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The Best Vertical Radiators

What makes vertical radiators so great and which ones are we recommending for your home? Keep reading to find out all the details.

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.

Vertical radiators are efficient in living rooms, hallways and kitchens and can be the perfect way to create a feature within your home decor, adding more height and character to your design.

Are Vertical Radiators Better than Horizontal Radiators?

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

Upright radiators are in fact just as efficient as horizontal radiators and their tall, narrow design allows them to be placed in areas which would otherwise be unused.

What Do I Need to Consider Before Choosing a Vertical 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.
  • 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.

Does size matter? 

Once you’ve chosen the style you fancy, you’ll need to check you have enough horizontal and vertical wall space.

Bigger radiators are likely to emit more heat, however the material used can also affect the output, so just because you may need to buy a slightly smaller vertical radiator doesn’t mean you’re stuck with a chilly room.

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

What are the best vertical radiators? 

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

Brenton Flat Single Panel Vertical Radiator

First up 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 340mm this steel design is certainly no wallflower.

This trendy tall radiator is available in white and anthracite, and like all the vertical radiators on this list comes with 5 year manufacturer guarantee.

It’s also fuelled by central heating, meaning it’ll save you pennies as well as chilly toes.


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

Butler & Rose Vertical Designer 2 Column White Radiator

Like the traditional look of radiators but want something with a bit more character? This designer column vertical radiator makes quite a statement and will stand out against your home decor.

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. 

Available in a choice of sizes, depending on space and the amount of heat required. This Butler & Rose unit can be fuelled by central heating only so consider that before making your purchase. 


  • Available in 3 sizes
  • Made from hard-wearing mild steel
  • Timeless Gloss White finish
  • Traditional 2 column vertical design produces a high heat output
  • Suitable for use on central heating systems only
  • 5 year manufacturer's guarantee

Brenton Onda Anthracite Wave Radiator

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

Brenton Oval Double Panel Vertical Radiator

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

The beautiful radiator is available in an anthracite and white finish, meaning it can be suited to any home design. This radiator is 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

DQ Heating Cove Mirror Vertical Designer Radiator

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

So there you have it, some of our favourite vertical radiators. If those haven't quite tempted you then you can check out our full range below. Take a look at our comprehensive guide to choosing the perfect radiator to help you get started with finding your perfect radiator. 

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