simply well madeI bought 4 of these swift boxes, having already a nesting site (11yrs +) in a split fascia board. I hope to encourage more of these sociable birds. Very well designed with over-lap edges Simple to erect, and pleasing to look upon. Well done for producing this quality product. No complaints. By PINKSNIPER, on 25 Jan 2017
No instructionsThe product seems well made and was received as a gift: I note that other customers have stated that no instructions were received with the product and that this problem has not been rectified from earlier customers. I don't know what fixings I should use. Please can someone help?
RSPB response: Thank you for your review, we are sorry you didn't receive instructions with the nest box. There are available instructions which we can send you, please could you get in touch with customer services so we can offer you the advice you need. By Emma, on 25 Sep 2016
Nice wee boxesI've put up 2 of these swift boxes today. They are well built (arrived pre-assembled) and are not heavy. A booklet on where to site your box was included, I do not think further instructions are necessary. I fixed it to the wall by drilling through the backplate at each end, but you could use brackets (not included,nor are screws). Cross fingers the swifts come back safely in a week or so, and utilise the boxes! By Bert, on 15 Apr 2016
- Product information
Hand crafted by UK joiners, this swift nesting box is made from FSC certified softwood.
The nest box is a unique design for the RSPB, specially made to the specific dimensions to suit swifts.
The entry hole measures 55 mm x 32 mm and is set at one end of the nest box. .
The easy-access panel on the front makes inspection and cleaning simple.
Fixing screws not included.
Install at least 5 m (16 ft) above ground.
Make sure there is completely unobstructed airspace in front of the nest, allowing the swifts to fly at high speed directly into the nest.
Make sure the nest location is undisturbed by people or predators.
Place in a well shaded position, to prevent overheating, preferably fitted in north to east facing direction.
The swift nest box is designed with a wider back than the body of the box, intended so that there is a choice to fix it to a wall or an overhanging eave/soffit on a house.
We have not provided pilot holes because different wall positions will have different brick/mortar joint positions. The wall holes need to be drilled to suit by the customer, followed by then matching those holes with ones made in the back board or roof ends.
Width 46 cm
Depth 18 cm
Height 19.5 cm
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