Cast Iron Radiators

The Period House Store have been the leading UK supplier of cast iron radiators for over 20 years. Our excellent range of cast and steel radiators are available in various sizes and finishes. We specialise in Victorian, vintage and traditional style radiators. They offer a timeless look in both period properties and contemporary living spaces with excellent heat retention holding heat for a long time after your central heating has gone off.

We know it can be difficult to trust suppliers, so we offer a lifetime guarantee on many of our traditional radiators.  Our sales team can assist you in finding the perfect radiator for your project  Call 01748 821500 or email if you need help. We also stock a wide selection of valves, pipe shrouds and wall stays at competitive prices.

We build our cast iron radiators by the section in our UK factory to give you the length required or the heat output you need which have been supplied all over the world.


About Our Cast Iron Radiators

Cast Iron Radiators have always been cast as individual sections and then joined together, most of our radiators are delivered fully assembled, however, if over 20 sections they will be delivered in 2 parts with an assembly tool. Our Assemble guide can be viewed here. This makes moving them after delivery much safer and easier. They come in a huge variety of finishes including painted, highlighted and polished as well as antiqued finish. We can colour match all the major paint companies so your radiator can match your interior scheme.

Calculating Pipe Centres - The best way is to have your Cast Iron Radiators on site to plumb in, each section is individually cast so there can be slight variations which is why its best to have them in place to work out your pipe centres. We can give you approximate pipe centres if required for first fix purposes. As a very general guide you need to add 140mm to each radiator, this however can vary depending on the valves that you use, so its always best to check with our office, we are more than happy to help. The bleed valves and touch up paint are supplied in a box within the pallet along with fitting advice.

There are many styles, from the very popular simple Victorian radiators to very ornate castings often seen in townhouses. Cast Iron Radiators are a very effective way to heat your home, they take slightly longer to heat up and when you heating system has been turned off they retain their heat for up to an hour. As standard they come with 1/2 connections which suits almost all traditional valves, if you select a valve that is 3/4 we supply the 3/4 bushes, also supplied is a bleed valve which is available in various finishes.

Our staff are very experienced and can help you size up the size of the radiator you need to give the correct amount of heat required to heat your rooms. You can either use BTU Calculator   to work out the required heat output or call our office for assistance. Basically, a BTU is a British thermal unit which you need to work out that your room needs for example 5000 BTU. Then all our cast iron radiators have a BTU figure per section, so if the required output is 5000 BTU and the radiator you like has an output figure of 500 BTU you would need 10 sections. We then build that for you in the finish you require.

In accordance with BS 7593:2019 inhibitor should be checked annually and recorded as part of your annual central heating boiler service, this ensures your heating system is working at its best. We recommend Fernox products which offer a complete range of inhibitors and associated products.

Latest News

We are working on a large project at Leicester Cathedral using our Ribbon 4 Column Radiators.

Our Cast Iron Radiators are soon to be featured on George Clarkes Amazing Spaces in a property in Somerset, we supplied 4 radiators along with a Cast Iron Bath, Oak Doors and bathroom fittings. Watch this space to see the video when the programme airs.  

Our lovely Customers from Scotland at Kilmartin Castle have been named as the UK's best place to stay, our Victorian Models were supplied here along with other products to help renovate the stunning building.

Our latest large project is working with The National Trust at Chalcot Park in Warwickshire.  Our radiators were specified and we had a special cast made to match radiators currently in the property to ensure authenticity throughout the property. We worked closely with project managers at National Trust to deliver the project.

See our cast iron radiators featured on DIY SOS in which our Victorian 4 Column were used in a cottage renovation watch here 

It was a pleasure to work on Middleham Grange a grade 2 listed house, we helped transform the property and supplied a hand built kitchen, distressed oak flooring, door furniture and bathroom fittings. It featured in living magazine view the article here

Our Friends at Middleton Lodge Estate have been long standing customers, our cast iron radiators have been supplied in several bedrooms and main rooms in the hotel.  A fantastic place either for lunch or an overnight stay.