Continuing our series on designer radiator valves, we are today looking at the Ellipse Oval Valve Set, a striking pair which suits the most popular radiators our industry manufactures – find out more today.


Oval shaped radiators make up a large proportion of the designer radiators sold in our market, in fact they are so popular that most of our manufacturer’s will have some version of an elliptical tube radiator.

Some, like DQ Heating, have a base oval design like the DQ Cove and have made it into the Cove Horizontal and Cove Vertical, Cove Stainless Horizontal and Vertical, the Cove Mirror, Cove Towel Rail, Cove Stainless Towel Rail and so on! Because they are so popular, and they make this oval shaped for so many designs, they have become extremely efficient at it and they are priced tremendously well.

As a result, it is one of the only designer radiator styles to have the perfect 100% matching valves made to go with it, and the resulting visual flair is tremendous.


The set itself is made from high quality brass, and is available in either shining Chrome to suit bright living spaces, or a Satin Nickel finish for a softer, more contemporary look. Due to its oval shape the Ellipse set is a manual valve only because the head can only be flush with the body if it is either on or off position. If it was thermostatic and you turned it to setting 3 for example, the oval head would be completely the opposite way around.

With an inlet and outlet suitable for 15mm pipework, the Ellipse valve set is suitable for all modern radiators. Even if you have smaller 10mm or 8mm pipework, by using microbore reducers you can still combine your designer radiator with these wonderful valves to achieve an enviable effect.

You can find all of our manual valves including the Ellipse Oval Valve Set right here. If you would like any help in picking your valves or designer radiator, don’t forget that we are always available to help, just contact us on 01257 452879 or email us at

This week we are going to look at the Milan Valve Set, and the flexible finishes and variations which are available for it making it ideal for most rooms in the house, especially bathrooms.

The key here is the Milan’s discreet size, neat appearance and simple operation; find out more about each of these today!


Compared to the Realm TRV sets we looked at last week, the Milan Valve Set is a minuscule valve which both saves on space and looks remarkably clean at the bottom of any radiator, whether in the living room or in the en suite.

While attractive and well made in a brass body with finishes of Chrome, Satin Nickel, Black Nickel, Antique Brass and Antique Copper, the real benefit of the Milan’s size is that you can use it for towel rails without the worry of the valve protruding further forward than the front of the radiator.

In very specific cases, the larger, thermostatic valves like the Realm would be every awkward to use if you were trying to make a dual fuel towel radiator – sometimes you would need one angled and one corner valve with a large set, but with the Milan set you can have matching valves without the need to split two sets just to make it look neat.


Valve size and shape are the key factors in the Milan’s pretty little success story. A lot of manual valves, even the basic designer manual valves like our Apex sets are how should we say? Nutty. Yes… Nutty.

These basic valves are jagged, industrial looking things with nuts of varying sizes and bits that protrude; they aren’t so pretty. The Milan set on the other hand is smooth from top to bottom, the head is slender yet well-proportioned, the nuts are the same size and small enough to be subtle. Overall there isn’t a reason to choose a nutty, basic manual valve over the smooth Milan valve set .


The main functional reason to go for a set like the Milan valves is so that you only need to choose between on/off settings. A thermostatic valve lets you turn the temperature up and down, but if you think about a room in the home where you have literally NEVER adjusted your thermostat once it was on full blast, that’s a room that you would have been better off using a manual valve in.

Simply put, you turn your Milan valve set one way and hot water can flow through it when the heating comes on, and you turn it the other way to close it. No fuss.

While it might not be the most complex valve on the market, often-times that isn’t needed, and when that is the case the trim shape and smaller size of the Milan is the best option on the market, and it’s a nice little saving when compared a thermostatic alternative.

To see our full range of manual valves, including the Milan Valve Set, click here.

Two designer radiators from the Aestus bathroom radiator collection complement one another very nicely, but if you can only pick one, which would it be? That’s why the main event today is… Aestus Sigma vs Aestug Fog!


Like always at DRS we make things easier for you, and this time we’ve put together a comparison of these two excellent bathroom  heaters to help you choose.



