Purchasing A Traditional Radiator From Trads

Posted: Friday, July 21, 2023

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A traditional radiator makes a beautiful addition to any property and, as well as being highly attractive, they are incredibly efficient. Trads’ easy-to-use website makes it simple for customers to find, customise and purchase the perfect model for them.

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Selecting A Radiator

Trads Cast Iron Radiators are available in over 50 different styles, which can be broadly divided into Victorian, Contemporary and Decorative models. Many models are available in a number of heights, depths and lengths. The depth of a radiator is dependent on the number of columns it has. For example, the Rathmell model is available in 2, 4, 6 and 9-column options. The length of a radiator is determined by the number of sections chosen, which can be anywhere from 3 to 30.

The greater the height, depth and length of a traditional radiator, the greater the amount of heat it produces. When designing a radiator or selecting one from Trads’ ready-made range, customers first need to calculate the number of British Thermal Units (BTUs) required to heat the room it will be installed in. BTUs are a measure of heat output per hour. The larger the space, the higher the heat output necessary to keep it at a comfortable temperature. Other factors will also have an impact, such as what type of room it is. whether it is north-facing, if it has French windows, and whether it has double glazing. In order to make the purchasing process as easy as possible, there is a FREE BTU calculator on the Trads website. 

After selecting the style and size of a radiator, the customer then may select the finish. Trads radiators are available in over 10,000 different colour and finish options. All paint is supplied by prestigious brands including Farrow & Ball, Little Greene, Roberson Liquid Metal, Cromadex and RAL. Should the customer already have a colour selected, Trads also offer a FREE colour match service. Once a wet sample has been provided, their paint experts can mix an exact match. Trads’ range of specialist finishes can be found on their website here.

Traditional Radiator Accessories

Once the style, shape and finish of a radiator has been chosen, the final step for the customer is to choose accessories.

Valves - Valves control the amount of water flowing through a radiator and therefore its temperature. These are a necessary feature but Trads’ range is also highly attractive. They come in a number of styles and materials, including Brass, Nickel, Chrome, Pewter and Copper.

Pipe Shrouds - When a radiator is installed, customers may be left with unsightly visible pipework, which is why Trads supply a range of pipe shrouds. These are available in Brass, Nickel, Chrome and Pewter.

Wall Stays - Wall stays are a vital part of a traditional radiator as they are how the model remains securely, safely attached to the wall. Each radiator requires at least one wall stay and the longer (the more sections) a radiator has, the more wall stays will be required. Trads’ helpful and knowledgeable staff are available to contact on 01400 263320 should a customer need advice about the number needed. As with valves and pipe shrouds, these are also available in a range of materials, including Stainless Steel, Brass, Nickel, Pewter and Chrome.

Purchasing A Traditional Radiator

Following these instructions, a customer can find the perfect Cast Iron Radiator for their home. They can design theirs here, or browse the ready-made selection here. Trads also have a downloadable brochure here to allow customers to see more photos and learn more about their products.

Trads’ Lincolnshire-based showroom is open to customers from Monday to Friday. Alongside perusing completed products, customers can also enjoy a FREE factory tour to find out exactly how their purchase is manufactured.

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