Schwegler 1FE Bat Access Panel
Lead time may be up to 2-3 months. We recommend you pre-order online so that stock is reserved for you once it becomes available. Alternatively, you may be interested in 10682
The 1FE Schwegler bat access panel provides a smart, bat-friendly way for them to enter into cavity walls. This is particularly useful as bats prefer to continue using familiar nesting places. When older/historic buildings are refurbished or converted, these units can be installed so that bats continue to have access to their existing roosts. (We recommend installing multiple units).
Alternatively, with an optional back panel (available separately) the bat box works as a standalone roost unit.
The unit is maintenance-free as droppings run down the sloped entrance hole and fall away.
Fixing is simple – there are two pre-drilled holes at the front through which screws (not supplied) pass for fixing to an exterior wall. With a depth of just 8cm, the unit can easily be integrated into the building and rendered. It can also be painted with air-permeable exterior paint.
One more thing to know – the bat box is made from Schwegler’s Woodcrete, a tough, weather-resistant blend of wood and concrete that will last for years and won’t rot, warp, crack or leak. Woodcrete is breathable/porous, so it maintains a stable temperature inside and also provides a rough surface for the bats to cling to. Combine all this with a box design that prevents water entering it and you have a unit that will protect bats for decades.
OPTIONAL BACK PLATE FOR 1FE
This optional backplate changes the unit into a standalone bat box. This means it no longer provides access to the wall cavity. Instead, the wooden panel creates a cavity inside the box. As for the woodcrete shell, the wooden panel is also roughened to help the bats gain a foothold (claw hold) inside.
Occupants: Building-inhabiting bat species
Weight: 5.1kg (+ 2.9kg if the optional back plate is included).
Installation: Built-in to or fix against exterior wall (fixings not included). Be careful not to allow access to breathable roofing membranes. We recommend a ladder to install the unit at the top of the building (at least 3 meters above ground) so that bats are more likely to find the access and the panel will be safe from tampering. The ideal aspect is so the box receives some sun during the day. If it is on an existing feeding or flight route and provides access to an existing next, you are more likely to get usage. Please ensure there is a clear flight path for the approach and departure. No cleaning required as droppings fall away through the front opening.
Includes: 2FE bat access panel
We aim for next working day delivery on all UK mainland orders received before 3.00pm. Where products need to be made to order or are not a regular stock item, or during busy times of year, despatch times may be longer.
If your order is urgent please call us on 01451 833 181. There is usually an additional charge for timed delivery.
We will always use a reputable courier company and require a signature on delivery. Smaller items are usually shipped using Royal Mail or DPD, and larger items are sent using TNT or Tuffnells. Palletised deliveries are with Pallex.
We will email you shipping confirmation after your order has been despatched. Where available, you will also receive tracking notification by email or text. If you need to track your parcel urgently then please contact us.
We can deliver to anywhere in the world, but you may need to contact us for a quote.
If your order doesn’t qualify for free shipping then UK mainland delivery starts at £6.67 ex VAT, while Highlands and Islands delivery starts at £12.50. You can calculate shipping costs using the basket.
If you receive damaged items or the wrong goods, please let us know straight away so that we can arrange for them to be returned to us and replaced as quickly as possible.
You will need to obtain a Returns Number - please call us on 01451 833181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please return goods, WITH THE RETURNS NUMBER MARKED ON THE PARCEL to: Wildcare, Eastgate House, Moreton Road, Longborough, GL56 0QJ
We may ask for a photograph any damaged items before we agree to replace them.