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Our top selling traditional radiators

  • Click here to build your bespoke 2 Column Victorian Cast Iron Radiator

    Victorian
    2 Column

    from £27.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £22.92 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 1 height

  • Click here to build your bespoke 3 Column Victorian Cast Iron Radiator

    Victorian
    3 Column

    from £30.00 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £25.00 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 1 height

  • Click here to build your bespoke 4 Column Victorian Cast Iron Radiator

    Victorian
    4 Column

    from £24.00 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £20.00 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 5 heights

  • Click here to build your bespoke 6 Column Victorian Cast Iron Radiator

    Victorian
    6 Column

    from £36.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £30.42 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 4 heights

  • Click here to build your bespoke 9 Column Victorian Cast Iron Radiator

    Victorian
    9 Column

    from £43.00 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £35.83 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 1 height

  • Click here to build your bespoke Antoinette Cast Iron Radiator

    Antoinette

    from £126.00 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £105.00 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 1 height

  • Click here to build your bespoke Chelsea Cast Iron Radiator

    Chelsea

    from £79.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £66.25 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 1 height

  • Click here to build your bespoke Churchill Cast Iron Radiator

    Churchill

    from £98.00 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £81.67 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 2 heights

  • Click here to build your bespoke Daisy Cast Iron Radiator

    Daisy

    from £47.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £39.58 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 2 heights

  • Click here to build your bespoke Deco Cast Iron Radiator

    Deco

    from £42.00 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £35.00 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 2 heights

  • Click here to build your bespoke Dragonfly Cast Iron Radiator

    Dragonfly

    from £92.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £77.08 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 1 height

  • Click here to build your bespoke 2 Column Duchess Cast Iron Radiator

    Duchess
    2 Column

    from £50.00 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £41.67 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 2 heights

  • Click here to build your bespoke 4 Column Duchess Cast Iron Radiator

    Duchess
    4 Column

    from £59.00 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £49.17 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 1 height

  • Click here to build your bespoke Eton Cast Iron Radiator

    Eton

    from £45.00 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £37.50 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 3 heights

  • Click here to build your bespoke Liberty Cast Iron Radiator

    Liberty

    from £62.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £52.08 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 2 heights

  • Click here to build your bespoke Narrow Eton Cast Iron Radiator

    Narrow Eton

    from £44.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £37.08 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 1 height

  • Click here to build your bespoke Orleans Cast Iron Radiator

    Orleans

    from £98.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £82.08 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 1 height

  • Click here to build your bespoke Peerless Cast Iron Radiator

    Peerless

    from £49.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £41.25 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 2 heights

  • Click here to build your bespoke Princess Cast Iron Radiator

    Princess

    from £36.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £30.42 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 3 heights

  • Click here to build your bespoke 4 Column Rathmell Cast Iron Radiator

    Rathmell
    4 Column

    from £36.00 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £30.00 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 3 heights

  • Click here to build your bespoke 6 Column Rathmell Cast Iron Radiator

    Rathmell
    6 Column

    from £53.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £44.58 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 2 heights

  • Click here to build your bespoke 9 Column Rathmell Cast Iron Radiator

    Rathmell
    9 Column

    from £53.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £44.58 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 1 height

  • Click here to build your bespoke 2 Column Ribbon Cast Iron Radiator

    Ribbon
    2 Column

    from £61.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £51.25 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 3 heights

  • Click here to build your bespoke 4 Column Ribbon Cast Iron Radiator

    Ribbon
    4 Column

    from £97.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £81.25 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 2 heights

  • Click here to build your bespoke Rococo Cast Iron Radiator

    Rococo

    from £46.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £38.75 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 6 heights

  • Click here to build your bespoke Tuscany Cast Iron Radiator

    Tuscany

    from £71.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £59.58 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 1 height

  • Click here to build your bespoke Verona Cast Iron Radiator

    Verona

    from £76.50 per section
    (inc VAT)
    from £63.75 per section
    (exc VAT)

    Available in 2 heights

Cast Iron Radiators From UKAA With a Lifetime Warranty

Are you looking to purchase cast iron radiators for your home? Then look no further. Here at UKAA we have a wide range of high quality cast iron radiators that are bespoke made to your requirements. These practical and stylish cast iron radiators made by Carron complement any room setting, from traditional period properties to contemporary homes. Our cast iron radiator range include:

  • Small cast iron radiator
  • Slim cast iron radiator
  • Victorian cast iron radiator
  • Four column cast iron radiator
  • Hospital style cast iron radiator
  • Traditional cast iron radiator

Why Choose Cast Iron Radiators?

Our traditional cast iron radiators maintain their heat for extended periods of time – they stay hotter for longer, even after your central heating system has been turned off. Cast iron radiators are efficient saving you money in the long run.

Our cast iron radiators are produced to your exact requirements giving you the perfect fit for your home. Choose a style, size and finish of your choice making them truly bespoke for you.

If you need a cast iron radiator quickly, don’t worry we have a range of cast iron radiators to go which are available for next day delivery.

All of our cast iron column radiators are brand new and fully tested to BS EN442-1 and BS EN442-2, are BSRIA compliant and have a manufacturer’s lifetime guarantee.

Frequently asked questions

How much do cast iron radiators cost?+

Carron Cast Iron Radiators Price List

We offer a wide range of different Carron cast iron radiators to suit all our customers’ needs. Our full radiator price list covers our full range of Carron radiators, including the traditional and bespoke designs - and compares the cost of each style and finish to suit your property and budget. These prices are per section and include VATexclude VAT.

