A Buyer’s Guide To Cast Iron Radiator Models

Posted: Friday, October 27, 2023

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Cast Iron Radiator models double as practical heating solutions and exquisite pieces of interior decor. Whether renovating a property or upgrading a heating system, choosing the right radiator can be a challenging endeavour. Carefully calculating BTU and selecting the right sized radiator for the space could reduce future bills, whereas selecting a design that perfectly complements a room enhances the overall aesthetic of a property. Trads manufactures and builds Cast Iron Radiators to suit every home and property, regardless of size, age or design, offering expert guidance throughout the buying process. 

Cast Iron Radiator Models

Heat Output

Before purchasing a Cast Iron Radiator, it is essential to calculate the British Thermal Unit (BTU) energy requirement of the room it will reside in. To determine the appropriate radiator size, room dimensions, orientation and double glazing should be taken into account. All of the Cast Iron Radiator models assembled at Trads comprise several sections, each of which generates a specific BTU. Units are then custom-built, ensuring efficient heating even in large spaces. 

Trads’ Cast Iron Radiator Models

Trads’ radiators are assembled by hand by master craftsmen and models can be finished in almost any colour imaginable. Choose from over 10,000 options from high-quality paint brands, including Farrow & Ball, Roberson’s Liquid Metal and Cromadex, or colour match with an alternative paint after providing a wet sample. Opt for a variety of finishes to complete the look, from hand-burnished to satin polish. 


Traditional Cast Iron Radiators are particularly well-suited to period homes, offering the look and feel of an authentic heating system. Select from the iconic Victorian range or consider The Churchill, which boasts exceptional BTU output, ideal for heating large spaces. Visit Trads’ website to view a complete list of traditional models.  


Modern Cast Iron Radiator models bridge the gap between timeless design and understated minimalism. The sleek panels of the Rathmell 2 Column are a stylish addition to any hallway or landing, whereas the unique concave design of the Tuscany model creates a distinctive centrepiece.    


Ornate designs provide a touch of sophistication, enhancing the aesthetics of a room while heating it effectively. Choose from the elaborate embellishments of the Chelsea, the more subtle detailing of the Liberty Radiator, or anything in between.

Ready Made 

Without the need for manufacture and assembly, Trads’ ready made radiators are available with next working day delivery (when ordered before midday). A practical choice for those seeking efficient heating without the need for custom fabrication, a diverse selection of Cast Iron Radiator models are painted, pressure tested and ready to ship. 

Heating Elements 

All Cast Iron Radiator models can be fitted with a heating element that converts electrical energy to thermal energy. As the element warms up, it heats the water inside the radiator without the need to turn on the gas powered central heating. This allows rooms to be individually heated without warming the entire house, saving energy and reducing utility costs.  With the government’s plan to achieve net zero by 2035, adding a heating element to a Cast Iron Radiator offers a sensible and greener heating solution than using a soon-to-be discontinued gas boiler.  

Contact Trads 

Get in touch with Trads to discuss radiator requirements and find Cast Iron Radiator models for any room. Browse the gallery, download a brochure or visit the showroom Monday to Friday to view the full range. Call 01400 263320 for further enquiries.

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