Recently, the mindset that cast iron radiators are inefficient and outdated has gone out of the window! This month we have had many enquiries about our cast iron radiators as they once again become an increasingly popular heating option with the added bonus that modern versions are much more effective and efficient than the nineteenth century models.
Despite the use of cast iron being an older heating solution, when compared to newer material options such as aluminum and steel, cast iron is still in some categories proving to be the best from aesthetics to efficiency.
If you have a character property, cast iron radiators are the perfect choice for you. Also for any period renovations such as barn, extensions and warehouse conversions, you can’t go wrong with a cast iron radiator to compliment the age of the building. They are also an excellent conductor of heat which is perfect when you need a radiator to provide a sufficient heat output to heat these larger spaces with taller ceilings. Having said that, cast iron radiators do take a little longer to heat up due to the density of the material, however when they reach the desired temperature they can retain the heat for much longer than other radiators.
If you’re interested in getting one in your home, why not take a look at our Richly decorated Oxford radiator. It is a contemporary interpretation of the English original radiator of the Victorian era which is bound to create a nostalgic and period feel in your home.
Not only are cast iron radiators a perfect choice for a character property, many modernised homes are also opting for a cast iron radiator instead of aluminum or steel. This is because they add a touch of glamour as well as being longer lasting in comparison to others and they also have a large heat output compared to their size making them a great option for space saving which is very important in modern homes as we learnt in our blog ‘Have you ever thought about putting radiators in unconventional places?’
Are you thinking of changing your radiators to cast iron to give a nod to authenticity or perhaps even a steel or aluminium radiator to make a contemporary statement? Whichever you prefer, we can help, why not get in touch today?