Flying pig weathervane fitted to a square roof tile capping

Flying pig weathervane fitted to a square roof tile cappingClick the image to enlarge
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  • Description

    The polished copper of this whimsical flying pig weathervane will add a touch of class to any roof. Its singularity and visual appeal make it an ideal finial ornament, elevating the look of any roof. The weathervane serves its purpose both aesthetically and practically, as its flying pig gracefully spins in the wind to point in its direction.

    This weathervane has a square roof tile capping and measures 33" (87cm) in height. Install with confidence thanks to the sturdy 12" (30cm) x 12" (30cm) x 11" (28cm) square ridge base.

    This flying pig weathervane is much simpler and easier to install than one that requires a bracket. The installer may be hesitant to drill holes in the roof and secure brackets because the roof's primary function is to keep water out. However, the square roof tile capping fitting requires no special tools for installation and provides a watertight seal when set in mortar. The metal strap used for the mechanical fix fitting is an additional feature of the weathervane. You can uncoil and cut to size this sturdy yet adaptable strap. It has a number of predrilled holes so that it can be nailed, screwed, or otherwise fastened to the roof. The metal strap provides stability and peace of mind, and once it is fastened, it can be hidden out of sight during the traditional mortar installation of the ridge base.

    Square roofs, double hip roofs, pyramid roofs, tower roofs, and even flat roofs are all suitable locations for these flying pig ridge weathervanes. Installing them for aesthetic purposes in the garden makes for an eye catching accent and an intriguing focal point.

    This charming weathervane features a flying pig crafted from polished copper, adding a whimsical touch to its practical design.

  • 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