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Traditional Radiators

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Traditional radiators bring out the best in any home. With their aged yet warm look, these radiators can be instantly recognisable, filling the home with not just warmth, but nostalgia too. The traditional radiator not only exudes quality, but highly efficient heating, ensuring that despite its age old looks, it is state of the art in its BTU. This means that whether your home is traditional or modern in its furnishing, a traditional 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 harking back to the Victorian era, the traditional radiator implies a cultured and classy property. The stately nature of the 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 home.

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 finish Victorian radiator style, or that you are more drawn to a modern finish on a vintage model, but the choice at DRD makes personalisation easy for every customer. With the rostra of traditional radiators in store and online, customers can choose from anthracite, chrome, iron, RAL coloured and hand crafted finishes, ensuring maximum comfort and satisfaction.

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

If you can't find your perfect radiator, check out our huge radiator sale page. We have a huge 50% off selected radiators. If you are after traditional radiators we have a number of cast iron radiators and column radiators.

If you have any questions regarding our products or services, please contact us today! We have an award-winning customer team to help you with whatever you need.

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  2. Aged Natural Brass 11 items
  3. Anthracite 8 items
  4. Anthracite - RAL 7016 3 items
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  6. Antique Brass 3 items
  7. Antique Bronze 4 items
  8. Antique Copper 4 items
  9. Antique Gold 3 items
  10. Antiqued Paint Effect 1 item
  11. Bare Metal 1 item
  12. Bare Metal Lacquer 6 items
  13. Beaumont Standard Finish 6 items
  14. Black Nickel Lacquer 2 items
  15. Black/Gold Burnish 7 items
  16. Black/Silver Burnish 7 items
  17. Brass Lacquer 1 item
  18. Brassy 1 item
  19. Bright Nickel 4 items
  20. Brushed Copper 3 items
  21. Chrome 20 items
  22. Chrome & White 1 item
  23. Chrome - Curved 1 item
  24. Chrome - Flat 1 item
  25. Colour & Special Paint Finish 2 items
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  27. Colour Match / RAL 1 item
  28. Copper Lacquer 2 items
  29. Dark Gold 3 items
  30. Dupont Micrograin Finish 4 items
  31. F03 Metal Anthracite 1 item
  32. Farrow & Ball 19 items
  33. Gloss White - RAL 9016 2 items
  34. Hand Burnished 2 items
  35. Highlight Paint Effect 1 item
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  39. Matt White - RAL 9016 2 items
  40. Natural Brass 11 items
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  44. Polished Copper 3 items
  45. Polished Stainless Steel 2 items
  46. Premium Finishes 1 item
  47. Premium Lacquer 1 item
  48. RAL Colour 44 items
  49. RAL Colour (Aged) 11 items
  50. Raw Metal 1 item
  51. Rustic Finish 11 items
  52. Satin White 2 items
  53. Special Finish 9 items
  54. Special Painting (2 Tone) 7 items
  55. Standard Finishes 1 item
  56. Textured Anthracite 3 items
  57. Umbra Grey - RAL 7022 2 items
  58. White 23 items
  59. White - RAL 9010 1 item
  60. White - RAL 9016 4 items
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Traditional Radiators FAQs

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. Todays 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.

  • 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 colors and finishes for you to pick from.
  • 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.

  • 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, offers high heat output and are ideal for large and medium spaces. Our range are all made from high quality cast iron and are 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.
  • 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 radiator 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 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.