Established for 37 years, we are a leading supplier of cast iron radiators. Our traditional, Victorian, vintage and old fashioned cast iron radiators are perfect for contemporary interiors, period homes and schools.
All our cast iron radiators are of the highest quality and backed by a 10 year guarantee for peace of mind. They're also excellent value for money with a price match guarantee.
A common question we get when we speak to our customers is ‘are cast iron radiators more efficient than modern radiators?’.
Well, in short yes, and for various reasons.
Modern steel radiators may heat up slightly quicker, but they tend to create a sudden burst of heat, whereas our radiators will heat your room over a slightly longer period to ensure your desired ambient temperature does not fluctuate up and down greatly.
As cast iron radiators have a slightly higher carbon content (usually 2.5% to 4.0% content) compared to modern steel radiators (approx. 0.02% to 2.1%), means that our radiators will be able to retain their heat much better than steel over a longer period.
This has the benefit that our cast iron radiators will continue to conduct heat for longer after your boiler has been turned off compared to modern steel radiators, making them more energy efficient and cheaper to run!
Another positive is that there is also the possibility if all (or majority) of radiators on your system were cast iron, the water returning to your boiler from these radiators will be warmer compared to that from steel radiators. This potentially will mean less energy is required to reheat the water to the required temperature before recirculating around your heating system increasing the efficiency for your system as a whole.
And finally… In our humble opinion, our cast iron radiators just simply look better!
The CIRC Team
(23rd May 2022)
We hope that all our customers, both new and returning, are well and are able to start to put the events of the pandemic behind them slowly.
These past few years have been challenging for everyone of all ages, walks of life, personally and in business.
We have seen that it has brought the best out of people at times by showing their adaptability and determination to carry on, but as a business, it has also brought its own challenges with major disruption to our supplies at times (not now though!) and general price increases across ALL aspects of our business.
With this in mind and after long deliberations we will reluctantly have to increase our pallet delivery charges nominally by £10 with effect from 1st March 2022.
This nominal increase will be the first rise in what we charge for our nationwide pallet service in over 7 years so we believe that, although it is not what our customers want to hear, it will mean that the delivery service we offer will continue to offer the best customer service and customer notifications available. We know cheaper alternative delivery companies are available, however, our experience over the past 17 years means we don’t and won’t accept a compromise in the quality of what we offer our customers and that includes our delivery service.
Please remember that our lead times remain just 5-7 working days to despatch, this combined with the best prices for our radiators online still does mean we do offer the best value and customer service.
The CIRC Team
(1st March 2022)
In our 2nd week back since the Christmas break, we hope that you managed to enjoy your break and managed to stay healthy despite the ongoing Covid issues!
Here at the Cast Iron Radiator Centre, we have been working extremely hard and have managed to get our lead time down to just 5 – 7 working days from order placed to despatch.
This incredible feat has been achieved by our strategy and production teams continuing to make great improvements in our ordering and production processes and still ensuring our customers get the best quality products in the shortest time possible.
Any changes in the lead times will be automatically adjusted by our website, so even if it changes, you will know before you order when we will be despatching your order regardless so you can book your heating engineer.
If you have any questions or need any advice, please always free to email us and we will be happy to help.
The CIRC Team
(12th January 2022)