EXC VAT INC VAT

RADIATOR STYLEPRIMERPAINTEDHIGHLIGHTEDVINTAGE COPPERANTIQUEDHAND BURNISHEDSATIN POLISH
Victorian - 615mm Tall 70mm Width £27.50£22.92 £34.70£28.92 £42.50£35.42 £50.50£42.08 £42.50£35.42 £57.00£47.50 £57.00£47.50
Victorian - 735mm Tall 120mm Width £30.00£25.00 £37.20£31.00 £45.00£37.50 £53.00£44.17 £45.00£37.50 £62.50£52.08 £62.50£52.08
Victorian - 325mm Tall 145mm Width £30.00£25.00 £37.20£31.00 £45.00£37.50 £53.00£44.17 £45.00£37.50 £60.00£50.00 £60.00£50.00
Victorian - 460mm Tall 140mm Width £24.00£20.00 £31.20£26.00 £39.00£32.50 £47.00£39.17 £39.00£32.50 £58.50£48.75 £58.50£48.75
Victorian - 660mm Tall 140mm Width £27.00£22.50 £34.20£28.50 £42.00£35.00 £50.00£41.67 £42.00£35.00 £61.00£50.83 £61.00£50.83
Victorian - 760mm Tall 140mm Width £30.50£25.42 £37.70£31.42 £45.50£37.92 £53.50£44.58 £45.50£37.92 £64.00£53.33 £64.00£53.33
Victorian - 810mm Tall 160mm Width £31.00£25.83 £38.20£31.83 £46.00£38.33 £54.00£45.00 £46.00£38.33 £65.50£54.58 £65.50£54.58
Victorian - 365mm Tall 220mm Width £36.50£30.42 £43.70£36.42 £51.50£42.92 £59.50£49.58 £51.50£42.92 £64.50£53.75 £64.50£53.75
Victorian - 625mm Tall 220mm Width £68.50£57.08 £75.70£63.08 £83.50£69.58 £91.50£76.25 £83.50£69.58 £101.50£84.58 £101.50£84.58
Victorian - 740mm Tall 220mm Width £68.50£57.08 £75.70£63.08 £83.50£69.58 £91.50£76.25 £83.50£69.58 £104.00£86.67 £104.00£86.67
Victorian - 920mm Tall 215mm Width £83.00£69.17 £90.20£75.17 £98.00£81.67 £106.00£88.33 £98.00£81.67 £112.00£93.33 £112.00£93.33
Victorian - 330mm Tall 330mm Width £43.00£35.83 £50.20£41.83 £58.00£48.33 £66.00£55.00 £58.00£48.33 £74.50£62.08 £74.50£62.08
Duchess - 590mm Tall 175mm Width £50.00£41.67 £57.20£47.67 £65.00£54.17 £73.00£60.83 £65.00£54.17 £83.00£69.17 £83.00£69.17
Duchess - 785mm Tall 175mm Width £57.00£47.50 £64.20£53.50 £72.00£60.00 £80.00£66.67 £72.00£60.00 £92.50£77.08 £92.50£77.08
Duchess - 330mm Tall 310mm Width £59.00£49.17 £66.20£55.17 £74.00£61.67 £82.00£68.33 £74.00£61.67 £91.50£76.25 £91.50£76.25
Churchill - 670mm Tall 195mm Width £98.00£81.67 £105.20£87.67 £113.00£94.17 £121.00£100.83 £113.00£94.17 £127.00£105.83 £127.00£105.83
Churchill - 975mm Tall 195mm Width £134.00£111.67 £141.20£117.67 £149.00£124.17 £157.00£130.83 £149.00£124.17 £165.00£137.50 £165.00£137.50
Eton - 480mm Tall 150mm Width £45.00£37.50 £52.20£43.50 £60.00£50.00 £68.00£56.67 £60.00£50.00 £77.00£64.17 £77.00£64.17
Eton - 620mm Tall 150mm Width £57.00£47.50 £64.20£53.50 £72.00£60.00 £80.00£66.67 £72.00£60.00 £90.50£75.42 £90.50£75.42
Narrow Eton - 765mm Tall 80mm Width £44.50£37.08 £51.70£43.08 £59.50£49.58 £67.50£56.25 £59.50£49.58 £75.00£62.50 £75.00£62.50
Eton - 770mm Tall 150mm Width £61.00£50.83 £68.20£56.83 £76.00£63.33 £84.00£70.00 £76.00£63.33 £96.50£80.42 £96.50£80.42
Princess - 460mm Tall 125mm Width £36.50£30.42 £43.70£36.42 £51.50£42.92 £59.50£49.58 £51.50£42.92 £67.00£55.83 £67.00£55.83
Princess - 610mm Tall 125mm Width £48.00£40.00 £55.20£46.00 £63.00£52.50 £71.00£59.17 £63.00£52.50 £77.00£64.17 £77.00£64.17
Princess - 795mm Tall 125mm Width £56.00£46.67 £63.20£52.67 £71.00£59.17 £79.00£65.83 £71.00£59.17 £83.00£69.17 £83.00£69.17
Daisy - 595mm Tall 175mm Width £47.50£39.58 £54.70£45.58 £62.50£52.08 £70.50£58.75 £62.50£52.08 £78.00£65.00 £78.00£65.00
Daisy - 780mm Tall 175mm Width £63.00£52.50 £70.20£58.50 £78.00£65.00 £86.00£71.67 £78.00£65.00 £91.50£76.25 £91.50£76.25
Chelsea - 675mm Tall 195mm Width £79.50£66.25 £86.70£72.25 £94.50£78.75 £102.50£85.42 £94.50£78.75 £115.00£95.83 £115.00£95.83
Verona - 800mm Tall 200mm Width £76.50£63.75 £83.70£69.75 £91.50£76.25 £99.50£82.92 £91.50£76.25 £132.50£110.42 £132.50£110.42
Verona - 940mm Tall 200mm Width £83.00£69.17 £90.20£75.17 £98.00£81.67 £106.00£88.33 £98.00£81.67 £121.00£100.83 £121.00£100.83
Rococo - 460mm Tall 225mm Width £63.00£52.50 £70.20£58.50 £78.00£65.00 £86.00£71.67 £78.00£65.00 £97.00£80.83 £97.00£80.83
