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Types of Heated Rails

In Australia, there are two common heating systems -
Hydronic and Dry Element.

Hydronic Ladders are filled with liquid that is heated by a single element, thus heating the rails. In contrast, all Avenir heated ladders and rails use Dry Elements to heat the air inside the rails. These are similar to the elements used for underfloor heating and are extremely long lasting and in many cases easier to repair.

Hydronic Ladder

Water & thermostatically controlled element.

REPLACEABLE ELEMENT (± AUD 160.00) REQUIRES QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN

Dry Element Ladder

One continuous dry heating element for extended lifespan.

NON-REPLACEABLE DRY ELEMENT (Designed to last 30+ years). Avenir offers a 10 year new for old warranty

Dry Element Rails

Separate dry heating elements for extended lifespan.

REPLACEABLE INDIVIDUAL DRY ELEMENTS (±AUD $10) per element

Hybrid Ladder

Separate dry heating elements for extended lifespan.

REPLACEABLE INDIVIDUAL DRY ELEMENTS (±AUD $10) per element

What look do you want?

There is a wide variety of options to choose from, with round and rectangular designs and a selection of widths and lengths. Most products also come with the option to request special finishes to match your bathroom design.

Hydronic Ladder

Generally made from round brass or copper tubing which is a softer material than stainless steel.

  • Round-shaped tubes
  • All joints are welded
  • Extra leg required for electrical connection

FINISHES

Special Finishes Available

Dry Element Ladder

Made of stainless steel tubing & pre-polished stainless steel components, making it more durable.

  • Round or square-shaped tubes
  • No visible welding
  • Symmetrical Design

FINISHES

Special Finishes Available

Dry Element Rails

Made of stainless steel tubing & pre-polished stainless steel components, making it more durable.

  • Round or square-shaped tubes
  • No visible welding
  • Symmetrical Design
  • No vertical rails makes modern, minimalist design

FINISHES

Special Finishes Available

Hybrid Ladder

Made using folded sheets of pre-polished stainless steel, with no welding required, allowing an immaculate finish.

  • Flat rails for optimal heated surface area
  • Hard or soft edged corner details
  • No welding required
  • Symmetrical Design

FINISHES

Special Finishes Available

Environmental Impact

Hydronic Ladder

Hydronic Ladders are generally made from chrome-plated copper or brass, known for its harmful chemicals and vast amounts of water usage.

Dry Element Ladders & Rails

All Avenir Dry Element Ladders and Rails are manufactured from an environmentally prefeered stainless steel, typically 304 grade, which is mirror polished an not chrome-plated.

Is it energy efficient?

While all heated towel ladders and rails are theoretically 100% energy efficient (every watt of energy that passes through the element is converted to heat), the different heating methods means that either the heat can be used more efficiently, or more energy can be wasted.

Note: Temperatures shown are for illustrative purposes only.

Where can it be installed

The Hybrid and Milli Edge Ladders and Dry Element Rails both use a 12V or 24V supply connected at any corner, offering more flexibility when choosing where to install your heated rails in your bathroom. The Hydronic Ladders and Dry Element Ladders on the other hand only use a 240 Volt supply, making them less safe and not recommended to install in Bathroom Zone one.

Hydronic Ladder

240 Volt Connection

Element can only be fitted to the bottom left or right. Can be selected at time of installation.

  • Not advisable to install in bathroom zone 1

Dry Element Ladder

240 Volt Connection

Electrical Connection can be made at any of the 4 corners. Can be selected at time of installation.

  • Not advisable to install in bathroom zone 1

Dry Element Rails

12 Volt Connection

Electrical Connection can be made at either end. Requires an installation kit.

  • Can be safely installed in bathroom zone 1 & 2

Hybrid Ladder

24 Volt Connection

Electrical Connection can be made at any of the 4 corners. Can be selected at time of installation.

  • Can be safely installed in bathroom zone 1 & 2

Installation Systems

Hydronic Ladder

  • No In-wall installation kit required, however hardwire kit is an additional cost.
  • Plugin option available

Dry Element Ladder

  • MDF mounting template supplied.
  • In-wall installation kit included.
  • Diamond drill bit included.
  • Plugin option included.

Dry Element Rails

  • MDF mounting template supplied.
  • In-wall installation kit included.
  • Diamond drill bit included.
  • No Plugin option available.

Hybrid Ladder

  • MDF mounting template supplied.
  • No In-wall installation kit required.
  • Diamond drill bit included.
  • No Plugin option available.

Value for Money

With less energy usage and the flexibility to be installed throughout the bathroom, the Hybrid Ladders and Dry Element Rails offer a contemporary look and good value for money.

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