Cockerel weathervane fitted to a half round ridge

Cockerel weathervane fitted to a half round ridgeClick the image to enlarge
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  • Description

    Here's the beautiful Copper Verdigris Cockerel Weathervane, which was made to be easy to install and has a lot of fancy details. With its beautiful copper verdigris finish, this weathervane adds a touch of elegance to any roof. It stands tall and works as a weathervane, with the cockerel turning gracefully in the wind to show which way the wind is blowing.

    The weathervane is attached to a half round ridge, so it fits in perfectly. At an impressive 33" (84cm) tall, it will be an eye catching addition to your roof. The ridge base comes in a terracotta colour and has dimensions of 10" (24cm) in width, 12" (30cm) in length, and 8" (20.5cm) in height.

    When putting up a weathervane, why bother with complicated brackets? We know what roofers worry about when it comes to keeping the roof in good shape. Because of this, setting up our Cockerel Weathervane is easy and straightforward. The traditional way to attach the half-round ridge fitting to the roof is with mortar, which makes it easy and seamless.

    Also, the weathervane has a strong metal strap that can be used to hold it in place. This flexible strap is easy to cut to size and can be fixed in a number of ways, such as by screwing, nailing, or tying it to a part of the roof. Once the metal strap is in place, the installer can hide it while putting in the ridge base using traditional mortar for a nice look. During the installation process, the metal strap gives you an extra sense of security. This gives you peace of mind.

    Our Cockerel Weathervane can be used in many different ways. It can be put on gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and even summer houses. You can also put this weathervane in your garden to make it look nicer.

  • 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