Swift Boxes for Sale
We are very pleased to announce that you can now buy a swift box incorporating all of my unique design features rather than building one yourself.
Lester Hartmann, an experienced carpenter based in Derbyshire has been making high quality furniture for many years which also includes building bird-boxes. He contacted us about the possibility of incorporating all of my unique design features into his new swift boxes. I’ve been designing my own boxes for over 13 years, adding new features each year to see which ones worked best. Through extensive trial and error certain features proved more successful than others. These tweaks have included adding a landing strip to my bottom entrance boxes, incorporating a feathered concave nest platform and painting the interior black. Boxes fitted with these features have proved very popular with my swifts, with a record number of breeding pairs (15) using them last year.
Lester’s swift box designs include all of these special features. His boxes are made from Duraply, a fully sustainable Poplar Plywood substitute which is fungi and insect resilient and is also 30% lighter than traditional exterior ply. All screws and fittings are stainless steel. Roofs are painted with a water based heat reflective Aluminium roofing paint to reduce internal temperatures on hot days. Interiors will be black and nest cups will be provided with duck feathers to encourage nest building. A separate mounting plate for easy fixing will also be supplied. The exterior can be overpainted.
There will be a wide range of different designs to choose from. Costs (excluding delivery) are as follows;
Single box £27 (L 15″ x H 8″ x D 8″)
Double box £45 (L 30″ x H 8″ x D 8″)
Corner single £27 (L 15″ x H 8″ x D 8″)
Corner double £45 (L 15″ x H 16″ x D 8″)
Corner 4 box £86 (L 17″ x H 32″ x D 8″)
Lester has kindly offered to donate 5% of each box sale to Bristol Swifts to help injured and orphaned swifts, which is absolutely fantastic.
If you would like to buy one please email Lester direct via firstname.lastname@example.org. With each sales comes a free mp3 swift attraction call and a leaflet on when to play them, so remember to get in touch with me via our contact page to claim your free calls and leaflet.