Both the Sigma and the Fog feature what we call ‘fingers’ which are used in different ways to create very unique shapes.



This radiator is a good one for the imagination, do you see a radiator? A moustache comb? Turn it one way and do you see a post-modern interpretation of moose antlers? Turn it the other way and are you now looking at icing dripping over the top of a cake?


Whatever it looks like, it’s both stylish and practical. It comes in three sizes; 1088mm tall, 1400mm and 1712mm, all at the same width of 600mm. Standard towel rails are at 500mm wide, but the extra width of the Sigma allows you to hang towels onto its fingers with the ample space you would expect. To give it the flexibility you would expect with a designer towel radiator, the Sigma is available in both Matt White and Matt Black to suit different themes.


The heat outputs produced are reasonable as well despite the flat shape, with the largest size producing 2668 BTUs. Not only is it an attractive radiator, it comes with a 15 year long guarantee, which for a steel radiator is absolutely phenomenal.



Contrasting to the long, open shape of the Sigma, the compact style of the Aestus Fog is a lovely distinction. The Fog’s appearance is an artistic interpretation of a pure white mist forming or fading in front of you – starkly the contrasting to the Sigma’s design.


The slightly oblong proportions of the Fog give it a satisfying overall appearance, with its two sizes coming in at 592mm high x 800mm wide and 790mm x 1100mm. It’s also available in both Matt White and Matt Black just like the Sigma, with the finish choice having a more dramatic effect due to the solid shape of the Fog.


Functionality was the main consideration for the final design of the Fog, and with 7 separate places to drape your towels to dry you have a large surface area where you can hang smaller towels, and even a large one completely unfolded if you felt so inclined!


While the heat output of the Aestus Fog is able to reach a higher total than the Sigma (2873 BTUs), the shape of the radiator might limit which bathrooms and where in each bathroom it can be placed. It requires a lot of space to install it, but if you do have that space it looks neat, warm and makes a wonderful design statement.



The dream choice between these two radiators would be to fit one into two separate bathrooms and have them quaintly match with one another. If your bathroom is very substantial then have them both within the same space, perhaps with the Sigma as the stand-alone towel radiator, and the Fog over a bath.


If you must choose between the two, then first you must consider whether you can actually fit one or the other in your home at a size big enough to give you the heat you need. If you could fit either of them, which will be more practical for the function you need.


They both look fantastic and have 15 year guarantees, as well as coming in the same black or white finish options, so the final deciding factor would be which one suits the space available for it the best without looking crammed in or lost.

The Realm TRV set is the perfect accessory. Like a brand new Mercedes Benz, BMW or Audi, designer radiators are luxury products which fill you with satisfaction. You are treating yourself in style as a reward for your success. What you wouldn’t do while selecting your new high performance car is have it fitted with some big, tacky hub-caps.

Equitable to this is letting your plumber fit your stunning new designer radiator using their normal, unattractive stock. At DRS we believe in better, so join us today for a look at our main designer TRV and a chance to win 10% off your next DRS order!


The Realm TRV has a simple design. What it lacks in ornate detail it makes up for in clean, attractiveness and fantastic utility. It is available in 4 finishes:

  • Chrome – Lovely and shining, the Realm TRV set in Chrome is bright and matches very well with Chrome radiators, light fixtures, fittings and door handles – The standard choice
  • Satin Nickel – Modern and sleek, the Satin Nickel finish is a brush treated silver which is a little quieter than Chrome, but quite a bit more refined – If you can match this to your them then you’re onto a winner
  • Black Nickel – Visually similar to Chrome, just as reflective except with a very dark coloured nickel as a base, the Black Nickel finish has an almost oily visual quality, perfect to match with dark flooring, radiators and granite worktops
  • White – Exactly the same as the Chrome version, but with a long, white band around the TRV head’s middle section, coordinating it nicely with White radiators while still accentuating the Chrome features present near by


Function is the name of the game when it comes to valve shape, but appearance is a part of it too. For some designer radiators the pipework which your valves need to connect to is coming up from the floor, other times it’s coming out from the wall, and beyond that depending on the radiator design you might need to connect to the side or the underneath of it.

