IB GZ 04 Common swift built-in nest box

Item number: 901340120
Outer dimensions (w x h x d) (cm): 42 x 18 x 15,6
Recommended by:
FSC certified:

This recessed brick provides nesting opportunities for swifts and can be used in both new construction and renovations.

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This built-in nesting box is suitable as compensation for swifts’ nest sites in the facade and can be used in new construction. In addition, it can be used in existing construction when renovating or post-insulating. The height of the recessed stone fits perfectly into 3-layer waal format.

House sparrows also like to use this built-in nest box. For discovery of the nest box by swifts, this is beneficial. If the swift wants to take over the nest box from the house sparrow, the sparrows will be thrown out without mercy.

The built-in nest box is made of FSC wood concrete with a waterproof glued plywood back wall.

This built-in cabinet is built into the facade horizontally, with the front set back 2 to 3 cm, so that stone strips can be placed in front. At the location of the square entrance in the hive, you must install your own entrance opening in the stone strips. Make this entrance opening horizontally 65 mm wide and 30 mm high.

Preferably build the built-in nest boxes with several together with a minimum horizontal and vertical spacing of 50 cm.

Where possible, build built-in closets high up and below the eaves. If that is not possible then build in at least 4 meters high in the facade. Do not place cabinets directly over doors or windows.

Facades between north and east are preferred. A different wind direction is also possible (for example, directly under the roof overhang). Do not build the stays where there is full sun all day and not on southwest facades because of rain intrusion.

Do not add nesting material.

This built-in nest box does not require cleaning. Swifts themselves will work out excess nesting material (for example, if a house sparrow has been in it).

  • Item number: 901340120
  • Weight (kg):5,5
  • Outer dimensions (w x h x d) (cm):42 x 18 x 15,6
  • Inner dimension (w x h x d) (cm):37 x 13 x 14,5
  • Material:Woodstone┬«
  • Colour:Grijs
  • Fly-in opening:65 x 30 mm (ovaal)
  • Soortgroep:Swifts
  • Type:Swift
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