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The Schwegler 1WI Summer and Winter Bat Box is designed for year-round occupation. This means that it is suitable for both the safe hibernation of bats in winter, as well as for roosting, forming of colonies and raising of young during the summer. This box is manufactured with woodcrete together with a special insulating material. Along with the cavity wall design, this results in excellent thermal insulation but with no loss of air permeability. The insulation also prevents the interior from overheating in the summer or if it is placed in a very exposed site.
The interior of the box has a variety of different surfaces, at various heights, from which the bats can hang. This arrangement enables individual species to find a suitable roost. The entrance area is funnel-shaped and has small steps offering a good foothold for even young and inexperienced bats.
Suitable for bat species which typically inhabit buildings, such as common pipistrelles, serotine bats and occasionally noctule or Bechstein’s bats.
The 1WI is designed to be set into an external wall or incorporated into the masonry and then rendered flush with the surface so that only the entrance is visible. This box does not require any maintenance as the droppings fall out of the entrance.
Please note: If you require a year-round bat box for installation onto external walls or surfaces then please take a look at the Schwegler Summer and Winter Bat Roost 1WQ
* Height: 54.5cm
* Width: 34.5cm
* Depth: 9.5cm
* Weight: 15kg