Bird Prevention

The most effective and permanent way to prevent nuisance birds from causing a problem on a building or within an area is to exclude them completely using a proofing solution.

Practical Roofing provides a complete range of anti-bird measures as well as solutions manufactured for individual requirements.

Our bird proofing systems are recommended, designed and installed by our own bird control specialists. We are committed to providing an effective solution that is aesthetically pleasing, long lasting and within budget.

We will survey your site free of charge, and talk to the people involved to ensure that we understand your bird problem. We then complete a comprehensive report that outlines the options available to you, and specifies our recommended solution as well as detailing all the costs involved.

  • To recommend the most cost effective solution
  • To re-install at our own cost if our bird proofing measures should fail.

The proofing solution installed may be complex and require several systems to achieve the best possible overall effect. We have a range of products to choose from:

 

AVISHOCK

Minimum visibility protection, effective against all species, at all infestation pressures, in almost any location over an extended lifetime… AVISHOCK™ is set to change the face of urban bird management in the UK. The AVISHOCK system is suitable for high-value, architecturally sensitive buildings and locations. Architects love AVISHOCK because it is discreet and effective.

Netting

When installed correctly, netting systems are aesthetically pleasing and effective at preventing the target species from gaining access to the proofed area. Although most netting is black, we can install a variety of options including no-flame, stone-coloured and translucent. It is important to install the correct net for the target species – the wrong net could make your problem worse rather than solve it. Our customers can be re-assured that our experienced surveyors will correctly identify the target species and specify the correct product to solve the problem.

Anti-bird Spikes

Spiking is suitable for gulls and pigeons – but it is important to choose the correct product variation for the target species and the site. These systems are suitable for light and heavy infestation areas and can prevent daytime perching, night-time roosting and some nesting sites. Spikes can protect anything from the narrowest pipe to the widest building ledges. They can also be attached to gutters and to windows. Our spike systems are constructed from heavy duty stainless steel, and are cut flat to prevent injury to the birds. The spikes are fitted to a UV light protected base, ensuring that the installed system will be effective for many years to come.

Anti-bird Wire Systems

The birdwire system is still one of the most widely used anti-perching systems for pigeons. It is most suitable for low to medium pressure infestations. The system is flexible, being adaptable to most situations, and offers ledge protection at a cost lower than most other systems.
However, if installed incorrectly, or in the wrong situation, highly persistent pigeons may find ways to overcome it. Our experienced site surveyors will recommend this system where it is appropriate, and our fully trained technicians will ensure that it is installed correctly.
The system is also suitable for gulls, but only when specific anti-gull components are used.
The birdwire system can be fitted to ledges, window sills, gutters.
All stainless steel components of our bird wire systems are constructed from heavy duty stainless steel for maximum corrosion resistance.

Other Bird Mitigation Systems

There are many systems available for installation and it is important to choose the correct range of products for the target species and situation.

The additional systems in our range include:

 

  • Daddi Long Legs
  • Chimney Protection
  • Prickler Strips and Bristle Strips

 

Our Proofing Installation Technicians

Our proofing installation technicians are IPAF trained and certified. This means that they are competent working at height and qualified to operate a variety of access equipment, ensuring that any job can be accomplished safely and with the minimum of disruption. We can also carry out installations outside of normal working hours in order to minimise the disturbance caused.
For particularly challenging sites, we have a specialist rope access team should this be required.