For all of these possible outcomes we have a valve to suit each case;

  • Angled – Perfect when you have floor pipework and side connections on your radiator
  • Straight – Perfect when you have floor pipework and underneath connection on your radiator
  • Corner – Perfect when you have wall pipework, and either side or underneath connections on your radiator


Our Realm TRVs are one size only and made to fit 15mm pipework, which is the standard in most homes today, however if you have an older property it can be common to find that you have 10mm or 8mm microbore pipework instead.

To fix this there is a neat accessory which discreetly fits into your valve named a Microbore Reducer. These constrict the size of the valve’s opening for the pipework to connect into, making it fit correctly without having to buy a specially sized valve.

If you do have either 10mm or 8mm pipework just specify in the notes which you have and if you have ordered valves with us at DRS we will include a set of Microbore Reducers with each valve set on your order.

See our full range of Realm TRV Valve Sets here today!

Designer radiators are interesting things; striking shapes, exciting colours and the warmth needed to keep you comfy. But today we’ve got a neat infographic for you with 7 fantastic facts about designer radiators which will keep you on your toes.

For more information, read on below for expanded descriptions of each of the 7 facts!


In the early 1900s, Zehnder was a manufacturer of light motorcycles with a reputation for quality built up over several decades. Because they already manufactured steel tubes fort their motorcycles, they had the opportunity at that time in 1930 to make the Zehnder Charleston column radiator and expand into an emerging radiator market which at that time was populated by heavy, unwieldy and in some cases unsightly cast-iron heaters.

We are coming close now to a century on since that point and Zehnder have since revolutionised the way we think about our heating, and to this day sell the one and only Zehnder Charleston as one of the most flexible and popular designer radiators in the world.


The ‘Radiator Revolution’ is the industry drive to help the world understand that the monotony of white compact radiators is no longer a problem you must cover up or resign yourself to.

Through the 70s and 80s the moment started to gain traction, and through the 90s and naughties modern hotels and the luxury homes of celebrities and socialites became the starting point for the nation-wide allure and fascination with the designer radiator, which today has become a the standard in at least one or two rooms in each modern home.


Most designer radiators are manufactured from steel; it’s cheap, strong, convects thermal energy satisfactorily and can be finished in hundreds of ways which also protect it from corrosion. Aluminium however is more costly to manufacture for heating, and it’s softer too, but it is an excellent convector of heat.

Cast Iron goes the other way and takes a long time to heat up, but looks absolutely tremendous in a contemporary setting, but especially in a period home. Stainless steel is step up from your run-of-the-mill steel, and typically lasts 4-5 times longer, but you can’t finish it with paint, you can only treat the metal itself and polish it or brush it to a satin finish.

Brass is used for the super high-quality traditional towel rails you see in classical bathrooms, the kind of elaborate rails you might see in Buckingham Palace and Chatsworth House. It is a long lasting, high quality metal which is suitable for any heating system, making it a brilliant luxury product.

Chrome is the last conventional finish on the market. Chrome radiators are in fact made from steel, and then chromium is electro-plated to the outside of the steel. The finish is a bright, reflective surface which is visually similar to polished stainless steel, but at a considerably better price.

Glass and mirrors are used in a lot of cases on designer radiators to pushing the boundaries of what is possible with heating, and while this might just sound like attaching a mirror to a normal radiator, it’s often more complex than that. Glass designer radiators can be made in vivid colours which often can’t quite be pulled off with paint, and additionally on glass you can print high-resolution images and create picture radiators!

By making specific fascia for a basic radiator, a lot of manufacturers can make efficient gorgeous radiators without having to extrude metals into hundreds of different shapes. Using marble and natural stone, wood, brass, copper and even the aforementioned glass, mirrors, stainless steel and aluminium, amazing covers can be made which create visual effects which would otherwise be completely unattainable.


Okay, that might be a bit dramatic, but genuinely… Radiators… aren’t.

