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Traditional Radiators

Traditional radiators bring out the best in any space. With their ornate and warm look, these radiators can be instantly recognisable. Filling the room with not just warmth, but nostalgia too.

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The traditional radiator not only exudes high quality, but has exceptional heating, ensuring that despite its age old looks, it is state of the art in its BTU. This means that whether your room is traditional or modern in its furnishing, a traditional column radiator won't look out of place. That's the great thing about radiators, whatever the model, there'll always be a place for that model somewhere in your property.

So, what exactly makes a 'traditional' radiator? The vintage radiator is one which has a design recognised through the ages. With cast iron radiators mimicking the Victorian era, or mild steel column radiators with a vintage yet sleek look. The traditional radiator implies a cultured and classy property.

The stately nature of cast iron is propped up ever further by its clever design which makes it ever-popular today. With their sturdy loops of metal bringing potent heating, utilising the gaps between the columns, it's no wonder that the unfailing design is a must for any heating-conscious space.

A Huge Range Of Traditional Radiators

The range of traditional radiators showcased at Designer Radiators Direct gives you a wide choice to choose from. It may be that you want to go ornate and grand, opting for a beautiful victorian radiator style with elegant embossed detailing or that you are more drawn to a modern finish on a vintage model, the choice at DRD makes personalisation easy for every customer. Customers can choose from anthracite, chrome, iron, RAL coloured and handcrafted finishes, and a wide choice of size options too, ensuring maximum comfort and satisfaction.

When choosing a radiator it's a good idea to see what temperature and BTU output is needed for your room. To easily work this out at Designer Radiators Direct, we have created a handy and free to use BTU calculator which will work this out.

Most traditional radiators come in the classic column radiator design. So if you would like to learn more about column radiators and why they are so popular, check out our blog!

Can’t Find What You’re Looking For?

If you can’t find your perfect radiator here then classic radiator designs may not be for you. But don’t worry, we have a huge range of modern radiators and designer radiators that could be more for you. Check our wide selection of classic and modern towel radiators if you're looking for a radiator for your bathroom or kitchen.

Looking for a bargain? We have a choice of some gorgeous high quality radiators with warranties included on our sale page. You can’t go wrong with one of our radiators on sale!

If you have any questions regarding our radiators or services then please contact today. Our award winning customer service team is more than happy to help you.

Traditional Radiators Popular Questions

What Is A Traditional Radiator?

Traditional radiators are a type of heating system that was the most common type of heating in the UK until the 1960s. They have since been replaced by other types of heating and radiators, but they are still used in many homes today, and if anything are making a comeback in the interior design world. Today's traditional radiators emulate the same style from the Edwardian and Victorian eras but with modern engineering to power them.

A traditional radiator is shaped like a column and is made from metals such as stainless steel or mainly cast iron. There are no moving parts, instead, it relies on convection and radiation to heat up the air in the room. This is achieved by having hot water or steam flow through pipes inside the radiator. The hot water then heats up the metal causing it to radiate heat outwards into the room.

What Are The Benefits Of Traditional Radiators?

  • High heat output - Traditional radiators continuously emit a large amount of heat. This is owing to the huge surface area, which allows them to maintain a constant flow of heat, even in models with fewer columns.
  • High range of sizes - Traditional radiators are divided down into columns, which means there is a large variety of sizes available to fit both wall and room sizes.
  • Different designs - Not only are there a range of size options for traditional radiators, but that is also true for horizontal and vertical designs. We have a high range of colours and finishes for you to pick from.
  • What Kind Of Valve Do I Need For My Traditional Radiator?

    We have a huge range of Valves available for you to choose from that are compatible with our traditional radiators. You can find modern-looking valves or more traditional options available. At the end of the day, it all comes down to the style you want to create in the room.

    What Are The Different Types Of Traditional Radiators?

  • Column Radiators - Traditional column radiators have tubes running from the top and bottom of each section of the radiator. the number of columns on a radiator indicates the overall size and scale of the radiator.
  • Cast Iron - Cast Iron radiators are full of charm and character. These stylish takes on the classic design offer high heat output and are ideal for large and medium spaces. Our range is all made from high quality cast iron and is available in a range of finishes.
  • Traditional towel radiators - These towel radiators perfectly blend style and function. Our range includes Victorian-style heated towel rails that work with traditional décor. These towel rails keep towels warm and dry and even ensure that heat is evenly dispersed through the space.
  • Why Choose DRD?

    Designer Radiators Direct is the one-stop shop for comfort and innovation with our range of traditional radiators. Catering to all rooms in your home or commercial space, we aim to bring our customers only the best in designer radiators. At Designer Radiators Direct, we showcase an unbeatable and exquisite range of radiators carefully created from a hand-picked selection of over 20 premier brands. Offering an array of exceptional Cast irons radiators, column radiators and traditional towel rail radiators in a variety of colours, finishes, sizes and to suit your need - we guarantee satisfaction. Along with boasting an enormous range of fabulous radiators in the UK, we deliver right to your door, ensuring comfort, simplicity and efficiency every step of the way. Browse our range of traditional radiators and order online from DRD today.