Victorian arrow weathervane fitted to a square ridge tile

Victorian arrow weathervane fitted to a square ridge tileClick the image to enlarge
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  • Description

    This copper verdigris Victorian arrow weathervane is an attractive addition to any roof. It rests atop a square tile capping and has an overall height of 31.7" (82cm). The direction of the wind is indicated by the movement of the Victorian arrow on this fully functional weathervane. Although terracotta is the default material for our ridge tile fittings, we do provide alternative colours

    The weathervane is a beautiful and distinctive roof ornament. It improves the aesthetic and injects some character. Whether you have a square roof, a double hip roof, a pyramid roof, a tower roof, or even a flat roof, this ridge cap will look great on your structure. It measures 12" (30cm) x 12" (30cm) at the square ridge base and has a height of 11" (28cm). Its adaptability is further highlighted by the fact that it can also serve as a garden ornament if so desired.

    This Victorian arrow weathervane requires minimal effort to install. This weathervane doesn't require brackets, which can be difficult or hassle to install. The mortar secured capping of the square roof tiles makes for a quick and trouble free installation. A metal strap can be added as a mechanical fix for those who prefer it. This malleable strap can be cut to size and then secured to the roof using screws, nails, or another appropriate fastener. The strap, once fastened, can be hidden during the traditional mortar bed ridge base installation. This extra measure ensures a steady setup and gives you peace of mind.

    This copper verdigris Victorian arrow weathervane will add style and function to your roof with minimal effort on your part. It differentiates your roof from others and adds visual interest.

  • 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