Swifts around nest holes in Charlbury, Oxfordshire

Opening hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 5pm
Friday: 8.30am – 1pm
Weekends: Closed
Bank holidays: Closed

Business details

Bird Brick Houses Ltd.
The Old Parlour
Wilbees Farm
Arlington Nr Polegate
East Sussex BN26 6RU
United Kingdom

VAT No:152359512

Patented Product UK No: 1005180.3
Registration Community Design No’s: 001319065-0001 / 0013190650002

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Frequently asked questions

What is the likely take up rate of boxes once installed?

Results from boxes we have fitted indicate a 75% take up rate (i.e. a nest or roost site) within the first 12 months. We are delighted to say that to date, 100% of boxes used for nesting have been used again the following year.

What bird species might I expect?

House sparrows, tit species, wagtails, flycatchers, black redstarts and starlings will all use the standard box; the aperture size is modified dictating which of the above are likely to be attracted.

The swift nest box is modified with an arch shaped entrance aperture; a shallow internal cup assists and accelerates nest construction. A sparrow nest box is constructed as a terrace, with two separate compartments, each with its own entrance.

How durable are the bird boxes?

The body is made from recycled polypropylene – an extremely tough and durable material used in construction for cavity trays and damp proof courses. This means the box lets in minimal amounts of moisture in adverse weather conditions making it such a highly desirable dry winter roost. As the plastic will be exposed to virtually no sunlight (if any), degradation is effectively eliminated. As a result the boxes are expected to last for the lifetime of the building in which they are housed – an important feature in terms of environmental planning.