Boxing hares weathervane fitted on a half round ridge

Boxing hares weathervane fitted on a half round ridgeClick the image to enlarge
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  • Description

    The beautiful Steel Boxing Hares Weathervane is made to make your roof look better with its decorative and ornate look. This beautiful steel weathervane is both useful and beautiful, making it a unique way to top off a building. Look at how gracefully the boxing hares turn in the wind to show the direction of the breeze. The ridge tile fitting, which comes in a standard colour of terracotta, looks great on any roof. We are happy to give you a choice of colours and finishes if you want something different.

    With an overall height of 32" (80cm) and a half round-round ridge base measuring 10" (24cm) in width, 12" (30cm) in length, and 8" (20.5cm) in height, this weathervane is the perfect size for your roof.

    Why add brackets to the installation process when it can be done without any trouble?

    We can see why roofers might be worried about making holes and putting brackets on the roof or inside it. Our boxing hares weathervane is easy to put up because the half round-round ridge fitting can be easily attached to the roof with traditional mortar. This method guarantees that the installation will go smoothly and with little trouble.

    Also, our weathervane has a strong metal strap that can be used for a mechanical fix. This flexible strap can be uncoiled and cut to the right length. With its many holes, the strap can be screwed, nailed, or fastened to any part of the roof structure. Once the metal strap is securely in place, the traditional mortar bed can be used to hide it while the ridge base is being put in place. This extra feature gives you peace of mind while the installation is going on.

    Boxing Hares Ridge Weathervanes are easy for customers to put on a wide range of roofs, such as gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and summer houses. This weathervane is not only useful on roofs, but it can also be used as a decorative piece in gardens. This weathervane is easy to install and can be put up in a number of different ways.

  • How to fit and install

    There are several ways to install roof finials, as outlined below:

    Traditional mortar bedding:

    Roof finials can be installed following the same method used for ridge tiles, utilising standard mortar bedding. In cases where the finial is tall or heavy, or if enhanced stability is desired, an additional mechanical fix method can be employed alongside the mortar bed installation.

    Mechanical fixing strap and mortar bedding:

    For this type of install, a galvanized metal strap is included, discreetly fastened to the underside of the finial ridge base during manufacturing. This durable and flexible metal strap can be adjusted in length by cutting it down to size. Featuring a series of holes, the strap can be screwed, nailed, or embedded in mortar to anchor it to a section of the roof structure. After securing the metal strap, installers can conceal it from sight by applying traditional mortar bed. The mortar used to join the finial with adjacent ridge tiles effectively conceals the strap, resulting in a seamless and neat appearance.

    Dry fixing:

    Another approach to affixing finials to the roof involves the dry fixing method. This technique involves using a specific manufacturer's dry fixing system, typically incorporating brackets or alternative mechanical fasteners to attach ridge tiles and finials to the roof without the use of mortar. If you are considering a dry fix ridge system, please get in touch with us to determine if this finial design can be adapted to be compatible with your chosen system.

  • Delivery

    APC Courier tracked and signed for delivery to England and Wales UK Mainland is included in the price for all products

    Delivery days are Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Fridays. Sometimes if the delivery is local to our Workshop we may also opt to deliver using our own transport

    When the order is ready we contact each customer to arrange a convenient delivery day

    Other areas

    The delivery rate will be calculated during the checkout process for other parts of the UK (Please note that we cannot offer shipping to the EU or internationally)

    Lead time

    Please see the main message in the notification area on the website for an up to date guide on lead time

    We make all products to order so there is a lead time associated for manufacturing, curing time and delivery. If you order multiples of the same product, need colour matched or special order items please allow extra lead time. If there are extreme weather events or other circumstances beyond our control this may affect the lead time

  • Product Performance & Quality

    The ridge tile is British Kitemarked, which is a certified industry standard for quality. All products are made in accordance with British Standard versions (BS EN 490: 2004 and BS EN 491: 2004). The ridge fitting is made from a concrete based mix reinforced with small fiberglass strands and additives, with several top coats applied to give its final appearance. The colour of the finial runs all the way through the piece resulting in a strong and long lasting product