Boxing hares weathervane on a ridge tile fitting with multiple angle options

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  • Description

    A steel boxing hares weathervane can be positioned in a variety of ways on different roof angles thanks to its ridge tile fitting and the variety of angles the base can be supplied in. Steel in construction, this weathervane does double duty as both a practical instrument and an eye catching ornament for your rooftop. The direction of the wind can be visually determined by the movement of the boxing hares weathervane figure. While terracotta is the default colour for the ridge tile, we also provide a number of other colour options.

    Why not just use a bracket to mount the weathervane?

    It's crucial that the roof be watertight. Installers may be hesitant to make any permanent modifications to the roof or the structure's interior. However, mounting this boxing hares weathervane requires no special tools or expertise. To ensure a smooth and trouble free installation of the roof finial, the ridge tile fitting can be firmly attached to the roof with mortar. The weathervane can be mechanically fixed in place using the metal strap provided as an additional. This sturdy strap is simple to cut to size and secure with screws, nails, or by incorporating it into the roof itself. Once the metal strap is fastened in place, it can be hidden out of sight during the ridge base installation

    These boxing hares ridge weathervanes come on a range of ridge fittings, allowing customers to find the perfect fit for their gable ends, houses, buildings, cottages, sheds, workshops, and summer homes. Its adaptability even extends to the garden, where it can be used as a fascinating ornament. It's a fantastic chance to add some eye catching design elements to your roof.

    Measurements for the 110/35 degree ridge fitting

    Weathervane height: 35.5 inches (90cm)
    Ridge tile base width: 13 inches (33cm)
    Ridge tile base length: 11 inches (28cm)

    Measurements for the 90/45 degree ridge fitting

    Weathervane height: 34 inches (86cm)
    Ridge tile base width: 11 inches (28cm)
    Ridge tile base length: 11 inches (28cm)

    Measurements for the 70/55 degree ridge fitting

    Weathervane height: 36 inches (91cm)
    Ridge tile base width: 10 inches (25.5cm)
    Ridge tile base length: 11 inches (28cm)

  • 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