The Sparrow Terrace has been designed to help redress the balance of falling house sparrow numbers. The current UK population of 6 million pairs is half what it was in 1980 and this is thought to be due to habitat destruction and lack of suitable nesting spaces. Sparrows are social birds and like to nest in company. This terrace provides ideal nesting opportunities for three families. Made of Schwegler's revolutionary wood-concrete mix, this terrace is durable, breathable and will last many decades. It may also occasionally attract tits, redstarts and spotted flycatchers.
The terrace can be fixed on to the surface of a suitable wall or incorporated into the wall. It is suitable for all types of houses in built-up areas, and on industrial and agricultural buildings such as barns, sheds and factories. Due to its weight (15kg), it is not suitable for fences or garden sheds. Ideally place the terrace two metres or more above the ground. Either install on the surface of the wall using the plugs and screws provided, or install directly into the wall (see the images tab for illustrations). Cleaning is advisable but not necessary. The front panel can be removed by turning the screw hook.
The Sparrow Terrace is available in either Stone or Brown.
Brood chamber dimensions:
* Height: 16cm
* Width: 10.5cm
* Depth: 15cm
* Height: 24.5cm
* Width: 43cm
* Depth: 20cm
* Weight: 15kg
The box itself is fine but a little tricky to fit between brick courses due to the angle on the top and bottom – it is not square. It requires you to either cut away the bricks to make it look good. It might cause problems if required at the top because there is no square edge to support the wall plates on which the roof sits. We had to compromise and put it in one course lower. It also takes up space in the cavity so may need damp proofing around it.