Whether you require Tips and Advice about radiators, plate heat exchangers or heating systems in general AEL have the technical expertise to provide guidance on your system design and which products are best suited to your application.
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Delivery Terms & Conditions
- AEL will contact you during the next working day to discuss a convenient delivery date of your order.
- Orders delivered by road transport are delivered to the nearest convenient hard standing position and the consignee is responsible for offloading.
- Standard delivery is between 9am and 5pm on weekdays only, prices for timed deliveries and weekend deliveries can be provided by our sales office upon request.
- Please note that missed deliveries can be rescheduled and are chargeable.
- We're open 9am to 5pm weekdays with Saturday collections possible by prior arrangement.
- Please note that Cast Iron Radiators are heavy so we advise that you double check the weight of your order and the maximum weight your vehicle can carry as AEL can accept no responsibility for the suitability of your vehicle.
Matching Radiators to your Home Décor
Radiators in heating systems are not only essential in a home but can be an attractive feature if a suitable style is chosen. Many homes just use radiators to provide their rooms with heat but AEL provide a selection of very attractive radiators that are also highly efficient and functional.
Radiators are designed to be a great feature in any room and are a world away from the cheap white steel panel radiator often used by installers only because they are available from the local builders merchant. When you choose for example an AEL cast iron radiator with a paint finish that gives it that authentic period look it is often the case the installer will install a cheap pair of valves, again from the local builders merchant, AEL radiator valves are available in many different styles and colours which complement modern and period properties while giving that quality finish to a quality product. Covers for existing radiators An alternative way to decorate your room if you have a basic white steel radiator and cannot afford a feature radiator is by using of a cover. Covers are most appropriate if you have the modern white steel radiators that need to be hidden. Use a three-sided cover and paint it a colour that complements your interior. The cover can be meshed and if wooden you can leave gaps parallel to the folding of the radiator. This makes it appear as a part of the decor. Please note that radiator covers will reduce the heat output of a radiator. Making radiators part of the furniture If your radiator is under a window, you can place a bench / cover over it remembering to leave the front open to let heat into the room and finishing it off by putting cushions on top to make it serve as a window seat. The elongated bench / cover not only covers the top of the radiator but also provides a surface for sitting. Remember to match the cushions with the existing colour scheme for your room. This seat will be especially useful during winter because of the warmth underneath. If your radiator is to be used in the bathroom, consider using it as a towel rail. This will give you warm fluffy towels when you need them, and look great in your bathroom too. Choosing a decorative radiator to buy You could also purchase a stylish and colorful radiator and place it in a prominent position in the room. There are now more modern and attractive looking radiators in various colors available. They can stand out especially in living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. If you have some radiators in your property that look great in style but drab in color then paint it with colors that match your home interior. A cast iron radiator is a great choice for a period property that can be also be used in a modern property with the correct paint finish. It will add to the character, keep you warm and add a beauty that can only be achieved with a decorative cast iron radiator.
With the tips mentioned above, you can use them as a base for designing your perfect decorative radiator, whether by covering, painting or simply purchasing a decorative radiator from AEL. Be creative though, and play around with ideas to make it aesthetically pleasing while complimenting the rest of your décor.