of dimensions and colours, and we also have plenty of the same design in horizontal orientation too.

Best Heating Milano Windsor Double Column

  • (H) 1800mm x (W) 290mm
  • White
  • 2504 BTU (Δ50)
  • 20 Year Guarantee
  • Free delivery
  • £224.95

Trade Radiators TD 2 Column

  • (H) 1800mm x (W) 284mm
  • White
  • 2726 BTU (Δ50)
  • 15 Year Guarantee
  • Free delivery
  • £162.20

Best Heating Milano Aruba vs Trade Radiators DQ Cove - Mirror & Anthracite Vertical Radiator

DQ Cove Mirror and Anthracite Vertical Radiator from Trade RadiatorsDQ Cove Mirror and Anthracite Vertical Radiator from Trade Radiators

Is there a better way to make a design statement than to take a radiator and a mirror, and then combine them? If your horizontal wall space is limited, then a mirrored radiator is an incredibly practical solution to the common problem of not having enough room for a full length mirror and your heating. Just think of the benefits durinh those cold winter temperatures, when you're prepping yourself in front of the mirror while being made to feel incredibly osy.

Best Heating's Mirrored Milano Aruba is clearly a good seller for them and with design like that, it's easy to see why people find it so attractive. The smooth anthracite bars symmetrically framing an immaculate mirror panel is a fantastic way of combining vanity (or pride in one's appearance) with functionality. This type of radiator would be really suited to a bedroom, or in a hallway or entrance area, where a mirror would be hugely useful.

So, while we can't praise that radiator highly enough, you won't be surprised to learn that Trade Radiators has a radiator almost identical which we believe provides much better value. Once you look at the comparison table below, we think you'll agree which provides the greatest value.

Our DQ Cove Mirror Anthracite vertical radiator is manufactured by top-selling designer brand, DQ Heating. It's a stunning piece of radiator design and actually beats the the Best Heating competition, in our humble opinion. Not only does the DQ Cove beat it considerably on price, our radiator also provides a significantly greater heat output!

Our DQ Cove is really well-suited to narrow spaces, while providing the same practicality afforded by an integrated mirror, it emits more heat and is far cheaper on the wallet. We can't say fairer than that! The DQ Cove is also available in white.

Best Heating Milano Aruba Mirrored

  • (H) 1800mm x (W) 499mm
  • Mirrored and Anthracite
  • 2774 BTU (Δ50)
  • 20 Year Guarantee
  • Free delivery
  • £274.95

Trade Radiators DQ Cove Mirror

  • (H) 1800mm x (W) 500mm
  • Mirrored and Anthracite
  • 2900 BTU (Δ50)
  • 5 Year Guarantee
  • Free delivery
  • £262.14

Best Heating Milano Riso vs Trade Radiators Reina Slimline - Anthracite Vertical Radiator

Reina Slimline Vertical Designer Radiator, Anthracite, 1770mm x 500mmReina Slimline Vertical Designer Radiator, Anthracite, 1770mm x 500mm

Minimalism has become a major trends in interior design over the last few years and people are increasingly seeking out smooth surfaces, clean lines, and simplistic styles when planning interior choices for their homes. The sense of well-being brought about by the organised and uncluttered look is argued to lift spirits, increase brain capacity and generally give an all-round feeling of well-being. It therefore only logical for this trend to infiltrate radiator manufacture and design.

Best Heating's Milano Riso is a classic example, as it embraces minimalist design and is a lovely, understated piece of radiator design. The anthracite finish makes the rad feel updated and contemporary, resulting in a versatile radiator that would look equally at home in the bedroom of a city-centre apartment or in the chillout room of a Silicon Valley start-up.

As usual at Trade Radiators, we think we can out-do the competition with our equivalent radiator, the Reina Slimline, flawlessly finished in anthracite-grey. The Reina Slimline features exactly the same smooth-finished, flat-panelled design, yet it provides a substantially greater heat output than the Best Heating rad. As if having a better BTU output wasn't enough, just take a look at the massive difference in price! If you are trying to replace your radiators for the best value for money, you definitely need to take a look at what we offer!