That is to say radiators don’t actually warm your rooms through radiation, it’s all an elaborate ruse! Depending on the radiator model, thermal radiation can make up as little as 20% of its overall heat output.

Convection is what actually does most of the work, in other words your radiators hold hot water, heat is passed through to the metal which heats up the surrounding air (which is why the surface area of a radiator is a big factor in how much heat it can produce) and then that air begins to circulate around the room.

The air heats up and begins to rise, and when it does that cool air is drawn in at the bottom of the radiator to replace it, this new air is heated and push upwards as more cool air is pulled upwards to take its place. As this happens, the hot air is being pushed further and further towards the centre of the room and reaches the furthest parts it can before beginning to cool and fall.

With enough time the air is warmed more and more quickly, and the result is that the whole room has become warm, nearly entirely by the convection of heat through the particles in the air.

The 20% radiation that we talked about before? That is direct-type heating. If on November 5th you stand 50 feet from a roaring bonfire you can feel thermal radiation making your face, your eyes and fingertips hot, even while the cool winter air whips around you, that’s because this type of direct heating warms surfaces directly.

So in your living room your walls, coffee table, sofas, paintings and curtain will all be directly heated to different degrees, and from there those surfaces raise the temperature of the air slightly, but with nowhere near the efficiency of the bulk convection.


While we are on the topic of heating up the air efficiently, aluminium does a terrific job of just that. So much so that it can be designed not only to hold much less water than a steel counterpart, but also in a way which actively promotes the hot air currents we just talked about.

Aluminium designer radiators are now commonly manufactured so that they feature a large cavity inside, and only a small chamber for hot water to flow through. This means that in addition to the air surrounding the radiator being heated, the air inside the radiator is being heated, nearly doubling the surface area.

Two-fold, the air inside the radiator is heated up more quickly and is shot out the top of the radiator’s cavity, more quickly drawing the cool air in from beneath.


Doing a complete 180°, Chrome radiators are essentially a normal steel model, but with a layer of insulation on the outside. The chrome on the outside serves to look gorgeous, but sadly traps in nearly all of the radiation type heating, and even prevents some of the convection as well. You both need to pick a larger size if ordering chrome, and over the years it will cost you more as it needs to hold a good amount of hot water too, especially when put side-by-side next an aluminium model.


The amazing thing about designer radiators is that they are only limited by imagination. We have products which can be sat on comfortably in bench form, perfect for spa or taking the chill out of a cold boot room.

How about a radiator entrenched under your feet, into the floor? Trench heating is completely unique, offering warmth in a discrete way that saves you valuable space by burying your heating under the floor, with only a hyper-stylish grille (available in a range of finish options) on show.

They can be shaped to fit gently curving walls as well as angled ones, like the Zehnder Charleston which we talked about earlier, meaning that no part of the home is off limits for heating. Most commonly this is used under bay windows which either curve or angle inwards, but they can even be used on outer angles.

Most mind-bogglingly, there are now designer radiators which can move! The Vogue Stendy is a sturdy towel rail which can be used as standard like any other gorgeous rail to dry your cosy towels on, but then like transformers-in-disguise can spring open to give you hot shelves to resting your folded towels or bath robes!

As interesting as these facts all are about designer radiators, the most exciting thing is that all of our brilliant and innovative designs are right at your fingertips, more affordable than you think and ready for delivery on the next day, so take a few minutes to imagine what you might fit into your dream interior today;

Zehnder radiators are known in the industry as exceedingly high quality products, carefully crafted and lovingly finished; when you buy Zehnder there is not a single doubt that you have made the right choice.

Zehnder created the original column radiator style, and have been at the forefront of the designer radiator movement since the very beginning, which by rights makes them the godfather of the industry.

To celebrate their success, today DRS are showing off two truly exemplary Zehnder radiators, so don’t stop here, read on for more…


The Zehnder Bay is a stainless steel, flat panel designer radiator which is ever so contemporary and remarkably well made. Though its panels may be flat, the aesthetic quality you draw from looking at the Bay is one of cubism, straight edges and a neat and ordered lifestyle.

