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Winged dragon finials installed on a hip end roof

We supplied these stunning winged ridge dragons to a customer that was refurbishing their roof with slates and terracotta ridge tiles and they sent us in a collection of photos showing the finished works. The property is located in Streatham, London and there are many properties in the area that feature decorative roof finials and dragons as part of the architecture. The winged dragons are installed at opposite ends of the ridge tile run on hip end roofs, As you can see in the photos gable end roof finials can actually be used to great effect on a roof with hip ends and instead of the finial shaped in such a way to lead into the hips (hip end finials) the actual ridge tiles on the hips are cut\angle grinded to meet the finials and the mortar bonds and leaves a nice neat finish

Somerset dragons and special relevance to dragon finials

Somerset has many dragon myths, legends and folklore with stories and traditions being passed down the generations. Tales include a story of a dragon killed by a local man called Fulk Fitzwarin and at Kingston St Mary a village is said to have rolled a large stone down a hill to kill a dragon, there are many more dragon myths and legends in the region

Roof finials installed on property in Southampton

Wow where to start and what to say about this fantastic set of photos sent in from a customer that was renovating their property in Southampton and wanted to create a feautre using roof finials. There are several roof dragons, fleur de lys and obelisk on other parts of the ridge line to add architectural detail and interest to the roof and turn the roof into a nice eye catching feature

Ridge dragon installed on extension roof

This set of photos was sent in by a customer that was renovating their property in Tiptree, Essex. Their home is extended to the front and they was looking for a decorative ridge finial to decorate the gable end roof elevation on the extension. They opted for a traditional style ridge dragon because they were able to source slate for the roof and some nice reclaimed terracotta hole crested ridge tiles from a reclamation yard. They needed something to create a feature on the gable end and also that would be in keeping with the ridges and the theme of their property