Stainless Steel Radiators
Stainless steel radiators are available in some of the most striking, ultra-modern designs there are. In particular, our range of radiators from stainless steel specialists Aeon include some truly unique designs.
Thanks to its inherent anti-corrosion properties, stainless steel is the perfect material for central heating radiators, with most models coming with a 25 year guarantee!
We are able to offer our range of stainless steel radiators in either a polished finish (shiny - similar to chrome) or a brushed finish (satin).
Polished stainless steel towel rails are a great alternative to chrome towel rails as the damp towels do not damage the finish, unlike chrome were the chrome plating can potentially rust & flake off over time.
Another advantage of polished stainless over chrome is that chrome outputs are typically reduced by 20 to 25% versus the same radiator in a white or painted finish. This is due to the chrome plating layer effectively insulating the radiator and reducing the heat output. With polished stainless steel, the finish is achieved by polishing up the metal the radiator is made from, therefore no plating layer is applied.
As with all types of radiator, some designs of stainless steel radiator give a higher heat output than others. Typically an oval or round tube design will give more heat than a flat panel design. Some of our highest output stainless steel radiators are the Supra and Venetian, which have incredible outputs up to 12,000 BTUs!
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 give 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
Stainless steel radiators are typically available in a brushed stain or polished shiny finish. Our stainless steel radiators from DQ Heating are also available in stunning tinted lacquers, such as Copper and Black nickel.
All of these can be viewed at our Newtownards showroom, allowing you to see first hand what your new radiator would look like.
Most vertical radiators come with 'side' valve connections as standard, which means the valves are located at the left & right side of the radiator (like a standard panel radiator). Some also have the option of 'underneath' valve connections which means that the valves are located below the radiator, making for a neater installation while saving yet more wall space. Examples of 'underneath' connections can be found on our Sofi, Tilbrook and Waterlily radiators, to name just a few.
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.