Horse weathervane fitted on a ridge tile fitting with multiple angle options

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  • Description

    Transform the appearance of your roof with the exquisite copper verdigris horse weathervane, elegantly installed on a ridge tile fitting. This captivating weathervane introduces a new dimension of aesthetic appeal to your rooftop. It seamlessly combines functionality with beauty, as the graceful horse responds to changes in wind speed and direction, making it not only an attractive addition but also a practical weather indicator.

    While the standard ridge tile fixture boasts a classic terracotta hue, we offer a range of other colours and finishes, allowing you to customise it to suit your specific preferences.

    Why choose this installation method over traditional brackets?

    The answer lies in simplifying the installation process while preserving your roof's integrity. Roofers often hesitate to drill holes and install brackets on the roof surface or in the attic to prevent water infiltration. Installing this horse weathervane however involves securing and installing the ridge on the roof using mortar, with multiple angle options available to accommodate various roof pitches seamlessly.

    For added versatility and installer convenience, we provide a metal strap that can serve as a mechanical fix fitting. This robust and flexible strap can be effortlessly tailored to your needs by cutting it to size. Featuring several holes, it offers secure attachment to the roof using screws, nails, or other methods. Once the metal strap is firmly in place, it seamlessly disappears beneath the standard mortar bedding of the ridge, ensuring a seamless installation process.

    The horse ridge weathervanes find their place atop gables, roofs of houses, buildings, cottages, sheds, workshops, summer houses, and more. Beyond rooftops, these weathervanes serve as striking garden decorations, allowing you to infuse your outdoor space with captivating focal points and intricate detailing. Choose this horse weathervane to enhance your roof or garden with both visual appeal and practical functionality, making a bold statement and elevating your surroundings.

    Measurements for the 110/35 degree ridge fitting

    weathervane height: 35.5 inches (90cm)
    Ridge tile base width: 13 inches (33cm)
    Ridge tile base length: 11 inches (28cm)

    Measurements for the 90/45 degree ridge fitting

    weathervane height: 34 inches (86.5cm)
    Ridge tile base width: 11 inches (28cm)
    Ridge tile base length: 11 inches (28cm)

    Measurements for the 70/55 degree ridge fitting

    weathervane height: 36 inches (91.5cm)
    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