Available in both a vertical and a horizontal variation, the Zehnder Bay is flexible enough to warrant using it in almost any room in your home. Looking so sharp, it becomes a defining part of your interior design, and a huge feature to be proud of.

Like all stainless steel Zehnder radiators, the Bay is guaranteed for 10 years, and with thorough craftsmanship and high quality materials it will last likely 3 or 4 times longer than that! The gorgeous brush treated stainless steel finish is superb, and a huge part of what makes the Zehnder Bay so attractively modern.


Visually and practically one of the designs that you, the public, are most interested in is the Zehnder Roda Spa Asym. With its open ended, asymmetrical design, it facilitates effortless access for towels both large and small, and even bath matts or your favourite garments. No more trying to thread your towels through the awkward games on a boring old ladder rail, we’re much more civilised than that now.

The flat fronted, horizontal panels contrast terrifically with the two rounded, vertical collector tubes at the rear, giving it a simple, clean and minimal appearance. It is available from stock in White, along with a lovely textured dark grey named the Volcanic finish, and both Beige and Brown Quartz, giving you 4 brilliant options to choose from right from the get go.

But if you are feeling bold on any given day, that little bit daring and yearning for something unique, Zehnder radiators are available custom made in an enormous colour range replete with an entire special colour chart as well.

These two radiators along with the entire Zehnder product range are available at price-checked prices from DRS. Click here now to see the whole selection.

Designer radiators are superbly suited to enhance the visual aspects of any home, but they aren’t always the most ideal thing from a functional standpoint. To help improve their utility beyond the basic possibilities, varying brands manufacture specific accessories to augment the capabilities of their designer radiators, and push them from “Ohhh I love this”, to “I. NEED. THIS”.

Read on and find out what you might need today.


Designer radiators take on many shapes and come in many sizes. Some are more flexible in their designs, even incorporating certain functional aspects into their designs, i.e. their shape allows them to hold towels naturally, but others are gorgeous designs which despite their limited shapes have been granted greater accessibility through accessories for tea towels and the like.

The Bisque Classic is a lovely, homely radiator featuring traditional old-school styling, updated to suit both modern and period settings, and available in a wide selection of fantastic finishes. It is available in a variety of sizes, including options for height, width and even depth changes, making it aesthetically flexible and able to complement or enhance any interior décor.

By designing a towel rail specifically for this radiator, Bisque created elegance only achievable with the BisqueClassic Towel Radiator; there is nothing like it.

Most interestingly the rail is a modern counterpoint to the more traditional style of the radiator itself, and the two styles juxtaposing one another make for a delightful and popular twist. And as shown above, the rail can either be open ended (1st image) or closed off (2nd image), offering fantastic flexibility.


Modern and sophisticated, the Aestus Camba is a perfectly flat faced, but features a deep camber at the top and bottom of its design. This radiator is a feature ideally suited for the bathroom or the kitchen, but becomes perfect in those same spaces when you mount up to 3 of the specially designed towel rails onto it.

Each rail is well proportioned; they are thick, sturdy and every time you place a towel over one, straighten it out with a gentle tug, it fills you with a warm, thoroughly satisfying feeling inside.

The best accessories are always the ones which have had great time taken in them, and are tailored to one specific radiator. The days of buying a hang on rail for your wet washing are long gone, in this modern age we do things properly, we do things right first time, but most importantly… we do it in style.

When we buy a new vacuum cleaner, a new TV, stereo, games console and so on, we’re always conscious of the guarantee given with it (or at least you get pestered to buy the super annoying “3 years of cover for only £120 per year!”). Any way you slice it, guarantees are important to know about.

It’s only natural to want a little reassurance when making an investment of both your money and your valuable time into something, and down the line could need replacing as well should something go wrong. The guarantee means that your designer radiators are covered in the event of a leak, or if they don’t perform as well expected due to a manufacturing fault.

There’s nothing more reassuring that should anything be amiss with your designer radiators, you will receive a free of charge replacement model. What your radiator is made of will likely play a big part in your guarantee’s length, so read on to find out more.


