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Aluminium radiators
(24/03/2015)

As the UK’s leading radiator specialist offering an array of aluminium radiators, Feature Radiators’ experts are often asked the following questions: • What are the benefits of aluminium radiators? • What is the difference between aluminium and steel or cast iron radiators? • Is there anything I need to be aware of when buying aluminium radiators? The benefits of using aluminium to make radiators Aluminium’s physical properties make it a perfect material to construct a radiator from. It offers the following positive characteristics: • Recyclable – as aluminium can easily be re-worked, recycled aluminium is widely used in every day products including radiators; • Inexpensive – using recycled aluminium keeps production costs down; • Light-weight - this makes transportation a... [read full article]

Tips to achieving a stunning yet hard-wearing finish on cast iron radiators
(01/04/2011)

So you have sourced some wonderful reclaimed cast iron radiators, or you want to refurbish your Victorian period radiators, but what is the best way of bringing them back to their former glory? What is the best way of painting cast iron radiators? Below are a few tips to achieving a stunning yet hard-wearing finish on cast iron radiators. 1. DON’T power coat! Some companies offer a powder coating service on cast iron radiators. This method can produce a fabulous finish, BUT... cast iron radiators are not designed to go through the high oven temperatures and prolonged baking process involved in powder coating. Many experts advise against this option as there is a very real risk that the seals between sections will be damaged during baking which will lead to leaking radiators. F... [read full article]

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