Traditional Bat Box
- Designed for small crevice dwelling bats especially pipistrelles.
- Grooved landing ladder continues internally.
- Precision cut FSC certified panels for dry, draught free, long-lasting box.
- 20mm entrance slot to deter birds but suits small bats.
- Easily changed to a single chamber bat box by sliding the internal divider out.
- Please note there is a lead time of 3-4 weeks on this product.
£24.50 excl. VAT £29.40 inc. VAT
Our Traditional Bat Box is designed for those bat species which would naturally roost in crevices. It is especially suitable for both Common Pipistrelles and Soprano Pipistrelles. These two species are the most abundant bats in the UK and most frequently use bat boxes.
This bat box is supplied with two parallel crevices but if you'd rather provide a box for bats which prefer a larger roosting chamber such as noctules then the internal divider is easy to remove. To remove the internal divider just unscrew the single screw holding the roof down, remove the roof and the internal divider simply slides out.
Designed taking into account our 12 years’ experience of making batboxes, with the benefit of customer feedback, the latest scientific thinking and advice from experts on British bats. The key features include:
20mm entrance slot is ideal for bats but deters birds.
Close fitting panels and roof (precision cut by computer controlled equipment) for restricted airflow and improved heat retention.
Bat ladder at base of box continues inside box to ensure bats find it easy to access and move around within the box.
Easy and safe to erect box on walls or trees - light weight with 2 screw holes for mounting.
Easy (1 screw) to remove roof for cleaning or inspection where permitted
Manufactured in exterior grade FSC Certified Exterior grade plywood
Bat boxes can be mounted on both buildings and trees. Try to position your box as high as possible in a sheltered sunny place. Ideally, several boxes should be put up facing in different directions to provide a range of conditions. Bats need time to find and explore new homes, and it may be several years before boxes have residents – be patient! Droppings on the landing area, stains around the lower parts of the box and chittering noises from inside on warm afternoons and evenings are signs of occupation.
Please note: All bats and roosts are protected by law and you should only open a bat box to check it if you hold an appropriate licence.
|Product||Traditional Bat Box|
|Materials||FSC Certified Exterior Grade Plywood.|
|Construction||Panels stapled together with surface sunk staples.|
|Finish||Box left untreated|
|Dimensions||Overall height: 34cm, Overall width: 16cm, Overall Depth: 12cm|
|Entrance||20mm wide slot.|
|Access||Removable roof, secured with 1 screw.|
|Fixing||2 fixing holes in back panel for fixing to wall, tree etc.|