Rococo - 560mm Tall 185mm Width £50.50£42.08 £57.70£48.08 £65.50£54.58 £73.50£61.25 £65.50£54.58 £87.00£72.50 £87.00£72.50
Rococo - 660mm Tall 115mm Width £46.50£38.75 £53.70£44.75 £61.50£51.25 £69.50£57.92 £61.50£51.25 £69.00£57.50 £69.00£57.50
Rococo - 780mm Tall 225mm Width £95.50£79.58 £102.70£85.58 £110.50£92.08 £118.50£98.75 £110.50£92.08 £139.50£116.25 £139.50£116.25
Rococo - 950mm Tall 115mm Width £86.00£71.67 £93.20£77.67 £101.00£84.17 £109.00£90.83 £101.00£84.17 £115.00£95.83 £115.00£95.83
Rococo - 960mm Tall 185mm Width £98.00£81.67 £105.20£87.67 £113.00£94.17 £121.00£100.83 £113.00£94.17 £131.50£109.58 £131.50£109.58
Antoinette - 985mm Tall 155mm Width £126.00£105.00 £133.20£111.00 £141.00£117.50 £149.00£124.17 £141.00£117.50 £160.00£133.33 £160.00£133.33
Ribbon - 500mm Tall 185mm Width £61.50£51.25 £68.70£57.25 £76.50£63.75 £84.50£70.42 £76.50£63.75 £97.00£80.83 £97.00£80.83
Ribbon - 650mm Tall 185mm Width £68.50£57.08 £75.70£63.08 £83.50£69.58 £91.50£76.25 £83.50£69.58 £105.00£87.50 £105.00£87.50
Ribbon - 795mm Tall 185mm Width £88.00£73.33 £95.20£79.33 £103.00£85.83 £111.00£92.50 £103.00£85.83 £126.00£105.00 £126.00£105.00
Ribbon - 530mm Tall 260mm Width £97.50£81.25 £104.70£87.25 £112.50£93.75 £120.50£100.42 £112.50£93.75 £133.00£110.83 £133.00£110.83
Ribbon - 810mm Tall 265mm Width £124.50£103.75 £131.70£109.75 £139.50£116.25 £147.50£122.92 £139.50£116.25 £167.50£139.58 £167.50£139.58
Liberty - 645mm Tall 135mm Width £62.50£52.08 £69.70£58.08 £77.50£64.58 £85.50£71.25 £77.50£64.58 £96.00£80.00 £96.00£80.00
Liberty - 865mm Tall 220mm Width £103.50£86.25 £110.70£92.25 £118.50£98.75 £126.50£105.42 £118.50£98.75 £137.00£114.17 £137.00£114.17
Tuscany - 765mm Tall 160mm Width £71.50£59.58 £78.70£65.58 £86.50£72.08 £94.50£78.75 £86.50£72.08 £105.00£87.50 £105.00£87.50
Peerless - 550mm Tall 190mm Width £49.50£41.25 £56.70£47.25 £64.50£53.75 £72.50£60.42 £64.50£53.75 £82.50£68.75 £82.50£68.75
Peerless - 750mm Tall 190mm Width £67.00£55.83 £74.20£61.83 £82.00£68.33 £90.00£75.00 £82.00£68.33 £104.00£86.67 £104.00£86.67
Orleans - 980mm Tall 175mm Width £98.50£82.08 £105.70£88.08 £113.50£94.58 £121.50£101.25 £113.50£94.58 £131.50£109.58 £131.50£109.58
Dragonfly - 790mm Tall 225mm Width £92.50£77.08 £99.70£83.08 £107.50£89.58 £115.50£96.25 £107.50£89.58 £140.50£117.08 £140.50£117.08
Deco - 585mm Tall 140mm Width £42.00£35.00 £49.20£41.00 £57.00£47.50 £65.00£54.17 £57.00£47.50 £79.00£65.83 £79.00£65.83
Deco - 795mm Tall 140mm Width £50.00£41.67 £57.20£47.67 £65.00£54.17 £73.00£60.83 £65.00£54.17 £86.00£71.67 £86.00£71.67
Rathmell - 460mm Tall 180mm Width £36.00£30.00 £43.20£36.00 £51.00£42.50 £59.00£49.17 £51.00£42.50 £66.00£55.00 £66.00£55.00
Rathmell - 665mm Tall 170mm Width £40.00£33.33 £47.20£39.33 £55.00£45.83 £63.00£52.50 £55.00£45.83 £74.00£61.67 £74.00£61.67
Rathmell - 810mm Tall 180mm Width £51.00£42.50 £58.20£48.50 £66.00£55.00 £74.00£61.67 £66.00£55.00 £95.50£79.58 £95.50£79.58
Rathmell - 460mm Tall 240mm Width £53.50£44.58 £60.70£50.58 £68.50£57.08 £76.50£63.75 £68.50£57.08 £83.00£69.17 £83.00£69.17
Rathmell - 810mm Tall 260mm Width £86.50£72.08 £93.70£78.08 £101.50£84.58 £109.50£91.25 £101.50£84.58 £115.50£96.25 £115.50£96.25
Rathmell - 340mm Tall 350mm Width £53.50£44.58 £60.70£50.58 £68.50£57.08 £76.50£63.75 £68.50£57.08 £83.00£69.17 £83.00£69.17
Can you make me a radiator in any size?+

Custom Made Antique Radiators

Our bespoke radiator service allows you to design your radiator to your exact requirements – match your custom radiator to the current décor of your home living room, or perhaps the shade of your bathroom walls. All of our bespoke cast iron radiators to order are brand new, fully tested to BS EN442-1 & BS EN442-2 and built here in the UK with a manufacturer’s lifetime guarantee.

