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The top 5 space-saving vertical radiators of the year (2018)

The BestHeating vertical radiators of the year

Well, what an incredible year 2018 was (more-or-less)!

From the World Cup and the Royal Wedding to the ongoing Brexit debacle and drones ruining Christmas, it really has been a particularly busy year – and it’s been no different here at BestHeating.com.

Although we’ve kept a keen eye on the comings and goings of the world, our main focus has been to continue to provide the latest in space-saving designer home heating to help you keep warm and cosy, in style.

So, because everyone else is doing a ‘Best Of 2018’ list of things, I thought I would do one to show you the best-selling radiators from the last 12 months – here are the top-rated tall vertical radiators from 2018 – as bought by BestHeating’s valued customers.


1 – Milano Aruba – Anthracite Vertical Designer Radiator (1600mm x 472mm)


Top of the pile for 2018 is this stunning Milano Aruba vertical designer radiator.

The Aruba is amongst Milano’s most popular and sought-after radiator styles, so it’s no surprise to see it sitting at the top of the tree of bestsellers here at BestHeating.

Tall, slim-line and finished in a trendy, statement-making anthracite grey finish, this model boasts great looks, good heat output and a sleek and space-saving design – so it’s no wonder it made the top of the list, really!

Milano Aruba – Vital statistics

Heat output – 4254 BTUs (1247 Watts)
Finish – Anthracite/Grey
Where to install? – Any room is fine but looks great in a kitchen!
Most often bought with? – Milano Minimalist Chrome Radiator Valves
Customer installation – The Girl With The Navy Kitchen1

What do people say about the Aruba?

Love it, great heat output, great contemporary look in my dining kitchen and Orangerie extension. So nice ordered another for the hallway as they save a lot of useful wall space. – George – 5 Stars

These look great in my new extension, I have them either side of French doors and I always get comments on them. They also give out great heat in a large open plan room. I researched and they are also a great price. – Nadia – 5 Stars

2 – Milano Windsor Triple Column Traditional Vertical Radiator (1800mm x 563mm)

Milano Windsor radiator in a sitting room space

For a period-look – without having to re-mortgage your home to buy cast-iron radiators – this vertical Milano Windsor is just the ticket.

With a clean white finish and a whopping heat output of just under 9000 BTUs p/h, this vintage-look radiator will create a striking focal point in your lounge or hallway and keep it warm and cosy.

Amongst the tallest in the Windsor range, this is the best-selling traditional column radiator in our store – even outstripping the horizontal styles!

White Milano Windsor – Vital statistics

Heat output – 8889 BTUs (2605 Watts)
Finish – White Powdercoat
Where to install? – A fab look for your lounge
Most often bought with?– Milano Windsor (Chrome) TRVs
Customer installation – Dreambound 19741

Milano Windor white vertical radiator in a cosy living room.

What do people say about the Windsor?

I’ve purchased from this company before and the column rads / valves were superb. Communication and delivery service is excellent. I wouldn’t go anywhere else for heating products. –  Jacqui – 5 Stars

Radiator looks great, really in-keeping and chucks out some heat. The service from Best Heating was fab as they dispatched immediately. That’s the way to do customer service. Would definitely buy from them again! – Maria – 5 Stars

3 – Milano Capri Anthracite Flat Panel Vertical Designer Radiator (1780mm x 472mm)

Milano Capri Anthracite Flat Panel Vertical Designer Radiator (1780mm x 472mm)

Another anthracite radiator that is making waves in the UK is this striking flat panel Milano Capri.

A sleek and unobtrusive design makes this radiator a great heating candidate for any room but it has been particularly popular in kitchens and kitchen/diners in 2018.

A neat matt finish really adds to the designer style too, providing any room with a practical and stylish focal point.

Anthracite Milano Capri – Vital statistics

Heat output – 7324 BTUs (2146 Watts)
Finish – Matt Anthracite Grey
Where to install? – Anywhere, really. They are just that good-looking!
Most often bought with? – Milano Square Angled Valves
Customer installation – Homebird151

What do people say about the Capri?

Fast and efficient delivery. Good choice of products. Great products at good price. – Andrew. B – 5 Stars

Radiator looks stunning against my pale grey walls (ordered anthracite) , a really well made and heavy radiator, cannot fault. Will certainly order again and recommend to all my family and friends. –  Sue. W – 5 Stars

4 – Milano Windsor – Anthracite Traditional Column Radiator (1800mm x 470mm)

Milano Windsor – Anthracite Traditional Column Radiator (1800mm x 470mm)

Amongst the favourites of the staff here at BestHeating HQ and number 4 in the list of 2018’s bestselling vertical radiators is this beautifully crafted Milano Windsor traditional column radiator, in anthracite grey.

Combining traditional looks with trendy finishes appears to be popular amongst our customers now – there are tonnes of examples of it popping up on Instagram every day.

And it’s easy to see why – there’s certainly a sense of ‘Peaky Blinders’ about these radiators and we all know, that’s the coolest thing going right now, isn’t it?

Anthracite Milano Windsor – Vital statistics

Heat output – 7407 BTUs (2171 Watts)
Finish – Anthracite Grey
Where to install? – Any room in which there is a grey, dark and moody theme
Most often bought with? – Milano Traditional (chrome) angled valves
Customer installation – restylemyhome1

Milano Windsor anthracite radiator on a white wall

What do people say about the tall Windsor?

This is my second rad from this company – top quality, well packaged, delivered on time and so pleased with the product – excellent heat output.
Well done Bestheating! –
 Malc – 5 Stars

5 – Milano Alpha Chrome Vertical Designer Radiator (1600mm x 450mm)

Milano Alpha Chrome Vertical Designer Radiator (1600mm x 450mm)

Last, but far from least is this mirrored Milano Alpha vertical radiator.

From our image, you would think that the bathroom is the place for this stunning designer radiator to find a home, but it has been seen in a range of different settings over the last 12 months.

Tall, mirrored and complete with impressive heat output, this modern radiator is a practical, statement-making piece of kit that will stand out from the crowd in any space.

Chrome Milano Alpha – Vital statistics

Heat output – 2241 BTUs (657 Watts)
Finish – Chrome/Mirror Finish
Where to install? – We would say “bathroom”, but look at that hallway
Most often bought with? – Milano Minimalist (chrome) angled valves
Customer installation – Our_Montreux_Home1

Milano Alpha chrome radiator in a hallway

What do people say about the mirrored Alpha?

Very good radiator. Stylish and as the wow factor. It always brings attention and friends ask and always say they want something like it. Great price too. Well happy with it. – David – 5 Stars

What great radiators! I bought two! Look so expensive designer range. Great value and all that I ordered arrived so quickly! –  Dinksy – 5 Stars

What now for 2019?

So, there are the 5 vertical radiators that made the top of the BestHeating bestselling list of 2018 – quite an eclectic mix of styles, we’re sure you’ll agree.

Last year we helped more people find their perfect radiator than ever before, with over 25,000 people using our Radiator Buying Guide before going on to make a purchase through our store.

I would personally like to thank everyone that visited the blog and the store last year – whether you made a purchase or not, I hope we helped you to make the most of your home’s heating!

Thank you.

The radiators in the list above really do sell themselves, but if you need help and advice to find your next radiator or heated towel rail – or if you want to chat about your heating options in 2019 – pay us a visit at BestHeating.com or give us a call on 0344 417 2563 and trust our experts to help you find your happy heating.

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