Efficient, practical radiators double up as an eye-catching design addition to your home
Gone are the days when a radiator was seen as simply a way to heat your home. Over the last few years the vast range of styles and finishes available means you can opt for more contemporary radiators that can be a design feature in themselves, as well as an efficient choice for home heating.
Where to start?
Before heading straight out to buy radiators, bear in mind that you’ll need your heating engineer or plumber to specify the size and output required. The heat output, measured in BTU (British Thermal Units) must be tailored to the room if you’re just replacing a radiator. But for larger projects such as extensions and new-builds, the heating has to be balanced against tricky calculations for the insulation values (such as heat loss through walls, windows and so on). This ensures the boiler will operate at maximum efficiency. As well as a huge range of standard central heating radiators at Radiator Outlet, you’ll also find all-electric radiators.
Horizontal or vertical radiators?
Things have moved on from the dull rectangular panel radiators once common to every home. Now radiators come in tall slim versions designed to make an impression on the wall rather than being hidden behind furniture. These contemporary vertical radiators take up less floor space, and are a great way to upgrade an existing radiator in your home. On the long wall of an open-plan space, it’s worth considering a low, wide radiator. Hugging the skirting board, these radiators are a discreet addition.
If you have a contemporary home with sleek décor to match, the type of radiator and the colour you choose could enhance the design. Contemporary radiators at Radiator Outlet come in single and double versions, with flat or gently-rounded oval fins. They’re available in black, white and anthracite grey. Some even incorporate a mirror panel, ideal for a bathroom, bedroom or hallway.
For period homes or barn conversions, a replica Victorian radiator will set the tone beautifully, adding to the ambiance. Made from steel rather than cast iron, today’s models are lighter and have all the benefits of a modern system. At Radiator Outlet there’s a great selection of traditional column radiators in double and triple versions that tie-in with the vintage aesthetic, especially when paired with antique-style valves.
Made for you
If you are looking for a one-off bespoke contemporary radiator for your home, My Dream Radiator by Radiator Outlet opens up the possibilities. Working together with the creative team, you can choose a totally unique custom radiator colour, whether in a soft pastel or bolder shade.
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Radiator Outlet, the home of affordable radiators, is the go-to choice for plumbers, interior designers and home owners throughout the UK. Since the radiators are manufactured in-house there’s always a large stock, avoiding delays when ordering. And they come with a hassle-free 10-year warranty for peace of mind. Visit radiatoroutlet.co.uk or call 0845 860 5908 for warm, reliable radiators delivered to your doorstep super fast.