Our traditional radiators include decorative and vintage designs. For more information, contact us today.

VIEW OUR CUSTOMER RADIATORS FOR SALE
How are cast iron radiators put together?+

Building A DIY Cast Iron Radiator

If you’d like to build your DIY radiator at home, you can purchase Carron radiators in their component form from us.

How DIY cast iron radiators are built

To build your DIY radiator, you'll need to:

  • Ensure the radiator is sufficiently raised from the floor so the tool can be turned unhindered. Insert the two connectors, turning them a ¼ turn - the minimum amount to successfully hold the connectors in place. Note: each connector has a left-hand thread and a right hand thread.

    Traditional radiator leg section

  • Place a gasket around each connector.

    Victorian radiator gaskets and connectors

  • Offer up a section of your DIY radiator squarely, then turn the first connector a couple of turns so that one end of the section is secure, but loosely attached.

    Putting Victorian style radiators together

  • Repeat the procedure at the other end of the section. Tighten the connector a couple of turns at a time moving from one connector to the other until both are tight.

    Radiator tool for cast iron radiators

  • For a radiator up to 16 sections long, two leg sections are normally required. For a 17 or 19 section long radiator, you will need 3 legs and for an 18 or 20 section you will need 4 legs.

For more information on building radiators, speak to a member of our team today.

Please ensure you read the following notes before fitting your valves:

When screwing the valve tail into the bush, turn it so that it's finger tight. Next, using a spanner, turn it till there is only moderate resistance.

Using a 4” (100mm) spanner it is difficult to over tighten. However, when using a 8” spanner it can be easy to over tighten and crack the bush.

Ensure that a thread sealant is applied to the valve tail threads to get a water tight seal. Sealants are usually available from your plumbers, however, PTFE tape is an acceptable alternative.

Normally, it's not necessary to unscrew the bushes, but if for any reason you do, retighten them gently, enough only to create a good seal.

Please note that 18” Stilsons should not be used. The torque from an 8” adjustable spanner is more than enough to create a good seal.

For any more information on building radiators, please contact a member of our customer services team today.

How to build Carron cast iron radiators, using a cast iron radiator tool and gaskets. Instructions for DIY cast iron radiators, how to build them by hand
Showing how to build traditional cast iron radiators using a tool and radiator gaskets. Online instructions for building Carron cast iron radiators by hand






Traditional radiators from UKAA

Can cast iron radiators come in many finishes and colours?+

Specialised Carron Cast Iron Radiator Finishes

We are proud stockists of high-quality antique radiators in a range of standard and specialised finishes:

Artisan Finishes: Hand Burnished, Satin Polished, Bare Metal, Highlight, Antiqued and Vintage Copper.

Radiator finishes: Hand Burnished Radiator finishes: Satin Polish Radiator finishes: Bare Metal Radiator finishes: Highlight Polish

Hand Gilded: Aburstig, Gold Leaf and Verdigris, Gold Leaf Aged Black and Gold Leaf Italian Aged Red.

Radiator finishes: Gold Leaf Aged Purple Radiator finishes: Aburstig Radiator finishes: Gold Lead Aged Black Radiator finishes: Copper Verdigris Radiator finishes: Gold Leaf Italian Aged Red Gold Leaf Aged Black radiator paint

Specialist Patina Finishes: Antiqued Eating Room Red, Antiqued French Grey, Antiqued Hammered Gold, Antiqued Parchment White, Antiqued Pastel Colours, Antiqued Silver and Vintage Copper.

Antiqued Eating Room Red radiator paint Antiqued Foundry Grey radiator paint Antiqued French Grey radiator paint Antiqued Hammered Gold radiator paint
Painted radiators from UKAA: Antiqued Parchment White Colour Radiator paint: Antiqued Silver Radiator paint: Vintage Copper

Roberson Metallic Paint Finishes: Classic Gold, Steel Grey, Graphite, Imperial Gold, Yellow Gold, Warm Platinum, Victorian Gold, Resaissance Gold, Silver, Silver Verde, Silver Blush, Royal Gold, Rich Gold, Regency Gold, Classic Gold, Pale Gold, Pewter, Old Silver, Fine Gold, Platinum, Autumn Gold, Baroque and Brass.

