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Bo fixing

With regards to the 'no instruction' reviews....please please, this is so simple to look at - assess and just screw it up. How difficult is it to look at the box, look at the where your swifts would go and ...well just do it.
Do people need instructions for other obvious products like this? Birds go into nests, so place nests where they go.
As for construction...same logic. How do birds cope with no instructions? beats me. By Nick, on 16 Jan 2018
7 out of 8 people found the above review helpful

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No Instructions

Astonished that despite the complaints here our box arrived to day with NO instructions and NO fixings.

However many other oganisitons have advice on line - just google 'where to put swift box' - though its inconsistent so you end up making your own choice and hoping you havent just wasted your money

Eg some say have the entrance hole downwards, some say not south facing etc etc

WAKE UP there RSPB and get your act together

RSPB response: Thank you for your review, I apologise that you did not receive instructions. Please contact customer services who will be able to send this out to you. We do try to include as much advice as possible on the product information page, and also on http://shopping.rspb.org.uk/nestboxes

With regards to the fixing, the product information does state that these are not included. This is due to the fact we do not know what substrate the fixing will go into and therefore cannot accurately select the length of the screw and whether or not it needs a rawplug. By Julian, on 13 Jun 2017
16 out of 25 people found the above review helpful

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simply well made

I 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
20 out of 22 people found the above review helpful

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Swift nestbox

SKU# R402646


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Product information

Hand crafted by UK joiners, this swift nesting box is made from FSC certified softwood. The unique design for the RSPB is suited for swifts.

The entry hole measures 65 mm x 29 mm and is set at one end of the nest box.
With its easy-access panel on the front, inspection and cleaning is simple and straightforward.

  • - Measures 46 cm x 18 cm x 19.5 cm
  • - 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.
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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.






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