Brick maker Wienerberger has teamed up with environmental consultantancy EcoSurv, to design a bat box, providing a comfortable roost for UK native species and helping developers gain credits under the Code for Sustainable Homes

The box has been developed specifically for the pipistrelle bat but, says the manufacturer, can easily be adapted for other UK bat species.

The box offers a spacious roost with a single large internal cavity and V-shaped entry to allow for better control of the internal temperature.

The bat box can be used to create a new roost or enhance existing habitats. It can be incorporated into the fabric of a building and made to match any existing brick in the Wienerberger range. More than one bat box can be joined together to increase roosting space.