Classic Gold radiator paint Steel Grey radiator paint Painted radiators – Graphite finish Finished painted radiator in Imperial Gold Showcasing radiator paint in Yellow Gold Painted radiator in Warm Platinum Painted radiator in Victorian Gold Painted radiator in Resaissance Gold Painted radiator in Silver Silver Verde painted radiator Silver Bluish finish painted radiator Painted radiator in Royal Gold finish Rich Gold finish radiator paint Regency Gold finish radiator paint Radiator painted in Classic Gold Carron radiator in Pale Gold Carron radiator in Pewter Carron radiator in Old Silver Carron radiator in Fine Gold Platinum Finish Carron radiator Autumn Gold Carron radiator Baroque Finish Carron Radiator Brass Finish Carron radiator

Our Bespoke Carron radiators include the following styles:

Verona Daisy Victorian Rococo Cromwell Dragonfly Thistle Princess Churchill Antoinette Orleans Tuscany Liberty Chelsea Eton Peerless Ribbon Duchess

Graphite Grey Carron radiator Hammered Bronze painted radiator Radiator finishes: Parchment White Vellum finish Carron radiator

Carron radiator in Amethyst Turquoise finish painted radiator from UKAA Pastel finish Carron radiators Sapphire finish Carron radiator

Willow Green radiator paint finish Foundry Grey painted radiator Ancient Breeze finish painted radiator Magenta finish Carron radiator Radiator finishes in Farrow and Ball Brassica

12 standard Carron radiator finishes

Hand Burnished painted radiators Painted radiators from UKAA with highlighted finish

Buy Buttermilk painted radiators from UKAA

Parchment White painted radiators from UKAA

Buy Vellum finish Carron radiators from UKAA

French Grey:

Buy French Grey finish Carron radiators from UKAA

The Satin Black finished radiator - UKAA

Carron radiator finished in Primer

Carron radiator in Graphite Grey

Carron radiator in Foundry Grey

Willow Green Carron Radiator

Breeze finish Carron Radiator from UKAA

UKAA radiator in Hammered Gold

Radiator finish in Hammered Bronze

Radiator finishes in Antiqued French Grey Farrow and Ball Vintage Radiator Paint Chart Colour chart – Farrow and Ball Radiator paint chart from Farrow and Ball Swatches for Farrow and Ball radiator paints Farrow and Ball paint chart Farrow and Ball paints Farrow and Ball radiator paint swatches Farrow and Ball paint colour swatches Farrow and Ball paint colour chart
Can you paint cast iron radiators?+

Painting Cast Iron Radiators

Our reclaimed radiators can be bought in a variety of different colours or finishes, or individually stylised to your specific requirements. Whether painted or sprayed, we aim to accurately match the detailing and décor of your home. Paint should be suitable for metal, but there are no other requirements for the type of paint you choose.

At UKAA, our specialists are happy to paint your radiator on your behalf.

View our videos on how we paint and assemble our traditional radiators.

How are cast iron radiators tested?+

Testing Our Cast Iron Radiators

We are committed to producing high-quality reclaimed radiators for our customers. All radiators are put through their paces to ensure that they offer optimum performance.

Prior to dispatch, we conduct pressure tests on every radiator. We’ll set the pressure to 8 bars over a 24-hour period, much higher than it will encounter in regular use.

How is my cast iron radiator delivered?+
Delivery Services

With our worldwide shipping service available for all of our cast iron radiators and accessories, we are experienced at handling, packing and shipping the most delicate of items to your door safely. We use a variety of methods to get the goods to you – from postal services and couriers to pallet networks and international delivery services, all our shipping services are fully insured and tracked.

For the delivery of our smaller items such as radiator valves and wall stays, we use both Royal Mail and all major small parcel companies including UPS, Fedex and more.

For our cast iron radiator deliveries, we use the pallet network system. This allows us to deliver up to 50 sections of radiators per pallet. Should your radiator suffer any damage during positioning, then we can supply touch up pots of paint free of charge.

Delivery Days

We can organise our delivery to be on a weekday to suit you between 8:30am and 5:30pm. Saturday delivery and pre 12pm delivery can be arranged at an extra cost. For all radiators, next day delivery is available.

International Delivery

For Europe and the rest of the world, we use a professional shipping and packing service to deliver our radiators, which is fully insured and tracked. Shipping can be arranged direct to your door or to your nearest port. For a shipping quote or more information about delivery, contact us.

The images below show how radiators are packed at the Carron Factory. This pallet has one large radiator on it - just awaiting the final wrapping.

Antique radiators ready for delivery from UKAA

Each radiator is labelled with the radiator style, finish and the weight.
Victorian radiator packaging includes weight from UKAA

Reclaimed Radiator delivery from UKAA

The two images below show radiator delivery with a manually operated pallet truck. The driver will lower your pallet to the floor using the tail lift. The driver will then use the pump truck similar to the one below (please note this pump truck which is designed to carry heavy loads will only operate on a smooth surface i.e. tarmac) to your kerbside.

New and reclaimed cast iron radiators delivery

Traditional Radiator delivery from UKAA

How to lift a cast iron radiator

How do I balance and bleed my cast iron radiators?+

Balancing Radiators

To ensure an even distribution of the hot water to the radiators in a system, you’ll need to balance your radiator. This is achieved by using the lockshield valve on each radiator to regulate the flow of water. By partially closing these valves, the radiators nearest to the pump can be restricted more than those further away.

How to balance radiators
  • Turn your central heating off well in advance before attempting to balance your radiator so that the water can cool. For the best result, bleed your radiators beforehand.
  • Locate the lockshield and control valve on the radiator. Remove the cover of the lockshield and open both valves on all radiators.
  • Turn the central heating back off – as water flows from one main pipe, heating the radiators together, balance them in the order in which they heat up.
  • Fit the thermometers to the flow and return. Turn off the lockshield valve and open again gradually until the difference between is approximately 20 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Repeat this process on all radiators to complete balancing. The final radiator may require the lockshield valve to be left open.

For more information about balancing your cast iron radiator from UKAA, contact us.

What BTU does a cast iron radiator give out?+
Radiator BTU Outputs

Since all radiators can hold different amounts of water, our cast iron radiators give out a differing amount of heat (measured in BTUs and Watts) depending on the style. Our BTU calculator will help you to understand your radiator output.

