Building facades are popular roosting places for bats.
Unfortunately, renovation and improvement works often cause the loss of such sites, so Schwegler have developed the 1FE Bat Access Panel to safeguard them.
The bats fly into the entrance, which is a specially shaped incline enabling them to crawl inside. The rear of the 1FE is left open so that these unique, nocturnal creatures can crawl into existing roosting areas, such as cavities within buildings. Alternatively, the 1FE can be used as a complete bat roost itself, without requiring cavities behind it.
The 1FE is completely maintenance-free. The sloping entrance allows the animals’ droppings, which resemble crumbs, to easily fall out.
Material: Durable, weather-resistant and air-permeable SCHWEGLER wood-concrete, proven in everyday use for over 50 years.
Colour: Natural Grey
Installation: The 1FE is used on external walls. With an overall depth of just 8 cm, it is easily integrated within masonry or insulation. If necessary it can also be attached to the underlying structure using two screws. The 1FE can, of course, also be used in new buildings to provide new roosts for bats.
The light grey material can be over-painted as required using air-permeable exterior wall paint. The design includes a silhouette of a bat which is both decorative and informative. Alternatively the 1FE can be set into masonry and render so that only the entrance is visible.
Optional Back Plate for 1FE (not included with 1FE) If access to an existing nesting site is not required, the 1FE can be fitted with an optional Back Plate, which includes an attached wooden panel to create a cavity wall inside the box (see pic. 7 & 8).
The roughened surfaces of the Plate, and the inside of the 1FE itself, are very attractive to bats. Installation of the complete box is easy. For example, it can be screwed to a wall or fixed within insulation.
Material: SCHWEGLER wood-concrete with wooden panel (designed for longterm use over decades).