If you are involved in new build developments or are providing advice on bat accommodation for retrofitting existing properties then the Bat Block is worth considering. This particular box is simple and stylish and designed to provide hibernation or maternity roosting space.
- Internal FSC certified wooden panel,
- Small entrance to deter large birds and predators
- Knockout: turn several Bat Blocks into a colony
- Standard UK block size
Why do we need to protect bats?
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 environmental health, with changes in populations reflecting local biodiversity.
MATERIAL: Made from cast concrete using up to 75% waste materials from the Cornish China Clay industry.
DIMENSIONS (MM): 215 x 440 x 120 (+15 mm fascia depth)
WEIGHT (KG): Approx 15 kg (unpackaged)
SITING: 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.
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 bat brick 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.
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We cannot guarantee that a backordered item will come back into stock or be delivered for a specific date, however we will always do our best to keep you informed and updated.
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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.