Woodstone® Build in Swift (15.5cm Deep Visible)
This nest box as the name suggests it suitable for the Swift. Swifts see our buildings as substitute "rockeries" where they would breed in a natural habitat.
The population of these birds has declined since the 1970s and all three species are now on the Amber List of Birds of Conservation Concern. Property maintenance and renovation often denies access to these birds, so providing a specially designed nest box is a practical way of helping the species and may be a condition of planning consent.
House sparrows or starlings are also known to use Swift boxes as nesting sites.
The common swift building block can be used for new construction or renovation. The front of the installation stone is placed flush with the front of the facade. The insulation in the cavity can simply continue behind the stone, so there is no thermal bridge. If insulation has to be cut away, it is important to cut the insulation well around the circumference of the cabinet. The space behind the cabinet must in that case be filled with a hard insulation.
Preferably install the installation stone on the north or east side. Where possible, place the installation stone as high as possible in the façade but at least 4 meters high. Keep the flight path of the nesting box clear so do not allow trees or shrubs to grow in front of the wall. The common swift likes to breed in colonies. It is therefore advisable to build in several building blocks together. The distance between the mounting blocks must then be at least 40 centimetres. No nesting material needs to be added.
Swifts use little nest material and do not make dirty marks on the façade.
|Dimensions (b x h x d) (cm)||31 x 17 x 17|
|Inner Dimensions (b x h x d) (cm)||28 x 13 x 14|
|Hole Size||6 x 3 cm (oval)|