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Eco-Habitats

Discover integrated wildlife boxes from Habibat and Wienerberger

Habibat Wienerberger integrated wildlife boxes provide durable and discrete habitats for British birds, bats and other species, increasing the biodiversity value of your project and complementing eco-friendly house designs. 

We have partnered with Habibat to provide the most comprehensive range of wildlife products available on the market, produced in the UK to standard brick sizing for ease of installation. Our wildlife boxes can be faced in any brick type, regardless of manufacturer, stone finish or suitable for render. 

Learn more about Habibat boxes from Wienerberger:

Bat boxes

The population of native bat species across the UK is significantly declining, due to fewer roosting sites within buildings and the loss of suitable feeding habitats across farmland and woodland. Integrating a bat box into your construction project can provide roosting site for bats, boosting the biodiversity and ecological credentials of your build. Installing Habibat bat boxes may also reduce delays during planning application, minimising overall delays to the build programme.

The Habibat range of integrated bat boxes are solid boxes made of insulating concrete that provide an internal roost space, ready to be integrated into the fabric of a building as it is built or renovated. Suitable for most species commonly found in the UK, the single chambered unit features an integrated V system to increase the surface for bats to roost against, while allowing freedom of movement.

  • The Habibat™ Bat Box
  • The Habibat™ Premium Bat Box
  • The Habibat™ Maternity Bat Box
  • The Habibat™ Four Course Bat Box
  • The Habibat™ Three Course Bat Box
  • Plus bespoke bat boxes

Bat access roof tiles

Bat access tiles are specifically designed to provide the right kind of space to protect bats from the elements in their new habitat. This is done by offering a simple way to give bats access through small gaps. Modified access roof tiles are also available as a more aesthetically pleasing and subtle option.

Bird boxes

Habibat Wienerberger bird boxes are designed to seamlessly integrate into the façade of the building and fitted during the build stage of a new build project or fitted retrospectively to existing buildings. They can be an attractive feature for your building as well as providing the best possible artificial accommodation for a variety of different birds.

Constructed using insulating concrete block providing an internal nesting/roost space, they feature access holes of different sizes depending on the type of bird the bird box is for. Our wildlife boxes can be faced in any brick type, regardless of manufacturer, stone finish or suitable for render. We can provide bird boxes for the following species, plus bespoke bird boxes to order:

  • Swifts
  • Starlings
  • Sparrows
  • Redstarts
  • Robins
  • Wrens
  • Various species of tit

Bird access roof tiles

We also offer access tiles specifically designed for birds such as swifts.

Solitary bee bricks

Wienerberger/Habibat solitary bee bricks are produced to UK brick size format and therefore can be easily installed in place of a standard brick. The range of hole sizes provides different species of solitary bee much needed nesting space.

The cavities in our solitary bee bricks are 75mm deep which reduces the risk of predation and also ensure bees and their larvae are contained entirely within the specifically designed brick. Solitary bees lay their eggs in these cavities before sealing the entrance with mud and chewed-up vegetation. The offspring then emerge in spring and the cycle repeats. 

Wienerberger/Habibat solitary bee bricks are produced using a specific insulating concrete block which is free from toxins and can be faced in any brick or stone to fit discreetly in with the brick or stone finish on the building. Alternatively contrasting colours can be used to highlight the bricks. 

Our solitary bee bricks should be situated on a warm elevation typically south-facing wall. They should located at least 1 metre above the ground, and no higher than 5 metres, with no vegetation obstructing the holes. 

We highly recommend planting bee-friendly plants, such as Hellebore, Aubretia, Foxgloves,Lavender, Buddleia and Honeysuckle, nearby so that the bees using the bricks have a food local source.

Enhancing Biodiversity in the Built Environment

A Living Spaces for Wildlife Webinar by Wienerberger and Eco-Surv

In this webinar, we discussed a variety of topics, including:

  • What more can be done to promote biodiversity in the built environment.
  • How both parties are combatting this issue by producing a range of eco-habitat solutions for a wide range of species including birds (swifts, starlings, sparrows, robins, wrens, and redstarts) bats, and bees. 

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Find out more about Wienerberger wildlife boxes

Want to build a home for wildlife into your next project? Contact us and we’ll help you find the right wildlife box solution for your site and project.


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