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Bat House Kit - One Chamber - BCI Certified

  • Image of assembled one chamber bat house, unpainted
  • Kit includes easy to follow instructions and a bat house finishing guide.  Meets BCI certification standards when finished according to instructions.
  • Tab and slot design for easy alignment.
  • All new design featuring rounded corners and fewer parts.  Easier to hang.
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  • Rounded corners.
Price:
$49.95
Ship Weight:
10.00 LBS
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About this Batty Item

One Chamber Bat House Kit - BCI Certified

 

Are you a Do-It-Yourself kind of person but just don't know what makes a good bat house?

Then this kit is for you !  Perfect kit for adults and kids who like to build thngs.

 

This bat house kit is designed to meet all 10 of Bat Conservation International (BCI) certification requirements, once built and painted.  Its unique tab and slot design makes assembly so easy a first grader can do it.  The kit comes mitered, grooved and ready to assemble.  Includes screws and instructions.  This one chamber kit can house an estimated 50 - 100 bats (depending on species).

 

Be sure to check out the "Videos from the Bat Cave" tab for product videos!

 

Kids love this kit - This is the kit we use in our workshops!

 

Tools needed: small power drill, Phillips-head driver bit, #8 Pre-drill (countersink) bit and a Phillips-head screwdriver

 

We recommend the tool we use in our Workshops: the  DeWALT Flip Drive (DW2701).  This tool is available as an add-on item in our store.

 

Additional tools you may find helpful:  clamps or masking tape

Supplies needed:  paintable latex caulk, paper towels and water-based paint for exterior finish

 

We use high quality building materials:  exterior grade ACX plywood.  All interior surfaces have cut grooves giving bats a permanent gripping surface that will never come loose and entangle or injure the bats.  Kit comes with instructions, screws, nails and a cut-out bat to decorate the front of the house.

 

The manual covers choosing a paint color, as well as, where and how to install your bat house for the best chances of success.

 

Made in the USA by us in our BatShop!

Our Kit Design is copyrighted and cannot be reproduced without express written permission.

Specifications:

     Dimensions:  H 28" x W 18" x D 2"

     Weight:   8 lbs.

     Bat Capacity*:   about 50 to 100 (depending on the species)

     Cubic Inches of Roosting Space:  220

 

 *We attempt to be honest with our estimates allowing approx. 3 cubic inches for each bat. This includes an allowance for unused space since the bats will not pack the house top to bottom. Some species will crowd in very tightly, others will not.  Here's the math: "Cubic Inches of Roosting space / 3 Cubic Inches = estimate of capacity". 

 

 

Why does it cost so much to ship?  

 

Our bat houses are full size and certifiable.  They are not toys or small bird house style kits - this kit ships in a 29x17x3 box and ships at 10 lbs.

 

Videos from the Bat Cave

Single Chamber Bat House Kit - Introduction (04:13)
Introducing our NEW Single Chamber Bat House Kit. Assembly instructions here https://youtu.be/Z_GVfmIIaBw This bat house kit is new and improved. This video covers the highlights of our new kit available now in our eStore. This is the bat house kit we use to conduct or workshops. Why struggle to cut your own parts and build a bat house, our DIY bat house kits can save you time, requires minimal tools for assembly and is based on research proven bat house guidelines. The DIY Single Chamber kit is BCI Certified when properly finished. Kit includes assembly instructions. Bat Tools & Supplies needed to assemble and finish: Drill #8 Predrill (countersink) bit Phillips driver bit Exterior Latex caulk, paintable Caulk gun (unless you purchased a squeeze tube of caulk) Quart of exterior latex paint Paint brush Hammer to secure deco bat if desired Visit us at http://www.HabitatForBats.org Get Your Bat House at our Bat eStore http://eStore.HabitatForBats.org Our YouTube Channel http://www.YouTube.com/h4bats Like us on Facebook! http://www.Facebook.com/h4bats
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  1. Very easy to put together 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 12th May 2017

    I loved the included instructions and the screws, especially the fact that the special torx bit was even provided! I recommend dry fitting the pieces together before you actually screw and caulk everything, just like the instructions state. You can definitely tell this was prepared by someone who truly cares about quality.


  2. Good Product. Easily Assembled 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd May 2016

    Well designed product that is easy to put together. Use a little care, it is not hardwood. Just needs your caulking, paint and location. Anxious to see it being used.


  3. Just what I needed! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Feb 2016

    I have an open field with cattle with water nearby and the bat house fits perfectly in my scheme. I'll let you know how many bats end up living there after awhile.


  4. The Single Chamber Bat House was easy and fun to construct. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 1st Jun 2015

    The Single Chamber Bat House fit together very easily, just like your video shows. The bottom screws on each side split the plywood even after pre-drilling holes. With all the other screws and caulking used, the bat house is still very strong and secure. I also drilled another hole at the bottom of the chamber to secure the bottom to the tree.


  5. Very well made kit. Quick and simple construction. Looks Great! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th May 2015

    The kit is very well made. Everything fits like shown in the video with the fit and finish as expected. Be very conservative with the countersink bit as some screws didn't tighten as well as I would have liked. Limit the bit to about half the length of the screw. Light sanding, caulking and good quality paint and the finished house looks great!


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