Cockerel weathervane fixed to a double arch 90 degree ridge tile

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  • Description

    With its beautiful copper verdigris finish, this cockerel weathervane will improve the overall look of your roof serving as a fascinating feature. The weathervane is more than just a pretty sight; the cockerel gracefully spins in response to wind conditions, making it an interesting weather indicator as well. While the terracotta colour of our standard ridge tile installation is a popular choice, we also provide a variety of other colours and finishes.


    Total height measures in at 39.5" (100 cm).

    The length and width of the ridge's base, in inches, are 12 (296mm) and 9 (225mm), respectively, at a 45 degree angle.

    You may be wondering why anyone would choose a weather vane without a bracket.

    When it comes to roofs, the most important thing is to keep water from leaking in. Roofing contractors are typically reluctant to make holes in or otherwise modify the roof or the attic. In contrast, setting up this cockerel weathervane requires minimal effort and time. Mortar is used to firmly attach the fitting, a double arch 90 degree ridge tile, to the roof, ensuring a smooth installation. The weathervane also comes with a mechanical fix fitting, which is a sturdy metal strap that can be trimmed to size. The metal strap has several predrilled holes so it can be nailed, screwed, or otherwise fastened to the roof. After the metal strap is fastened in place, it can be hidden out of sight while the ridge base is being laid with traditional mortar bedding

    The cockerel ridge weathervanes can be mounted on a wide variety of roofs, including gable ends, hip ends, homes, cottages, sheds, workshops, summer homes, and more. These weathervanes can also be used as garden ornaments, enhancing the allure and mystery of your outdoor space. Adding this weathervane to your roof is a great way to make a statement and add some flair to your home's exterior.

  • 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