Schwegler 1GS Brick Bat Roost

£77.30 Ex. VAT
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If you want to accommodate bats who prefer to roost or hibernate in the moist conditions of caves, tunnels, or cellars, then the 1GS Roost by Schwegler is a perfect choice. This lightweight concrete unit absorbs moisture from the local environment to create the right climatic conditions.

Some hibernating bats prefer the front and back of their bodies to be in contact with their roost. The internal height and volume of the various niches and crevices inside the unit are perfectly suited to meet the needs of these bats. Due to its size, the unit is can cater to large numbers of bats.

Key Features: 

  • Maintenance-free and easy to inspect
  • Simple to fit 
  • Year-round use: hibernation or roosting
  • Orientation radii encourage adoption
  • Roughened surface
  • Access is via the open base of the unit

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.

Use as winter quarters: The 1GS can be installed in areas protected from frost, making it ideal for accommodating large numbers of these animals. The internal height and the volume have been carefully designed to meet the requirements of hibernating Bats, which prefer to have the back and front of their bodies in contact with the roost, and the interior of the 1GS recessed block with its variable cross-sections and niches is ideally shaped for this purpose.

Use as summer quarters: The 1GS is also ideally suited for summer use. Individual male Natterer’s Bats and also small groups of Daubenton’s Bats often roost on open culverts and under bridges. The 1GS block provides an ideal daytime roosting place for them and other types of Bats.

MATERIAL: Woodcrete

DIMENSIONS (MM): 430 x 200 x 200

INTERIOR CREVICES (MM): 25 to 50 mm, varying, horizontal and vertical. 5 types and sizes of crevice, Orientation radii to encourage adoption.

WEIGHT (kg): approx. 10

INCLUDES: Brick Roost, fixing bracket.

SITING: Install the unit in an underground location (or under a bridge) in an undisturbed spot free of draughts and where the air is moist. Make sure there is direct contact with the wall or ceiling so the unit absorbs the available moisture. This will be more attractive to bats and increase the likelihood of use.

We recommend fitting as high as possible above the ground, inside the enclosed space (whether that’s a culvert, a cave etc) so a stepladder or short ladder will be needed.

Adjustable, rustproof brackets are used to attach it to ceilings and walls and even to the rounded insides of tunnels. Direct contact with the wall or ceiling helps with the absorption of available moisture and encourages the Bats to colonise a site. Efforts to protect Bats are assisted if the 1GS block is installed in an undisturbed place free of draughts, and where the air is moist.

Once in place, provided it is protected from frost and prevailing winds it can be used by bats in the winter. The bat brick roost is also ideal for summer use.

MAINTENANCE: Can be very easily checked from underneath using a torch. Cleaning is not necessary (self-cleaning).


The adjustable, rust proof brackets fix the unit to flat surfaces on ceilings and walls or even the curves inside a tunnel.

Make sure there is direct contact with the wall or ceiling so the unit absorbs the available moisture. This will be more attractive to bats and increase the likelihood of use.

We recommend fitting as high as possible above the ground, inside the enclosed space (whether that’s a culvert, a cave etc) so a stepladder or short ladder will be needed.

Do bear in mind the unit, despite being made of lightweight concrete, weighs 10kg.


Install the unit in an underground location (or under a bridge) in an undisturbed spot free of draughts and where the air is moist.

Fixings included:

Two freely adjustable, corrosion resistant brackets


Cleaning is not necessary (self-cleaning).

Shipping charges are calculated at checkout stage based on the total weight of your order, the type of product and delivery postcode. We aim for next working day delivery on all UK mainland orders received before 2:30pm.

Prices quoted below exclude VAT.

UK mainland delivery starts at £7.92. Pallet deliveries vary depending on your postcode.

Highlands and Islands delivery starts at £25. For larger orders and pallet loads you will need to contact us for a quote. The following postcodes and areas are considered to be Highlands and Islands:

AB36-38, AB55-56, FK17-21, HS all postcodes, IV all postcodes, KA27-28, KW1-17, PA20-78, PH19-50, ZE1-3
Channel Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man, Scilly Isles

Northern Ireland delivery starts at £20 rising to £90 for orders up to 60kg. Please contact us for a quote for larger or palletised orders.

Europe: For European orders please visit call us T. 04 65 65 00 05 or alternatively email us on [email protected]

How quickly will I get my order?

We aim for next working day delivery on all UK mainland orders received before 2.30pm. 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.

Typical delivery times are:

  • 1 to 3 working days within the UK.
  • 3 to 5 working days within Europe.
  • 7 to 14 working days for the rest of the world.

If delivery is likely to take longer than this we will let you know as soon as we become aware of the delay.

If you need an item by a particular date please tell us when you place the order - it if is urgent, we recommend you call us on 01451 833181 to place your order.

How will I know when my order has been dispatched?

We will email you confirmation after your order has been despatched. You might not receive this confirmation email if you made a spelling mistake when you entered your email address. Login and check your registered email address. Spam filters in your email program may also block this type of email. Please check your junk mail folders.

Will I receive online tracking information?

We send parcels of all shapes and sizes so we use several different couriers and haulage companies. Some of these make tracking information available online, and where this is the case you will receive notification by email or text. If you need to track your parcel urgently then please contact us.

What happens if my order doesn't arrive?

If you do not receive your goods within 5 working days for UK orders, or 2 weeks for international orders, please contact us for tracking information.

If your goods do not arrive within 30 days of your order being accepted, please contact us within 40 days and you can opt for a full refund or for us to make good the non-delivery.

Items that are lost will be replaced or refunded by us.

What happens if my order arrives damaged?

Please contact us within 5 working days of receiving your order. You may need to obtain a Returns Number, and return the goods to us; parcels without a Returns Number may be refused. By prior agreement, we will refund the costs of return shipping by Royal Mail first class recorded delivery, or will arrange a collection for items over 2kg. Once we have received the damaged goods we will despatch a replacement or refund you in full.

How will my order be sent?

We will always use a reputable courier company. Smaller items are usually shipped using Royal Mail or Interlink, and larger items are sent usingTNT or Tuffnells. Palletised deliveries are with Hacklings.

A signature will always be required, so please ensure that someone is available to sign for your parcel. Please also ensure you either check the item for damages before signing, or sign for the goods as unchecked. If you need to arrange delivery for a specific time please contact us. There is usually an additional charge for timed delivery.

What countries do you ship to?

We can deliver to anywhere in the world, but you may need to contact us for a quote. You can purchase online if your order is being delivered to Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Luxembourg and the Netherlands. Outside these countries you will need to place your order by phone or email.

If you are outside of the EU you may be liable for import taxes.

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.


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 [email protected]

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.