It’s just less than fifty years ago that the majority of homes in the UK didn’t have any central heating. Between then and now, it’s less than five percent that don’t have it.
In between those times, radiator design has developed to a point where it’s almost an art. The basic functional panel radiator, is now presented in a vast number of different shapes and sizes.
They are so good to look at, that property designers look at them in conjunction with the style, and décor. of individual rooms in the home and office.
Underfloor heating is increasingly common with new build properties. The logic of heating a room from below is obvious. It just wasn’t practical to fit in existing properties throughout the past fifty years, and even now, it isn’t cost effective to do so.
The radiators fitted back in the heyday of the early seventies, were all the same shape. And colour never came into it. All were white or cream coloured.
They were also standard pressed steel with just a very small number in the old fashioned cast iron. Today, any shape or colour imaginable is available, as is bright polished and matt steel and aluminium.
There is even a range of stunning mirrored radiators that complete a dual task. Chrome, or unpainted steel towel radiators look exceptional in a modern bathroom. And many householders prefer to hedge their bets by having these as stand alone electric radiators.
There are plenty of advantages with this arrangement, as a little warmth in the bathroom is often appreciated on colder summer days and nights when the main central heating system is shut down.
It’s also good for the towels, keeping them dry and warm, as well as helping to prevent condensation and other damp in the bathroom.
A quality coated chrome is considered the most water resistant and therefore rust free material for any radiator. But don’t forget those mirrored ones that have been treated to keep clear, and not attract condensation.
When embarking on a complete property makeover, take some time to look at modern heating systems and if the budget is able to cover it, rip out the old and fit the new for a stunning finish.
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