Bat nest and roosting boxes
These boxes are best positioned in sunlit clusters, at a height of 3-6 metres and ideally facing different aspects if possible.
The box is designed to provide suitable roosting and nesting opportunities for most of the UK’s bat species, including Pipistrelles. The entrance hole can be tailored to suit different species of bat if required.
The box is self-cleaning thanks to an internal tilt board at the base; this works by diverting droppings out of the entrance hole. The back of each box is lined with wood; in front of this sits a removable untreated sawn oak baffle board which divides the main area into two, giving extra roosting space.
The bat boxes are supplied with a non-removable front as standard, as access is only permitted by licensed bat workers. Should removable fronts be required, please let us know at the point of order.
Bat boxes can be supplied in brick fronted, half bond and quarter bond brickwork or alternatively with a stainless steel mesh fitted to the front. The mesh is designed for optimum adhesion in render and stonework applications. A basic version can be fitted directly behind weatherboarding or into studwork.
Photo by Sally-Ann Hurry.
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