Are you a bit lost in the search for your perfect radiator? BTU’s and sizes and shapes and colours can all roll into one and become confusing. Well, don’t fret, Column Rads is here to help. If you haven’t noticed, we’ve got a few tools that can help your journey from site to purchase a little easier.

In the top right-hand corner of our website, we have an online tools section. This has been specifically designed to assist you in what can be a confusing journey of purchasing a radiator for your home.


As you would expect the FAQ section has a comprehensive list of popular questions we often get asked, from delivery to product ranges. If you need to learn more about radiator valves and pipework this is the place to start. It also includes a search bar so if you’re looking for assistance in something more general, it can suggest some options that might be of help. If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us directly, we’d be happy to help. The contact us section is also on the top right of the website.

BTU Calculator

This can sound scarier than it is, but essentially this is the calculation of how much heat you would require for the size of the room you’re looking to put the rad in. Once we have the BTU we can suggest products that fit within your calculated range ensuring that you don’t waste money and buy a rad that really isn’t suited to your needs or central heating system. All you need is the height, width and depth of your room, along with some thought about where in the room you’d ideally like the rad to go. You can just pop in the information into the BTU Calculator and we’ll give you an estimated BTU and wattage, you can write it down and carry on your search with that in mind, or take a look at the recommendations for you we have on our site.

Custom Colour Quote

If you’re interested in a custom colour that we don’t have available on our website, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Fill in the form on our custom colour quote page and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. You can have an individual radiator painted in what ever colour you like.

Delivery Estimator

This is super simple, just pop in your postcode into our Delivery Estimator and we’ll be able to suggest how long it might take us to get to you. We have warehouses all over the country, so it probably won’t be a very long wait. Perfect if you're looking to book in an installer or heating engineer to coincide with your radiator delivery.

Rad Builder

Finally, the RadBuilder is where you can mockup any different configurations of your rad, to ensure that it’s the right choice for you and your home. You can even add valves and accessories Here you can try out different backgrounds, colours and finishes, it’s fun. We’ve already posted a whole blog about the joys of the RadBuilder so head on over there for more information. On of the most common problems that we encounter is not knowing what radiator and central heating parts to buy. This tool can help.
If you’d like some more information on what the online tools can do for you, or how they work – watch our tools tutorial.