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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.

Case Studies

Bat survey near Chester

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April 2012
A bat scoping survey and bird scoping survey of a farm building in Golborne, Cheshire was carried out by UES. Golborne is a small village south of Chester. T... more...

Bat scoping survey in Lancashire

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November 2011
UES recently completed a bat scoping survey of a house and associated outbuildings in Lancashire. Our client has plans to demolish a number of buildings onsite ... more...

Phase 1 Habitat Survey in Winchester

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November 2011
UES recently completed an Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey of an old mill in Winchester. An Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey involves mapping the habitats on the ... more...

Bat and ecological survey in Swindon

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October 2011
UES recently completed a bat and ecological scoping survey of a farm in Swindon. Our client has plans to demolish a number of buildings on site and convert othe... more...

Breeding bird survey in Knutsford, Cheshire

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August 2011
UES have completed a breeding bird survey of a site in Knutsford, Cheshire in order to meet planning conditions. A breeding bird survey involves recording bird ... more...

Bat survey in Cranage, Cheshire

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August 2011
UES have completed a bat presence/absence survey at a site in Cheshire. Our client intended to demolish a house and re build on the same plot. Bat surveys were ... more...

Extended phase 1 habitat survey in Deeside

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August 2011
UES have completed an extended phase 1 habitat survey of a site in Deeside, North Wales in order to inform the client of any potential impacts their development... more...

Bat scoping survey in High Wycombe

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July 2011
UES completed a bat scoping survey of St Francis Church in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. The bat scoping survey consisted of an external building inspection a... more...

Bat survey of nursing home in Staffordshire

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July 2011
UES recently completed a bat survey of a nursing home in Kings Bromley, Staffordshire. The bat survey consisted of a full internal building inspection and a ful... more...

Extended phase 1 survey in Oxfordshire

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June 2011
UES have completed an extended phase 1 habitat survey of a site in Oxfordshire in order to inform the client of any potential impacts their development would ha... more...

Bat scoping survey in Hale, Cheshire

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March 2011
UES have completed a bat scoping survey of a residential property in Hale, Cheshire. The property is in a poor state of repair and our client has plans to demo... more...

Bat scoping survey in Bootle, Liverpool

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February 2011
UES have completed a bat scoping survey of a small industrial site in Bootle near Liverpool. The bat scoping survey consisted of internal and external buildin... more...

Ecological appraisal and landscape design

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January 2011
UES initially completed an Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey and ecological appraisal of a site in Loughton, Essex. The proposed site footprint, currently a mosai... more...

Landscape design in Loughton, Essex

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January 2011
UES were commissioned in the winter of 2010 to carry out a Phase 1 habitat survey of a site in Loughton, Essex. The site which is in the grounds of a retirement... more...

Extended phase 1 survey in Lancashire

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January 2011
UES have completed an extended phase 1 habitat survey of a site in Lancashire for Seddon Homes in order to inform the client of any potential impacts their deve... more...

Bat mitigation measures Mobberley

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November 2010
A house renovation project in Mobberley which included building bat boxes into the Gable end wall has recently been completed. The house originally had slate ha... more...

Breeam Habitat Survey, North Wales

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November 2010
UES were commissioned to conduct a Phase 1 Habitat Survey of a site in Mochdre, North Wales. The developer has plans to construct a small house on the site. The... more...

Breeam Habitat Survey in Birmingham

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November 2010
UES were commissioned to provide an Extended Phase 1 Habitat Survey of o high rise office complex near Edgbaston in Birmingham. The Survey is to provide informa... more...

Ecological surveys and advice in Congleton

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October 2010
In August 2010, United Utilities and their associated agents The Vinden Partnership applied for planning permission for slope stabilisation works adjacent the ... more...

Bat licensing and mitigation Oxfordshire

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October 2010
Our client approached us for mitigation advice following a bat survey on a former farm barn in the village of Holton in Oxfordshire. The original surveys had be... more...

Ecological Surveys near Nantwich in Cheshire

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October 2010
United Environmental Services were commissioned to carry out an Extended Phase 1 Habitat survey, bat surveys, barn owl surveys and to provide advice on any grea... more...

Bat survey in Timperley, Cheshire

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October 2010
United Environmental services were commissioned to carry out bat surveys of an industrial site in Timperley, Cheshire. The site consists of a series of large in... more...

National Bat Monitoring Program

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October 2010
United Environmental Services have participated in this years National Bat Monitoring Program (NBMP) which is organised by the Bat Conservation Trust. UES carri... more...

Aerial tree inspections

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October 2010
Bats often use cracks and holes in trees to roost. many bat surveyors will only inspect trees from ground level using binoculars. In some cases this is adequate... more...

Bat surveys using the Anabat system

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June 2010
Bats have evolved over millions of years in a way which has made it difficult for predators to find them. This is good for the survival of bats, but it makes fi... more...

Bat surveys near Holmes Chapel, Cheshire

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June 2010
We have recently completed a full bat survey at a property near Holmes Chapel in Cheshire. The property had been empty for over 18 months and was in a poor stat... more...

Bat EPS Licence Berkshire

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April 2010
We are currently writing a European Protected Species Method statement for a development in Hurst near Reading in Berkshire. This follows on from bat surveys w... more...

Demolition of old mill buildings

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February 2010
United Environmental Services were commissioned to carry out bat surveys on a series of old mill buildings in Tunstall near stoke on Trent. The buildings on the... more...