IBSTOCK SUSTAINS WILDLIFE HABITAT

As part of its commitment to sustainable construction and assisting developers to minimize the impact of house building on wildlife habitats, Ibstock has designed a range of clay homes for bats and swifts that can be incorporated into any new buildings or conservation work.

As part of its commitment to sustainable construction and assisting developers to minimize the impact of house building on wildlife habitats, Ibstock has designed a range of clay homes for bats and swifts that can be incorporated into any new buildings or conservation work.


The new range includes three new designs of 'eco habitat' for bats and two for swifts which provide secure, dry homes for these endangered creatures that are built into the building wall.

"We have been increasingly concerned about the impact of house building on fauna like bats and swifts," comments David Hills, Sustainability Manager of Ibstock. "They are an important part of our ecosystem, and can help keep some insect pests at bay. As such, we have created a range of specially designed one brick thick habitats that offer attractive, maintenance-free living environments that can be incorporated into any new buildings."

Ibstock's bat eco habitats were designed with the help of bat conservation experts and include perches, ledges and hanging space. The maintenance free boxes are available in different sizes and colours that match or complement the existing brick walls.

Ibstock eco habitats for swifts are available in smooth red or blue clay and have been designed - with assistance from avian conservation experts - to be located under the eaves, where nesting swifts prefer a discreet, secure site.

For more information on Ibstock's eco habitats for bats and swifts, call 0870 903 4030 or visit www.ibstock.com

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