Zehnder is a World leader in the design and manufacture of radiators and has been for around 75 years. Their bathroom radiators are of the highest quality and they have been supplying the UK for over 18 years.
Who are Zehnder Radiators?
Believe it or not, the Zehnder story starts with a bicycle, typewriter, sewing machine and a washing machine. The company’s origins go back as far as 1895 in Gränichen Switzerland. Founded by Jakob Zehnder who set up a workshop. In 1923 the company moved on to manufacturing Motorcycles and later in 1930 Rober Zehnder invented the Tubular Radiator the Zehnder Charleston which is still being sold today!
Featured in the above image Zehnder Charleston Radiator
This unique development has continued and Zehnder has been manufacturing and selling heating and cooling radiant ceiling panels and indoor climate systems since 1956. From 1st February 2010, Zehnder strengthened its operation in the UK with the introduction of the Zehnder brand into the retail market. This is to be labelled as the new retail division and will focus on distributing innovative, well-designed towel radiators and heating products. Zehnder Retail Division is strengthening its operation in the UK merchant and showroom market with the introduction of the Zehnder brand.This exciting portfolio will incorporate products previously sold as Acova as well as new additions from the Zehnder range from February 1st, 2010 and this exciting range of radiators with new additions can be seen at our web page catalogue.
Zehnder is now a multinational multidivisional public traded company that has products for both consumers and businesses focusing on their 4 core competencies Heating, Cooling, Fresh Air & Clean Air, they are now a company dedicates to providing a comfortable room climate. The Zehnder brand is represented in 20 countries worldwide from the countries in Europe to the USA and China.
Up until the middle of the 2000’s Zender product in the UK was known under the ACOVA brand which is part of the same group. This brand still continues but it operates within the French market. ACOVA was an acquisition made by the Zehnder group to strengthen radiator offering. ACOVA was one of the largest radiator manufactures in Europe at the time of purchase. The radiators available at the time were rebranded Zehnder and the market has adjusted to the change. Other brands that are part of the Zehnder group of companies are Runtal, Greenwood Air Management, Zehnder Rittling, Paul, dPoint Technologies and the only other brand we sell Bisque.
Featured in the above image Zehnder Subway Radiator
Zehnder has a strong design ethos and passionate about style and practicality. They mantra for what they do is “Life is style”. They have a long pedigree when it comes to design and style. They were originally the pioneers of the tubular radiator know known as the Zehnder Charleston. This was a revelation at the time as it was lighter and stronger than the cast radiators of the time. Then in the 90s Zehnder designed a radiator called the Arcus which could be said to be the first radiator that was defined as a design object. This was the topped but the Zehnder Yucca which was the first time a bathroom towel radiator could be hung from the side.
Where are Zehnder Radiators Made?
Zehnder is a Swiss manufacturer with operations based in Europe and globally.
The different heating types of Zehnder Radiators
Zehnder has been in the radiators business a long time. They have got a solution in place for any type of installation. This can be broken down into 3 main types Central Heating Radiators, Electric Radiators & Dual Fuel Radiators. We mainly focus on bathroom radiators, so towel rails but we do have some options for the normal general purpose radiators.
Central Heating Radiators
Central Heating Towel Warmers and Radiators are the most popular of the three options. A central heating radiator connects to your hot water system and is heated by your boiler. As part of your central heating system, you can use it in conjunction with your boilers features like timers and thermostats.
Featured in the above image Zehnder Metropolitan Spa Radiator
Central heating towel warmers have to be used with Radiator Valves. The radiator valve can isolate off the radiator from the rest of the central heating system. There are two types of radiator valves that are used, they are Manual Radiator Valves and Thermostatic Radiator Valves.
Manual Radiator Valves
The clue is in the title for manual radiator valves. You can open and close the valve; the more you open the valve the hotter the radiator is and the more you close it the colder the radiator is.
Thermostatic Radiator Valves
Thermostatic valves have more control over the temperature they are producing. They are a great option if you want to keep your room a precise temperature. They are generally more expensive than manual vales, but this is because they are a more complicated valve.
Electric radiators, unlike central heating radiators, are not connected to your central heating system. They are generally standalone units that have been pre-filled that you hang on the wall. The electric radiator will then connect to your power.
Featured in the above image Zehnder Roda Spa Electric Radiator
Bathroom electrical items like Electric Towel Warmers need to conform to Part P of the building regulations and we would advise that a registered Electrician carries out the work. If you are not sure about installing an electric bathroom radiator we would then advise you look to install a central heating version as this is the safest way to heat your home.
Electric radiators will come with a variety of different elements that have a plethora of functions. A basic element will be a simple on/off element, which will not give you any greater degree of control than a simple on/off. Other thermostats can include timer features, thermostatic controls and even use with a remote. For more information about which element is used with each Zehnder radiator please refer to the individual product description as this will confirm which element model is included in the price.
Dual Fuel Towel Warmers
Dual fuel is the best of both. In the winter months, you are more than likely to have your central heating system on. In summer though the last thing you want in the blistering heat is to have your entire houses central heating system on to dry out a few towels. A dual fuel radiator is a perfect way to dry towel in the summer months. Essentially it’s a central heating radiator with an electrical element. In the summer months you isolate the radiator off from the central heating system and then you can switch the element on and it gently heats the radiators. It is very important to isolate the radiator from the rest of the system; otherwise, the element is trying to heat the entire house and will burn out.
Zehnder Radiators Styles
Whilst Zehnder has a vast array of products and styles we have split them down into contemporary and traditional styles to make it easier to find the style of radiator you are after.
Featured in the image above Zehnder Roda Spa Electric Radiator
What are the colour options that Zehnder can offer?
In the UK Zehnder normally stock white & chrome radiators and the majority of our site will only offer you these options as 9 out 10 sales will be for either of those colours. This, however, is not the limit to the colours available; another reason we mainly have white and chrome options is how many colour options are possible. If you have the RAL colour you require Zehnder can make that finish for you, we have seen all sorts of colours over the years including florescent yellow (a very brave choice). Any colour finish would be made to order from Zehnder's factories and would be on extended lead time so if you do need them for your project please makes sure you order them in plenty of time.
Featured in the image above Zehnder Roda Spa Radiator
As standard, you will get our 1-year guarantee. Also, Zehnder provides an up to 10-year guarantee dependant on the product which we service. If you have any questions just let us know.