Pirate boat weathervane on a ridge tile fitting with multiple angle options

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  • Description

    Elevate your roof's charm with our pirate boat weathervane, ingeniously designed to effortlessly fit onto a ridge tile without the need for conventional brackets. Crafted from durable steel, this weathervane not only serves its practical purpose but also adds a captivating and unique embellishment to your roofline. With its distinctive pirate ship motif and graceful swivelling action, it provides a captivating visual indication of the prevailing wind direction. Our ridge tile fittings come in various angles, catering to different roof pitches, allowing you to select the perfect fit for your roof's unique pitch. While terracotta is a classic choice for ridge tiles, we offer a range of colours and styles to suit your aesthetic preferences.

    The decision to forgo brackets in favour of our ridge tile fitting stems from the desire to simplify installation and maintain the integrity of your roof. Traditional bracket installation can necessitate drilling holes and may pose potential water sealing challenges for roofers. However the ridge tile fitting securely attaches to the roof using mortar, ensuring a hassle free installation process. Additionally, our weathervane features a concealed mechanical strap located beneath the ridge tile fitting. This strap provides extra stability and versatility, with multiple attachment points for screws, nails, or integration into the roof structure. Once secured in place, the strap can be discreetly concealed during the ridge base installation using mortar, ensuring a seamless and watertight finish.

    Versatility is a hallmark of our pirate boat weathervane, as it can be mounted on a wide array of roof types, including gable ends, houses, buildings, cottages, sheds, workshops, and even summer cabins. Its aesthetic appeal also extends beyond rooftops, making it an attractive addition to gardens as an ornamental centrepiece. With this weathervane, you not only embrace functionality but also transform your roof into a captivating design feature, turning heads and sparking conversations. Add a touch of nautical whimsy to your outdoor space while enjoying the practical benefits of a weathervane that effortlessly blends form and function.

    Measurements for the 110/35 degree ridge fitting

    Weathervane height: 34 inches (86cm)
    Ridge tile base width: 13 inches (33cm)
    Ridge tile base length: 11 inches (28cm)

    Measurements for the 90/45 degree ridge fitting

    Weathervane height: 32.5 inches (83cm)
    Ridge tile base width: 11 inches (28cm)
    Ridge tile base length: 11 inches (28cm)

    Measurements for the 70/55 degree ridge fitting

    Weathervane height: 34.5 inches (88cm)
    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