Fisherman weathervane fixed on a double arch 45 degree ridge tile

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  • Description

    This steel fisherman weathervane is affixed to a double arch ridge tile, presenting an exquisite and distinctive decorative element. Crafted from durable steel, this weathervane not only adds charm and character but also serves a practical purpose. As the wind blows, the fisherman weathervane dynamically turns, indicating the wind's direction. This functional yet visually appealing vane adds a lvoely touch to your rooftop.

    The ridge tile fitting, which comes in a standard terracotta can also come in other colours and finishes. With an overall height of 39" (99cm), the weathervane is supported by a ridge base set at a 45 degree angle, measuring 12" (296mm) in length and 9" (225mm) in width.

    Why choose this fisherman weathervane over a bracket installation? When it comes to maintaining the integrity of your roof, drilling holes and affixing brackets might raise concerns among installers. However, the installation process for this weathervane is straightforward. The double arch ridge tile fitting can be seamlessly integrated onto the roof using mortar, eliminating the need for intricate bracket attachment. For added stability, an optional mechanical fix fitting in the form of a metal strap is provided. This flexible strap, which can be trimmed to size, features a series of holes for easy securing through screwing, nailing, or fastening to the roof structure. Installers can discreetly conceal the metal strap beneath the traditional mortar bed when securing the ridge base, ensuring both stability and a neat finish.

    Versatility is a highlight of this fisherman ridge weathervane. Suitable for various roof types, such as gable ends, hip ends, houses, cottages, sheds, workshops, and summer houses, its application extends even to ornamental garden features. By adding this weathervane, you infuse intricate detail and captivating interest into your roof, transforming it into a distinctive focal point.

  • 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