Horse weathervane installed on a round ridge tile cap
The Copper Verdigris Horse Weathervane is now available in the UK for your roof. With its decorative and ornate design, this beautiful weathervane adds a touch of luxury and charm. It is made of copper and has a beautiful verdigris finish. It can be used as a roof ornament.
This fully functional weathervane is 32 inches (82 cm) tall and has a horse that turns smoothly in the wind to show the direction of the breeze. The usual colour for the ridge tile fitting is terracotta. We also have a variety of other colours and styles you can choose from if you want.
This horse weathervane is surprisingly easy to put up, so you can enjoy its beauty without any trouble. The round ridge tile cap is easy to put on the roof with traditional mortar, making the construction process simple and easy. We also offer a metal strap for mechanical fixing that can be cut to the right size and attached to the roof with screws, nails, or any other method that works.
Once the metal strap is firmly in place, it can be hidden with a standard mortar bed for a clean look. This weathervane is very flexible. It can be put on towers, flat roofs, round roofs, and circular roofs. It can also be used as a decorative piece in your yard.
The beautiful and useful Copper Verdigris Horse Weathervane will make your roof look better. Installing it is easy and flexible, which makes it a great choice for any homeowner or roofing worker.
- 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.
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.
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
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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