This nest box consists of a weatherproof outer shell made from UV stabilised 100% recycled plastic. Inside the outer shell is a wooden nest box to provide the ideal environment for birds to nest in. The wooden box has drainage holes in the base and can be removed from the plastic case. The outer shell has been precision cut and uses an ingenious system of tabs to hold it together. This further extends the lifespan by ensuring that there are no metal fixings that could rust or degrade over time.
The internal compartment is constructed from FSC-Certified Oriented Strand Board, which is made from flakes of wood waste or from saplings thinned from forests to make space for larger trees. If you need to check or clean the box, simply twist the fastening at the bottom and the wooden nesting chamber will slide out. The outer shell is made from recycled board which is itself made from discarded bale wrap, fertiliser bags and other plastic waste, gathered mostly from farms across the UK.
These nest boxes are available with a choice of three hole sizes: 25mm, 28mm and 32mm. The 25mm hole is primarily suitable for the smallest tit species such as blue tits, coal tits and marsh tits. The 28mm hole will attract all of these species as well as great tits, crested tits and tree sparrows. The larger 32mm hole will attract a large range of species including blue tits, coal tits, marsh tits, house sparrows, great tits, nuthatches and pied flycatchers.
Fixing to the wall or tree is easy using the three concealed mounting holes in the back of the box (located opposite the entrance hole for easy access). Often this is the only fixing needed, but a further hole is provided at the base if required for stability. The easiest way to mount the box is to remove the inner compartment, fix the outer shell onto the tree or wall then slide the inner roost chamber back into the box and secure it in place.
The Eco Small Bird Box is designed and manufactured in the UK.
* Materials: Recycled LDPE plastic and FSC Certified OSB
* Finish: Non-toxic water-based stain and preservative
* Dimensions: 26cm x 17cm x 17xcm (H x W x D)
* Weight: 1.1kg
* Fixing: Three concealed keyholes and further fixing hole at base