A striking radiator in an entrance hall is truly a warm welcome. Londoners are choosing designer radiators – looking at colour, shape and texture to match their interiors.
New designs can boost heat output with clever ways of arranging tubes or sections. Some use as little as 10 per cent of hot water, compared to a conventional model. But buyers beware: this is not a purchase that can be led by style with no substance. Good heating specialists have “heat calculators.”
“The priority is to have enough heat – your room type, size and insulation will all affect the style, size and finish of a radiator,” says Nick Duggan, director of The Radiator Centre.
A bespoke service at Bisque, London’s first designer radiator shop, includes made-to-measure curves and angles, with radiators matched to your paint colour or wallpapers. Bisque have a bargain basement, and its Surrey HQ has