When I first made barn owl boxes we mounted a display sample in an oak tree by our gate. Despite the comings goings and all advice to the contrary, barn owls use it. Their time with us was however curtailed when a BT engineer, armed with a chainsaw and suspended as he was, up a cherry picker, pruning , reported that "two big white birds just flew out of that box thing". We put another "box thing" in a tree away from the mayhem. We have had five broods of Barn Owls over the years and it is currently occupied.
Pressure treated red pine for the frame and cladding.
Marine grade ply floor with drainage points.
Back wall pre-drilled with multiple fixing point options (to fit the tree)
- 3 x 100mm screw fix bolts supplied
Although the timber we build with is pressure treaded or marine grade and will last many years, we still think it prudent occasionally to apply a re-treatment. I have personal used this treatment on my own housing, and can highly recommend it:
STOPS WATER DEGRADATION -
Forms a water shedding coating stopping water ingression and potential wood rot.
CAN BE APPLIED TO WET WOOD -
No waiting for that elusive day when you have time and the wood is dry.
MICRO POROUS -
Allows the wood to ‘breath’.
Has a milky colour when applied but dries clear, so OK to applied liberally without showing too many brush or run marks.
SUITABLE FOR ANIMAL HOUSING -
And says as much on the label!
DELIVERY & VAT
Against the trend, we have always endeavoured to set out our stall with the price shown to include DELIVERY and VAT, so no hidden charges to ‘bump up’ the bill. Therefore, the price listed includes delivery for the UK Mainland (Highlands & Overseas please contact us) and assumes any options required are ordered and delivered with the principle purchase.