Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Colour & Vintage Copper Finishes

Here at Carron, we pride ourselves on being able to manufacture products tailored specifically to our customers needs, right down to the finishing touches! For this reason, we offer a huge range of colours, styles and finishes that you can have on your radiator, even some that are a little out of the ordinary!

One of the more unique finishes we offer is the Vintage Copper, shown here on one of our more unusually designed radiators, the Dragonfly. This finish would be perfect for a period home, and its rustic look means it would match traditional décor well, or even a house that features a lot of wood, which is set to be a big trend for 2015. The look is created by painting the radiator with a reactive paint which is made from real copper, which deepens over time. This paint reacts with Patina, creating a real oxidised metal surface, to give it a truly authentic colour.

You don’t have to worry if your style is a little eccentric, we like to cater to everyone’s tastes here at Carron, so as well as a number of beautiful finishes, we also offer a multitude of paint colours, from fuschia to royal blue, and we also offer a unique colour matching service to a number of major paint companies such as Farrow and Ball, meaning you can match your new Cast Iron radiator to your existing décor. You can even have different sections painted in different colours.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Considerations before purchasing a cast Iron radiator

Cast Iron is without a doubt one of the most attractive styles of radiator you can buy. The endless amounts of designs you can choose from means you will always be able to find one to suit your décor, and cast iron comes with an longevity which is unrivalled by modern radiators. When it comes to choosing the best radiator for your home there should be a number of factors to consider, such as:

Location: While our wide range of cast iron radiators work well in a number of locations, many people choose to place them in the coldest part of the room. This makes sense, as it will mean your room will stay warmer for longer as the cold air will be heated up. This is why people tend to place them in bathrooms, under windows or in long hallways.

How much heat output you need: This is one of the most important considerations to think about, as you may need only one small radiator if you are heating a small room, but you may need two large ones depending on the size and style of the room. Luckily, all of our cast iron radiators are completely customisable and you can choose exactly how many sections you want for your radiator, so if you are interested in a particular design, you won’t have to worry about it being too large for your room.
Try our BTU calculator to find out today!

Style: The most fun part of purchasing a Cast Iron radiator! We offer a huge range of radiators, from the highly decorative, regal French Antoinette, to the small and compact Churchill, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing a design from Carron.

Monday, 9 February 2015

New for 2015...: The Loxley Cast Iron Fireplace Surround!

Carron is pleased to introduce a new addition for 2015 – the Loxley Fireplace surround.

This stunning new fireplace surround takes its inspiration from a traditional Georgian design, and features a sleek, sharp look. Pictured here in the hand burnished finish, this fireplace surround will also be available in black, meaning you can match it to the right insert, giving the desired effect, whether you have a modern or traditional home.
Pictured here with the Royal insert, the Loxley in hand burnished would also partner nicely with our Celtic Arch insert (pictured below) thanks to its hand burnished archway. The design and the hand burnished finish of this fireplace surround would suit a contemporary home well, whereas black with a different insert would suit a more traditional home well.

Not only can this fireplace surround be used for an open fire, as it is made from Cast Iron, it could also be used to frame a Carron Stove!

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Looking after your Carron stove – Cleaning and Care

Purchasing a Carron stove comes with many benefits; they’re better for the environment, use renewable energy and not to mention are greatly more efficient than open fires, resulting in savings in the long run.

After investing in your stove, properly looking after it is extremely important, a small amount of regular maintenance will help preserve its longevity and will ensure it is running at its best all the time. While Carron stoves are manufactured to the highest production standards and are built to last, there should be some considerations during your stoves lifespan.

No liquid fuels should be used on the stove at all. Other fuels, such as petroleum coke must also be avoided, as this burns with an extremely high temperature and could cause damage to the stove. Household waste that is not paper should also not be used on the stove as they can produce dangerous fumes or gases.
You should also be careful which logs you use on you stove: they should be no larger than 250mm, and should be dried for at least a year before you use them, as the use of damp fuels may cause staining to the window. A simple over the counter moisture meter can help detect moisture level in wood.

Regular cleaning is also necessary to ensure the performance of your stove is not affected. In order to clean your stove you should allow it to cool, and then wipe with a damp cloth. You should never use abrasive cleaning products, as this will damage the finish of your stove and ruin its appearance. Ash should be emptied regularly, and should never build up enough that it contacts the underside of the grate. You should also ensure ash is entirely cool before coming into contact with plastic dustbins and bin bags.

All of our stoves come with a three year body and one year components warranty, but the use of incorrect fuels will make this warranty invalid. It is crucial that your stove is well looked after in order for it to perform at its best and prolong its lifespan.