Radiators are normally made from metal, as this offers better heat conductivity over alternatives such as plastic or glass. Common metals used include aluminium, cast iron, steel and stainless steel. Each one has its own pros and cons, but all can be fashioned into a wide range of styles, shapes and sizes. You can use heat-resistant paint to create radiators of any colour too, to match preferred design themes and vibes.
As with anything, the better quality a radiator is, the more you can expect to pay for it. Designer radiators tend to be aesthetically pleasing and high performing, making them worth the extra investment. It is worth doing careful research into different designer radiator and towel rail styles and brands so that you can choose the best fit for your individual needs. Posh Rads has a range of excellent designer radiators waiting for you to choose from.
It is possible to design your own radiator, or at least have input into its creation. Radiators and towel rails can come in countless styles, shapes and dimensions so you can enjoy putting your signature flair onto your chosen designs. For help and advice, ask a radiator and heating expert from Posh Rads to cast an eye over your design to make sure that it will work effectively when it is in situ.
Choosing designer and customised radiators from Posh Rads brings many benefits. Heat conductivity tends to be more efficient, due to the high quality materials used. Designs can be tailored more closely to individual tastes and the visual impact is normally stunning. While initial investment can be higher, the radiators’ useful life will be longer and the metals used less likely to be damaged. Designer, modern radiators can also look newer for longer. All this makes radiators a more economical option in the longer term.
It is always advisable to book a professional radiator engineer to install your personalised unique radiators. This ensures that the fitting is done properly to avoid problems further down the line. A professional can also ensure that the radiator fits in the chosen space and is put in its place with minimal disruption and mess. Radiators from Posh Rads are intended to last a long time, so it is worth putting extra effort into making sure they are fitted correctly from the offset.
As with any aspect of interior design, choosing radiators comes largely down to personal instinct and choice. Work out where you need to fit your new personalised radiators and how much space you have for each one. Next, choose the desired metal or material and the finish, e.g. textured, gloss, mirrored etc. Our modern radiators can be painted any colour to match interior décor and designs can be adjusted so they are vertical or horizontal and precisely measured, according to your requirements. The same goes for heated towel rails, which can be tailored to match your bathroom or en suite precisely.
A designer radiator engineer will be able to tell you which way round your designer radiator flow and return valves should be. There is no set pattern for this, as the vast majority of thermos valve radiators are bi-directional. This means they can be fitted to either flow or return, although good practice states that the flow side is preferable. For more details, ask the team at Posh Rads for some expert advice.