The supply of heating equipment varies according to the type of radiator.
Cast iron radiators are widely available on the reclamation market. Composed of a series of modular elements, they can be dismantled and reassembled. Many specialist dealers offer heavy duty cleaning and reconditioning services. Reclaimed products thus resold are complete, reliable and durable.
Among cast iron radiators, most finely crafted pieces are generally the most expensive (for example, radiators in the style of 1900 decorated with floral patterns). The more recent models are usually cheaper. Their refined style makes them good candidates to be put back into service in contemporary projects.
The recent folded sheet metal radiators can be found at some salvage dealers.
Among the common products, one can find:
- Cast iron radiators:
- old or more recent, in varied styles
- variable heights, from ~40 cm to over 100 cm
- on feet or suspended
- with 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 and even sometimes more than 6 columns (the columns are vertical “tubes”, made of an element and in which the water circulates: a greater number of columns increases the heating area per element and therefore the total power of the radiator)
- Accessories (reducers, plugs, purge valves, etc.)
- Modern radiators in folded sheet metal
Specialist dealers offer different services for cast iron radiators:
- stripping and repainting
- sizing (by adding or removing elements)
- replacement of water inlet/outlet valves
- calculation of heating power: some operators can help you to calculate the size of the radiators in accordance with the needs of the space
- pressure tests: in this way, dealers guarantee that the products are perfectly sealed
Prices are indicative and based on the Belgian, French and Netherlands reclaimation market.
Per element: € ~20 to ~45 incl. VAT, depending on the height, the number of columns per item and the level of finish (primer coat or fully painted). For example: for an Idéal Classic cast iron radiator, height = 54 cm, depth = 14.5 cm (4 columns), length = 80 cm (16 elements), tested and painted: € 460 incl. VAT (displayed price, private clients)
Did you know?
There are also replicas of old radiators. You are advised to seek information about the truly reclaimed origin of the product you plan to buy.