Dog weathervane on a ridge tile fitting with multiple angle options

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  • Description

    Transform your roof into a work of art with our steel labrador weathervane, thoughtfully designed to be securely attached to the roof without the need for cumbersome brackets. This innovative installation method offers multiple angle options, allowing you to effortlessly adapt the weathervane to your roof's pitch by selecting the perfect ridge tile angle during your order. Crafted from durable steel, this weathervane not only serves as a practical weather indicator but also adds a unique and captivating ornament to your rooftop. Watch as the dog gracefully responds to the changing wind direction, providing both functionality and aesthetic appeal. In addition to the classic terracotta finish, we offer a variety of colors and finishes to suit your preferences, ensuring your roof becomes an eye catching showcase.

    Say goodbye to the hassles of traditional weathervane installations that require drilling holes in your roof or attaching brackets that can potentially lead to leaks. Our ridge tile fitting offers a bracket free, mortar compatible solution, ensuring a quick and secure attachment to your roof's structure. The mechanical strap, discreetly located on the underside of the ridge tile fitting, provides an extra layer of stability. Installers have the flexibility to fasten it securely with screws, nails, or integrate it seamlessly into the roof structure. Once attached, simply follow standard mortar bed procedures to conceal the metal strap, ensuring a clean and polished finish that complements your roof's aesthetics

    Whether adorning gable ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, or even gracing outdoor gardens as a captivating ornamental feature, our dog weathervane on ridge tile fitting is a versatile choice. Let your roof become a showcase of design excellence, as this weathervane not only serves as a functional wind indicator but also adds an intriguing visual element that enhances the beauty of your surroundings.

    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 (95cm)
    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