DESCRIPTIONCODESECTION HEIGHT MMDELTA 50 WATTSDELTA 60 WATTSDELTA 50 BTU’SDELTA 60 BTU’S
ANTOINETTELD180/LD181985125158425538
CHELSEALD063/LD06467599125338426
CHURCHILLLD080/LD081670126156431532
CHURCHILLLD082/LD083975173221591755
CROMWELLJJC047/JJC0484855164175220
CROMWELLJJC045/JJC0466356986234294
CROMWELLJJC049/JJC05078087109295372
DAISYLD053/LD0545957999270338
DAISYLD028/LD029780106134362456
DAISYLD024/LD025975132168451572
DECOTBK048/TBK0497957899267337
DECOTBK050/TBK0515855974202253
DRAGONFLYTBK046/TBK047790136169462578
DUCHESS 4 COLUMNJJC055/TBK05633084105286357
DUCHESSLD042/LD04359087110298375
DUCHESSLD040/LD041785112141382481
ETONJJC082/JJC0834805368182231
ETONJJC080/JJC0816206683226283
ETONJJC043/JJC04477080100272343
ETON NARROWJJC053/JJC0547655164173218
JOHN KINGJJC076/JJC077780102130347442
LIBERTY 1 COLUMNTBK044/TBK04564588110300374
LIBERTY 2 COLUMNTBK042/TBK043865157201537685
ORLEANSLD034/LD035980137174468593
PEERLESS 2 COLUMNLD202/LD20355083104284355
PEERLESS 2 COLUMNLD204/LD205750117148398503
PRINCESSLD070/LD0714605062171213
PRINCESSLD072/LD0736106683226281
PRINCESSLD092/LD09379592116315397
RATHMELLTBK067/TBK06866585107289366
RIBBON 4 COLUMNJJC064/JJC065810170217579740
RIBBONJJC014/JJC0155006783227282
RIBBONJJC001/JJC00265087109298371
RIBBONJJC010/JJC011795114144388490
ROCOCOLD036/LD03795096120329410
ROCOCOLD026/LD027945143181489616
ROCOCOJJC008/JJC00946085106289362
ROCOCOLD030/LD031780137174467592
ROCOCOLD032/LD033810159202542688
ROCOCOLD076/LD0775606075205257
ROCOCOLD088/LD0896606987237297
ROCOCOLD074/LD07556085106288361
THISTLEJJC066/JJC067785131166446565
TUSCANYTBK040/TBK041765109137372468
VERONALD005/LD006800112143384488
VERONAJJC051/JJC0526507695259323
VERONAJJC018/JJC019940126160429547
VICTORIAN 2 COLUMNLD183/LD1846154557153194
VICTORIAN 3 COLUMNTCR022/TCR02373583105283359
VICTORIAN 4 COLUMNJJC057/JJC0583254151139175
VICTORIAN 4 COLUMNLD060/LD0614605468185232
VICTORIAN 4 COLUMNLD015/LD0166607797261330
VICTORIAN 4 COLUMNLD011/LD01276090113306386
VICTORIAN 4 COLUMNLD013/LD014810104132355451
VICTORIAN 6 COLUMNLD213/LD2143656475217257
VICTORIAN 6 COLUMNJJC078/JJC079625105135360460
VICTORIAN 6 COLUMNLD078/LD079920164189559644
VICTORIAN 6 COLUMNLD208/LD209740129165440561
VICTORIAN 9 COLUMNLD009/LD01033097123332418
Do I use an inhibitor in cast iron radiators?+

We recommend the use of a radiator inhibitor (also known as a central heating inhibitor or heating system inhibitor), in conjunction with your radiator to preserve the life and health of your boiler. Radiator inhibitors act as a guard against the damaging effects of corrosion and lime scale, maintaining the energy efficiency of the boiler and extending system life.

We recommend using Fernox and Sentinel inhibitors. Quality, BuildCert approved inhibitors not only protect against corrosion, but ensure an efficient system minimising fuel bills and reducing carbon emissions too.

Ask your plumber for advice on the specific details on which inhibitor would be suitable for your home.

For any more information about radiator inhibitors, contact us.

cast iron radiators
How do I make sure that I have the right output for my room?+

To make sure that you have the correct size cast iron radiator for your room you need to use our BTU calculator.

This calculates the output needed for the size of your room. This is a very simple way of calculating your output needed. The BTU calculator will ask you a few simple questions.

What size cast iron radiator do I need for my room?+

The size cast iron radiator needed to heat your room would depend on your room dimensions, which room it is i.e. bedroom, whether your room is north facing, has double glazed windows and door to the outside. UKAA have a handy online BTU calculator which works out how many BTUs (British Thermal Units) and Watts you need to heat your room.

Each cast iron radiator section has a BTU & Watts rating so you can be sure to have the correct size radiator for your room.

For example, if you needed a BTU output of 3,823 or a watts output of 1,123. A Victorian 760mm tall cast iron radiator gives an output of 386 BTU’s / 113 Watts per section you would need a Victorian 760mm tall 10 section cast iron radiator, this will give you enough heat for your room.

What size cast iron radiator do I need for my room
Where can I view your cast iron radiators?+

You can view our cast iron radiators, radiator valves, wall stays, sleeve kits and cast iron radiator covers in our showroom in Staffordshire. Our full address is:

UKAA | UK Architectural Antiques
Hill Farm, 82 Hayfield Hill
Cannock Wood
Staffs, WS15 4RU

View our contact details and opening times.

Are cast iron radiators efficient?+

Carron cast iron radiators are an efficient way of heating your home due to the grade of the cast iron that the cast iron radiators are made from it makes them highly conductive, radiating far more heat than a steel radiator would. So, by choosing a cast iron radiator you’ll not only benefit from a superior look and finish, but you’ll benefit from superior performance too.

