Spitfire weathervane fitted to a square ridge tile cap

Spitfire weathervane fitted to a square ridge tile capClick the image to enlarge
inc. VAT and FREE delivery to mainland England & Wales
Earn 0 reward points with this product.
  • Description

    Designed to rest atop a square ridge tile cap, this steel Spitfire weathervane will make a bold and eye catching addition to your roof. Its sturdy steel construction means it looks great while also serving as an aesthetic accent. The Spitfire spins in the wind, pointing in the direction the breeze is blowing. The spitfire was one of the great aircraft in World War 2

    The 33.5 inch (85-centimetre) height of this item will command attention on your roof. The 12" (30cm) square ridge tile cap fitting comes in standard terracotta, it has a height of 11" (28cm). We also offer other colours and finishes to choose from.

    Some might wonder why a bracket isn't just used instead when thinking about mounting options. The key is ensuring that your roof is completely watertight at all times and this is a convenient alternative. By making holes and fastening brackets to the roof, you run the risk of letting water in. This Spitfire weather vane, on the other hand, requires minimal effort and time to set up. The square ridge tile cap requires only mortar for installation, we also provide a mechanical fix in the form of a metal strap, but that is entirely optional. This strap is strong and adaptable, so you can trim it to fit your needs and then nail or screw it to your roof. The metal strap can be hidden during the traditional mortar installation of the ridge base, resulting in a seamless and secure fit that gives builders peace of mind and stability.

    Square roofs, double hip roofs, pyramid roofs, tower roofs, and flat roofs are all suitable for these Spitfire ridge weathervane installations. In addition to being useful as roofing materials, they can also serve as attractive garden accents. These weathervanes are a great option for anyone looking to improve the curb appeal of their home or garden by adding an eye catching focal point or interesting detail.

  • 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