Nest Boxes

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About Nest Boxes

We offer a wide range of nest boxes for both birds and mammals.

Nest boxes are often required as part of the planning conditions for new developments to provide places for local wildlife to live. They can also help you score credits under the Code for Sustainable Homes ECO2 Ecological Enhancement and ECO4 Change in Ecological Value of Site categories.

 

Code for Sustainable Homes 2010 ECO2 Ecological Enhancement

  • 1 available credits
  • Credits worth 1.33% points each
  • Mandatory Element: No
  • Aim: To enhance the ecological value of a site.

Assessment criteria:

Criteria Credits

Where a suitably qualified ecologist has been appointed to recommend appropriate ecological features that will positively enhance the ecology of the site.

AND

Where the developer adopts all key recommendations and 30% of additional recommendations.

1

Default Cases

None

 

References for ECO2

 

Code for Sustainable Homes 2010 ECO4 Change in Ecological Value of Site

  • 4 available credits
  • Credits worth 1.33% points each
  • Mandatory Element: No
  • Aim: To minimise reductions and promote an improvement in ecological value.

Assessment Criteria:

Criteria Credits

The ecological value before and after development is measured, and the overall change in species per hectare is:

 

  • Minor negative change: between -9 and less than or equal to -3

1

  • Neutral: greater than -3 and less than or equal to +3

2

  • Minor enhancement: greater than 3 and less than or equal to 9

3

  • Major enhancement: greater than +9

4

Default Cases

None

References for ECO4

 

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