Jan Stannard's Victorian gable in Maidenhead is just one brick thick, so although there was no access inside the gable, it was practical to tackle this project wholly from the outside.
The project used 2 WoodStone build-in boxes and 2 homemade entrance pieces:
|2 WoodStone build-in boxes and 2 homemade entrance pieces|
|Boxes and entrances in place|
It was necessary to remove 2 courses of brickwork to install the boxes. This is rather more intrusive than one normally likes, but an excellent result has been achieved
The half bricks have been placed nicely to avoid aligned vertical bonds.
The homemade entrance pieces were cast using white cement and were then stained using Ecos Paints. One has to agree, the colour match is very good.
The nest boxes are the WoodStone® Build-in Hidden Swift Box