The Nestbox Company brings together the skills and expertise of our family to produce great quality nest boxes designed specifically for UK wildlife. We started making nest boxes in 1996 based in a shed in Herefordshire. Since then, we’ve grown in size to become one of the largest producers of roost and nest boxes in the UK. The company is run by father and sons; Peter (who looks after everything office-based), Tristan (manufacturing and product development) and Damian (ecologist and wildlife expert).
We aim for our boxes to provide the best accommodation for wildlife and our primary concern with all our products is that they should be designed appropriately for their target species. Our boxes replicate as far as possible the conditions which are found in natural nest and roost sites. Before we design any box we consider the requirements of the proposed inhabitants through reviews of published studies and consultation with experts in their field. This is then combined with our experience of designing and manufacturing boxes and customer feedback to produce what we hope are boxes which offer the best accommodation for wildlife.
During the development of our products we are grateful to have received input of various kinds from many sources including, amongst others, the RSPB, the Barn Owl Trust, the University of Warwick, ZSL London Zoo, Staffordshire University, the Bat Conservation Trust, Aston University, the People's Trust for Endangered Species, Coventry University and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society.
We manufacture our products in our own rural workshops, and combine modern production technology (for instance cutting many of the panels for our boxes using computer controlled machinery), with traditional hand finishing.
Who are we:
Dr Peter Bubb
Peter founded the company and now manages all the office based functions. If you have a query, need some help setting up your camera system or want to place an order, it is most likely to be him that will help you out. After starting out as an electronics engineer, Peter's early career was spent in IT which led to directorships in companies as diverse as Levi's, Land Rover and Horizon Travel. He moved on to become a management consultant and later started up the company, aiming to combine his interest in wildlife with his engineering background.
Tristan heads up the manufacturing side of the business. After studying ecology and countryside management at Aberystwyth University, he ran a landscaping company in Wales for several years. He now manages all the manufacturing and development side of the business and the operation of our workshops. When not manufacturing boxes he can often be found enjoying the wonderful countryside and wildlife that mid Wales has to offer.
Dr Damian Bubb
Damian studied Environmental Biology at the University of St Andrews, holds a Masters degree (researching oystercatchers in Belfast Lough) from Ulster University and completed a PhD on crayfish ecology at Durham University. Following several years as a postdoc and then as senior scientist for the Langholm Moor Demonstration Project (working principally on Hen Harriers and grouse) he now works as a freelance ecological consultant, combining this with oversight of all the wildlife and ecological activities within the Nestbox Company.
The Nestbox Company supplies its products to a wide range of customers, from small to large. Many of them are wildlife professionals, ranging from ecologists, estate managers and academic researchers to environmental organisations. Among our larger customers are The National Trust, various National Parks, specialist retailers, Natural England, Wildlife Trusts, and numerous schools and government organisations. The Company is equally proud to number many enthusiastic private individuals amongst its customers. It is delighted through its many customers to have helped wildlife in many parts of the UK and much further afield.
We welcome enquiries for our products from wildlife organisations and professionals, as well as from individuals, the retail trade, estate managers, and bulk quantity buyers.
Registered Office: Eastcote House, Barston Lane, Eastcote, Solihull B92 0HS Registered in England under Number: 5316884 Registered for VAT in the UK under Number: 866 6236 90