Only suitable for competent DIYersThis box is extremely strong and well made.
In my view it is unnecessarily heavy and bulky. It was obviously put together by someone very competent with a power drill. It is difficult enough to remove the screws to open the bottom when it is on a work bench - very difficult when up a ladder I imagine. I certainly could not attempt it, and I am pretty handy at this sort of thing.The tiny plates provided for hanging the box appear wholly inadequate.
I feel it would be very helpful to your customers if it was clear how much skill and strength is required to put this box up and subsequently to maintain it.
I feel this product is ill thought through. I am very disappointed.
Thank you for this review. We take all comments on board and these will be considered when we next review this product. We have not had any instances of the hanging plates failing. The screw should not be difficult to remove. If you think this box is faulty please contact Customer Services who will be happy to help. By Mary, on 31 Jan 2015
Good box but snubbed by sparrowsWe had this a few years ago and put it up on the wall just below the now mended hole in the roof where they had been getting in and nesting. I'm afraid that the boxes remained empty year after year, we moved it but it was never used, it's now too rotted to keep.
Perhaps they'd prefer a different design or material? The woodcrete boxes are the most used in our garden. By Karen, on 14 Jan 2015
Great productThis has to be good value for money - It has a sanded finish which looks very professional. I would recommend this nestbox to anyone looking for value for money in an excellent product.
Now to discover if the birds are equally as impressed !! By Rodney, on 15 Dec 2013
RSPB Sparrow terrace nestbox
- Product information
Provide three separate sparrow nest boxes in one terrace, each with its own 32 mm entrance hole. Made in the UK with FSC timber and supplied with fittings. It has a hinged base for easy annual cleaning without needing to take it down.
Fixing screws not included.
Which size nestbox hole for which bird?
25 mm - blue tit, coal tit, marsh tit
32 mm - great tit, tree sparrow, pied flycatcher, house sparrow, nuthatch, lesser spotted woodpecker. 32 mm entry holes can, if you wish, be reduced to 25 mm using a nestbox plate (R0110).
RSPB nest boxes are made with thick FSC timber and will survive for many years, even without the use of preservatives.
If you do want to protect your nestbox further, use a water-based preservative (preferably one that complies with standard EN71 part 3 as safe for children's toys). Such paint/preservative types are clearly marked on the container, and are available from DIY stores and hardware shops.
Preservatives should only be applied to the outside of the box. Apply in the winter, when there is a low likelihood of occupancy. This will allow time for any remaining volatile components to evaporate.
For more information about siting a nest box please see the Advice section of the main RSPB website.
Width 48 cm
Depth 17 cm
Height 23 cm
32 mm entry hole
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RSPB Sparrow terrace nestbox
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