Labrador weathervane supplied on a round ridge tile base
The beautiful Polished Copper Labrador Weathervane is made to make your roof look better with its colourful and ornate look. This weathervane is made of high-quality shiny copper and comes with a round ridge tile base, which makes it easy to put up. At an amazing 31.5" (80cm) in height, it will really catch people's attention.
This weathervane is not only a beautiful decoration, but it also works perfectly at what it is meant to do. The figure of a Labrador on top of the weathervane gracefully turns in the direction of the wind. Its cute look adds a bit of style and personality to any roof.
The round ridge tile base, which is 12" (30cm) in diameter and 10" (24cm) tall, makes placement safe and easy. Traditional brackets require drilling holes and attaching them to the roof or inside the roof space. Our weathervane, on the other hand, can be quickly put up using mortar, which is how it's always been done. The ridge tile base comes in the standard colour terracotta, but we can also offer it in other colours and finishes if you prefer.
For your ease, we also include a strong metal strap. This flexible strap has a number of holes that make it easy to make it the right length. It's up to you whether you want to fix it with screws, nails, or something else. Once the strap is in place, it can be hidden with standard mortar so that it blends in with the rest of your roof's design.
This Labrador Weathervane can be used in a lot of different ways. It can be put on many different kinds of roofs, like turrets, towers, flat roofs, round roofs, and even circular roofs. Also, it looks nice enough that you could use it as an ornament in the garden. Because it is easy to put up and can be changed, this weathervane can be used in a lot of different ways to make your surroundings look better.
The Polished Copper Labrador Weathervane is both beautiful and useful. Let it turn your roof into a work of art with lasting charm.
- 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