Schwegler are no. 1 for meI bought my first schwegler box 15 years ago. I thought it was ugly but decided to put MY wants and needs to one side and consider what was best for the birds. I had read that more young survive in schwegler boxes thqn any other and are very easy to maintain. In reply to the other comment, yes, they are heavy. However, they are a quality product and built to last. My original box is still in great shape and looks to be able to last another 15 years at least. I am 53 and getting arthritis but I can still take my boxes down, clean, etc. they are only heavy in comparison to lightweight wooden boxes. I now have 8 schweglers. I have gone back to the wooden ones on occasion because they look lovely, but they do tend to let in the damp and are expensive to keep replacing and are harder to clean out. Schweglers are very very easy to disassemble, it takes seconds. Compare this to taking down a wooden box, trying to remove the screws, difficult if the wood has swollen. They do not let in the rain. A good wooden box shouldn't either and if it is brand new then I wouldn't be worried. However, by the second or third year, I am loosing confidence. Not so with my schweglers. I feel 100 per cent confident that inside that box is snug and dry. They are used by top professionals as the best box above and beyond any wooden box. The only negative is that they are not as aesthetically pleasing. However, the main desire is as many healthy chicks to survive as possible. I cannot recommend them highly enough.
By Jackie, on 21 Mar 2015
large and heavy, but a quality item for the right spotI have had a Schwegler for some years, similar to this one. It is a beautifully made item and weathers nicely over time. The top-hanger means that in practice you can hang it higher in the tree than you could if you tried to nail or screw it in. In any case I refuse to put nails or screws into my trees. As the previous reviewer said, it is large and very heavy, so you need a stout tree to take it. I tend to be unlucky with nestboxes, few birds taking them up, but the Schwegler has been used by great tits every year. The drop-away front means that cleaning can be done without taking the box down. By Frank, on 20 Feb 2015
Durable and a favourite with birdsYes, these are heavy, but they are thick, durable and a firm favourite with our local bird population - our tit numbers especially have rocketed with these boxes, but other birds find them equally attractive. Once in place, they can be left for years - some of ours have been up for nearly twenty years and are still going strong. By Juicy, on 3 Feb 2015
Woodcrete by Schwegler 32mm nestbox
- Product information
Simple to install, inspect and clean, Schwegler nextboxes are famous for their durability. Schwegler have been making nest boxes for birds, bats and insects for over 50 years.
These nestboxes, in colours exclusive to the RSPB, will last at least 20-25 years and are readily adopted by garden birds.
They are made from a patented wood-concrete material consisting of 75% wood, which provides insulation and aids ventilation.
Comes with easy-hang hook, and a forestry approved aluminium nail is included. Backed by an incredible 25 year guarantee!
The 32 mm entry hole nest box may attract tits, sparrows, redstarts and nuthatches.
- - RSPB exclusive
- - Easy-hang hook
- - Durable
For more information about siting a nest box please see the Advice section of the main RSPB website.
- Delivery Returns
Standard delivery to the UK and Channel Islands is £3.95.
You'll only ever pay one delivery charge per order.
Delivery is FREE if your order sub-total is £75 or more.
Delivery is FREE if you order only Pressies that protect, RSPB gift cards and/or RSPB gift membership.
Next working day delivery is available for in-stock items ordered before 3pm to UK addresses - £5.95
Choose the day delivery is available for in-stock items to UK addresses - £5.95
(Items that can be personalised and products sent direct from the supplier are not available for next day or choose the day delivery. Some postcodes are also excluded.)
See our delivery and returns page for full details.
Available on backorder
You can still add this item to your basket. It will be dispatched separately, but you'll only pay for delivery once.
Please note, the number of weeks for delivery are only estimates.
Woodcrete by Schwegler 32mm nestbox
Shopping with the RSPB helps save nature and wildlife
People who bought this also bought...
Excl. Tax: Incl. Tax:
Special Price: Excl. Tax: Incl. Tax:from