We have been sent a sample of a new style of Swift box by Bird Brick Houses Ltd in Sussex. There are two approaches to providing nest boxes for Swifts, either add nest-boxes outside or build them into the fabric of the building. Either way, they need to be an attractive feature or well hidden. The Bird Brick House product is effectively a bespoke solution that provides a built in nestbox that matches both the existing brickwork and the space available in the wall.
It is easy to incorporate this box in the top courses of brick in a newly built building, but also, it can be retrofitted into an already built wall. There is no need to cut bricks, so the wall can be restored to its original appearance.
|Body of box with front removed|
We think this is a well thought out product, providing good accommodation for Swifts which is easy for builders to incorporate.
The price quoted is £75 + vat + p&p.
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|Example of 4 nest boxes retrofitted into a wall|