Schwegler 1FF Flat Bat Box

SKU
10606
£73.61 Ex. VAT
Order to reserve stock (Backorder)

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 11268, 11245

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Ideal for use by you as a summer roost or nursery. The box can open and is easy to inspect by licenced bat workers for conservation studies and other research.

To compensate for fluctuations in temperature in spring and autumn, the 1FF is provided with a roughened rear panel made of hard-wearing wood. Depending on their individual temperature requirements, the animals can choose between the cooler wood concrete or the warmer wooden panel.

Key Features: 

  • Large, popular, and practical
  • Colonial bats can use the box as a roost or nursery
  • Maintenance-free 
  • Suitable for inaccessible areas (steep slopes, house walls)
  • The entire front of this box can be swung open for inspection.

 

Accessory: Schwegler Hanger for Bat Boxes 16148


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.

Bats are a schedule 1 protected species under the Wildlife & Countryside Act. It is illegal for any member of the public to disturb a roost, handle or kill any bat. Bat boxes therefore may only be inspected by a licensed bat worker. However, you can monitor your bat box without disturbance, look for mouse-sized droppings beneath the box as a clue to occupation or observe from a distance at dusk to see if bats are exiting the box to hunt.

MATERIAL: Woodcrete

DIMENSIONS (MM): 270 x 430 x 140

ENTRANCE: 120 x 240

WEIGHT (KG): 9

INCLUDES: Box, hanger, and aluminium nail.

SPECIES: The vertical and horizontal narrowing of the box makes it very suitable for all crevice-inhabiting Bat species, such as pipistrelle and noctule bats. It offers the animals optimum interior depth wherever it is hung up, i.e. back contact on and with the wood or wood concrete on the inside.

SITING: This box has proved highly effective under practical conditions everywhere, in gardens and forests as well as on urban buildings and balconies, and is best positioned at a height of between 4 to 6 metres.

Thanks to the central fixing only a nail or screw is required to fix the box securely in position; an added advantage on lightweight panel walls or in rented accommodation. There is a radial recess at the rear that enables good and steady installation on masts or tree trunks. Thanks to its additional four support points it can also be attached securely to houses, garages, towers, hunting hides, and walls.

MAINTENANCE: The box is open at the bottom, allowing droppings to fall out so it does not need cleaning

We now offer FREE UK SHIPPING for online 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.

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.

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Important Information About Backorders

At Wildcare there are times when items are only available on a backorder basis, either due to high demand or if the item is a special order item. We refer to these as ‘backorder items.

Backorder items are clearly listed on our website as ‘Order To Reserve Stock (Backorder)’. Items that are in stock and ready to be shipped immediately are listed as ‘In Stock’.

When you place an order for a back order item or an order that includes back order items, a member of our team will be in contact within 48 hours of your order to confirm the lead time for delivery. For any queries before then, please call us on: 01451 833 181

Avoiding Disappointment

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.

If your back order is urgent or required within a specific time frame we suggest to call us on 01451 833 181 so we can keep your requirements in mind throughout the waiting period.

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 833 181 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.