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6 Vertical Radiators That Will Take Your Heating To New Heights

Versatile, decorative and bound to be a talking point at dinner parties, vertical radiators are a popular addition to many homes thanks to the fact that, well, they look pretty darn great.

A slightly more modern alternative to your classic horizontal radiator, vertical radiators come in a variety of sizes, finishes and styles with the added bonus of saving you valuable wall space.

Horizontal radiators can be difficult to squeeze in around your home, especially in rooms where the furniture is generally attached to the walls (bathrooms and kitchens, we’re looking at you!). Making use of vertical wall space with a tall, slim radiator frees up horizontal wall space, whilst also adding a touch of style to the room.

Are They as Good as Horizontal Radiators?

Contrary to popular belief, vertical radiators work just as well as their horizontal counterparts. Concerns that vertical radiators (specifically the narrower ones) are less efficient due to heat rising towards the ceiling are understandable, but incorrect!

Science has shown vertical radiators are in fact just as efficient, with a 5000 BTU vertical working just as well as a 5000 BTU horizontal. Yippee!

What Do I Need to Consider Before Choosing a Vertical Radiator?

Just like the horizontal radiator, vertical radiators come in a number of different styles with plenty of designer options available, so it’s important to know which style you’re after before you dive in.

Column radiators are the most traditional looking, with long tubes connecting at the top and bottom. These often look a little chunkier so pair well with a more conventionally styled home.

Flat panel vertical radiators usually consist of a large thin container which fills with hot water, while a double-panel is two of these containers back to back. These are ultra-modern and look great if your home has a more minimalist design.

Finally, convector radiators are panel radiators with the addition of convection fins between the panels (or behind the panel if a single radiator). These distribute heat slightly better in larger spaces thanks to their design, so are our number one choice if your home is a little chillier. Plus they tend to be super cheap and affordable too.

Once you’ve chosen the style you fancy, you’ll need to check you have enough wall space – both horizontally and vertically. Bigger radiators are likely to emit more heat, however the material used can also effect the output - so just because you may need to buy a slightly smaller vertical radiator doesn’t mean you’re stuck with a chilly living room forever!

To find out what heat output your room requires check out our handy BTU calculator.

Mild steel is generally low cost, but the more expensive aluminium heats up and cools immediately, as well as being lightweight. There is no right or wrong choice, but these are all questions you should be asking yourself. Take a look at our comprehensive guide to choosing the perfect radiator before you part with any cash.

So, let’s get cracking. We’ve carefully chosen 6 of our favourite vertical radiators to help you heat your home in style. We’ve gone for a range of sizes, designs and prices so there’s bound to be one that takes your fancy.

From the ultra-modern to the more traditional looking, here’s our top 6 vertical radiators, guaranteed to take your heating to new heights.


First of our top 6 is the Brenton Flat Single Panel Vertical Radiator. Flat panel vertical radiators are neat, modern and bang on trend.

This Brenton design looks fantastic in a room that’s in need of something a little extra while not taking up any excessive space.

The sleek, flat panels are minimalist and understated, yet at 1800 x 360mm this steel design is certainly no wallflower.

It’s available now at a bargain of a price, in white and anthracite, and like all the vertical radiators on this list comes with 5 years’ manufacturer guarantee.

The bonus? It’s fuelled by central heating, meaning it’ll save you pennies as well as chilly toes. Win, win.


  • 5-year manufacturer guarantee
  • Heat Output (BTU 50ºC) - 2758
  • Heat Output (Watts) - 808
  • Material - Steel
  • Complies to EN 442 Quality Standards


Next on the list is the Reina Neva Oval Tube Vertical Designer Radiator.

A great option for those of you with slightly more space, this steel unit comes in either single or double oval-shaped panels from a seriously jaw-dropping price, and for such luxurious style too!

Sizing up from 1500 x 236mm and with an elegant white finish, this designer radiator is perfect if you want something that really stands out.

