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Column radiators - good brands?

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FrickOnAStick Wed 09-Nov-16 14:17:52

I need to replace a few cheap and nasty radiators and want to replace with more attractive column radiators (appropriate to house). I don't want reconditioned ones so it'll be repro (efficiency and reliability). I have a combi boiler, if that makes a difference.

Any tips on who/where/what to buy? What should I look out for, spec wise?

FrickOnAStick Wed 09-Nov-16 16:31:21


RTKangaMummy Wed 09-Nov-16 16:39:20

We have them in new extension and love them

Get black gloss as the output is much higher than white or grey (look at the BTU numbers)

I can't remember the make ATM apart from one is called excite iirc

Love the fact that they don't go under Windows as I personally hate that with heat lost out of window but builder thought I was barmy

atticusclaw2 Wed 09-Nov-16 16:40:30

Mine are from Mr Central Heating and were very good value. people often comment on them.

NoelHeadbands Wed 09-Nov-16 16:41:49

We have lovely grey ones with copper fittings from Mr Central heating

FrickOnAStick Wed 09-Nov-16 16:50:39

Thanks RT smile

FrickOnAStick Wed 09-Nov-16 16:51:33

Ooh, atticus & noel too smile. I'll check out Mr Central heating

namechangedtoday15 Wed 09-Nov-16 16:53:14

We have Acova column radiators as recommended by a structural engineer friend. You need to get the right number of radiators / BTUs for your room but he also suggested that we should get the white ones because they seem to retain heat (even after they are switched off). Was sceptical but he seems to be correct so far.

Sgtmajormummy Wed 09-Nov-16 16:54:32

I replaced some of the radiators in my period property with Zehnder brand which came highly recommended by my plumber/project manager. They throw out a lot of heat for their surface area because they're made of tubes, not t-shape.
You have to order them by the element (I got 3 tubes deep x 10 tubes wide x1.50 height and paid about £200 each in Euros) and the white ones I got are reeeeeally nice.
I'll find you a picture.

Sgtmajormummy Wed 09-Nov-16 16:58:57

Here you go.

FrickOnAStick Wed 09-Nov-16 17:13:41

Thanks both. I'll look at those.

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