Vertical radiators do more than just deliver warmth because they serve as a stylish focal point in any room where they are installed. Whether you need a compact size to fit snugly on a narrow wall or seek maximum heat output, there is plenty to choose from at your disposal.
To help you choose a vertical radiator, our hand-picked selection features top-performing models chosen through our first-hand experience installing multiple sizes and designs, testing and the latest research.
Our Top Picks At A Glance:
How The DIY Works Tests & Rates Vertical Radiators
Vertical radiators are a type that we’ve installed in many of the properties we own (rentals/Airbnbs) due to their unique ability to be installed in areas where standard radiators can’t. From living room to kitchen installations, the versatility of the vertical design has made it possible to increase the heat in any room and also be a stylish feature.
As you can see in the photos below, we have recently installed a double-panel vertical radiator between two doors to increase the warmth at the back of the kitchen.
We also installed a large vertical radiator in another property that provided excellent heat output (8,000 BTU) for a boost of heat during the winter months. Both were relatively simple to install and are now features of the room.
During our ongoing testing, we analyse the radiator’s construction, design, supplied hardware and heat output.
To keep up our commitment to reviewing and testing the latest vertical radiators (for this article), we are continually testing the latest offerings from top brands in the UK. This means that when we notice a brand has released a new and improved model, we will attempt to buy it and put it to the test (where applicable).
As well as our testing and experience installing multiple vertical radiators, we also based our recommendations on the latest research and several factors. Some of the factors that we took into consideration included the radiator’s size and colour options, heat output, design, construction quality, supplied hardware, warranty and value for money.