Bat Block

Product code: 10372

Bat Block

Product code: 10372

£72.74 ex VAT
  • Availability: In Stock
Description

Details

The Bat Block is designed to create roosting space for bats within the framework of new builds, or to be retrofitted within existing properties. A simple, stylish way to help protect our Bat species and provide hibernation or maternity roosting space for them.

Bats play an important role within our environment. As well as performing some pollination, bats are a natural control of insect populations as these are their main food source. Bats are also a good indicator species of ecology health, with changes in populations reflecting local biodiversity.

The beautiful Bat Block features an internal FSC certified wooden panel, a small entrance space to deter larger birds and predators, a knock out which means you can turn several Bat Blocks into a colony and is standard UK block size.

When positioned South or West facing, the Bat Block becomes a summer maternity roost and when placed in a north facing position the Bat Block becomes a winter hibernation roost.

Materials
Made from cast concrete using up to 75% waste materials from the Cornish China Clay industry.

Dimensions
215mm x 440mm x 160mm

Weight
Approx 15 kg (unpackaged)

Positioning
The Bat Block should be positioned at least 4m from ground level, in proximity to vegetation and linear features like hedgerow which bats rely on for navigation and food.

South or West facing will provide summer maternity roosts and north facing will provide winter hibernation roosts.

Installation
Build into course work using mortar mix as main build components in place of a standard brick or block. Can also be wall mounted. The Bat Block can be turned into a colony by knocking out the section on the side and installing Bat Blocks next to each other.

Maintenance
Bats and their homes are protected by law so it is important not to disturb them. The Bat Block does not require maintenance as the design allows droppings to fall from the entrance.

Delivery

We now offer FREE UK SHIPPING on orders over £30 to the UK mainland (under 30kg), including service & repair items. For information on qualifying requirements for free shipping, please see our delivery page.

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. Schwegler products need to be ordered by 11am for next day delivery.

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 Interlink, and larger items are sent usingTNT or Tuffnells. Palletised deliveries are with Hacklings.

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.

For full delivery information please click here.

Returns

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 support@wildcare.co.uk

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.

Please click here to view our full returns policy.