Boxing hares weathervane fitted to a double arch 45 degree ridge tile

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  • Description

    Presenting the steel boxing hares weathervane, supplied with a double arch ridge tile for installation. Crafted from durable steel, this weathervane offers an exquisite and distinctive finial ornamentation option for your roof. Not only is it an aesthetically pleasing addition, but it also serves a functional purpose as the boxing hares rotate with the wind, indicating wind direction. The standard ridge tile fitting is available in terracotta and alternative colours and finishes are also available


    Overall height: 37.5" (95.5cm)

    Ridge base: 45 degree angle, 12" (296mm) in length, 9" (225mm) in width

    Traditional bracket installations can raise concerns among installers due to potential water leakage issues and the complexity of securing brackets onto or within the roof structure. Opting for the boxing hares weathervane resolves these worries, as installation is straightforward. The ridge tile can be seamlessly affixed to the roof using mortar. Additionally, the weathervane includes an optional mechanical fix fitting in the form of a versatile metal strap. This sturdy, adaptable strap can be tailored to size and secured through screwing, nailing, or fastening it to the roof structure. Installers can cleverly conceal the strap while installing the ridge base using conventional mortar, thus bolstering stability and giving a neat finish during the installation process.

    The versatility of these boxing hares ridge weathervanes means they can be installed on gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and summer houses. Furthermore, its adaptability allows for placement within the garden for ornamental purposes. Elevate your roof's allure by incorporating this weathervane, offering a distinct and captivating embellishment that adds character and intrigue.

  • 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