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This FSC® Certified Heated Bat Roost Box is a large 3 crevice box suitable for larger roosts or maternity groups of the small British crevice-dwelling bats - the Common Pipistrelles, Soprano Pipistrelles and Barbastelle's bats. These 3 species make up over three quarters of UK bats.
The box has been designed, taking into account the UK climate, to naturally warm up faster and stay warmer longer than other nesting boxes for bats. Each of the 3 crevices inside are the right size for the bats, easy for them to climb around in, and has a different temperature characteristic, enabling the bats to choose the right one for their requirements at any point of the day. The internal ceramic heater enhances the temperatures inside the box and makes this the ideal choice to replace lost habitat where the bats previously enjoyed some form of artificial heating.
This Improved box has been designed by our own team of ecologists, wildlife specialists and professional engineers. It benefits from our 12 years experience of bat boxes, customer feedback, the latest scientific thinking and advice from experts on British bats.
Including all the well received features of ourImproved range of bat boxes, this new design aims to provide the right conditions for the bats inside the box, and to be simple, easy and safe to erect and use. It is genuinely "Plug and Play", and comes as two parts: The bat box (to be fitted outside) complete with 10 metre long flexible cable, and the temperature control unit (to be fitted inside) complete with mains cord and 13A plug incorporating a residual current circuit breaker (RCD). The product has been developed so that it is ready to fit: no wiring needs to be undertaken by the user, and no electrician or electrical engineer is required. You won't need any tools except those to fit the bat box on the wall, and secure the cable. The 3 step installation is the ultimate in simplicity:
If the power is then switched on, and the RCD plug clicked in, the heating system will be working.
Safety (of both bats and humans) has been built into this product by design. All the electrical parts are fully enclosed and the external items double insulated, while in the unlikely case that there is a problem, there is a malfunction alarm and cut-off, and an integrated residual current circuit breaker to protect all users from electrical shock. The bats are protected from getting too close to the heater (which also has a temperature limiting device) by a small "fireguard". Audible alarms warn of overheating and disconnection.
Key features of this innovative new product include:
Designed to attract: Bats, particularly Common Pipistrelles, Soprano Pipistrelles and Barbastelle's
Specifications: Exterior quality birch plywood, manufactured with surface sunk coated staples to resist rusting, external surfaces treated with water based woodstain, internal ceramic heat sinks. Ceramic PTC heater with separate microprocessor based temperature controller.
Bat box Size: 49cm Height x 26cm Width x 13cm Depth
Weight: 8.0 kg (bat box only)
Bat preferred : Thoughtfully designed nesting boxes make safe and secure roost and maternity sites.
Chosen by professionals : With all the right features, the heated bat box of choice for professionals!
Selected by you : Modern design, traditionally made in wood - looks good, and works well.
Designed by experts : Developed as part of our Improved bat box range by our team of ecologists, wildlife specialists and professional engineers.
Built to last : Hand crafted to cope with the best and worst of the British weather, year in year out.
Environmentally positive : Direct action to help wildlife survival rates, encouraging biodiversity; FSC® timber.