Own Brand Cast Iron Radiators
Designed and made by us here in the UK. Based on many years in the business, we know what works and what doesn’t. We’ve made a range of radiators that suit any budget and any style - From low cost, simple radiators to luxury, ornate ones designed to make a striking visual impact. They are an obvious choice for a traditionally decorated home or room but used in the right way they also look amazing in a more contemporary setting.
Weight considerations generally limit the height to around 1 metre. Width is generally limited to 2 metres. Of course, the overall dimensions of the radiator is what counts - weight, height and depth, so these are just guidelines. The model of radiator also is a factor. If you are unsure about what you need for your particular installation, get in touch.
Our cast iron radiators are only available as floor mounted units, again, this is a weight consideration - there aren’t many walls that could handle it. This weight does have a major benefit though, once hot, they will stay hot for much longer compared to radiators made of other types of metal (once the central heating is turned off). They are considered to be high heat output radiators.
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At Cast Iron Radiators 4u we offer a huge range of finishing choices for our cast iron radiators. Finishes include antiqued, polished, highlighted, metallic paints or standard paints.
If you require any further information on any of the finishes you find here, or simply would like to request a quotation please do not hesitate to contact us on 02393 162 168.
Below you will see that you can choose from historical or metallic colours, and also that you can specify your own colour choice.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a primer finish?
A primer finish is a protective layer that cast iron radiators are coated with at the time of manufacuter. Different manufacturers use different colour primers but black, white and grey are the most popular choices. The primer layer not only protects the radiators from oxidisation but provide a good surface to subsequent paints to bond to. While not common place some people do leave radiators in their primer finishes once installed. With our own brand radiators we are happy to provide either white or black primer finished radiators at no extra cost. Our Georgian Range Comes With Grey Primer As Standard - Black & White Primer is available at an extra cost - please call our sales team on 02393 162 168 for more information.
What metallic finishes do you offer?
Metallic colours are the most popular range of finishes we have available, in part due to their 7 day delivery lead time. When ordering choose the
Can I specify my own colour choice?
RAL Paint/Metallic Finish option and we will contact you to conform your choice. These august colours complement a wide range of colour schemes. To be entirely certain that you get the best possible colour match, you can order a colour swatch from us.
PewterNatural CastOld PewterAnthraciteOld PennyOld GoldSovereign GoldCopper
With our customised cast iron radiator colour service we can finish any cast iron radiator in a colour to suit your exact requirements. You may have decorated to a specific colour scheme or wish to accent some part of your theme by contrasting against a larger area like a radiator. If provided with a RAL or BS number for the colour you require, we can mix an exact match for you. Alternatively you can supply us with a colour swatch and we will generate the appropriate matching colour. This type of customisation has been put to great effect many times in creating a masterfully decorated room.
Do you do Farrow & Ball colours?
The Farrow & Ball historical range is an ever popular source for inspiration for home renovators. So in turn we offer the full range of Farrow & Ball historical colours to you. Please note that due to variations in the output colour of monitors we strongly recommend ordering a colour swatch from us. The oil eggshell finish is used for an authentic historical flat finish, however an oil full gloss finish is available upon request.
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Antiqued finish, what is that?
The Antiqued service is a special finish applied to paint and metallic finishes. It's effect is more noticable on radiators with an ornate style, although it still provides a subtle effect on the plainer styles. The effect is achieved by applying a base colour to the radiator which is allowed to cure; a secondary coat is applied, normally in a dark or light colour, and then this is washed off. The resulting finish has a strong presence of the base colour and parts where there are deeper crevices have stronger hints of the secondary colour. It is possible to specify both colours, although the resulting effect can often be different to desired finish and so expectations should be kept realistic. Below are some images of defined and popular finishes; you might find the Antique Pewter of particular interest as it is often a cheaper, less maintenance intensive, substitute for a polished finished.
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Highlight finish, what is that?
With our fantastic highlighting service, you can add something extra to your cast iron radiator. Offering truly dramatic results, this finish is an amazing way to make your cast iron radiator a feature piece of any room. You can choose from any of paint/metallic colour for a base finish, then have them highlighted with bright copper, rich gold or striking pewter. All in all the highlight finish is a very special effect that will transform any detailed radiator into a masterpiece.
What are traditional and full polish finishes?
Our cast iron radiators can be polished to perfection with a hand polishing service. This brings yet another dimension to our already extensive finish choices. Our custom service provides you with an antique polish look on your desired radiator. A clever way to add contrast to finely detailed radiators by accentuating raised sections with a brighter polish. The resulting finish is magnificent and perfect for those rooms that require a real eye catching center piece. All polished radiators require regular (every 6 to 8 weeks) maintenance to prevent them from rusting. This is as simple as using a polishing cloth to apply an oil barrier. You can use WD40, Linseed oil or even baby oil. There are two types of polish service available: Traditional polish - polished on the facing side only, this finish has the benefit of being easier to maintain by ensuring that the wall facing edge keeps it primer finish; Full polish - the entire radiator here is polished, meaning regular maintenace will be required over the entire radiator. Below are some images to represent a polished finish.
I have a polished radiators and there is a rust spot, what should I do?
First, don't worry yourself, a rust spot can be easily worked out. You can simply buff out small rust blemishes with a soft dry cloth lightly sprayed with oil (WD40, linseed or baby). It is important to use a soft cloth here as anything abrasive will dull your polished finish. It is essential that the cloth be dry as additional moisture on the radiator will encourage rusting.
What is a joining key and will I need one?
Joining keys are required if the overall radiator length would overhang a standard pallet.
In this case the radiator will be built into smaller, more manageable segements that will fit on a pallet.
The joining key can be used to join these smaller segments into the overall radiator.
All required parts for joining will be supplied, such as caps, bushes and gaskets.
We advise that joining radiators, where required, is carried out by a qualified installer.
We supply a refundable joining key for our radiators.
When ordering a radiator, we will offer you the option of a joining key if it is required.
We will ensure you do not order more joining keys than are required.