Schwegler 1FR Bat Tube
Product code: 10184
The 1FR bat tube by Schwegler is for summer roosting bats that prefer to inhabit buildings. It is designed to be built in ie either bricked in or rendered over into the building façade. (The narrow depth, just 12.5cm, makes it very suitable for fitting into the thermal insulation).
The woodcrete shell will be cooler while the wood surface will be warmer, so the bats have a choice depending on our variable British summer conditions.
Self-cleaning as any droppings just fall out of the entrance ramp.
Note: There are two versions. This 1FR bat tube is a single, standalone unit. The 2FR is designed as a modular unit with interconnecting holes so that it can create larger spaces with transverse connections. If the bats are accessing the building interior then we recommend multiple 2FR units.
One more thing to know – the bat box is made from Schwegler’s Woodcrete, a tough, weather-resistant blend of wood and concrete that will last for years and won’t rot, warp, crack or leak. Woodcrete is breathable/porous, so it maintains an ideal, stable temperature inside and also provides a rough surface for the bats to cling to. Combine all this with a box design that prevents water entering it and you have a unit that will protect bats for decades.
Which bat species?
For bats that prefer to inhabit buildings.
Usage (Which part of the life cycle):
BATS - One cavity (empty space), 15.5cm wide between a roughened vertical wooden surface and the textured, wood-concrete shell of the unit
The entrance is at the base of the front panel, approx. 15xm by 9cm, with a ramp leading inside.
See more Info tab for technical details.
See In The Field Tab for mounting details including which direction the box should face.
Dimensions: 47.5 x 20 x 12cm.
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.
- In The Field
Mounting Install into façades: • it can either be bricked or rendered-in • set into concrete (for example, in bridge structures) • retrofitted under weather-boarding during renovation work If fitted to a wall then brackets (not supplied) must be used. We recommend fitting at least 3m above the ground, so a ladder will be needed.
The installation doesn’t necessarily need a cherry picker, but do bear in mind the unit weighs almost 10kg.
The ideal aspect is so the box receives at least some sun during the day. If it is on an existing feeding or flight route you are more likely to get occupation.
Fixings are not included:
As mentioned above, if fitted to a wall (rather than rendered or bricked in) then brackets (not supplied) must be used.
- More Info
Schwegler – Breathable Schwegler wood concrete
• W: 20cm
• H: 47.5cm
• D: 12cm
• W: 15.5cm
Landing plate entrance (approx.):
• W: 15cm
• H: 9cm
• D: 2cm
• Grey but can be painted with breathable exterior paint
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