Cast Iron Radiators
Looking for that old school house look? We have a wide range of cast iron radiators available. All of our cast iron radiators are brand new, reproduction radiators and therefore we can offer a no quibble 10 year guarantee on all models! We made the decision many years ago not to deal in reclaimed cast iron radiators as there are simply too many potential issues that can arise, such as weakened castings that are undetectable to the naked eye but could present problems down the line. We much prefer to offer our customers the peace of mind that comes with newly cast radiators that have been factory tested.
Due to their bespoke nature, our cast iron radiators are made to order with a 4 to 6 week lead time depending on the finish chosen. We can offer some of our cast iron radiators in a primer coat on a shorter delivery time, which you can then paint yourself on site to a colour of your choice.
As cast iron radiator are extremely heavy, we always recommend you go for the footed mounting option allowing the floor to take the weight of the radiator as opposed to the wall. However, if your walls are suitable, it is possible to hang cast iron radiators with wall brackets instead of with feet.
All of our cast iron radiators come with standard wall stays and air vents. Luxury wall stays and air vents are also available should they be preferred.
Our cast iron radiators are available in a huge range of sizes and outputs. As a general rule of thumb when comparing a cast iron radiator to a standard panel radiator, a 2 column is similar in heat output to a single panel, single fin/convector radiator, a 3 column to a double panel single fin/convector radiator and a 4 column to a double panel, double fin/convector radiator.
When shopping for a new radiator, it's very important that you understand a term called 'Delta T', as its the single biggest factor in determining if a radiator will sufficiently heat your room.
Delta T500C is the industry standard for domestic homes and is the European recognized standard for calculating heat outputs to EN442. This typically assumes a boiler flow temperature of 750C, a return of 650C and a room temperature of 200C. All of our radiator heat outputs are listed at Delta T500C.
Some retailers will advertise their radiator heat outputs at Delta T600C (and sometimes even higher!) which typically assumes a boiler flow temperature of 850C, a return of 750C and a room temperature of 200C. This is simply not achievable for most domestic boilers and will therefore result in the radiator being undersized for your room. A heat output listed at Delta T600C needs to be multiplied by 0.79 to convert it to Delta T500C, so as to make the heat output that can be achieved more accurate.
Colours & Finishes
We have a huge range of colours and finishes available on our radiators, including over 200 RAL colours, textured finishes, matt finishes, tinted lacquers and much more.
All of these can be viewed at our Newtownards showroom, allowing you to see first hand what your new radiator would look like.
All cast iron radiators are available with 'side' connections only as they are a sectional product and therefore do not come with an 'underneath' connection option. Our experienced sales team can advise you further on this and also provide 'pipe centre' dimensions to allow your plumber to 'first fix' the pipework in advance of the radiator being delivered.
All valve connections our our radiators are standard 1/2" BSP fitment. We can supply some of our radiators with larger 3/4" connections if required, for instance on commercial projects when a higher output and flow rate is required.