This is a ‘fit & forget’ nest box ideal for including in new buildings or renovations in the hard to access sites that Swifts prefer, such as under the eaves. Like all our FSC WoodStone® products the nest box offers the occupants protection from predators and insulation from extremes of temperature.
• The Cambridge Swift Nesting System is discrete and doesn’t compromise the building’s design.
• The rendered version is one complete unit built to UK block sizes. It has a plywood back which makes it easier to mount a camera.
• This box offers a low cost easy to build in option for any new build.
• The box has 4 nesting pans top and bottom so which ever way it is installed it cannot be wrong. The entrance hole is on the centre line so it easy to fit and cannot be put in the wrong way.
• This box is specifically designed for rendered walls as it has a 20mm protrusion on the front to avoid render entering the entrance hole.
• This box gives the Swifts plenty of space as it is large in size.
A great way to help our declining Swifts, this nest box is simply incorporated into the side of a building but not facing south. Constructed from a mix of concrete and wood fibres, WoodStone® nest boxes offer protection from predators and a more consistent internal temperature.
• The Cambridge Swift rendered is easy to fit as it sits on both walls and is a standard UK block width of 440mm.
• With a 250mm cavity it is advisable to support the back of the box.
• The hole is on the centre line, so it does not matter which way up it is installed.
• As this block is designed to go in the gable end high up it will normally be against a cold space, so insulation is not essential.
• Preferably install the built in block into the gable end on the north or east side of the building 3 courses down from the top . This gives an ideal height for the block and is an area where there will be little disturbance from humans. Keep the flight path of the nesting box clear so do not allow trees or shrubs to grow in front of the wall. Swifts likes to breed in colonies, therefore it is advisable to build in several building blocks together. The distance between the mounting the blocks must then be at least 40 centimetres. No nesting material needs to be added. The recommendation is that you should place a minimum of 1 block per new dwelling so on a 30-house development you would have 30 blocks on the site.
Swifts use little nest material and do not make dirty marks on the façade