Our story

UK Manufacturing

At Castrads we have craftsmanship in our DNA. We strive for perfection in everything we produce, and nothing leaves our sight without rigorous and unrivalled quality assurance.


Our cast iron radiators are a throwback to another era; to a time when the Industrial Revolution was in full swing. The city of Manchester more than played its part, and it’s from here we proudly build, finish, and test all of our products.

Our radiators see the past and the present collide with enduring elegance. These are not mass produced items made on the cheap; these are real quality pieces handmade by passionate and proud engineers.

From the foundry to the factory floor, our team of experts are there every step of the way, ensuring only the very best make it into the homes and buildings of our customers.

  • ISO 9001
  • EN 442

And as the business is in the process of becoming ISO 9001 and EN 442 certified, we have been recognised as being able to consistently provide excellent customer service, and conform to industry standards.

Research and development

Every aspect of our product design is handled by our talented in‐house design team, allowing us to continually iterate, innovate and improve upon the high standards to which we already adhere.

Everything we create is digitally modelled to ensure optimal performance via stress tests, heat output tests, and simulations of heat flow within a specific room layout. And by 3D printing our new design prototypes, we are able to take the design and development of these Victorian‐era products into the 21st Century, leveraging the accuracy and efficiency today’s modern technology provides.

We are members of both Castings Technology International and BSRIA; two professional bodies that together form a knowledge base critical to our business. Thanks to these affiliations we receive technical advice from qualified and experienced professionals, we can access cutting edge technology and seek direction on new projects and independent testing.

  • Castrings Technology Institute

To put it simply, our research and development combines to help us remain at the forefront of our industry.

Castrads - a degree above

We know your cast iron radiator is an investment, and it should work from the moment it is installed.

We Guarantee, No Questions Asked

That’s why we take the utmost care to deliver a product that will heat your home and exceed your expectations. With supreme confidence in the quality of our craftsmanship, we seek to ensure the selection, delivery, and installation of your product is effortless on your part.

However, if something does go wrong with your product, you have our iron‐clad guarantee we’ll do everything we can to get you back up and running as quickly as possible.


We won’t ask you about water pH levels before we do. We won’t ask you to flush your central heating system with chemicals first. We will just fix it. And if our engineer can’t fix it, we’ll arrange a replacement.


Absolutely no questions asked.

People Before Profit

Castrads is a business built with people at its core

Castrads is built on people; from those that entrust us with keeping their homes warm to those that build our radiators. We never forget that and it's why treating our customers, staff and contractors with utmost respect is core business to us.

We take pride in the training that our staff receive and the high standards to which they're held. We think that we offer some of the best customer service in the industry and happily our customers seem to think so too.

We have a motto of People Before Profit which neatly encapsulates our pledge to treat our teams with respect, to pay them as well as possible and to offer flexible working to meet the demands of family life. We're proud to adhere to the Living Wage, ensuring the people that make us who we are take home a fair deal.

Two Person Deliveries

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that our cast iron radiators are very heavy, weighing anything up to 250kg. That’s why, within the areas of Greater London and Greater Manchester, we are offering a two man delivery service. The radiators are delivered to your property at a designated time, and placed in the desired position inside your home.

Castrads is currently the only company in the UK who can offer this service, and we’re actively looking to expand this to our other showrooms.


Unique Finishes and Designs

Our wide selection of radiators means you are bound to find a design to complement your property. With unique finishes exclusive to Castrads, and stunning registered designs for products only we produce, there’s no shortage of options to add real beauty and value to your home.

And joining our range soon will be the most versatile cast iron column radiators available anywhere in the world. This new line will be exclusively produced by us, and will include 13 height and depth variations, all in a consistent and striking design.