Round 8 leaf ball round finial
This is a decorative large range ball top round finial with lovely leaf detailing on the ridge base and is a great finishing option for a circular roof structure such as a tower, conical roof, or circular roof spire. It can also be used as a gate pier on a flat surface. The round finial is bedded in place with mortar to secure it to the roof structure. For further stability, it can also be secured in place mechanically by nails or screws by fitting the metal strap (hidden out of view) on the underside of the base to the roof structure before it is bedded in with mortar. The round finial can either sit on a flat base or can be fit over existing roof tiles
If you need any assistance, please contact us or email us a picture of your roof structure so that we can advise on fitting. If you need the round finial to fit over lead work, we may also be able to advise on a suitable way of fixing it, including manufacturing a piece with some countersunk holes. On the underside of the circular base it is conical shaped and is angled at a 50 degree pitch. The round finial has been made as generic as possible to fit with flat surfaces to roof pitches up to 110 degrees. External
Our large selection of designs, ridge bases, finial crests, colour finishes, and customisation options provides an array of possibilities, resulting in countless unique and individual finial designs possible. To cater to this variety, all products are bespoke and made to order to the specific preferences of our customers. As a result, each item has a designated lead time for manufacturing and delivery (refer to our delivery info for details). Please note that the images provided are solely for illustrative purposes, and measurements may occasionally be estimated. If you require specific or additional product information please contact us for more information
- 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.
The colour suits most terracotta roofs, it features an antique effect which gives it a lovely aged appearance
Colour matching from £15.00 extra per finial
We can provide our finial workshop address to send tile sample(s) to us
We can produce finials in all kinds of colours, textures, effects and finishes with amazing results. Customers tend to use colour matched finials for traditional and heritage projects, restoration work, adding and restoring detail to the roof but maintaining a uniform look where the finial is in keeping with the roof ridges, tiles and fittings. Also wonderful feature finials can be produced to make something extra special or personal
Post a tile sample to our Workshop - We recommend posting sample(s) to our workshop in Essex, the sample can be small to save on postage costs. We colour and texture match finials to all kind of different roof tile manufacturers roofing products ensuring finials will blend in nicely to compliment and add character to the roof
Colour matching to photos - We no longer colour match to photos as lighting conditions and screen colour setups can distort the true colour but if there is no sample available we can produce a generic colour to be more in keeping
We offer this as an alternative colour option. It comes in a dark finish with a blue tint and is near black in colour making it perfect for dark roofs and ridges
We offer this as another colour option. The slate grey colour is a mid grey colour which is perfect for slate roofs and grey coloured roof tiles and fittings
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
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)
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
All products are 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 products meet strict performance criteria in terms of structural strength, impermeability to rainwater and freeze-thaw resistance
What are the products made of?
The products are 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