The Double Chamber Swift Box can be used in your designs if you need to accommodate swifts primarily, but also roosting bats.
- Two pairs of swifts can brood simultaneously
- Rear bat area designed for crevice dwelling species
- Robust design for use in exposed areas
- Made from Schwegler Woodcrete
Schwegler Base Block with Bat Slope 1MF 10149
Designed to be added underneath the Schwegler 1MF, to provide a sloping entrance to behind the box for bats. The base block forms the basis of the bricked-in installation. It is bricked-in first. the 1MF Box is then positioned on top of it and is also bricked in or grouted.
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.
DIMENSIONS (MM): 430 x 460 x 225
INTERNAL (MM): Bat niche: W 35 x H 42 x D approx. 3.5 cm. Swift brood chamber: W 36 x H 17 x D 16 cm.
WEIGHT (KG): 24
INCLUDES: 1MF box, bracket, screws, and plugs.
SPECIES: The design, shape, and texture of the rear bat area are created to meet the needs of bat species that live in buildings, such as the pipistrelle bat. Swifts.
SITING: A specially shaped mounting bracket is fixed onto the respective substrate (e.g. building façade) with three screws/wall plugs. The two metal studs integrated into the rear of the box are used to hang the 1MF in the fixing bracket. Note: The Base Block described below is always required for alternative bricking-in. On external façades or under the roofs of all kinds of buildings, for example, houses, industrial buildings, churches, road structures, walls, or even cliffs and rock faces. Thanks to its robust design, 1MF can also be used in sunny, exposed locations with no problem at all.
MAINTENANCE: The two brood chambers for Swifts are very easy to clean, as each of the front panels can be removed completely by undoing the locking hook. The rear Bat area is maintenance-free, as the droppings can fall out readily at the bottom
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