DIY Troubleshooting

  1. The Complete Guide to Dual Fuel Heating

    Welcome to Trade Radiator’s Complete Guide to Dual Fuel Heating. We’re here to be the only guide you’ll ever need when it comes to all things dual fuel heating and dual fuel radiators. We wanted to create a place where our customers, or anyone who wants information on the topic, can come and get answers to all the burning questions...
  2. How to remove a radiator without draining it

    How to remove a radiator without draining it

    Jimmy the plumber is back showing you how to remove a rad without the bother of draining your heating system.

  3. How to clean chrome radiators

    How to clean chrome radiators
    Because radiators are almost constantly heating up and cooling down, it's inevitable that they will attract dirt over time. Because the highly polished nature of a chrome finish is one of its main attractions, bringing it back to its best is important in keeping your chrome radiators looking great. Here are the basic steps to get your chrome rads looking...
  4. Renovating your house: Where should you start?

    Renovating your house: Where should you start?
    The first thing to establish when making changes to your house is what 'renovating' actually means to you. For example, does it involve completely stripping back and restoring an old property or are you planning to redecorate some rooms in your otherwise structurally sound home? Working out what needs doing and what you want to achieve before you start is...
  5. Why place radiators under windows?

    Why place radiators under windows?
    One of the most common questions we receive at Trade Radiators is a variation of "should I install my radiator underneath a window?" In this article we'll answer this common question so that you are fully informed when deciding the best place to install your radiators. Inefficient single glazing The idea that the area below the window is the best...
  6. The Complete Guide to Electric Heating

    Welcome to our comprehensive guide to electric heating. This guide contains everything you need to know about heating your home with electric radiators and electric heated towel rails. We'll take you on a complete journey including explaining what electric heating is, the different types you might want to consider, the styles and finishes available to you and what works best...
  7. Which radiators should you bleed first?

    Which radiators should you bleed first?
    Bleeding a radiator is one of the easiest DIY heating tasks you can do. However, there is a method to bleeding radiators to ensure you get maximum benefit to your heating system. In this article we'll show you how to bleed a radiator and which radiator is best to bleed first. Why do you need to bleed a radiator? Firstly...
  8. The Complete Guide to Radiator Valves

    Welcome to Trade Radiator’s Complete Guide to Radiator Valves. Consider this your one and only guide in understanding anything and everything you’d ever need to know about radiator valves. We wanted to provide our customers with a specialised guide which can help with every aspect of finding, buying, installing and maintaining the most appropriate radiator valve for any radiator installation...
  9. Top DIY Projects to Work on at Home Right Now

    Top DIY Projects to Work on at Home Right Now
    With so many of us unable to leave our homes at the moment due to social distancing recommendations, it can be easy to get lost in a rabbit hole of boxset binge watching. However, being at home is a great time to keep your spirits up by carrying out some of those easy DIY tasks that you've been putting off...
  10. How to clean a radiator

    How to clean a radiator
    As winter moves into spring and the evenings get increasingly lighter, it's a time that we all start to think about having hardcore cleaning session. Throughout the winter, our central heating systems are operating at full capacity due to the cold external temperatures. This often attracts dust and dirt to our radiators, so by the time spring has sprung, our...

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