Special Order Item: Please note that this is a Special Order Item that is built to order and so is non-returnable unless faulty. The Wooden Heated Bat Box is shipped directly from the manufacturer by courier, so there will be a minimum £20 (ex VAT) shipping charge based on delivery location.
This Wooden Heated Bat Box is handmade in Yorkshire by local craftsmen using FSC timber to create a top quality long-lasting environmentally-friendly heated bat box. Designed for mitigation projects to replace lost roost sites where the original roost was associated with a heat source such as a boiler or heating pipes. This box is designed to work as a maternity (breeding) roost, with a range of internal conditions and two cavities provided. The box has a special internal design with a series of baffles (made from sustainable birch ply) to provide a range of crevices with differing temperature profiles. Manufactured from FSC certified European Oak (side walls), with a beautiful FSC certified Western Red Cedar front, the box should last 20 years. The back wall is made from 10mm exterior grade Scandinavian plywood and the internal partitions are made from 4mm plywood. The roof is made from plywood covered in lead to provide a long-lasting attractive finish and avoid the need for preservatives or varnishes. This deluxe box was originally designed for use on historic listed buildings.
The heat source is provided by a high quality vivarium heat mat which needs to be plugged into a domestic mains power supply. The 40W electrical unit and all internal wiring is housed in an exterior-grade waterproof box to protect against any moisture ingress and prevent damage. The unit should cost approximately £20 per year to run. The control unit is a Habistat professional thermostat with external temperature probe. The box should maintain an average summer internal temperature of 20 to 30°C and an average winter internal temperature of 12 to 19°C. The box is supplied with a 5m cable and the electrical components are guaranteed for 5 years. The Wooden Heated Bat Box is maintenance free and we recommend that you run the heater all year round to prevent damp. The box is supplied with a steel bar on the back and mounting brackets to make attachment to a wall easy. Bat boxes should be situated at least 2m from the ground but ideally 5 - 7m above the ground.
Dimensions: (H) 600 x (W) 540 x (D) 135mm
Depth: 13.5 cm
Side walls: European oak
Front: Western Red Cedar
Roof: Lead covered plywood
Back: 10mm external plywood
Two internal partitions: 4mm plywood
All timber is FSC certified. Plywood is Scandinavian.
Cable: 5m cable
Power consumption: 20 watts.
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