Hudson Reed Vertical Radiators vs Trade Radiators

Hudson Reed Vertical Radiators vs Trade Radiators
17 January 2023
Hudson Reed Vertical Radiators vs Trade Radiators
Trade Radiators vertical radiators - better value than Hudson ReedTrade Radiators vertical radiators - better value than Hudson Reed

Researching brand new radiators to go in your property may not be number one on your list of 'Things To Get Excited About' during the redecoration process, but it is actually one of the most impactful decisions you'll ever make for your home.

An efficient, high-quality radiator will keep you and your family warm throughout the coldest months for well over a decade.

Due to this, it's very important you choose wisely to get the perfect radiator for your home, both in terms of style and heat output. Making the extra effort in the initial stages will help ensure you get a high-quality radiator pumping out heat for many years to come, so we hope you'll read on to see how you can maximise value for money.

Buying a radiator is not a process the ordinary person goes through very often, so you may be tempted to go straight to a retailer like Hudson Reed, a well-known brand that caters for bathroom refurbs and other home DIY projects. However, while Hudson Reed do many things really well, they cater quite generally for bathroom furniture, and do not have the large choice that a specialist radiator retailer, such as Trade Radiators, will have.

As a result, it's definitely worth digging a little deeper to discover if you would actually get a better deal from Trade Radiators than you would at Hudson Reed.

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

Our Review Process

We've done our research and know our radiator competitors well. We've been on the Hudson Reed 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 Hudson Reed 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 Hudson Reed's are:

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

Comparing Hudson Reed vs Trade Radiators Vertical Radiators

Below, we put some of Hudson Reed'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!

Hudson Reed Revive with Mirror vs Trade Radiators DQ Cove - Mirror & White Vertical Radiator

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

What better way to make a design statement than to combine a mirror with a radiator? If you've got limited horizontal wall space then a mirrored rad is a very practical solution to a common problem. Imagine the benefits in those cold winter months, when you're getting ready in front of the mirror safe in the knowledge you are your room are being made thoroughly cosy.

Hudson Reed's Revive With Mirror has been an increasingly good seller for them and with design like that, it's easy to see the attraction. The swish white bars symmetrically positioned either side of an immaculate mirror panel is a superb way of combining practicality with, dare we say it, vanity. This type of radiator would be particularly suited to a bedroom, or in a hallway or entrance area, where a mirror would be incredibly handy.

High praise indeed for this radiator, but by now you won't be surprised to learn that Trade Radiators has a radiator almost identical that we think provides much better value and wold be the choice you'd be better of plumping for.

Our Cove Mirror White vertical radiator manufactured by designer brand, DQ Heating, is a stunning piece of radiator design and actually beats the Hudson Reed competition, in our humble opinion. Not only does the DQ Cove beat it massively on price, our radiator also provides a greater heat output! Our DQ Cove is really well suited to narrower 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 anthracite.

Hudson Reed Revive With Mirror

  • (H) 1800mm x (W) 499mm
  • Mirrored and White
  • 2566 BTU
  • 5 Year Guarantee
  • Delivery dependant on retailer
  • £375

Trade Radiators DQ Cove

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

Hudson Reed Revive Compact 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 elegant vertical bars and smooth anthracite finish, the Hudson Reed Revive Compact is a sight to behold. Incidentally, anthracite is a colour thats slightly more vibrant than black and is more comparable to charcoal with a glistening of silver. It's become an incredibly popular alternative radiator colour choice to white and looks great in any type of property.

Once again, here at Trade Radiators we have a strikingly similar design in the anthatrcite Reina Neva and believe that our rad beats Hudson Reed's equivalent hands down. The anthracite finish on our Neva is also stunning and, just like the Hudson Reed Revive Compact, it's also a double panel design meaning you get double the heat output for the same dimensions.

When looking at the comparison table below, you'll see that the dimensions are exactly the same, as is the style and finish, yet we offer you a greater heat output, longer guarantee 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, definitely consider this beautiful 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.

Hudson Reed Revive Compact

  • (H) 1800mm x (W) 237mm
  • Anthracite
  • 2461 BTU
  • 5 Year Guarantee
  • Delivery dependent on retailer
  • £320

Trade Radiators Reina Neva

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

Hudson Reed Salvia 2 Column vs Trade Radiators TD 2 Column - White Vertical Radiator

Trade Direct 2 Column Vertical Radiator, White, 1800mm x 372mmTrade Direct 2 Column Vertical Radiator, White, 1800mm x 372mm

Column radiators are another style that we have noticed climbing up to the top of the radiator best-seller lists. Many people now realise that radiators can be functional and stylish, and are looking to break away from the, admittedly still popular, standard white convector radiators that we all grew up with. The long, graceful columns provide a classy alternative to convector radiators and also provide some of the authority previously associated only with cast iron radiators. Column rads provide that beautiful middle ground stylistically, while still being incredibly affordable.

Hudson Reed's Salvia 2 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 obvious choice to go for.

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 Hudson Reed Salvia on heat output, it more than makes up for it with being cheaper by more than 50%. As well as this, in testament to the durability and quality of our radiators, our rad also comes with a 15 year guarantee, beating Hudson Reed's by a decade! That means longer trouble-free heating at a much lower cost.