Carrons cast iron radiators are designed so that they hold a larger volume of water. With a higher volume of water and a larger surface area, you’ll be amazed by the heat output of a Carron cast iron radiator.

Are cast iron radiators eco friendly?+

Cast iron radiators are eco friendly as they have an excellent heat conductivity and density, cast iron radiators are extremely energy-efficient and work particularly well with many modern renewable heating systems. They offer unrivalled heat retention and will utilise the natural warmth generated from the ground or air to heat the area well. Cast iron radiators take a little more time to heat up but they stay warmer for a lot longer. A cast iron radiator will still be warm an hour or two after you have turned your heating off.

Cast iron radiator valves have made unprecedented advances, in terms of saving energy, within the last few decades too. Thermostatic valves are economical as it is a self-regulating valve that works by changing the flow of hot water into a radiator. When the room temperature changes, a pin in the valve head moves the valve body causing it either to open or close to allow or stop the water going into the radiator making them more efficient.

Can I replace my steel radiator with a cast iron radiator?+

Yes, you can replace your steel radiator with a traditional cast iron radiator. The same pipework can be used for a cast iron radiator as a steel radiator. If you let us know the size of your pipe to pipe measurement we can build you a bespoke cast iron radiator as close as possible to those measurements for you.

What is the difference between a section and a column on a cast iron radiator?+

The difference between a section and a column on a cast iron radiator is a section is each individual casted piece of radiator that is then fixed together to make up the length of the radiator. A column on a cast Iron radiator refers to the number of vertical columns within each section, if you were to look at the radiator from a side angle you will see the columns that make up the depth of the cast iron radiator.

Columns on a cast iron radiator:

What is the difference between a section and a column on a cast iron radiator columns

Sections on a cast iron radiator:

What is the difference between a section and a column on a cast iron radiator sections
What is the difference between BTU and Watts?+

The key difference between BTU and Watts is that BTU measures energy, which is a stand-alone physical property whereas Watts measures the rate of transfer of energy that is always associated with a time factor. UKAA show both watts and BTU outputs per section on our cast iron radiators and our BTU calculator.

Do you ship cast iron radiators abroad?+

UKAA can ship our cast iron radiators, towel rails and accessories worldwide all we need is your zip/area code to accurately quote you.

Do I get a guarantee with the cast iron radiators?+

UKAA are very proud to offer a lifetime manufacturer’s guarantee on all of our Carron cast iron radiators and towel rails. Hand crafted and finished in England our radiators go through a 60 step quality assurance protection.

Can I fit thermostatic valves to my cast iron radiators?+

Yes, you can fit either thermostatic or manual valves to your cast iron radiators. You can fit either straight, angled or corner valves to suit your pipework.

Do I need to fit wall stays on my cast iron radiator?+

UKAA do recommend fitting a wall stay to your cast iron radiator. These are a safety feature used to secure your cast iron radiator to the wall to ensure that your radiator does not fall over or your pipe work gets disturbed. UKAA sell two types of wall stays for our cast iron radiators rear or front mounted. They come in lots of different finished to compliment your cast iron radiators. Whether you choose rear or front mounted wall stays for your cast iron radiator this is purely a personal choice.

How many wall stays do I need for my cast iron radiators?+

It is recommend that you use wall stays for your cast iron radiators they will firmly fix your radiator to the wall to prevent any potential accidents in the unlikely event of them being pulled over. You will need one wall stay for every 10 sections of radiator. For example a 20 section cast iron radiator will require two wall stays.

What is the difference between a hand burnished finish and a satin polished finish?+

There is a very subtle difference between a hand burnished cast iron radiator and a satin polished cast iron radiator. The satin finish has a subtle sheen giving it more of a matt finish as opposed to a shiny finish on a hand burnished radiator. Both processes are very labour intensive and time consuming but it is one of our most stunning finishes which oozes opulence.

What is a bare metal finish cast iron radiator?+

A cast iron radiator in bare metal is a finish where all the manufacturing marks are left visible. The bare metal finishes give the cast iron radiator an industrial look. The cast iron radiators are then finished with a clear lacquer topcoat. A bare metal finish can be achieved on any style cast iron radiator from the simple clean lines of the Victorian cast iron radiator to the more decorative Rococo cast iron radiator.

What is a bare metal finish cast iron radiator
Do you provide paint samples of the colour for my cast iron radiator?+

UKAA can send out colour swatches of the finishes available for the cast iron radiators. This enables you to take your time and choose the perfect colour in the comfort of your own home. A well painted cast iron radiator will last a lifetime. If you like to change your décor regularly then a cast iron radiator can easily be repainted and updated. Any make of paint like Farrow and Ball as long as it states its suitable for metal on the tin it can be used to paint a cast iron radiator.

You can order your colour swatches online here.

Can you do a colour match service for my cast iron radiator?+

UKAA offer a colour matching service for your cast iron radiators. Being imaginative with your colour choice for your cast iron radiator can really create that wow factor! We can colour match to any RAL, BS colour and any of the big paint manufacturers such as Farrow and Ball and Little Greene.

Can I repaint my cast iron radiators?+

The repainting of cast iron radiators can easily be done, please follow the below simple steps:

  1. Firstly, rub the cast iron radiator down with fine sandpaper.
  2. Then wash the cast iron radiator with a degreaser like sugar soap.
  3. Allow the cast iron radiator to dry overnight.
  4. Mask off areas like the bleed nipple and valves.
  5. Spraying the cast iron radiators gives a professional finish but hand painting is also an option. It is better to do a few thinner coats of paint and build the colour up than one thick coat.
What is an antique finish?+

UKAA offer lots of bespoke finishes on our cast iron radiators and the antique is a very popular finish. The antiquing process is all done by hand. The loose cast iron radiator sections are spray painted first and then once dry a antiquing paste is applied to achieve the antique look. This is a time consuming process however the end result is a beautiful cast iron radiator that will enhance any home be it of period style or contemporary.

