Swifts in the UK have been declining rapidly over the past decades. It is thought that the destruction of suitable nesting habitat is a core reason for this decline, and many councils are now advising swift bricks be used in new-builds and renovations.
This build-in nest box is designed to be integrated into the cavity of a building, constructed from long-lasting WoodStone and built to match standard UK brick dimensions. Swift boxes should be sited at least 5m high on a non-south-facing wall, with a clear flight path from the entrance. This box is designed to be rendered over, so only the small raised section around the entrance is visible.
Swifts are colony breeders, so it is recommended that multiple boxes be sited together - just be sure to leave at least 40cm distance between entrance holes.