Cockerel weathervane supplied on a square ridge tile cap

Cockerel weathervane supplied on a square ridge tile capClick the image to enlarge
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  • Description

    Putting the finishing touch on your roof, this polished copper cockerel weathervane is perched atop a square ridge tile cap. This weathervane is made of polished copper and will greatly improve the look of your roof. The fully operational cockerel weathervane spins in the wind, indicating which way the wind is blowing.

    The standard colour for the square ridge tile cap is terracotta, but we also have a variety of other colours and finishes available.

    With a total height of 33" (87cm), a square ridge base measuring 12" (30cm) x 12" (30cm), and a height of 11" (28cm), this weathervane makes a statement without taking over the entire roof.

    When installing a standard weathervane waterproofing can be damaged when holes are drilled, and brackets are attached to the roof or inside the roof space. This cockerel weathervane, however, can be set up in no time at all. The mortared roof installation makes it easy and secure to place the square ridge tile cap.

    The metal strap used for the mechanical fix fitting is an additional feature of the weathervane. This durable and adaptable strap can be cut to fit and fastened to the roof using nails, screws, or whatever else is necessary. For added peace of mind, the metal strap can be hidden during the traditional mortar installation of the ridge base.

    These cockerel ridge weathervanes are adaptable to a wide range of roof shapes and sizes, allowing for installation on anything from a standard flat roof to a pointed pyramid or even a tower. Its adaptability even includes ornamental uses in the garden. This weathervane is a great way to add a unique and eye catching element to your roof.

  • 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