Showroom visits by appointment. Please call 023 9269 6622. Usually available in 15 minutes.
Showroom visits by appointment. Please call 023 9269 6622. Usually available in 15 minutes.

Can I mix and match my radiators with different styles or metals?

Yes, absolutely. We are often asked this question as people often want cast iron and steel multicolumn radiators, or column radiators and aluminium radiators in the bedrooms.

Another thing to remember is cost. The radiators we offer are very pretty, but can be expensive. Rather than throw out the baby with the bath water, you can fit regular radiators in places that won't be on public display, like guest rooms, bedrooms and dressing rooms and put designer radiators in hallways, living rooms etc.

If you are looking to use mixed metals in your heating system, your installer will need to dose the system with a corrosion inhibitor for mixed metal systems. The industry standard is Fernox MB1, although there are many other products out there that you can use.

 

How to size column radiators as efficiently as possible.

Column radiators look great and there are over 4,000 sizes available, not to mention the 188 RAL colours and 30 Special Finishes. Sizing these efficiently by achieving the output you require in sizes that fit your space, along with prices that are suitable for your budget seems like a daunting undertaking, but is actually quite simple once you know a few tricks.

Our factory Direct multicolumn radiators are price structured to make their most popular sizes cheapest. The idea is as a manufacturer, they churn out best sellers with options on the other sizes, but at a premium.

For example the 3 column 400mm is £24.19 a section, but a 3 column 600mm is £21.91. If we wanted to make a 400mm in a comparable output to a 3 column 600mm x 10 sections (600 watts) we'd need to go 14 or 15 sections. Cost wise, that would be £338.66 versus £219.10. for the 600mm. I know this will all be obvious once you start working through, but I thought I'd explain this to save you a bit of time.

At time of writing, the best priced models are 3 column 600mm, 4 column 600mm 3 column 750mm, 4 column 750mm and 3 column 1800mm. There may be some variation, but you get the gist?

From an output perspective, its completely linear. A 3 column 400mm is a third less than a 600mm. A 3 column 600mm section is the same as a 6 column 300mm.

We're quite happy to send you a complete list of all made to order sizes to select from, or if you'd like us to shoulder some of the burden, please feel free to contact us on 023 9269 6622 to arrange an visit.

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