Friday, 22 October 2010

Radiator trends – Old meets new

In radiator-land, the latest trend is to combine contemporary radiators with traditional homes.

Mixing the old with the new, ask any interiors professional: It's one of the trickiest balancing acts in the business, but opting for a contemporary radiator in a traditional setting can be a simple way of achieving this look.

The XL radiator in chrome pictured in a hallway is a perfect example of the delicate old/new balance. While the floor is Yorkshire stone flags and the plaster is the original in plain white, the radiator is in highly polished chrome to completely contrast with its surroundings. The rough floor adds an organic contrast to the metallic shine and the rustic solidity of the floor works well with the chunky style and sharp edges of the radiator.

An ultra-modern radiator could immediately be assumed to out of place in a French chateau for instance, but by considering the finish of the radiator alongside the tones of any art or furniture in a room, you can create a highly sophisticated look.

By providing old nuances in rooms that are modern and new references in rooms biased towards the past, you can achieve a balance, rather than a divide, between the old and the new.

For more information contact Feature Radiators, or call 01274 567789 (10 lines)

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Helena Gerwitz, EzineArticles Basic PLUS Author

Tuesday, 12 October 2010

Feature Radiators raise money for Crohn’s and Colitis UK’s Red Hot Day

The 15th October is Red Hot Day, a fund-raising day organised by Crohn’s and Colitis UK (formerly known as the National Association of Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s) and this year the team at Feature Radiators, West Yorkshire have decided to get involved.

Crohn’s and Colitis UK aims to improve life for everyone affected by Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), the most common forms being Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, which affect about 250,000 people in the UK.

The charity helps its members by providing support for sufferers of these diseases and their families, through newsletters, booklets, helplines and a website.

Feature Radiators’ General Manager, Helena Gerwitz, a Crohn’s sufferer, has been inspired to help as she has personally found Crohn’s and Colitis UK essential for support and advice.

“As a member, I am sent useful information that helped me prepare for my surgery and for the ongoing management of my condition. My consultant is fantastic but when you have a quick question that needs answering, then is my first point of call. They also provide regular newsletters, keeping me up-to-date on research into these currently incurable diseases.”

In appreciation for the advice and guidance she has received from the charity, Helena was keen to give something back and help to maintain these services for years to come. Could Feature Radiators help the charity reach their target of £20,000?

So Helena approached her directors with a proposition. “I thought it’s Red Hot Day, so why not have a Red Hot radiator! I sourced a fantastic contemporary radiator, in stock in both red and chrome, at a competitive price that would really appeal to our customers but also tied in with the “Red Hot” theme. And our directors kindly agreed to donate a percentage of the sale price! I couldn’t believe it!”

So Feature Radiators have agreed that for a month, from 15th October till 15th November 2010, 20% of the price of their brand new Red Hot radiator will go to Crohn’s and Colitis UK! Helena is confident that this could be a real fund-raiser, as well as being a fantastic addition to people’s homes.

Feature Radiators based in Bingley, West Yorkshire is the UK’s leading retailer of contemporary, designer, traditional cast iron and electric radiators and heated towel rails, providing quality and design as well as value for money.

With over 150 styles on display in their West Yorkshire showroom, expert advice, unrivalled customer service and nationwide delivery, they are widely recognized as the UK's leading radiator specialist.

For more information on the Red Hot radiator or other radiators call 01274 515734, contact or visit

For more information on the charity Crohn’s and Colitis UK (formerly known as National Association for Colitis and Crohn’s Diseases), visit

Charity registered in England Number: 1117148
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Thursday, 7 October 2010

Feature Radiators celebrates Central Heating Day!!

The 1st October is “Central Heating Day”, the day when many people turn on their central heating. And this year Feature Radiators marked the day with a party for their team and customers at their West Yorkshire showroom.

"Central heating has come on leaps and bounds just in the last decade." commented Helena Gerwitz, General Manager at Feature Radiators. “We wanted to celebrate Central Heating Day to help the public recognise the developments in central heating since its invention and how important it is to us all."

Feature Radiators is a clear illustration of how quickly the industry has been to respond to consumer demand for attractive, efficient, well designed radiators, with an impressive range of products made from a wide range of eco-friendly materials and including attractive valves with thermostatic controls. As well as the traditional heating systems that are powered by gas or oil, there are now some superb all electric systems that can take advantage of alternative fuels but can also act as “central heating”.

The celebration really kicked off the heating season as well as demonstrating the progress we have made in keeping our homes warm and cosy.

For more information contact Helena at Feature Radiators on 01274 515734 or email