FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 
Below are a few on the questions we get asked regularly about our Exterior and Outdoor Clocks, Roof Turrets, Clock Towers and Weathervanes. If you cannot see the question you need answering then please call us on 01733 330222 or email enquiries@hawkinsclocks.co.uk
FAQ's about our Exterior and Outdoor Clocks

Frequently asked questions

What size exterior / outdoor clock should I order?


Choosing the right clock can be difficult because what looks to be a big clock at ground level right in front of your eyes, will look completely different when up on your building. The attached guide has been produced to give you some help in choosing, however if you are unsure we would always recommend speaking with one of our advisors before ordering by calling 01733 330222. It is often helpful for our advidors to see some images of the anticipated clock location so please email these to enquiries@hawkinsclocks.co.uk




How are time changes and power failures dealt with?


We offer a range of clock control systems that will automatically restart your clock after power failures and alter at the summer and winter time changes, so you dont have to worry about changing the time on your clock once installed. All of our clock controllers run off a mains power supply and each is supplied in an easy to fit box with simple to use push button operation controls.




Can I personalise my clock?


All of our clocks can be personalised one way or another be it a simple name or date on the dial to corporate branding, bespoke colours, shapes and hour markers. Simply send us the details of what you require either written in an email, a sketch or full electronic artwork and we will make your ideas and concepts a reality. Acceptable file type: CDR, Ai, EPS, PSD, DXF, DWG. JPG, TIFF and BMP if they are high resolution images.




How are our exterior / outdoor clocks powered?


Most of our clocks run off a 230v standard mains supply and unless specified our clocks come with a pre-fitted standard UK mains plug. If you opt for our self adjusting Master Clock Control System this is supplied with a 12v switch mode power supply enabling it to be installed anywhere in the world.




Can my clock be illuminated even though its outdoors?


As standard only our Skeleton dials can be illuminated from the rear however replicas of our other styles can be produced in acrylic so that they too can be illuminated, albeit if you chose a coloured background for your dial this may vary slightly from our standard dial colours. Standard LED illumination is supplied in Warm White, however where requested this can be upgraded to Cool White or even RGB colour changing for an additional cost.




Do Hawkins Clock Company have to install their exterior / outdoor clocks?


No. All of our products have been designed and manufactured with end user installation in mind and as such most competent DIY enthusiasts, Electricians and Contractors already on site should be capable of installing our clocks.

Our team of engineers are always on hand to offer advice or complete installations where necessary.





 
FAQ's about our Roof Turrets and Clocktowers

FAQ's - Roof Turrets / Clocktowers

What are the weathervanes made from?


We offer a varied range of weathervanes, which include Three Dimensional Verdigris Real Copper and Copper Effect Aluminium, as well as silhouette Steel and Stainless Steel designs.




What if I cant see a weathervane design I like?


We offer a complete bespoke made to order service, producing anything from stills from movies, such as 'War of the Worlds' to silhouettes of your favourite pet be it a cat, mouse, dog or horse.




Can the weathervanes be finished with gold leaf?


Yes, any of our designs can be made to really stand out and shine by having the weathervane either partially or fully gilded with 23 1/2 carat gold leaf.




How do I fit a Hawkins Clock Company weathervane?


We offer a range of installation kits that makes it possible to fit a weathervane in virtually any location and if you dont have somewhere to put one, what better place than on top of one of our Roof Turrets or Clocktowers!





 
FAQ's about our Weathervanes

FAQ's - Weathervanes

What are the weathervanes made from?


We offer a varied range of weathervanes, which include Three Dimensional Verdigris Real Copper and Copper Effect Aluminium, as well as silhouette Steel and Stainless Steel designs.




What if I cant see a weathervane design I like?


We offer a complete bespoke made to order service, producing anything from stills from movies, such as 'War of the Worlds' to silhouettes of your favourite pet be it a cat, mouse, dog or horse.




Can the weathervanes be finished with gold leaf?


Yes, any of our designs can be made to really stand out and shine by having the weathervane either partially or fully gilded with 23 1/2 carat gold leaf.




How do I fit a Hawkins Clock Company weathervane?


We offer a range of installation kits that makes it possible to fit a weathervane in virtually any location and if you dont have somewhere to put one, what better place than on top of one of our Roof Turrets or Clocktowers!