In addition, we also provide the Reina Slimline with the option of adding a chrome towel bar. If adding to a kitchen or utility room, being able to hang and dry a towel is a really convenient feature. Low price, high heat output, stylish minimalism and functional practicality, all in one vertical radiator!

Best Heating Milano Riso

  • (H) 1800mm x (W) 500mm
  • Anthracite
  • 3022 BTU (Δ50)
  • 20 Year Guarantee
  • Free delivery
  • £494.95

Trade Radiators Reina Slimline

  • (H) 1770mm x (W) 500mm
  • Anthracite
  • 3997 BTU (Δ50)
  • 10 Year Guarantee
  • Free delivery
  • £290.27

Best Heating Milano Aruba vs Trade Radiators Reina Neva - Anthracite Vertical Radiator

Reina Neva Anthracite Vertical Radiator 1800 x 236mm from Trade RadiatorsReina Neva Anthracite Vertical Radiator 1800 x 236mm from Trade Radiators

With the sleek vertical bars and powder coat anthracite finish, the Best Heating Milano Aruba is a lovely radiator that adds a contemporary twist to any central heating system. If you're not familiar with an athracite finish, then now is the time to become acquainted, as it's an incredibly popular alternative radiator colour choice to white and looks great in any type of property. Slightly more vibrant than black, anthracite-grey is more comparable to charcoal, and contains a beautiful shimmer of silver. 

Once again, here at Trade Radiators we have a strikingly similar design in the anthracite Reina Neva and believe that our rad provides better value to you than Best Heating's offering. The anthracite finish on our Reina Neva is equally as stunning and, just like Best Heating's Milano Aruba, it's also a double panel design, meaning you get double the heat output when compared to a single panel radiator with the same dimensions.

If you take a look at the comparison table below, you'll see that the dimensions between the two radiators are very similat, as is the style and finish, yet we offer you a greater heat output and a substantially lower price! Remember, delivery is always free with Trade Radiators with no minimum spend!

If you've got limited horizontal wall space and you'd benefit from installing a tall and thin anthracite radiator, absolutely consider this great anthracite Reina Neva vertical designer radiator. The Reina Neva is also available in a range of sizes, colours and can be purchased in horizontal orientation.

Best Heating Milano Aruba

  • (H) 1780mm x (W) 236mm
  • Anthracite
  • 2500 BTU (Δ50)
  • 20 Year Guarantee
  • Free delivery
  • £259.95

Trade Radiators Reina Neva

  • (H) 1800mm x (W) 236mm
  • Anthracite
  • 2648 BTU (Δ50)
  • 10 Year Guarantee
  • Free delivery
  • £196.43

Best Heating vs Trade Radiators Conclusion

We hope that in the comparisons above, we've clearly demonstrated that Trade Radiators is more than a match for Best Heating and usually comes out on top when the whole radiator package is taken into account. We've just provided a few examples here where we've beaten them on price and heat output, but make sure you check our entire catalogue when doing your research as you may find we offer better value on lots of other radiators not listed here.

At Trade Radiators, we have the specialised knowledge to handpick the very best in radiator design and manufacture. We're able to offer them to our customers for unbelievably competitive prices due to the fact we don't have expensive showrooms or premises to upkeep around the country.

Radiators are what we do best, and providing heating solutions that satify our customers' needs and budgets is always at the forefront of our minds. We hope you agree and decide that an energy-efficient and well-priced radiator is the right option for you!

Shop Our Range of Vertical Radiators

The exciting news is that, in homes and offices across the UK, the installation of vertical radiators is massively on the rise. They're seen as a modern approach to radiator installation in many spaces, especially when horizontal wall space is limited. A vertical radiator is a great idea if you’re looking for a new hallway, bathroom or kitchen radiator and don’t want to sacrifice space or have a support wall you could make use of.

For those on a budget, you can get fantastic value on vertical radiators by shopping our Trade Direct range. Trade Direct vertical column radiators offer some of the best value within the vertical range.

Take a look at our superb range of vertical radiators to see which works best for you and your living environment.

If you need any help with making a decision, choosing your order or specific questions regarding our radiators, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly and knowledgeable team at 0141 225 0430 or

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