Sandy Jackson of Pakenham in Suffolk sent me some pictures of her chalet-style house asking for suggestions of where to put some swift-boxes.
|The original opportunity, as presented|
It was fortunate that the eaves were nice and wide at about 300mm. Which allowed a good width for both storeys. The dimensions depend critically upon an accurate measurement of the angle at the apex, which in this case was 90°.
We chose the north end of the house to avoid the sun.
The whole front, made of 4 pieces of wood, is screwed and glued together, and is removable as a unit. So installation is achieved by screwing the back, with floors attached, to the wall, then replacing the front.
Sandy and husband Tony decided to stain the box to match the colour of the woodwork on the sides of the house.
Just how many gable ends like this must there be in the country?
See another idea for a gable end here