Steel designer radiators are the standard for the designer radiator industry. They are easy to work with, and relatively cost effective to manufacture. Most painted radiators as well as chrome model are made from steel, and the industry standard for them is a guarantee of 5 years.

Be wary of unscrupulous retailers who are offering 10 years (or sometimes even more!) on steel designer radiators, the manufacturer won’t exist in a few years’ time, never mind 10 or 20 years. The absolute highest quality radiator producers throughout the world (Bisque, Eskimo, Zehnder, Arbonia, MHS etc), will only provide a 5 year guarantee on their good quality steel with carefully manufactured designs.


Similar to steel, aluminium is a great material for designer radiators to be made from, as it’s lightweight and convects thermal energy very efficiently. The most common warranty for aluminium products is 5 years, but it isn’t too uncommon to see 10 years being offered by the likes of Aeon, a luxury, high-end of the range brand.

Radiators like our own DRS Brescia are perfect examples of the efficiency of aluminium. Using only 1/10th of its design to hold water means that it is tremendously efficient, and looks simple but sleek at the same time.


The cream of the crop for radiator quality and guarantee length is stainless steel. By making an alloy of both steel and chrome, we create an opulent looking metal which in the right hands can be worked into amazing shapes, and will last for decades.

Stainless Steel is where the biggest swings in warranties come about. Most manufacturers offer 20-25 years for their stainless steel beauties (Aeon and Reina for example), but some brands like SBH offer exceptionally sturdy, full life-time guarantee on their designer radiators.


It may seem odd because of how susceptible iron is to deterioration, but our cast iron designer radiators from the amazing specialist Paladin are so carefully protected, sealed and finished that they can confidently offer a full 10 year guarantee on their products.

If you are something of a traditionalist, beautiful cast iron models like the Neo Georgian are perfect for your tastes, but works quite rebelliously in the contemporary home as well.


While sometimes it’s easy to sit back and relax once you have made your purchase, safe in knowing that your guarantee protects you, there is a degree of responsibility on your end to reasonably look after your heating system and your radiators.

The simplest one, and one which you should probably be doing already, is having your heating system serviced and cleansed with a corrosion inhibitor once per year. Chemical cleansing means that the water has been neutralised, and will gently pass through your system, greatly prolonging the lifespan of your designer radiators.

With the proper care, even steel designer radiators can last upwards of 20 years, so make your purchases wisely and you’ll only need to replace them once they’ve gone out of style, not when they’ve gone south.

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It is crucial to seek guidance from the manufacturer and a certified professional for the installation process to ensure safety and compliance with all technical specifications and requirements. Proper installation is key to the optimal performance and longevity of the product.

Additionally, professional installation may be necessary to maintain the product’s warranty. Therefore, it is highly recommended to consult with experts and not attempt to install the product yourself unless you are qualified to do so.

A Turkish delight! The Aeon Lokum is inspired by and named after Turkey’s signature confectionary, and just like that sweet of many flavours, the Lokum can fit into just as many rooms and themes.

Lokum is the Turkish word for Turkish delight, and can be directly translated into ‘morsel’ or ‘mouthful’. You can see that Aeon has taken great care with each individual bite-sized section on this signature piece, and the finished effect looks like the powdered treat laid out in its box.

Join us today to find out how Aeon made this ‘comfort of the throat’ into a comfort for the eyes as well.


With any radiator, wouldn’t you love the ability to have it wall mounted or free standing? With the Aeon Lokum you can. It is exceedingly easy to place, as you can place it flat against your wall, or have it divide your room by standing proud from the wall and creating a dazzling effect, sure to make even the Jones’ jealous.

Your living space can be tricky to organise, but the stylish separation that the Lokum can offer is completely unique, and not offered by any other radiator manufacturer in the industry.


The Aeon Lokum is available in both polished and brushed stainless steel, making for two very different visual effects appropriate for rather different décor styles. This high quality stainless steel comes with a 20 year long guarantee, and is so carefully constructed that it will fit into your theme as neatly as the namesake sweet Turkish treat fits into its box.

