Victorian arrow weathervane supplied on a double arch 90 degree ridge

Click the image to enlarge
inc. VAT and FREE delivery to mainland England & Wales
Earn 0 reward points with this product.
  • Description

    The copper verdigris Victorian arrow weathervane is a fully functional weathervane that turns elegantly in the wind, providing a fun and unique way to read the weather. While we offer a classic terracotta colour for our standard ridge tile installation, we also offer other colours and finishes.

    The total height is 840mm (33 inches), the base of the ridge is 12 inches (296 mm) in length and 9 inches (225 mm) in width, and it is set at a 45 degree angle.

    Is a bracket really necessary for a weathervane? The use of brackets for mounting a weathervane increases the likelihood that water will find its way into the roof or attic space in the long run. The Victorian arrow weather vane has an easy and quick installation process. The double arched, 90 degree ridge fitting can be easily and securely fastened to the roof with mortar. We also supply a sturdy metal strap for mechanically fixing the item if desired in addition. This adjustable strap has several predrilled holes for fastening it to rafters, ridge beams, or other structural elements of your roof. After the metal strap is fastened in place, it can be hidden from sight using standard mortar when the ridge base is being installed

    Whether you have a gable, hip, or ridge roof on your home, shed, workshop, or summer cottage, the Victorian arrow ridge weathervane will look great. Additionally, it can be ornamentally incorporated into your garden. It's an excellent method for incorporating eye catching, ornate features into your roof.

  • 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