Swift Boxes for Sale
We are very pleased to announce that you can now buy swift boxes from Lester Hartmann at Peak Boxes. He makes a range of different designs to fit any aspect. All his boxes include my special design features which have been so successful around my house. See this video below.
His boxes are made from Duraply, a fully sustainable Poplar plywood substitute which is fungi and insect resilient. They are 30% lighter than traditional exterior ply which makes fitting them much easier. All screws and fittings are stainless steel. Roofs are coated with a water based heat reflective aluminium roofing paint to reduce internal temperatures on hot days. Interiors are painted black and nest cups incorporated with duck feathers to encourage nest building. Each box has a ribbed landing strip underneath the entrance hole. A separate mounting plate for easy fixing is also supplied. The exterior can be overpainted. There are a wide range of different designs to choose from and now a new innovation has been added to his designs. Many can now be fitted with bat-backs to make them combination swift/bat boxes. Here are a few photos of the prototypes.
Apex Boxes can be made to order depending on how many compartments you want. This design is very popular with swifts!
Getting swifts to use your new box can be quite difficult at the beginning. However one thing that really does work is to play their attraction calls near to your new box. Why not buy a complete mp3 sound system from Peak Boxes at the same time you purchase a box. Each sound system comes with it’s own mp3 swift attraction calls and this leaflet on when to play them.
August 2019. Lester and his family at Peak Boxes won the Best in Show and Best Commercial Stand awards at Birdfair 2019.
If you would like to buy a swift box then please order direct from Peak Boxes