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Designer radiators

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Hey guys

I'm after a couple of designer radiators. Ive been looking on bestheating at the milano range also looked at nrg on amazon which seen quite abit cheaper but got plenty of good reviews.

Any one else have any experience with these brands or recommend one at a good price?

Thanks 
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  • DoozergirlDoozergirl Forumite
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    I have lots of clients using the milano radiators from best heating.  So far so good.  The first was 8 years ago. 

    I've bought four for our house but they're not even installed yet. 


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    good experience with best heating, depending on how you look at it i suppose. we ordered 5 milano radiators. 1 had a scratch and they sent us a free replacement. it was £89 and they told us to dispose of the scratched one as we saw fit, we sold it for £50. Our fitting dates got pushed back and back and when it came to fitting we noticed one of the larger ones had a chip in the paint, we expected them to tell us to do one but they happily sent us another replacement. haven't sold the other one yet but it was £169 new, so either way they've taken a hit from the sale and could have asked us to return them, so fair play to them. This was genuine damage as well, so we were relieved when they resolved it so quickly both times. 

    Radiators themselves are solid and well made, suspect its just standard shipping damage. 

    If spending over £500 remember to use the code on their website - there is also a good % of topcashback available too, it may get declined due to the code being used, but its worth a go. 

    So yeah wouldn't hesitate to use again!
  • Studio123Studio123 Forumite
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    Sounds like best heating are a good company to deal with. I take it you had to send pictures etc of the damage? How quick was the turn around with the new ones being sent out? The time between the plumber servicing my boiler and looking what rads I need till him first fixing the pipe work is only a week turn around 
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    Studio123 said:
    Sounds like best heating are a good company to deal with. I take it you had to send pictures etc of the damage? How quick was the turn around with the new ones being sent out? The time between the plumber servicing my boiler and looking what rads I need till him first fixing the pipe work is only a week turn around 
    Yeah I sent pictures with my email anyway, they responded within a day and we had been radiator about a week later as was out of stock, second one was within 3 days, as long as you check them on receipt should be fine - we were doing all our rooms at once and decorating, flooring; skirting etc so was a bit chaotic and no space to lay them all out
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    I installed a couple of vertical column rads in our new extension, and went for these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anthracite-Designer-Radiator-Vertical-Horizontal-Flat-Panel-Oval-Column-Rads/232659775622?hash=item362b9a7086:g:pY4AAOSwZbpfiCee

    The quality is superb; they are HEAVY, beautifully finished with a light textured anthracite coating which looks very durable, and came very safely packaged fully wrapped in polystyrene in a thick cardboard box. Their construction is flawless. They seem to be pretty much identical to Milano, but around half the price?
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  • Studio123Studio123 Forumite
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    That's the same company that are selling nrg rads on amazon so would assume there the same. There a good price but was abit worried about the quality. What valves did you choose ?
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    The quality leaves nothing to be desired.
    I had to source my valves from a different supplier as I needed 'corner' style - coming out from the wall behind - and also both were manual as the room has the room stat in it. I'll try and recall where I got them - they were a nigh-on perfect match.
  • hopperdennishopperdennis Forumite
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    I installed a couple of vertical column rads in our new extension, and went for these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Anthracite-Designer-Radiator-Vertical-Horizontal-Flat-Panel-Oval-Column-Rads/232659775622?hash=item362b9a7086:g:pY4AAOSwZbpfiCee

    The quality is superb; they are HEAVY, beautifully finished with a light textured anthracite coating which looks very durable, and came very safely packaged fully wrapped in polystyrene in a thick cardboard box. Their construction is flawless. They seem to be pretty much identical to Milano, but around half the price?

    These look great, and exactly what I am looking for! What valves would I need and where would I get them from? I have pipes that come up from the floor and have never replaced a radiator. If I can provide as much as possible for my plumber, great!
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    These look great, and exactly what I am looking for! What valves would I need and where would I get them from? I have pipes that come up from the floor and have never replaced a radiator. If I can provide as much as possible for my plumber, great!
    For pipes coming straight up from the floor directly to the valves, you need 'angled' type. If the room doesn't have the room stat in it, you'll also need one to be a TRV.

    The same company sell all these: https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_odkw=&_ssn=kbstar2006&hash=item362b9a7086:g:pY4AAOSwZbpfiCee&item=232659775622&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2046732.m570.l1313&_nkw=anthracite+valves&_sacat=0
  • hopperdennishopperdennis Forumite
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    The room or house doesn’t have a Room stat in it so yes I guess I need the angled type TRV yes. Thank you for the link. Do I need any piping? (Sorry if that’s a silly question)

    Completely off topic.. any thoughts on walls and floorings these radiator would suit! I have gun Matt metal sockets socket facials ordered which will match these radiator nicely and planned to go for a light but not white wall and a medium brown floor, and a grey carpet in other rooms. Is a grey carpet alongside these radiator too much grey?

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