Roof BLOCK ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

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RoofBLOCK and Ecology - providing a better solution to the conflict between development, the environment and wildlife.

Birds and bats are intriguing creatures, they are a valued part of our natural world and we should all make an effort to accommodate them.  Local company RoofBLOCK Ltd, who make the innovative roof overhang in long-lasting eco-friendly masonry have adapted their block to accommodate both bats and birds to make an ideal home for both of these little creatures. With a small slit in the base of a RoofBLOCK for bats or a circular opening on the front face for birds, both are designed to be built-in with standard RoofBLOCKs to form a totally maintenance-free alternative to wooden or plastic fascias and soffits around the roof of a building.  As bats don’t like draughts and need to be safe and hidden - RoofBLOCK makes an ideal roost for both bats and birds as they are contained within the hollow concrete block on the exterior of the building and cannot enter your home. RoofBLOCK bat boxes can also be linked to form a larger roost where they are located on a warm aspect of a building. Once occupied, it is an offence to intentionally or recklessly damage, destroy or obstruct access to any structure or place that a bat uses for shelter or protection.

RoofBLOCK, which sits on top of the brickwork under the shelter of the roof, is also the ideal location for birds to nest.  Out of the reach of marauding cats, the RoofBLOCK bird box is available to suit the various sizes of opening to accommodate the nesting requirements of different birds.  Blue tits like a small round hole, no bigger that the diameter of a brush shaft while a Robin will nest in an open topped box provided it is hidden from view.  Like the bat boxes, RoofBLOCKs are weather proof and if placed on the northeasterly side of the building will offer protection from the driving rain and overheating by strong sunlight.  From January birds start to investigate potential nests.  They will fly in and out many times to ensure the potential nest site is secure and without a perch – as a cat can hang on to a perch with one paw and scoop the baby birds out with the other!

There is no greater delight than watching baby birds flit from the nest for the first time, or if you are lucky enough, watch a bat emerge on a warm evening and wonder at their ability to silently dance in the air is a spectacular sight.