Are you a bit lost in the search for your perfect radiator? BTU’s, various sizes, different shapes and hundreds of colours to choose from. It can all be a bit overwhelming. Well, don’t fret, Column Rads is here to help. If you haven’t noticed already, we’ve got a few helpful online radiator tools that can help your journey from site to purchase, just that little bit 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.


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As you would expect, the FAQ section has a comprehensive list of popular questions that 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. Just enter a few keywords and you should be able to find the answers to all of your questions (well, almost all). If you still can’t find what you’re looking for, feel free to contact us directly. We have a dedicated team that would be more than happy to help. The contact us section is also on the top right of the website, just look for the phone icon.


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BTU Calculator

This can sound scarier than it is, but the BTU (British Thermal Unit) is the measure of the quanity of heat required to heat a room. Once we know the BTU requirements, we can suggest products that will fit within your calculated range. This ensures that you don’t waste money buying the wrong radiators. All you need to know is the height, width and depth of your room, along with some thought about where in the room you’d ideally like the radiator to go. You can just pop in the information into the BTU Calculator and we’ll give you an estimated BTU and wattage. Make sure you write it down for later. You can then carry on your search with that in mind, or take a look at the recommendations that have been generated for you at the right BTU.


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Custom Colour Quote

If you’re interested in a custom colour that we don’t currently 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. Not sure what colour is right for you? Check out the list of colours available here.


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Delivery Estimator

This is a super simple but equally helpful online radiator tool. 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 and use our own truested fleet, so it probably won’t be too long for you to wait. Perfect if you're looking to book in an installer or heating engineer to coincide with your radiator delivery.


*Please note: we would advise that you book your engineer or plumber to come after you've recieved your order and that you check the products on arrive to reduce any potential delays and costs.*



Chances are, if you are reading this post, you have already found our blog. It is a very helpful online radiator tool. We share our expert knowledge to make choosing the right products even easier. Whether you are looking for interior design inspiration, not sure what the technical jargin means or are looking for help with your radiator maintenance, you can find it all in our blog.


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Rad Builder

Our final helpful online radiator tool, and quite possibly our favourite, is the RadBuilder. This great tool allows you to create a mockup any different configurations of your radiator. This helps you to ensure that it’s the right choice for you and your home. Here you can try out different colours and finishes. You can also fully customise your radiator by adding valves and accessories. We’ve already posted a whole blog about the joys of the RadBuilder so, head on over there for more information. One of the most common problems that we encounter is not knowing what radiator and central heating parts to buy. This tool can be really helpful as you prepare to order.

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If you’d like some more information on what the online tools can do for you, or how they work – watch our tools tutorial.


Looking for some inspiration on radiator finishes and colours? Why not check out our Instagram and Pinterest sites. You will find lots of happy customer photos with a range of colours, finishes, orientations, valves and accessories.