Vivara Pro WoodStone Swift Box (Build-in, Small)

SKU
11269
£22.17 Ex. VAT
In stock

A great way to help our declining Swifts, this nest box is simply incorporated into the side of a building.

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This is a 'fit & forget' nest box ideal for including in new buildings or renovations in the hard-to-access sites that Swifts prefer, such as under the eaves.

Key Features:

  • Maintenance-free
  • Long-lasting
  • Protects swift nests from predators and extreme temperatures 

 

Why are nest boxes important?

Natural nest sites are being lost having devastating consequences for bird species. Birds are an essential component of functioning ecosystems and have a direct impact on human populations and millions of other species. It is therefore important to provide our feathered friends with a home.

MATERIAL: Woodstone

DIMENSIONS (MM): 310 x 170 x 170

ENTRANCE (MM): 30 x 65

WEIGHT (KG): 3.65

SPECIES: Swift

SITING: This Swift building block can be used for new construction or renovation. It is designed to be built into a wall, where you have a narrow cavity. The block sits on the front wall, leaving 55mm approximately hanging into the cavity. Assuming you have a cavity, which is 100mm plus then you still have space for insulation where you have warm space behind. The insulation in the cavity can simply continue behind the block, so there is no thermal bridge. If insulation has to be cut away, it is important to cut the insulation around the circumference of the block. This block can be used in a rendered wall as it has a flat Woodstone front wall to render to. Use a former to ensure the entrance hole does not get filled with render or reduced in size.

Preferably install the built-in block in the gable end on the north or east side of the building 3 courses down from the top. This gives an ideal height for the block and is an area where there will be little disturbance from humans. Keep the flight path of the nesting box clear so do not allow trees or shrubs to grow in front of the wall. Swifts like to breed in colonies, therefore it is advisable to build into several building blocks together. The distance between the mounting blocks must then be at least 40 centimeters. No nesting material needs to be added. Site 5 m up. 

MAINTENANCE: Maintenance-free

 

 

 

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