Universal Bat Summer Roost 1FTH
The Bat species that live in Germany use a large range of
different types of roosts in the summer. Bats that live in
woods and forests rear their young in tree holes or crevices.
Village Bats use niches and cracks in buildings or spacious
attics. Each Bat species is so highly specialised that they
cannot use any lair. Bats are therefore very constant in their
roosts and each year return to the same site. However,
among other things, weather changes with fl uctuating
temperatures and species-specifi c annual cycles lead to
frequent changes in roosts. Observations of female colonies
show that even mothers with their young can change lairs
several times within a few days.
This results in a large demand for suitable lair options, as a
single female colony uses numerous roosts in the summer.
This is why there is a regular shortage of suitable Bat roosts,
both in built-up areas and in forests.
» UNIVERSAL BAT SUMMER ROOST 1FTH with temperature controlled hanging areas
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SCHWEGLER has extended its product range for effi cient Bat protection and
has developed the 1FTH Bat Box for universal use, which can be installed
in the woods or attached to structures. A Bat Box with diverse interior
geometries has been designed, based on the most recent experience and
current results of Bat research. This Bat Box integrates fi ve roost chambers
with different properties (see Figure 1 + 2). The hanging areas not only
differ spatially but are also climatically differentiated. The smallest Bat species such as Pipistrelle, Soprano Pipistrelle and Whiskered Bats fi
ideal lair in the conically tapered gaps of the front area. Larger species such
as the Serotine Bat and the Common Noctule Bat fi nd ideal summer and
mating roosts in the spacious areas.
Different chambers are interconnected, so that it is possible to change
hanging area within the roost. The open rear panel allows access to the
inside of the structure if necessary. The most important new feature of the
roost in the new ventilation (supply air) we have developed. It ensures the
best air conditioning, both for individual animals and for larger groups.
The special material used for the Universal Summer Roost 1FTH has been
matched optimally to the needs of Bats. For example, it is able to store
surplus moisture and to emit it during dry periods. This means a continuously balanced microclimate is created inside the 1FTH roost. It is possible
to install a row of several type 1FTH roosts using a recess in the side with
predetermined breaking point (Figure 5).
» Siting in the woods: Reduces the lack of suitable tree cavities and gaps
in young forests, reafforestation and parks. To this end the 1FTH is installed,
for example, on raised hunting hides or on stud walls (Figure 3 + 4).
Occupants: Woodland Bats such as the Brown Long-eared Bat, Nathusius'
Pipistrelle, Brandt's Bat, Common Noctule and others.
» Installation on a building: Use the enclosed fi xing bracket (Figure 1) to
install on building façades and structures, e.g. bridges across bodies of water,
viaducts, as well as inside buildings, e.g. attics. Also in combination with
other Bat Boxes.
Occupants: Serotine Bats, Pipistrelle Bats, and others.
Installation height: At least 3 m high. The specially shaped fixing bracket
is fixed onto the respective background with screws and the 1FTH is hung
up in it.
Material: Weather resistant and breathable SCHWEGLER wood concrete.
Interior fi nish: Corrugated SCHWEGLER wood-concrete and untreated
corrugated plywood. Zinc-plated hanger.
Cleaning and inspection: Self-cleaning. Cleaning is not necessary.
Easy to inspect from underneath using a torch or mirror.
The Universal Bat Box 1FTH cannot be opened.
External dimensions: H 70 cm x W 50 cm x depth 19.5 cm.
Weight: approx. 25 kg.
Order No. 00 767/4 Colour: light grey
Order No. 00 768/1 Colour: black
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BAT CONSERVATION ON BUILDINGS