For installation into external walls
- with integrated starling barrier -
How the starling barrier operates:
The anatomy of the starling (long legs etc.) prevents it from getting through the barrier and into the brood chamber that lies behind it. Swifts have very short legs, enabling them to easily gain access through this tunnel. Tests conducted over many years have proved the effectiveness of this system.
Installing the barriers in existing boxes:
As a rule barriers should not be installed in existing brood boxes because the swifts enter the box at a high speed and can injure their beaks. It is well known that when swifts return to their previous year's sites they tend to fly "blind".
The box No. 16 S can be attached to the surface of an external wall (or within render or an external insulation layer) using the optional Fixing Bracket order no. 00614/1.The box can be painted, if desired, using standard air-permeable external wall paint.
Siting & positioning:
High up on external walls of buildings of all kinds, including churches and industrial buildings. A clear distance (drop) below the box is recommended, preferably 5 m or more.
I. Set into the external facade:
Can be bricked in or installed in the façade. Flush mounting is also possible. If the wall includes insulation the box can also be built into the layer of insulation. In such cases the mounting strip shown below can be used.
II. On or in the outer surface of the facade:
Surface mounting is also possible, for example on house walls. In this case a mounting bar, Order No. 00 614/1, should be used. When set into an external wall the box also can be painted with standard air-permeable external wall paint.
Cleaning and inspection:
Cleaning is easy and convenient but not essential. By turning the safety catch, the front panel is easily removed.
- Box No.16 S
Light grey with sand front plates
Interior dimensions: height 17 cm x width 36 cm x depth 16 cm
External dimensions: height 24 cm x width 43 cm x depth 22 cm