Motorbike weathervane mounted on a double arch 90 degree ridge base

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  • Description

    Elevate your roof's aesthetic appeal with the exquisite copper motorbike weathervane, thoughtfully designed to adorn your rooftop on a terracotta ridge tile. Crafted with precision, this motorbike weathervane boasts a double arch, 90 degree ridge base that imparts a distinctive and decorative touch to any roof.

    The genuine copper finish exudes timeless elegance, making it a truly unique and eye catching addition to your rooftop decor. Atop this weathervane, a gracefully spinning motorbike serves both as a visual delight and a practical weather indicator. While the default colour for ridge tile fittings is terracotta, we offer a range of colours and finishes to cater to your preferences.

    Measuring 12 inches (296mm) in length and 9 inches (225mm) in width, the ridge's base ensures a sturdy and secure installation. Worried about compromising your roof's waterproof integrity during installation? Fear not! The motorcycle themed weathervane is designed for low hassle setup.

    The innovative ridge fitting, featuring a double arch and a 90 degree ridge base, is seamlessly integrated using mortar, following the same method as standard ridge tiles. For added convenience, we provide an adjustable metal strap for mechanical fixation. This robust and flexible strap can be easily trimmed to suit your specific requirements. Its versatile hole pattern accommodates various installation methods, including nailing, screwing, or roof attachment, while remaining discreet within the standard mortar bed installation of the ridge base.

    Whether you have gable ends, hip ends, homes, cottages, sheds, workshops, or even summer cabins, the motorcycle ridge weathervanes are a perfect fit. They can also serve as captivating garden accents. Elevate your rooftop aesthetics and infuse a touch of flair and intrigue with this exceptional weathervane.

  • 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