Victorian arrow weathervane installed on a square roof tile capping

Victorian arrow weathervane installed on a square roof tile cappingClick the image to enlarge
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  • Description

    This beautiful Victorian arrow weathervane is made of polished copper and will look great on any roof. This copper weathervane is a beautiful and unusual way to adorn the top of a building. The Victorian arrow turns gracefully in the wind, serving as both a decorative accent and a practical wind indicator.

    The weathervane is mounted to a square capping which serves as a sturdy and aesthetically pleasing ridge capping. This Victorian arrow weathervane is a simple way to improve the look of your roof, creating a great feature. The standard ridge tile fitting comes in a lovely terracotta colour, but we also have a variety of other colours and finishes available.

    Weathervane and ridge dimensions:

    Total height is 32 inches.

    The ridge measurements are 12" (30cm) square and 11" (28cm) high.

    If you're wondering why you shouldn't just use a bracket to mount the weathervane, there are a few things to keep in mind. It is important to make sure the roof is watertight first, so some contractors may be hesitant to drill holes or install brackets that might compromise the roof's integrity. The good news is that mounting this Victorian arrow weathervane is simple and quick. The capping for the square roof tiles only requires mortar for installation, making it a quick and easy fix.

    Additionally, a metal strap can be used as a mechanical fix for the weathervane. This flexible strap can be uncoiled and cut to size. There is a series of holes on it that can be fastened to the roof with screws, nails, or other fasteners. The metal strap can be hidden during the ridge base installation using regular mortar, giving added stability.

    These Victorian arrow ridge weathervanes can be mounted on a wide variety of roofs, from square to double hip to pyramid to tower to flat. Its adaptability is further highlighted by the fact that it can also be used as an ornamental feature in outdoor spaces like gardens. It's a great way to add some flair to your roof and make a statement.

  • 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