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Habibat Lead Access Tile

  • Provide roof access to crevice or cavity roosting bats
  • Blends into your lead roof tiles
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About this product

The Habibat Bat Lead Access Tile has been carefully designed to provide much needed access to roof space for bat species. The Bat Access Tile consists of a lead tile, with a capped vent which allows access to roof felt (for roosting Pipistrelles) or roof space (for Serotine, Leisler's, Daubenton's and Barbastelle Bats). Heavy duty and strong, these lead tiles will provide much needed roosting access for years to come. 

*Please note that due to the nature of this product, we are unable to ship by our usual shipping methods. As a result the actual shipping price may not be accurately reflected during on-line check out. Items usually incur a minimum shipping cost of £36 (ex VAT) and may be higher for some postcodes.  Please contact our Customer Services Department on 01803 865913 or customer.services@nhbs.com to obtain a shipping quote. Delivery time is expected to be 2-4 weeks*

 

Specification

Dimensions: (H) 418 x (W) 375 x (D) 80mm
Entrance Hole Dimensions: (H) 20 x (W) 100mm
Weight: 3kg

Correct placement of Habibat is fundamental to the successful uptake by bats.

Orientation
Temperature is known to be the major factor influencing successful uptake of artificial roost by bats. In general, bats seek warm spaces to help them with rearing young. For this reason, Habibat should be located where it will receive the maximum amount of sunlight. In the northern hemisphere this will be the southerly aspects/orientation (south, south-west and south-east).

Height
Position Habibat a minimum of 2 metres but preferably 5 to 7 metres above ground. Avoid placement above windows, doors and wall climbing plants, thereby reducing the likelihood of predation by cats. A position near the eaves or gable apex of the property would be preferable.

Landscape considerations
To make Habibat a potential roost for a wider range of bat species, it is helpful to consider whether there is nearby linear vegetation features such as hedges and treelines. This is because some bat species use these features for navigation between their roosting site and feeding ground and to avoid flying in open and exposed areas.

Monitoring:
Bats and their roosts are legally protected from disturbance and damage. For this reason only a licenced bat worker should closely examine the Habibat to check for bat usage. However, anyone can check for signs of bat use. This includes the presence of bat droppings on the plinth and surrounding walls and the outflight of bats at dusk.

The Bat Conservation Trust wants to assist with monitoring installed Habibats as a means to research what works for bats. If you have any questions about installing your Habibat please contact the BCT Helpline on: 0845 1300 228

About Habibat
Habibat is a unique partnership between the Bat Conservation Trust, Ecosurv and participants/customers/you

Our aim is to provide bat boxes that work for bats and buildings. A portion of the profits from each Habibat sold will be reinvested into the Habibat scheme to improve accommodation for bats. We will be improving knowledge of integrated bat boxes, refining our bat box design and giving our customers guidance on installation.

Habibat is an integrated bespoke bat box, designed to be species specific and fit in the majority of buildings

We believe in producing desirable bat boxes bespoke to your needs whilst developing the best possible artificial accommodation for bats.

Habibat is a monitoring scheme for bat boxes

The Bat Conservation Trust will be working with Habibat customers to collect information on the use and installation and of our integrated bat boxes. We aim to establish a monitoring scheme to determine the factors for successful uptake and inform future designs and installation guidance.

Habibat is a design test bed for bat boxes

The Bat Conservation Trust is inputting into the development of the bespoke Habibat bat accommodation, a number of different Habibats will be tried and tested over the course of a number of years until we find the perfect balance.

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  • Provide roof access to crevice or cavity roosting bats
  • Blends into your lead roof tiles
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