The TD 2 Column from Trade Radiators is a great choice for anyone wanting to make use of upward space. Adding heating either side of a window or on a narrow wall where you previously though you couldn't fit a horizontal radiator are perfect locations for this amazing classic column radiator.

Hudson Reed Salvia 2 Column

  • (H) 1800mm x (W) 377mm
  • White
  • 3757 BTU
  • 5 Year Guarantee
  • Delivery dependent on retailer
  • £414

Trade Radiators TD 2 Column

  • (H) 1800mm x (W) 372mm
  • White
  • 3569 BTU
  • 15 Year Guarantee
  • Free delivery
  • £205.34

Hudson Reed Sloane vs Trade Radiators TD Nevo - Anthracite Vertical Radiator

Trade Direct Nevo Vertical Radiators 1800 x 408mm from Trade RadiatorsTrade Direct Nevo Vertical Radiators 1800 x 408mm from Trade Radiators

There's no doubt that the Sloane radiator from Hudson Reed is a beautiful example of understated heating design that looks superb in any living environment. It's sleek, stylish and has a contemporary twist due to the anthracite finish, so it's no wonder that it's a popular choice among anyone in the market for a top-class vertical radiator.

However, here at Trade Radiators, we've got a virtually identical design in the form of our TD Nevo Vertical Radiator. Our TD Nevo vertical radiator is from our well-respected Trade Direct (TD) range, which is our own brand selection of rads that allows us to offer sophisticated designs at super low prices.

Take a look at the specifications of our TD Nevo compared to what Hudson Reed are currently offering! We give you a higher heat output, much longer guarantee, free delivery on any order and, perhaps most important in these difficult economic times, we massively beat them on price!

Click the Shop Now button to see further details and order our TD Nevo Vertical Radiator, which includes free, fast delivery. Additional sizes and colours are also available.

Hudson Reed Sloane

  • (H) 1800mm x (W) 354mm
  • Anthracite
  • 2307 BTU
  • 5 Year Guarantee
  • Delivery dependent on retailer
  • £292

Trade Radiators TD Nevo

  • (H) 1800mm x (W) 408mm
  • Anthracite
  • 2699 BTU
  • 15 Year Guarantee
  • Free delivery
  • £201.83

Hudson Reed Ceylon vs Trade Radiators DQ Vela - Aluminium Vertical Radiator

DQ Vela Vertical Designer Aluminium Radiator, Anthracite, 1900mm x 367mmDQ Vela Vertical Designer Aluminium Radiator, Anthracite, 1900mm x 367mm

Minimalism has become one of the staple trends in modern interior design and people increasingly look for clean lines, smooth surfaces and unfussy styles when planning their homes. The uncluttered look is said to increase brain capacity, lift one's spirits and generally give the impression of cleanliness and organisation. Therefore it makes logical sense that this trend is making its way into radiator manufacture and design.

In case you didn't know, aluminium is a better heat conductor than steel, so 'alu-rads' will heat up much quicker to your desired temperature and will use much less energy while doing so. Aluminium radiators are a really efficient way of heating up a space due to the fact they are so energy efficient. This efficiency will likely be reflected in your energy bills, which is of particular importance in this era of high energy prices.

The Hudson Reed Ceylon embraces the minimalist design craze and is about as subtle as it gets when it comes to wall-mounted heat emission. The high gloss black finish adds a contemporary twist, making this a versatile radiator that would look equally at home in the bedroom of a modern apartment as it would in the chillout room of a Silicon Valley start-up.

However, as usual at Trade Radiators, we hugely trump the competition with our equivalent offering, the DQ Vela, sleekly finished in anthracite-grey aluminium. The DQ Vela features exactly the same smooth-finished, flat-panelled aesthetic, yet it puts out substantially more heat that the Hudson Reed Ceylon. For all this extra heat output, just look at the absolutely MASSIVE saving you'd make purchasing from us rather than Hudson Reed. The price difference is absolutely staggering and shows just how much you can save if you're prepared to shop around

If that wasn't enough, we also provide the a 10 year guarantee, double the length than Hudson Reed provide. Great price, superb heat output, minimalism and practicality, all in one aluminium rad!

Hudson Reed Ceylon

  • (H) 1800mm x (W) 370mm
  • Aluminium Black
  • 2399 BTU
  • 5 Year Guarantee
  • Delivery dependent on retailer
  • £1713

Trade Radiators DQ Vela

  • (H) 1900mm x (W) 367mm
  • Aluminium Anthracite
  • 2876 BTU
  • 10 Year Guarantee
  • Free delivery
  • £496.84

Hudson Reed vs Trade Radiators Conclusion

We hope that in the comparisons above, we've clearly demonstrated that Trade Radiators is more than a match for Hudson Reed and usually comes out on top when the whole radiator package is taken into account. This is perhaps not surprising, as we are a specialised business focused entirely on the radiator niche, whereas Hudson Reed offer a broader range of Home & Bathroom options. Also keep in mind that this is just a snapshot of our full catalogue of radiators - you'll likely find that other radiators from us compare well when stacked up against our competitors.

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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