Instruction

video instruction can be found here
dimensions of the individual parts can be found here here
instructions that are in the kit can be found here

What you will need

Prepare yourself everything you will need and choose a good place for building it. Pay attention to not damaging the materials.

  1. Electric screwdriver
  2. Measure tape or a ruler
  3. Pencil
  4. Hammer

Which parts to prepare

All of these parts can be found in the box kit bat boxes. If your booth build from scratch themselves. Dimensions of the individual parts can be found here

19x Srew 3×40 mm
3x Screw 3×30 mm
6x Nail
A Net
A) Main board 490×395 mm
B) Top board 395×395 mm
C) Side board 40×410 mm
D) Entrance pc. 25×355 mm
E) Roof board 117×435 mm
G) Hanging pc. 60×600 mm
F) Roof stick 40×75 mm
Bat droppings

 

 

Step 1 – Getting Started

Prepare part A (biggest), two parts C (sides) and six longer screws.

Step 1

Step 2 – Parts put together

Put desk A on sides C, holes for screws must be flush.

Step 2

Step 3 – Screw the side

From the back, screw together part A and C with the six screws.

Step 3

Step 4 – Prepare parts B and D

Prepare part B (top desk), part D (bottom) and three of the longer screws.

Step 4

Step 5 – Screw the part D

Place part D on the bottom part of desk B and screw it together with the three screws.

Step 5

Step 6 – Building a roof

Now prepare parts E (roof) and F (stick) which will make a roof and also four of the longer screws.

Step 6

Step 7 – Assemble Parts E and F

Now screw together part E and F with the four screws, but pay attention to screw it on the same side of the part E.

Step 7

Step 8 – Put together parts E and F

Screw it all together from the top/front.

Step 8

Step 9 – Net

Place a net on the backside piece (A) between the two sides (C) and attach it with nails. This net will help the bats to stay in the box.

Step 9

Step 10 – Front side

Now put together the front and back and screw it all together with six longer screws…

Step 10

Step 11 – Part G

To finish the box you just need to place part G on the back side of the box and screw it on with three of the smaller screws. Using this part you will be able to hang it on a tree.

Step 11

Step 12 – Put a roof

Now place the roof on the top of the batbox and box is done!.

Step 12

Tips

After building the box we recommend painting the box (outside only) by a water-dissolvable natural dark paint. To increase probability of a bat occupying the box, it’s good to apply bat droppings dissolved in water.

If the batbox is used as a replacement for a natural shelter, it should be placed as close as possible to the original place. In other cases, it should be at least 3 meters above the ground. For some species it’s better to place it higher, 5-6 meters above the ground. It’s important to place the batbox in a way it faces southwest to southeast. This ensures a higher temperature in the box due to more efficient usage of the sun’s heating power. There has to be a free flight space for the bats in front of the box. It’s best to place several boxes to one place at the same time, so that the bats can choose the best place based on its properties, for example the temperature inside.