Cast Iron Radiators

Cast Iron Radiators

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Cast Iron Radiators have returned as a popular household feature, adding a timeless classic and luxurious look to any interior. Their flexibility in being able to compliment a traditional style room, a period property or being able to make an eye-catching vintage atmosphere in a modern room makes the cast iron radiator the perfect addition to your home.

Each Radiator is made up of sections that are individually cast in a foundry, then machined before being attached together with joining nipples and gaskets. Cast Iron Radiators are very heavy by the nature of the material they are made from.

After a specific brand of Cast Iron Radiator? Well you’re in the right place, All of our Radiators are built bespoke to your taste in the UK. Paladin Cast Iron Radiators & Arroll Cast Iron Radiators & are all CE accredited & come with a 10 year guarantee. Carron Cast Iron Radiators are offered with a lifetime guarantee!

Cast Iron Radiators Colour Finishes

Can be painted in any colour of your choice or why not choose from one of the many designer colours available. With our onsite paint and spray shop facilities, we can finish any radiator from a choice of over 10,000 colours and offer an expert colour matching service to attain even greater levels of customisation.

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Matchstick / Buff

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Buff / Dauphin

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London Stone / All White

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Lead

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Green

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Pewter

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Matchstick / Buff

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Buff / Dauphin

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London Stone / All White

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Lead

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Green

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Pewter

What valves should I use for my Cast Iron Radiator?

You can use either a Thermostatic or Manual valve set. On larger radiators, or rooms where the radiators have been oversized we would normally recommend the fitting of a TRV (Thermostatic valve) although this is not essential. Our radiators are designed to accept both valves at the bottom for pressurised systems or if required for gravity fed systems, with the inlet valve fitted to the top right hand side and outlet (lock shield) to the opposite bottom left hand side. One point to remember is that if you have positioning a radiator in the same room/area where there is a central heating thermostat, you should only use a manual control valve set. This will prevent the thermostat & a TRV valve counter acting each other.

Manual Radiator Valves
  • Manual Radiator Valves
  • Thermostatic Radiator Valves

Cast Iron Radiator Accessories

It is easy to overlook the accessories you might require to complete the installation of your cast iron radiator or to achieve a specific look. Here is a quick guide to the points you might want to consider.

Luxury Wall Stays

Luxury Bleed Nipples

Pipe Shrouds

How will my Cast Iron Radiators be delivered?

How long does delivery take?

All Radiators that we sell are made to order and are individually fully tested. Delivery and time to assemble your Radiators do vary slightly throughout the year as demand varies, but the average lead time is around 14 working days for painted Radiators. Polished Radiators may take slightly longer as the process of polishing each individual section of your Radiator takes many times longer than painting.

Arroll Cast Iron Radiators

14 Working days for primer finishes, 21 working days for all painted finishes and 28 working days for all polished finishes.

Carron Cast Iron Radiators

7-21 Working days for all primer, paint & hand finished radiators, up to 42 working days for hand burnished & polished finishes.

Paladin Cast Iron Radiators

For our Paladin Colours metals range delivery is just 7 days for all other Paint Effects it’s 14 days and for Polished radiators it’s 3-4 weeks.

How will my Cast Iron Radiators be delivered?

Cast Iron Radiators will be delivered on a pallet with a lorry that will have a tail lift. This pallet can be moved around on flat, solid ground with a pallet truck that will be onboard the lorry. You will need sufficient manpower to carry your Cast Iron Radiators into your property. Please be note that Cast Iron Radiators are very heavy and 2 or 3 people may be required.

Handling Your Cast Iron Radiator Delivery

All our deliveries are kerbside deliveries only. Our delivery companies will not be able to assist with the lifting of any Cast Iron Radiator into your property. The Radiators will arrive wrapped and/or strapped to a pallet to ensure their safety during transit. Please ensure that you must take the time to inspect your Radiators on delivery. For Carron Radiators, you have 24 hours to report any missing items or damages. For Arroll Radiators, there is a 20 minute window in which you must report any issues to us.

With every Radiator purchased from us, touch up paint will be included. The only exclusions to this are antiqued, highlight and polished finishes (Any radiator which is finished by hand). This is typically either wrapped to the pallet, attached to the pallet, wrapped to the Radiator or attached to the Radiator. Sometimes it will be in an envelope, other times the goods may be in a box. Radiators will come with some general instructions attached to them, often alongside this box.

Cast Iron Radiators are heavy! Against each Radiator on our site we state the dry weight and the wet weight. The “dry weight” is the weight of the Radiator when empty, this is the weight you need to handle at the time of delivery, when removing it from the pallet and moving it into position. The “wet weight” is the overall weight of the radiator once fitted and filled with water from your heating system. You will generally require two or more people to safely handle, move and position your radiators. We recommend that you have enough suitably able people on hand to take delivery of your order and to move the products into position.

Unloading

When lifting your Cast Iron Radiators off of the delivery pallet, you must manoeuvre the Radiator from its laid flat position straight into an upright position. Avoid holding the Radiators in a flat as this can put a strain on the gaskets between each joined section.

Carrying

Never be tempted to lift a Cast Iron Radiator on your own, or to drag it across any floor surface into position as this will result in strain on the water-tight seals and has the potential to cause leaks. Carrying a Cast Iron Radiator is made easier by preparing two very simple carry handles from some old wood, they shouldn’t be any wider than shoulder width. Simply slide the wooden carry handles between the sections at each end of the Radiator.

Joining Your Cast Iron Radiator

Cast Iron Radiator longer than 1200mm in length will be delivered in “blocks”, this is simply due to the weight and size, so the sections can more easily be moved into buildings, around corners and up stairways. Once in position, the sectional blocks can be joined using the supplied nipples, gaskets and joining key.

Are Cast Iron Radiators as efficient as modern Radiators?

Cast Iron Radiators are an energy efficient radiator. Studies have shown that the conductivity of cast iron is higher than that of steel and therefore the heat transfer from the cast iron radiator into the room is much more efficient than steel. Steel tends to emit a blast of heat in a short space of time whereas cast iron, although will take a little longer to reach temperature, will gently radiate an ambient heat over a much longer period, even after your boiler is switched off. In practical terms, it takes longer for a cast iron radiator to heat up, but takes much longer for it to cool down, resulting in it staying hot for longer.

How long do Cast Iron Radiators last?

Our Cast Iron Radiators are made using traditional techniques and as long as they are looked after should last a lifetime, and can even be repainted in the future if they need a new lease of life! Paladin Cast Iron Radiator & Arroll Cast Iron Radiator & are all CE accredited & come with a 10 year guarantee. Carron Cast Iron Radiator are offered with a lifetime guarantee! 

Will I Need to Replace My Boiler?

If you are replacing your existing radiators and your boiler is working properly, then you will not need to replace your boiler when installing Cast Iron Radiators.

Calculating Radiator Pipe Centres & Maximum Width of Radiators?

We always advise you to wait for your cast iron radiator to be onsite before working out pipe work and pipe centres widths. This is because cast iron is not an exact product and because each radiator is hand assembled there will always be slight discrepancies

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