On its own, the 1FE Access Panel provides access for bats to existing roost sites. With a specially shaped entrance hole and open back, bats can crawl through the entire panel. This is particularly useful when renovation or conservation work is being undertaken in buildings already containing bat roosts. With an overall depth of just 8 cm, it is easily integrated within masonry or insulation. If necessary it can also be attached to the underlying structure using two screws. The light grey material can be over-painted as required using air-permeable exterior wall paint. The design includes a silhouette of a bat which is both decorative and informative. Alternatively the 1FE can be set into masonry and rendered so that only the entrance is visible.
The 1FE Bat Access Panel is made from Schwegler wood-concrete; an exceedingly durable, rot-proof and breathable natural material designed to mimic the properties of natural nest sites. The design is maintenance-free with a sloping shelf to allow droppings to fall out. The 1FE can also be fixed to the underlying structure using two screws (not included).
With the addition of an Optional Back Plate, the 1FE can be used to create new roosts for bats.
1FE Panel without optional back plate: