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Europe’s leading radiator manufacturer – Stelrad – is at EcoBuild 2012. You’ll find Stelrad on stand number N1725.
Stelrad will be unveiling its latest radiator design at EcoBuild this year – a visit to the stand is a must to see this technologically advanced offering that is initially targeted at the new build marketplace in particular. It’s hush hush, but you’ll not want to miss it!
Although Stelrad offers a full range of radiator designs – including the company’s new, stunningly good looking panel radiators and its designer radiator range, much of the interest of visitors to EcoBuild will inevitably be drawn towards the new radiators it has developed in recent months.
In particular, the new vertical range of radiators will be appeal – aesthetically pleasing but also highly practical, offering larger heat emitting surfaces that perfectly match the requirements of renewable heating systems that operate at a lower temperature than traditional ‘boiler driven’ heating systems. Radiators, particularly the latest technology radiators from Stelrad, are not only adequate, they offer a cost effective and highly efficient response to the need for heat from renewables – in either a domestic or commercial environment.
Stelrad’s vertical radiators partner renewable heating systems perfectly as they offer the larger surface area required by the low heating system temperatures generated by ground source and air source heat pumps, contributing significantly to a reduction in energy usage and lower heating bills for the householder. And of course, vertical radiators free up valuable horizontal space.
Importantly Stelrad vertical radiators have been designed to be used vertically, offering highly effective heat dispersion from the specially designed free flowing waterways, which leave absolutely no cold spots on the radiators.
The Stelrad vertical radiator options offer a variety of design solutions, from standard panel radiators, to flat fronted Planar and Compact with Style models.
Despite some sections of the industry attempting to ‘segment’ renewable heating as the obvious ‘bedfellow’ of underfloor heating systems in recent months, the reality is that radiators will remain the ‘heat emitter of choice’ for the foreseeable future for most people and the advances made by Stelrad in the development of radiators that can complement renewable systems so effectively makes this virtually a ‘cert’.
Another major development that Stelrad will be exhibiting at EcoBuild is the ‘Stelrad Compact K3’ – a triple panel radiator that again offers a much larger total area for heat emitting.
Single (K1) and double panel (K2) radiators are common within the UK, but triple panel radiators – offering three panels and three convector fins – are a new introduction in the UK marketplace although they are popular in mainland Europe due to the lower system temperatures often employed in homes on the continent.
Commonsense tells us that it’s the heat output requirement that determines the size of a radiator. By doubling up or tripling up on the number of panels, it’s possible to achieve higher heat levels from smaller length radiators. For example, a shorter length Stelrad Compact K3 would benefit from a space point of view when compared to a longer K2. Installing a triple panel radiator reduces the length of radiator required, offering an adequate steel surface area but taking up significantly less wall space.
The benefits of radiators being installed on renewable systems are many. Firstly, once installed, assuming the heating system has been properly installed – including being flushed and inhibited as required by Part L of Building Regulations – no maintenance is required. And secondly of course being on the wall, the heat they emit is not affected by coverings of any type, compared to underfloor heating where the heat emitted can vary widely depending on the floorcoverings utilised. In addition, many installers feel uncomfortable with using underfloor heating on upper floors.
Stelrad’s impressive range of low surface temperature radiators – designed for applications where young, elderly or vulnerable people will be in close proximity, or for public buildings where safety is paramount – have caught the imagination and these will be on display at EcoBuild. Sales of the range have built steadily and the arrival of the vertical LST range has boosted interest still further. Pop along to the stand to take a closer look.
Full details of the exciting Stelrad Radiator range can be seen on its stand at EcoBuild – on stand N1725 – or found on their web site at www.stelrad.com where you can download pdfs of a wide range of brochures, or of course by calling on 0870 849 8058.