Schwegler 1FQ Bat Roost
This is the ideal bat box for all types of bats that inhabit buildings. The bats may use it for roosting, to form a colony or to shelter their young. Inside the 1FQ bat roost there are two main areas which can be viewed at any time by removing the front panel. The hole at the bottom provides the entrance and allows droppings to fall out. The box requires no maintenance or cleaning.
Bats search for and inhabit spaces which suit their own particular habits and requirements, their differing preferences have been carefully reflected in the design of this product. The outside of the Schwegler 1FQ front panel has been roughened to enable the bats to land and hang on to it securely, bat access is via a step-like recess to ensure that even inexperienced young bats quickly become accustomed to it.
Inside the bat roost there are rough pieces of wood incorporated into the back of the box which are good insulators and are used by the bats as perches. The inside front section has a special porous coating which helps to maintain the ideal temperature inside the bat box. The internal layout for this bat nursery has three different areas from which bats can hang which also offer different degrees of brightness and temperature. The 1FQ bat Roost has non-slip areas, gaps ranging from 1.5 to 3.5 cm in width, and places for the bats to hide.
The bat box is made from a special weather-resistant, air-permeable and rot-proof SCHWEGLER wood-concrete. Because this material is so durable and long-lasting, and that the design of the bat roost prevents water entering, the box will serve to house bats for decades.
The front panel is painted during manufacture but if you wish to match an existing colour it can still be painted with an air-permeable wall paint. Note that the rear of the bat roost has been left untreated to provide better contact with the mortar if it is to be installed within the rendering on an outside wall. All metal parts with which the Bats may come into contact with are made from rustproof materials.
Bat Roost 1FQ Installation
Using the four screws and plugs provided, the Bat Roost can easily be attached to most types of external brick, timber or concrete walls. It will also attract bats if it is placed inside a roof space or inside historic buildings. When it is fixed to timber we recommend that the gaps between the wall and the box are sealed with silicone to prevent moisture being trapped.
Bat Roost Installation height: Position 3 metres or higher above ground in a place where there is clear flight path for bats entering and leaving the bat roost.
1FQ Bat Roost Dimensions
Height: 600 x Width: 350 x Depth: 90 mm.
Weight: 15.8 kg (easy installation in 2 separate parts)