Depending on your garden, and of course its contents, natural habitats such as dead wood within a standing tree, or holes in the sides of trunks, make for good living spaces.
The alternative is to buy a nest box, and there are many available in our online store. Be sure to understand that different birds require different types of accommodation; for instance, sparrows tend to be highly gregarious and communal birds, and therefore appreciate colony boxes. And other birds will need a certain size of hole for the next box. We also stock nest boxes with cameras inside, so you can see their progress!
While some bird prefer their homes to be hidden away among thick, shady vegetation, it’s highly advisable to face the nest box in a north-north easterly direction. The best time to put up a nest box is Autumn, as potentials residents have time to prepare for the breeding and nesting season in spring the following year.
Critically, always make sure your nest box is as far away as possible from cats and squirrels. Repellents may be used carefully to deter cats.