Remember the days of central heating radiators when you got just one choice like porridge in a boarding house. Great lumbering cast-iron things they were, and broad enough to support two schoolboy bums chilled from walking across frozen fields to get to school. That’s all changed thank heavens. These days, when you get Plumbing Quotes on Mr-Skill you get flooded with designer brochures too.
Even the old fashioned cast-iron radiator has become a thing of beauty with inboard towel-drying rail incorporated in the design. Stainless steel ones are even more alluring thanks to the opportunities this metal offers. These days you can have bars that run horizontally too. Perfect for drying the washing on a rainy day!
Lightweight aluminium offers unlimited opportunities for air-circulation through the fins, although I still doubt the thermal properties of the alloy metal. Flat steel-panel radiators are ideal for commercial applications, although useless for drying out a wet coat. And then there are the tubular ones – just perfect for warming seats in cold stone parish churches. You just need to Find a Plumber to install them as a gift of love!
Designer radiators are the ones I really love though. Modern metal-working techniques permit a stunning collection of gently flowing tubes and angles. These days more than a few London Plumbers are full of creative ideas. Your friends could even think that yours are pure decoration, and that there’s under-floor heating concealed elsewhere in the room.
I really love these great ideas for modernising old trusted friends like central heating radiators, as much as I love having Mr-Skill to help me Find a Reliable Plumber too. One last thought. I doubt that all the modern contraptions I described would take the weight of two healthy schoolboys … this one should though.