Best loft conversion radiators
A recent study by Halifax Insurance discovered that planning applications for loft conversions have risen by 43% since 2012. With house prices at an all-time high, people wanting or needing a bigger home are looking at cheaper options to moving - turning the attic into a usable room rather than a depository for old junk is an obvious move.
The best loft conversion radiators for your needs depends on a number of variables such as the purpose of the room and how much you intend to use it.
If it will be a bedroom that will be used all year round, you’ll obviously prefer to add it to your existing central heating system. Whether or not this is possible largely depends on your current heating system and your budget. You need to find out if your current boiler would be up to the job, especially given that the extra radiators would be much further away from your boiler. If the boiler is not powerful enough for the job, could you afford to upgrade it on top of the expense and upheaval of running new pipes up to the loft?
If your budget is too small to install central heating, or you only plan to use the loft on occasions, electric radiators are the ideal solution. Even if you are looking for a designer radiator, you can get stunning designs that can heat the room as efficiently as plumbed-in radiators, with the advantage of not having to heat the room when you’re not using it.
The main advantage designer radiators have over ordinary models - apart from the wow factor of course - is that they come in all different shapes and sizes. Attics are notorious for their low ceilings, short walls and awkward nooks and crannies, and it may well be that an ordinary radiator simply wouldn’t fit properly into the space available.
You should be able to find a suitable designer radiator that will fit perfectly in the best place that fits in with your design or heat distribution (if you’ve done your planning well, then should be one and the same thing).
If you would like to get a better idea of the range of designer radiators that would be great for your loft conversion, come and visit our showroom in either St Albans, Islington or Brighton, and talk to one of our experts about the models that will provide the best heat output for the space.
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