Lots of designs will go over your head and be easily forgotten, but the unique stylisation which Aeon’s designers and engineers have put into the Lokum has resulted in a sculpted beauty which sticks in your mind, and in your guests.


This modular shape is available in 5 height options from the miniature 570mm all the way up to the floor-to-ceiling height of 2220mm, but only comes in the one width option of 400mm.

The high end price range of the Aeon Lokum might be a deterrent for most, but its intricate, segmented nature means that a lot of parts must be manufactured for it, and an expert engineer is required to construct and finish it by hand.

In the opinion of the team here at the Designer Radiator Showroom, the Aeon Lokum is one of the most unique designer pieces our industry has ever created. While it may have a high price range, it produces amazing heat output for a designer model which would typically sacrifice heat for a nicer design, and it does look exceedingly smart in a contemporary setting, giving you tremendous satisfaction in making a lifestyle purchase.

We at DRS love the Aeon Lokum, click here to see it today.

While we at the Designer Radiator Showroom are driven to provide the cutting edge of designer radiators, that edge doesn’t always have to mean the ultra-modern styles of the future.

Cast iron radiators are still being manufactured today in the UK, and are of higher quality now than ever before, and with an even greater range of options and choices to allow you to purchase the cast iron radiator of your dreams.

Join us today as we teach you about an old dog out who’s learned a few new tricks.


The next time you go to a stately home or to a period hotel with some rich history, have a look at the radiators you see fitted in the lobby, your room or the various amenities throughout. Chances are there are cast iron radiators sitting beautifully in each room, either ornately decorated or painted to elegantly blend in.

Refined detail; the Paladin St Paul

This refined style can be made for you extremely quickly, and without so much as breaking a sweat on the price.

Our specialist cast iron manufacturer Paladin is able to start from scratch, take your order and deliver to your door in only two weeks. It doesn’t matter if you live in the sticks, want an enormous size or a whole house full or radiators; Paladin takes your order and deliver on time, every time. Paladin’s cast iron radiators are easily the best quality vs. price vs. flexibility on the market too, making it very easy for the team here at the Designer Radiator Showroom to thoroughly recommend them for your home.


One very important thing which you can do with a cast iron radiator, which you cannot with most modern designer radiators, is decide exactly how wide you want it to be. Cast iron radiators are built by the section, so you might choose a model like the deliciously detailed Paladin Montpellier, and see that it is available at either 590mm tall, or 790mm tall.

Special finishes at no extra cost

From there you can see that each one of its sections is 71mm wide, and choose to have your radiator made for you in the size which you want it to be, and Paladin take care of the rest.

The finish choices are also amazingly diverse, you can choose from;

  • Farrow & Ball – The entire Farrow & Ball colour range, or any colour at all because Paladin offer a paint match service for free – Available at the standard price
  • Metallic Finishes – Available at the standard price
  • Hand Finished Antique Paint Effect – a paint treatment which carefully adds rich depth to your chosen colour or metallic finish, and emphasises your radiator’s detail
Paladin’s Antique Finishes are sumptuous
  • Hand Finished Highlight Paint Effect – Going one step further than the Antique effect, the Highlight paint effect takes a base finish of your choosing, and then Paladin’s radiator artists hand finish the raised detail in a second finish of choice, perfectly accentuating the raised detail so it is unavoidably eye-catching
Our Highlighted Finishes are detailed to perfection!
  • Hand Polished Service – Remarkably different. Take the paint away and leave the cast iron bare to the elements. Sounds preposterous, but Paladin hand polish each section of your radiator to a sumptuous glean, and leave it bare for you to take care of.
Bare cast iron; highly polished and firmly desired

The selection available when you start to look at cast iron radiators is tremendous, and this is why we at DRS offer complete assistance to help you find just the traditional radiator for your rooms, and make the process as easy and clear as possible.

If we’ve piqued your interest at all today, please feel free to contact us about our cast iron radiator range on our helpline 01257 452879 or email us at

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