Bat boxes are often fitted high in trees. The hibernation box pictured weighs 30kg.
It is wise to employ a properly trained and insured professional to fit them for you.
Bat and bird box fitting and advice
Bat and bird boxes are a relatively cheap and simple way to improve the quality of habitats. They can be built into the fabric of new buildings without major changes to plans and with no negative affect on the aesthetics of the design. They can also be retro fitted to the outside of buildings and to trees or other suitable structures.
Local planning authorities often specify bat and bird boxes as a planning condition, bat box installation is also used as a mitigation measure for projects which are carried out under a European protected species licence.
There are many different designs of box each suitable for a specific set of species and each designed to fit a particular structure. We can provide advice on the best type of bat and bird boxes to use for your project. We can also provide fitting advice to your contractors to ensure they are of maximum benefit to local bat and bird species.