Radiators

  1. Are designer radiators efficient?

    Are designer radiators efficient?

    If you're thinking of upgrading your old, standard radiators and replacing them with something designer and exciting, then you're definitely not alone. Designer radiators have become more and more stylish in recent years and there's now a massive range of styles and sizes for you to choose from. Whereas once the only choice of radiator were white, horizontal convector ones... Read More...
  2. How efficient are column radiators really?

    How efficient are column radiators really?

    We have long argued that the increased choice of column radiators has been a massive boost to all homeowners who have central heating in their properties. Column rads strike a beautiful balance between the stylishness of a traditional, cast iron radiator and the pure, functional efficiency of a standard convector radiator. In this article, we'll look at the positives of... Read More...
  3. Can you put an electric radiator in your bathroom?

    Can you put an electric radiator in your bathroom?

    Add title We've all learnt from a very early age that mixing water and electricity is potentially fatal, so it's natural to wonder if electric radiators or heated towel rails can safely be installed in bathrooms. Fortunately, it is perfectly safe to put electric rads and rails in your bathroom as long as you follow some important rules and guidelines... Read More...
  4. Unusual radiator designs to inspire you

    Unusual radiator designs to inspire you

    Radiators and heated towel rails are included in interior design plans much more now than at any time in history. Being able to keep warm efficiently is automatically expected now with people turning their attentions more to the style, design and finish of their potential rads and rails. In this article we'll look at a few of the more unusual... Read More...
  5. Why vintage style radiators are making a comeback

    Why vintage style radiators are making a comeback

    Once upon a time, cast iron radiators were found in every home. They were as much a part of everyday life as the mangle and the carpet sweeper. But like the mangle and the carpet sweeper, they were soon superseded by modern, electric appliances and were suddenly seen as old hat. It was no longer fashionable to have one of... Read More...
  6. How to turn on & adjust temperatures on heated towel rails

    How to turn on & adjust temperatures on heated towel rails

    A heated towel rail connected a central heating system will usually come on at the same time as the rest of your radiators. A towel rail will emit heat according to the temperature you have set on your thermostat and the BTU output capabilities of the rail. Though this is the standard method of how heated towel rails switch on... Read More...
  7. Can a towel rail heat the whole bathroom?

    Can a towel rail heat the whole bathroom?

    In certain circumstances, a heated towel rail is indeed capable of heating the whole bathroom, however this is not necessarily always the case. In this article, we'll look at the different factors involved when deciding whether or not a heated towel rail will be enough to heat the whole room. Towel rail heat output When considering whether or not a... Read More...
  8. Are radiator valves universal?

    Are radiator valves universal?

    There's a lot to think about when upgrading or installing radiators and central heating systems and radiator valves are a key component of that. Fortunately, valve sizing in the vast majority of homes in the UK is pretty easy. Valve size refers to the width of the connections and the UK standard are 15mm radiator valves. The standard size of... Read More...
  9. Common questions about old radiators

    Common questions about old radiators

    If you're considering upgrading your heating system then obviously a large part of the process concerns old radiators. There are several common questions that people have when considering what to do with their old radiators and we try answer the four most frequent ones below. 1. Do my old radiators need replacing? Here at Trade Radiators, we tend to believe... Read More...
  10. 5 fantastic radiator ideas for kitchens

    5 fantastic radiator ideas for kitchens

    If you're looking for radiator ideas for your kitchen, then look no further than this inspiring article. The kitchen can be one of those tricky areas where heat is very important but your options may be limited because of a lack of horizontal wall space. This is particularly the case in smaller kitchens where you often want to maximise on... Read More...

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