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Flat Panel Radiators

These are a great way to heat your home in a simple, fuss-free way. The attractive radiators feature simple, clean lines and function tirelessly for years to bring in much-needed warmth. The unsightly heating bars are covered with a panel, giving these a more desirable look. With a huge choice available at QS Supplies, it is possible to coordinate these with your décor and other furnishings to achieve a stylish and practical result.




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What are Flat Panel Radiators?

These type of radiators are convector heaters with more aesthetic appeal than some of their older counterparts. Convection heating works by transferring the heat from the water or fuel inside the radiator to the air around it via convection currents. Convector radiators are fuelled by gas, electricity or oil, and central heating systems utilise this type of radiator. Powerful, reliable and long-lasting, flat panel rads are the ideal choice for heating upgrades or replacements. They are also a great investment for new builds and extensions.

What do the terms single, double and triple mean?

When choosing this type of radiator, you will encounter terminology such as single, double and triple. These terms refer to the number of panels that the hot water or fuel can pass through. The panel itself may be one flat sheet or it may consist of a series of flat pipes. The more panels there are, the greater the maximum heat output. However, although double radiators are commonly used within the home, and with some models even being available in a triple panel configuration, sometimes a single panel radiator is necessary.

A single panel radiator is often required in areas with limited space, for example in a narrow hallway where a wider heater would cause an obstruction. Often a single panel radiator will be perfectly sufficient in a small room such as a cloakroom. Sometimes a single is chosen purely for aesthetic reasons where it will be the best fit for existing décor or furnishings.

What are convector fins?

Another term that may be encountered whilst browsing this type of radiator is convector fins. These are corrugated metal inserts that are welded to the inside surfaces of panels. They increase the surface area of the radiator and thus generate a higher output of heat than panels alone. As with the number of panels, there is no right or wrong when it comes to the inclusion of convector fins. Often it will simply depend on the preferred design of radiator.

What styles of flat panel are available?

There are many different designs available to suit every taste and spatial requirement. Rectangular in shape, the first choice to make is between horizontal and vertical styles. Horizontal is often practical for the majority of the home whilst vertical radiators can be ideal for narrow walls and bathrooms. These are available in a variety of finishes including white, stainless steel, chrome and black to enable the perfect traditional or contemporary look to complement your home.

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Overall Rating:   3 StarReview Left by: Allan Baddeley on April 4, 2017
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Lovely contemporary design, good quality stands upto family living, most importantly pours out the heat!! All good
Overall Rating:   4 StarReview Left by: dominic rossiter on July 29, 2015
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Really suave looking piece. Could not believe that such an eyecatching piece would do a good heavy duty heating. It keeps my bathroom warm for a while even after it is turned off.
Overall Rating:   3 StarReview Left by: Person Phil on December 17, 2014
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Bought this Italian made radiator online for a fair price. Good heat performance, nice look. Had seen a lot of metal finish type radiators but since my bath has a brighter wall background I went for a white finish. The delivery of the radiator took almost 10 days, which they had mentioned on website, but wish it had got sooner. Once you have already bought a luxury piece like this waiting is no fun.
Overall Rating:   3 StarReview Left by: Henton Marks on December 14, 2014
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