What are column radiators?
What are the best column radiators?
A good column radiator is one you should be able to hang under a window, in a hallway & vertically or horizontally.
Column radiators also work best in larger rooms which have problems circulating heat and in areas with higher ceilings where it usually takes a longer time for heat to rise.
What size column radiator do I need?
If you need to figure out what the BTU is for any room, use our handy home heating calculator.
What heat output do I need for my column radiator?
1. The BTU of your radiator
2. The size of the space your radiator needs to heat
3. The location your column radiator will be in
4. The size of your column radiator
Why do column radiators need feet?
This type of radiator is ideal when you need to place a radiator in a freestanding location like the middle of an office or shop.
How to select the correct column radiator - Be sure to check out our Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration
What are BTUs and Watts?
If you need to convert BTUs to Watts or Watts to BTUs, you can use the formula below to get the required measurement.
BTUs = WATTS / 3.412
WATTS = BTUs x 3.412
What are Pipe Centres?
Before buying a radiator, it's important for you to measure the distance between your existing pipes where you intend to install the radiator. You can then choose a column radiator that has a Pipe Centres measurement that is as close to the distance between your pipes as possible.
This will enable you new radiator to be installed with no, or minimal, changes to your existing pipework.
For a pictorial representation please follow below link.
INFOGRAPHIC - You can view a diagram that explains Pipe Centres in more detail here
What does the 'Projection' measurement mean?
You will see a measurement on all of our radiators on our site that is called 'Projection' or 'Projection from Wall.'"
Are column radiators fitted in the same way as standard radiators?
If you are not experienced with plumbing and DIY, we recommend you employ the services of a professional to install your column radiator
However, if installing a column radiator is something you wish to do yourself, then please view the video below which features Jimmy the plumber taking you through the process from start to finish.
VIDEO - How to install a column radiator
Does the column radiator come with everything I need?
All you need in addition is one pair of radiator valves per radiator. We have a fantastic collection of radiator valves for your to choose from on our website.
LINK - View our range of radiator valves
What type of radiator valves do I need?
Thermostatic radiator valves mean you can adjust the temperature on that particular radiator, independent of your settings on your main central heating thermostat.
All of our radiator valves on our website are compatible with all of our column radiators. The type you choose is a matter of style and functionality."
Can I get measurements for my plumber to do the pipework prior to delivery?
These measurements are a guide only and may not be exact as these products are handmade and can vary in size. As is standard in the plumbing industry, we do not recommend doing any installation work prior to having the goods in your possession.
Any pipe work carried out before having the goods in your possession is undertaken at your own risk and we are not responsible for any errors or ill fitting items which may occur as a result.
Will my plumber need to do anything unusual to the system?
How to install a column radiator
How we can help if you have a large radiator project?
Whichever situation applies to you, it can be quite difficult to know what size radiator you need for each room. What dimensions? What heat output? Horizontal or vertical orientation? What about heated towel rails?
We are experienced in large projects and will happily take the hard work out of the decision making by providing a customized schedule, showing exactly what you need for each room.
You can read more in the article below:
BLOG - How we can help if you have a large radiator project
Column Radiators and Photographic interior design inspiration
Whether a minimalist modern apartment or a quaint country cottage, the column radiator will add a focal point to any room it sits in.
Below are some fantastic examples of column radiators situated in the homes of our customers. You'll see all kinds of different examples that should hopefully inspire you with your own interior design plans!
BLOG - Further images of our Column Radiators
Our Classic Column Radiators are available in a range of colours
We fully understand that colour coordination is incredibly important for the modern home, which is why we are happy to offer our Classic Column Radiator paint-matching service, where we can offer to finish your rad in any colour of your choice. We simply need the colour, brand or paint reference number.
You can contact us on 0141 225 0430 or on [email protected] to discuss this further.
Some examples of popular classic column radiator colours can be viewed here:
BLOG - Our Classic Column Radiators available in a range of colours
FEATURED PRODUCT - The Trade Direct Metal Column Radiator
A particular favourite among those seeking to create a New York Loft-style atmosphere within their home, the metal column rad comes in a range of sizes and free delivery.
BLOG - You can get all the details on the Metal Classic Columns here
FEATURED PRODUCT - The Apollo Monza Aluminium Column Radiator
Available in a range of sizes, as well as vertical or horizontal orientation, the Apollo Monza is a fantastic option for any period or contemporary setting.
BLOG - You can read more and view a video on the benefits of aluminium radiators in the article below:
Hanging a Column Radiator in a pub
While the setting might be a little unorthodox, this is a very useful video to see how a column radiator is unpackaged, measured up and installed, as well as seeing the fitting of brand new pipework.
It also shows off just how versatile column radiators are, proving they really can look great anywhere!
VIDEO - Hanging a Column Radiator in a pub
How to hang a Column Radiator
Many of us have stud walls in our homes and Jimmy demonstrates just how easy it is to fix a column radiator to this type of wall. He also gives lots of tips along the way to make sure that your installation is as safe and secure as possible.
If you're planning to install your new column radiator yourself then please watch this video first and take note of the advice from an experienced professional plumber.
VIDEO - How to hang a Column Radiator
Piping a Column Radiator
In this video, Jimmy the Trade Radiators plumber takes you through the entire process of piping up a radiator step by step. How to measure up, where to drill holes and where to put clips are just some of the things covered in this video.
Also very important in this process is seeing what a drop down leg is and how to pipe up accordingly, as well as how to install a drain-off.
We recommend watching this video before you start work on your own pipework and to help you decide whether you have the necessary experience to attempt the task of piping up a column radiator.
VIDEO - How to pipe a Column Radiator