How do you install an electric element to a cast iron radiator?+

UKAA provide cast iron radiators suitable for electric elements. These cast iron radiators come fully assembled in a size, style and finish of your choice ready for you to fill and fit your electric element. Please follow the below simple instructions on how to fit an electric element to your new or existing cast iron radiator.

Firstly, the heating element is only suitable to be installed in the bottom of the radiator and it is recommend it is fitted by a qualified electrician.

  • Insert the electric element into the bottom of the radiator.
  • Using the loctite glue provided with your electric element put this around the thread of the heating element and screw into position.
  • Remove the left and right hand bushes at the top of the radiator to allow for air flow.
  • Slowly fill the radiator with your water and glycol mix from one end of the radiator only – it is important this is done slowly to avoid air bubbles or airlocks in the radiator. The heating element must be fully submerged in the water.
How do you install an electric element to a cast iron radiator 1
  • When the cast iron radiator is filled, screw the radiator bush back on the opposite side to the heating element (it is important a new graphite gasket is used) and fit the safety valve (the safety valves allows for pressure to be released).
  • Raise the cast iron radiator at an angle like below and carry on filling the radiator slowly to make sure there are no airlocks.
How do you install an electric element to a cast iron radiator 2
  • You must leave a 5% gap at the top of the cast iron radiator to allow for expansion.
  • Allow the water in the radiator to settle.
  • Fit the remaining bush (it is important a new graphite gasket is used).
  • The cast iron radiator is now ready for fitting to your electrical supply using a fuse spur – this is to be done by a professional only.
How do you install an electric element to a cast iron radiator 3

Please see the video detailing how to fit an electric element to your cast iron radiator.

What is the difference between delta 50 and delta 60?+

BTUs are used to calculate the heat output of a cast iron radiator. However, this heat output is affected by the temperature of the boiler supplying the cast iron radiator. Essentially, the performance of the boiler will affect the final BTU result of the cast iron radiator.

So, in order to calculate the BTU of a cast iron radiator, UKAA have to make some assumptions about the temperature of the boiler supplying the cast iron radiator when we are calculating BTU figures.

These assumptions about the temperature of the supplying boiler are known as Deltas. There are a number of different Deltas. At UKAA we use two different measures - Delta 50 and Delta 60. Delta 50 is based on a much lower expected boiler temperature. It factors in things like improved boiler insulation. Whereas Delta 60 is based on a higher boiler temperature.

  • These Delta ratings are worked out as follows: We take the flow out from the boiler (80°C)
  • We then minus the room temperature of 20°C.
  • So, 80°C minus 20°C = 60 Delta T.
Do I need to reinforce my floor when fitting a cast iron radiator?+

You do not need to reinforce your floor when fitting a cast iron radiator, they will sit perfectly well on standard floorboards without any issues.

How do I maintain my hand burnished cast iron radiators?+

If your cast iron hand burnished radiator has dulled down over time or has developed a very fine surface rust follow these easy instructions. Use either a very fine wire wool or a scotch-brite pad and rub gently over the surface. Then use a soft cloth and rub the surface over with a lubricant like 3-1 duck oil.

How do I maintain my satin polish cast iron radiators?+

If your satin polish finish cast iron radiator has dulled down over time or has developed a very fine surface rust follow these easy instructions. Use either very fine wire wool or a scotch-brite pad and rub gently over the surface to remove the surface rust/brighten the radiator. Then use a soft cloth and rub the surface over with a lubricant like 3-1 duck oil.

Why do larger cast iron radiators come in two parts?+

There are two reasons why your large cast iron radiators would be delivered in two parts. One reason is for ease of transport as the larger radiators would overhang the pallet. The other reason is that cast iron radiators are heavy and so providing them in smaller more manageable parts makes it easier for you to move them into your property and your plumber to handle safely. A joining tool and instructions are provided with every large radiator and this is fully refundable once finished with and returned. It is very easy for your plumber to connect the cast iron radiator parts together onsite making one large cast iron radiator. Full instructions will be on your pallet.

Please also see the video detailing how to join your two parts of cast iron radiator.

Do cast iron radiators add value?+

Cast iron radiators are a great investment and are a definite plus when selling a property adding charm and value to your home. They are more than a cast iron radiator they are a piece of furniture.

How long does a cast iron radiator last?+

A cast iron radiator will last a lifetime. Yearly servicing of your boiler and your inhibitor kept to the recommended levels is all that is required to keep your cast iron radiators healthy and they will definitely last you a lifetime. All of our cast iron radiators carry a lifetime warranty.

Are cast iron radiators any good?+

Cast iron radiators are very energy efficient. Studies have shown that the conductivity of cast iron is higher than that of steel and therefore the heat transfer from a cast iron radiator into the room is much more efficient than steel.

Can you mix steel with cast iron radiators?+

The simple answer is yes, it is possible to mix radiators that are constructed from different types of metals. Your central heating boiler will accommodate a mixture of steel and cast iron radiators with ease.

How much water does a cast iron radiator hold?+

Each section of cast iron radiator will hold a certain amount of water. This varies from style to style. Please see the specifications of each cast iron radiator style.

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Hill Farm, 82 Hayfield Hill
Cannock Wood,
Staffordshire
WS15 4RU


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