Building Homes For Swifts and The Community

Posted: Fri, 07 Sep 2018 08:59

Building Homes For Swifts and The Community

As part of our partnership with the RSPB, we've joined forces with Manthorpe Building Products to create a new swift nest box in a brick format which can easily be fitted in any new home.

The first of these swift bricks have just been fitted at North Thames' Kingsbrook development in Aylesbury. In total the division will be installing up to 900 of the bricks at the site.

Swift bricks are hollow, and designed to match the exterior of a home - with a predator proof opening, they offer a safe nesting space for swifts and house sparrows.

In addition to the swift boxes, Kingsbrook will feature the creation of a new wildlife habitat, community orchard, formal and informal parks plus green corridors amongst the homes for wildlife.

Tags: Barratt, David Wilson, Nature, RSPB, ecology