Buildings often provide vital nesting sites for birds, especially Swifts, House Martins, Swallows, House Sparrows, Redstarts and Starling. They may also provide roosting and breeding habitat for bats. New buildings can also be made attractive for wildlife by installing nestboxes and for shallow-pitch or flat roofs, living biodiverse roofs in which a variety of native flora can be sown or planted. Check out our other pages for info on living roofs, birds and bats in buildings.
Flora locale training and other events
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Flora locale publications, guidance & documents on this website
Green and brown roofs, green walls Restoration Library Master Page
Biodiversity guide for low and zero carbon buildings: A technical guide for new build Book by Carol Williams (2010)
Swift nest boxes (Swift Conservation) Info on Swift nest boxes
Swift Bricks (Swift Conservation) Info on creating nesting places for swifts in buildings using Swift Bricks
UK Green Building Council Building and biodiversity portal and other resources relating to sustainable construction.
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Case Studies on Flora locale's website
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