Bird nesting boxes
These boxes are suitable for many of the UK’s small to medium size birds.
The Standard box
This nesting box is suitable for House Sparrows and members of the Tit family. The single entrance hole allows the entire internal area to be available for nesting and roosting. The aperture size will vary according to the target species (see The Design) and box fronts can be removable (4 stainless steel screws) if required.
A sparrow terrace box is available; this has the same external dimensions as the standard box but has two entrance holes and two separate compartments – ideal for the sociable nature of house sparrows. The terrace box is also suitable for Redstarts, Black Redstarts and Wagtails.
The swift box has a cresent shaped hole to one side of the box, allowing swifts access but restricting use by starlings.
This box has a rough internal floor to make it easier for the birds to move around; in the centre of the floor is a raised nest cup to assist the birds’ nest building. The ideal internal depth of a swift box is 140 mm, however if cavity width is limited, boxes can be manufactured with a reduced depth (minimum 100 mm). Please specify requirements at the point of order.
This is the same as the standard box but with a 48 mm entrance hole. Like the swift box the ideal internal depth is 140 mm, however if cavity width is limited, boxes can be manufactured with a reduced depth (minimum 100 mm). Please specify requirements at the point of order.
All boxes can be supplied with bricks fitted in stretcher bond (half bond) and quarter bond (Flemish, English, both standard and garden wall bonds). Boxes can also be supplied without bricks for fitting into render walls and incorporating into stonework. The fronts have a stainless steel mesh to aid adhesion and are retained with stainless steel screws. All boxes have drainage holes.