Twenty-first century radiators are increasingly inventive in style, colour and form, but it is important not to lose sight of their purpose: to heat your home. Calculating the heat output - measured in British Thermal Units per hour (BTU/h) - required within each room is the primary priority. A Gas Safe Register plumber or heating engineer is best qualified to work this out for you. However, online BTU calculators (see manufacturers’ and suppliers’ websites) will help to give an indication.

Location will also have a bearing on your choice. Radiators should be placed in the coldest part of the room, usually below or adjacent to a window and/or on an outside wall - as cold air pushes heat around the room. Radiators are typically between 300-700mm high and 500- 3,000mm in length. As a general rule, the larger the size, the greater the heat output. If, however, you’re stuck for space or simply prefer to be without radiators, skirting heating is a discreet, space-saving alternative.
Don’t forget, heated towel rails are a necessity in the modern bathroom. Those which simply warm your towels, and those which act as radiators, too, keeping your entire bathroom cosy.

Elegant Showers proud to launch a stunning range of radiators which are made by some of the top quality of mild steel and iron cast, Now to differentiate between iron cast or steel is a dilemma. Most people think that aluminium radiators are quite good, but when it comes to budget or long time investment, it's not really a wise decision to choose aluminium radiators.Aluminium radiators are quiet expensive and in regards to energy, Aluminum radiators tends to take longer time to heat up in comparison to iron cast and mild steel, Also in regards to coating, due to the reason of being aluminium the power coating does stay for longer span either. That why @ elegant, we try to invest in mild steel radiators as well as cast iron.

Stainless low mild steel popularly know as Low Carbon Steel

Stainless low mild steel is a timeless beauty, and the best material radiators can be crafted from. It does not corrode, rust or stain with water as ordinary steel could potentially do. So you can be sure that if you leave your damp towels to dry out on it won't degrade over time. In fact all it needs is a wipe when cleaning with soap or a mild detergent whilst cleaning, and it will be as good as new.


This quality is reflected in the very long guarantees offered, typically from 20 to 25 years!
Stainless Steel is used where both the properties of steel and corrosion resistance are required.
Stainless Steel also has the advantage of conducting heat 15% better than Mild Steel. This is due in the main to the fact that Mild Steel requires a coat of protective Chrome or Paint, which radiates a small amount of heat back restricting heat output.

Typically the finishes will be either Polished, which provides a lovely reflective mirror finish. Or a more subtle Brushed Mat or Satin, which is more of a matt sheen.
To recap some of the key points of Stainless Steel Radiators
Won't rust, corrode or stain
Easy to clean and maintain
Higher Heat Output than Mild Steel
Hand built
Stunning surface finishes with no protective skin required
Polished or Brushed by hand
Very long guarantees, circa 20-25 years

Cast iron radiators.

The cast iron radiator has certainly re-emerged over the past few years, and while it may be an old style of radiator, it certainly holds its own against the likes of steel and aluminium radiators. Of course, one of the main advantages of this type of radiator is the style of it. When it comes to period renovations, be it a warehouse, church, or barn conversion, there is nothing better than a cast iron radiator. It has a traditional style that cannot be emulated by any other type of radiator.
However, the conventional and antique style of cast iron radiators is not the only benefit. These radiators are better when it comes to heat output in regards to space taken up. A cast radiator is going to take up much less wall space when compared with a steel or aluminium radiator, yet it gives off a great heat output. Modern radiators can be much more awkward, as they need to be in a central location in the room so that they can be in contact with the room’s air in order to heat it.
If that wasn’t enough, cast iron radiators are also energy efficient. This is not something you would expect from an old style of radiator, but there are numerous factors that ensure efficiency. Firstly, iron is more conductive than steel. It is also far denser and heavier, which means your room will stay warmer for longer once the boiler is switched off. Cast iron also provides a more gentle, comfortable, and ambient heat. Thus, while a cast iron radiator UK takes a little longer to heat, it is certainly worth it.

Verdict

At the end of discussion, winner will be decided according to your prefereces but the best efficiency savings are not to be made through the type of radiator, rather through a highly efficient boiler, thermostatic radiator valves, clever use of insulation and by turning off radiators in rooms that are not used.

So choose From Our Wide Range Radiators Which Are Been Categoried As Below

White Radiators                                   Vertical Radiators

Anthracite Radiators                            Horizontal Radiators

Chrome Radiators                               Towel Radiators

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