Bird & Bat Boxes – Architect Specifications
To download architect’s specification, click here.
About the product
We receive more enquiries from architects than any other professional population; we do therefore have deep experience of the type of issues you are frequently faced with. Answers to the most common queries are set out below, however please contact us should you require clarification on any points.
- Boxes are manufactured from recycled polypropylene, brick slivers are (normally) cut from the same bricks used in the host wall and bonded to the front of the box. The front of the box is retained by four stainless steel screws, however this can be made fixed (non-removable) if preferred.
- Metric and most imperial bricks can be accommodated, as can most bonds, including Stretcher (half bond), Flemish, English (quarter bond) and Soldier bond.
- A stainless steel mesh is fitted to the front instead of brick slivers in some cases, for example to ensure good adhesion to stonework or render. See photo below.
- In many cases we are able to adapt the basic designs to accommodate unusual requirements, for example non-standard bricks or a target bird or bat species not in our list. Please contact us to discuss your particular needs.
- The bird brick house box is seamless when fitted in the host wall, all our boxes are supplied unpointed, so the mortar will match onsite.
- The box is not deep enough to bridge the cavity and will not affect the insulation properties of the building.
- Being fitted in the non-load bearing outside skin, no lintel is required.
- Bird Brick Houses’ design is protected by UK patents and European rights of design.
- Click here for architects’ specification
A pair of blue tits preparing a nest in a standard bird box.