Towel Radiators & Rails
We offer an extensive choice of styles from standard vertical formats to horizontal and side loading towel rails. We offer a wide variety of tube styles including round, flat, oval and rectangular in a range of materials; mild steel, stainless steel and brass for the more traditional style.
Our traditional towel rails includes both wall and floor mounted options, as well as free-standing designs. With distinctive period features such ball joint connections, cast iron radiator sections
and antique galvanised finishes this range provides an array of choices to complement any traditional scheme.
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.
We also offer electric and dual fuel options on most of our towel rails.
Towel rail heat outputs can vary massively depending on the design and the type of material it is made from. As a general rule, white, painted or stainless steel will give a greater output than chrome. Some of our highest output towel rails are the Poll and Vulcano T, which have outputs over 4,000 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 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 towel rails, 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.
Most towel rails come with 'underneath' valve connections as standard, which means that the valves are located below the radiator, making for a very neat installation. Some designs come with 'side' valve connections which means the valves are located at the left & right side of the radiator (like a standard panel radiator).
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.