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  1. What are pipe sleeves used for?

    What are pipe sleeves used for?

    When having new radiators installed, you may want to consider raising the quality of the finished look to a whole new level...with pipe sleeves. Pipe sleeves are a metal covering that fit over your copper pipes that comes out of the floor and go into your radiator. They're a fantastic way of supercharging your radiator valves and making them look... Read More...
  2. 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 But like the mangle and the carpet sweeper, they were soon superseded by modern, electric appliances and were suddenly seen as old hat.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...
  3. 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...
  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... Read More...
  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... Read More...
  6. Home Décor DIY Ideas for 2020

    Home Décor DIY Ideas for 2020

    Having spent a lot of time inside in 2020, you may have had noticed a few areas around the house that you'd like to improve. Making upgrades to our home doesn't necessary have to mean expense and complicated power tools. In this article we'll share a few inspirational ideas that you can do yourself with minimal fuss or formal training... Read More...
  7. 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... Read More...
  8. Heating Trends for 2020

    Heating Trends for 2020

    Table Of Contents1 - Brass Radiator ValvesTrade Direct Thermostatic Valves, Modern, Antique Brass AngledTrade Direct Thermostatic Valves, Traditional Wooden Head, Antique Brass AngledTrade Direct Thermostatic Valves, Traditional Metal Head, Polished Brass Angled2 - Metallic FinishesPewter Radiator ValvesCopper Radiator ValvesNickel Radiator ValvesCopper RadiatorsBlack Nickel RadiatorsCopper Heated Towel RailsBlack Nickel Heated Towel Rails 1 - Brass Radiator Valves If you're thinking about... Read More...
  9. The best radiator position in a room

    The best radiator position in a room

    If you are in the process of installing new radiators in your home, then you might be wondering where the best position is to maximise heat efficiency. The process of choosing where to put a new radiator can often be decided by the previous owners. The pipework is probably already in place and you may wish to swap radiators like-for-like... Read More...
  10. Our best selling Trade Direct Towel Rails of 2019

    Our best selling Trade Direct Towel Rails of 2019

    Heated towel rails have become an integral part of the vast majority of bathroom upgrades. Most bathroom fitters will concur that a high proportion of their customers will have factored in the installation of a towel rail into their interior design plans. And it's not difficult to understand why. Heated towel rails give the impression of a modern and stylish... Read More...

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