When you’re looking to redesign your living space you probably think about soft furnishings and redecoration. But you might be missing a trick if you don’t also consider updating your radiators.
Column radiators are the perfect option for introducing interest into a room while also ensuring that your living space is warm and cost during the colder months of the year
What are Column Radiators?
Column Radiators are a space saving and practical radiator. Their sleek design allows for a versatile installation which does not take up too much of the floor space, allowing you to make full use of your room.
Manufactured from high grade mild steel and finished in a choice of paint or powder coating, they come with various heat outputs and can be fitted with a traditional valve control system or digital control panel.
Designed to suit any room or décor, they are also available in a wide range of standard colours.
The heat output for each model is supplied with the radiator and can be adjusted by altering the supply temperature and/or flow rate. This will depend on how much heat you need and where in your room it is installed. You can increase or decrease this depending on your needs. Each column radiator has its own thermostatic controller that will allow you to maintain an even temperature throughout your home.
Column Radiators – What to Look for When Buying One
There are many different types of column radiators to choose from so before purchasing one it’s important to decide what size you will need, and which style would look best in your room.
Make sure you measure your room and any windows and doors so you can get exact measurements of the column radiator, to ensure it will fit. Check the column radiator weight as these can vary depending on size and construction type – some smaller models may only weigh around 7kgs whereas larger ones may be over 30kgs. It’s also important to take into consideration how much space you have above the radiator as many require at least 100 mm of clearance from the ceiling.
How Big Are They?
The radiators feature a slim profile that is made possible by dispensing with mounting plates and fixing brackets. This makes them ideal if you have low doorways or restricted internal height. The compact size also means that additional fittings can be positioned anywhere on the pipe work giving you extra flexibility in the installation.
The slim design and compact size make column radiators ideal for rooms with low ceilings or where floor space is limited such as alcoves, bays, and deep window seats. The radiator has a generous heat output making it perfect for bedrooms, living rooms, central heating systems and underfloor heating applications.
Can I Install a Column Radiators Myself?
Installation of your column radiators is very simple, and all hardware needed is supplied along with full fitting instructions that are easy to follow. They should take between 1 and 2 hours to install depending on what fittings you require. However, if the idea of what can be a messy DIY job doesn’t appeal, then your local heating engineer can get the job done quickly and easily.
If you’re looking for a super easy installation process, then electric radiators might be an option.
Column Radiators – Planning Your Project
There is a fair bit of planning involved in the installation process so do carefully plan out your requirements before you start to remove your old radiators from the wall! It’s worth going through your plans with an engineer to ensure that the column radiator is correctly sized to meet your requirements, which can avoid additional costs being incurred during installation.
The Column Radiator can be fitted in numerous locations throughout your home. If you are looking for that modern day look then the radiator will fit perfectly into any room including door curtains beads or Conservatories or Porches! You can also choose to position it vertically against the wall giving you extra storage area below the radiator to store items like shoes or children’s toys without compromising on style.
The slim design and compact size make column radiators ideal for rooms with low ceilings or where floor space is limited such as alcoves, bays and deep window seats. The radiator has a generous heat output which is equivalent to 5 kW of power, making it perfect for bedrooms, living rooms heating systems and underfloor heating.