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How to build a nestbox in a wall cavity

Hippisley-Cox, Charles (2015) How to build a nestbox in a wall cavity. Birdwatch, 272 (272). p. 78. ISSN 09671870

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Abstract

Building conservation is fraught with ethical dilemmas. At one extreme there is pressure to freeze buildings at a particular point in time and another to modernise them beyond all recognition. One thing that gets overlooked is that buildings are something that all of us borrow for a few years before we “move on”. Modern life tends to make us too busy to notice our journey through our buildings and how it is interwoven with many other species. As part of on-going research into historic buildings as “ecosystems”, the author presents an opportunity to use a small recess in an old masonry wall to accommodate a nest box.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Birds, Tits, Boxes, Building Conservation, restoration,masonry repair, ecology, historic buildings, biodivesrity, sustainability,
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Q Science > QL Zoology
T Technology > TH Building construction
Schools: School of Art, Design and Architecture
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Depositing User: Charles Hippisley-Cox
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2015 16:53
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2016 19:09
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/23488

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