5. GO FOR SOLID CON­STRUC­TION

Garden Answers (UK) - - Wildlife -

A wooden box should be made of good, thick tim­ber to give a sta­ble tem­per­a­ture in­side. The joints should be tight so there’s no draught, and it should have drainage holes in the bot­tom. A metal pro­tec­tion plate around the hole isn’t es­sen­tial, but will stop wood­peck­ers drilling into it to get at the young.

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