Cockerel weathervane supplied on a ridge tile fitting with multiple angle options

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  • Description

    Elevate the charm of your rooftop with the distinguished copper verdigris cockerel weathervane. This unique weathervane features a ridge tile fitting designed to accommodate various roof pitches, ensuring a seamless integration with your roof's design. Its copper verdigris finish adds an artistic touch to your roof, capturing the essence of the classic weathervane. Beyond its aesthetic appeal, this weathervane is fully functional, as the cockerel gracefully pivots in the wind, indicating the direction of the breeze. While the standard ridge tile fitting boasts a timeless terracotta hue, we offer a range of other colours and finishes to match your preferences.

    Curious about the choice of a ridge tile fitting over a traditional bracket? The answer lies in simplifying the installation process while safeguarding your roof from potential water infiltration. Traditional brackets and roof modifications can be challenging, but the cockerel weathervane's assembly is straightforward. Using mortar to install the ridge tile fitting securely fastens it to your roof, creating an isntall without the need for holes or brackets. For added peace of mind, we provide an optional mechanical fix in the form of a sturdy metal strap. Featuring predrilled holes, this strap can be securely attached to the roof using screws, nails, or anchors of your choice. Once installed, the metal strap discreetly disappears beneath the ridge base, hidden by traditional mortar bedding, ensuring both stability and homeowner confidence.

    The cockerel ridge weathervanes are a versatile choice for various roof types, including gable ends, houses, buildings, cottages, sheds, workshops, summer houses, and more. These weathervanes aren't confined to rooftops; they also make splendid garden decorations. Elevate your roof's appeal and draw attention to your surroundings with the ornate design of this weathervane, combining form and function effortlessly.

    Measurements for the 110/35 degree ridge fitting

    weathervane height: 37 inches (94cm)
    Ridge tile base width: 13 inches (33cm)
    Ridge tile base length: 11 inches (28cm)

    Measurements for the 90/45 degree ridge fitting

    weathervane height: 35.5 inches (90cm)
    Ridge tile base width: 11 inches (28cm)
    Ridge tile base length: 11 inches (28cm)

    Measurements for the 70/55 degree ridge fitting

    weathervane height: 37.5 inches (95.5cm)
    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