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A. Empty compartment as built by Contractor 58 ARQUITECTURA & MADERA 9 6. Insect hotels What you will need: • Containers for bug hotels: plastic pipes, terracotta pipes, tin cans, cut down plastic bottles... Length 150- 200mm, diameter 75mm - 150mm • Various insect habitat materials - see following page • Treated softwood battens 50/75 x 50mm • Suitable screws, stainless steel, length to allow sufficient fixing into substrate (nominal 20mm) Option 3 - Low level compartments A. Options for fixing insect hotels into compartment: Option 1 - Low level compartments containers (cans or bottles) screw fixed thorough base into compartment backing contents installed into containers in-situ on the wall B. Option 2 - High level compartments A. containers screw fixed through side of into batten B. batten fixed to the back of the habitat wall compartment C. gaps filled with habitat material wedged in place or smaller bug hotels B. C. bug hotels wedged into compartment additional fixings as required pine cones wedged into compartment chicken wire/ mesh fixed over pine cones gaps filled with habitat material wedged in place or smaller bug hotels Mellor Primary School Habitat Wall


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