Integrated bird box design
Bird Brick Houses are integrated bird and bat boxes, designed to be quick and easy to fit into the outside skin of 75mm and most 3″ brickwork courses. These include metric and most imperial UK bricks, where Stretcher, English or Flemish quarter bond is being used. Soldier bond can be accommodated via a modified box.
The back of the box protrudes into the cavity by around 25mm or 1″; the swift and starling boxes, being larger protrude by around 65mm or 2.5″ – margins which avoid bridging the cavity. While our core business is bulk manufacturing for fitting in new housing estates and industrial units (to counter the inevitable loss of habitat), Bird Brick Houses can be supplied for retro-fitting into an existing structure, individually if required.
Our brick matching service includes the collection of bricks from the site, bricks which are then used to construct the Bird Brick Houses specified. The finished bird homes are returned ready to fit. We also hold a supply of some commonly used bricks – please contact us for details.
An efficient manufacturing process allows us to deliver most orders within a working week following the safe receipt of bricks from the site.
The table below covers the most common species that are likely to be attracted, together with siting guidance. It is not an exact science and it may be found that species other than the ones which may be targeted take up residence instead. It can also take time for birds and bats to start using the boxes.
|Species||Hole Size & Type||Recommended height above ground|
|Blue Tit||28mm diameter||1.5 – 5 metres|
|Coal Tit||28mm diameter||1.5 – 5 metres|
|Crested Tit||28mm diameter||1.5 – 5 metres|
|Great Tit||28mm diameter||1.5 – 5 metres|
|Grey Wagtail||30mm square cut out||2 – 8 metres|
|House Sparrow||34mm diameter||2 – 10 metres|
|Nuthatch||34mm diameter||3 – 10 metres|
|Pied Fly Catcher||34mm diameter||2 – 4 metres|
|Redstart||40mm diameter||3 – 10 metres|
|Black Redstart||40mm diameter||2 – 8 metres|
|Spotted Fly Catcher||60mm diameter||2 – 5 metres|
|Starling||50mm diameter||3 – 10 metres|
|Tree Creeper||34mm diameter||1.5 – 5 metres|
|Swift||75mm cresent||5 – 10 metres|
|Wren||28mm diameter||1 – 4 metres|
|Bats||20mm high crescent at base||3 – 10 metres|