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What are roof finials?

Roof finials are a decorative ridge tile which typically emphasize the apex of a gable roof or other part of the roof structure. They are used for decoration or adding an architectural feature and can be used for all manner of other applications. Sometimes roof finials are even used in the garden and for other ornamental purposes

Roof finials are typically cast and finished in a terracotta clay, terracotta concrete or terracotta stone and are fitted onto a prominent place on the roof to create a roof feature. They come in various colours, shapes, sizes and designs but are mostly in the form of half round ridge or angled ridge tile designs

Do the roof finials have to be professionally installed?

No not necessarily, roof finials can be fitted by anyone however it is wise to get the job done by a professional that has all of the tools, safety equipment and knowledge required to select the correct fitting and safely install the roof finial. For existing roofs a ridge tile(s) is typically removed and finials are fitted in place using mortar or a combination of mortar and mechanical fitting

What are the roof finials made of?

The finials are made from a strong durable, weather resistant concrete mix which is reinforced with fibres and additives. The exact mix has been perfected after much testing and is regarded as a quality affordable alternative to buying a clay roof finial. All roof finials are made in accordance with the BS EN 490:2004 and BS EN 491:2004 standards testing

What colours are available?

All finials are finished in an aged terracotta colour by default however if you need a particular colour finish it is possible to finish the finials in just about any colour of your choice. If you need a colour other than terracotta we would advise you to send a sample of the colour via post so that we can colour match to your sample producing a very good colour matching piece

Can you make a mould of a finial because mine is broken or I cannot source them anywhere?

In most cases it is possible, we will often ask you for picture(s) and measurements of your original piece and provide you with a free no obligation quote based on the information. We can currently only produce replicas when customers can send or deliver the original piece to the workshop so there is an original to work from. The original piece can often be repaired and fully restored so that a good mould can be produced and very good quality replicas reproduced. Replica finials are cast from the mould and they can be colour matched to match the original, in some cases we can return the repaired original finial to you complete with the custom mould

How long do roof finials take to make?

We are always happy to discuss lead time prior to ordering and will try our best to meet your needs if you need pieces quickly or have tight timescales. Typically there is at least one of every piece in stock, it can take in the region of 10-14 working days to produce a finial if we are out of stock depending on the requirement and the variety. A lot of care and attention is given to each individual piece and as such we normally advise all customers to allow at least 10 working days to recieve the finials and allow for drying, curing and delivery time

How do I buy roof finials?

The quickest way to place an order and buy roof finials is securely via the online shop on this website. In addition we can also send you an email with an itemised invoice which contains a payment link that takes you to our secure payment handler (Paypal) to order any of the products. We do also accept BACS payment which can be paid via your online banking system (We can email an invoice and further information). We prefer where possible to accept payment electronically because the transaction is quicker and often cuts waiting time but we are happy to discuss alternative methods of payment if required

How are finials delivered?

All finials are packaged securely in impact resistant foam, strong boxes and typically sent out on a wooden pallet. Due to the nature of the products they are very well packaged to minimise the chances of them sustaining damage in transit and breakages are extremely rare. Delivery costs are included in the price of all products on the website to UK mainland addresses and we use a courier service to deliver our finials in most cases

Can I collect finials from you?

Any collections are by appointment only as they are produced in a busy workshop manufacturing environment and at this time we have no retail premises. Please contact us before ordering goods to discuss lead times, pricing and collecting any of the products from the workshop