Choose to connect this oval-tubed vertical radiator to your central heating system to keep you toasty all year round.

If you're a fan of something a little more personal, you'll be pleased to hear that this stunning rad is available in our bespoke finishes - meaning you can choose a custom RAL colour to suit your style. Flamingo pink? Sorted! Periwinkle blue? Done!

What's not to love about elegant luxury that can be tailored to your every need whilst keeping you cosy?


  • 5-year manufacturer guarantee
  • Heat Output (BTU 50ºC) - 1471 - 6750
  • Heat Output (Watts) - 431 - 1979
  • Material - Steel


Now we move on to the Brenton Onda for something a little different.

This captivating modern radiator boasts a curved 'wave' design to add an eye-catching statement in your home. 

With a designer bold anthracite finish, this contemporary radiator is perfect for home owners with a love of monochrome, or just about any homeowner with a love of luxurious style!

Thanks to the robust mild steel construction, you can be sure that the Onda is of reliable and trustworthy quality - you'll never have to worry about finding a stylish radiator again.

The Onda is compatible with your central heating to keep you toasty on those cold winter days.


  • Comforting 3 year manufacturer guarantee
  • Heat Output (BTU 50ºC) - 3401
  • Heat Output (BTU 60ºC) - 4299
  • Heat Output (Watts) - 997
  • Material - Mild Steel


A slightly cheaper option is the Brenton Oval Double Panel Vertical Radiator, coming in with prices that won't break your bank.

The beautiful anthracite finish makes it a great choice for any minimalist-styled home, and the high-quality steel means this Brenton design is light, easy to install and highly conductive.

Available in a variety of measurements, this wall-mounted radiator is perfect for those who have slightly less room yet still want something contemporary and sleek.

This durable radiator offers some seriously tempting features, and of course brings contemporary style that many of us dream of in our home.

No matter whether it's the hallway, the living room, the office, or just about any other room - the Brenton Oval double panel vertical radiator looks stylish and keeps you cosy throughout the year.


  • 5-year manufacturer guarantee
  • Material - Steel
  • Complies to EN 442 Quality Standards


Available in black, white or anthracite, this stunning vertical radiator is bold yet practical.

Its inbuilt mirror makes a serious statement and is a fantastic addition to any room.

This DQ vertical radiator comes in two difference sizes, 1800x382 or 1800x500 for those of you with a little more space.

Available for some pretty jaw-dropping prices, this designer radiator is both stylish and innovative - what are you waiting for?


  • 5-year manufacturer guarantee
  • Heat Output (BTU 50ºC) - 1996 - 3409
  • Heat Output (BTU 60ºC) - 2523 - 4309
  • Heat Output (Watts) - 585 - 999
  • Available in 3 finishes
  • Statement mirror feature both practical & beautiful
  • Material - Mild Steel


For those of you on a budget, this is one of our cheapest vertical radiators, but certainly doesn't skimp on the quality. Don’t let the price fool you, this designer column vertical radiator makes quite a statement.

Perfect for those who lack horizontal space, this tall, narrow radiator is an excellent choice. Of course, it's available in a super slimline design, and a wider design if you're lucky and have a little more room for your heating. 

Choose between 2 or 3 columns depending on space and the amount of heat required. This Butler & Rose unit can be fuelled by central heating, electricity or dual fuel, so there’s an option to suit everyone.


  • 10-year manufacturer guarantee
  • Available in 2 or 3 Column
  • Heat Output (BTU 50ºC) - 1962 - 8888
  • Heat Output (BTU 60ºC) - 2480 - 11234
  • Heat Output (Watts) - 575 - 2605
  • Material - Steel

There You Have it!

So there you have it, some of our favourite vertical radiators! If those haven't quite tempted you then don't worry, you can check out our full range below. And as always, if you have any questions, please do get in touch with our lovely team - we'd be more than happy to help with your home heating questions!

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