Half round spike finials in Gravesend

Half round spike finials in Gravesend

A customer recently purchased 5 of our spike half round roof finials for a restoration project in Gravesend, Kent

I did a site visit to take a look at the refurbishment before the finials were installed. The below pic shows the roof tiles and ridges mid way through being installed as part of the re-roofing work:

Gravesend house refurbishment with roof works and scaffold

The roof tiles and ridges were french roof tiles, when compared against our standard antique terracotta colour the match was very good. When the roof finials were all ready I delivered them to site and a few days later revisited to take a set of photos of them installed

Half round spike finials in Gravesend installed on gablesHalf round spike finials installed on roof in Gravesend

When I arrived the finials had been installed but the scaffolding was still up where the finishing touches were being made to the roof and there was still some rubble etc to dispose of but the finials looked really good installed on the hip ends and dormers. I took some close ups of the hip ends and dormers:

Half round spike finial on dormer roofHalf round spike finial on hip end dormer roof
Half round spike finial on hip endHalf round spike finial on a hip end roof

The roofers kindly let me climb the scaffolding to get a good shot of one of the half round spike finials sitting on the far hip end:

Half round spike finial on roof

I was really impressed with the level of workmanship and quality of the roofing work and the finials really compliment the install and give the roof a nice decorative edge