Bird Deterrent Measures for R7, Handyside

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Unwanted bird activity, especially in the gull population, has been steadily increasing in our towns and cities over the last 15-20 years.


With more and more gull nests present in areas where people live or work, sites or equipment that need to be checked by maintenance staff are obstructed, either partially or completely, leading to a range of health and safety problems.

At Van Vynck, we offer a range of bird control techniques and do not have to rely on outsourcing, allowing us to adapt to any changes in site conditions or behaviour.

We have been delivering both general pest control and bird control to the Kings Cross Estate since 2015. The building R7 Handyside came on line in 2017 and we introduced an Integrated Pest Management program which remains in place to date.

We were tasked by the building management team from Savills, with designing and installing a bird deterrent system, using integrated netting, which would prevent unwanted bird activity within the building's large rooftop plant area.

This case presented a unique challenge as the plant area is serviced by a raised walkway which is also used to provide access into access cradle used to access the building facade. This meant that any netting installed over the plant area must first be raised, in order for the walkway to continue to be used.

Therefore, we installed a series of 2-metre extension brackets to the existing infrastructure which then allowed the 'cap' net to be lifted clear, and allowed the walkway to remain in use. We also installed 2 x bespoke steel-framed gates to provide access through the net via the existing access 'cat' style ladders.

With over 30 years of experience in Gull and Pest control in London and the Southeast, at Van Vynck we are equipped with the knowledge to deliver a professional and efficient service across a wide range of scenarios such as this.

If you want to find out more, get in touch online or call us on 0800 731 7462 as soon as possible to arrange a free site survey or visit our website to see the range of other services we provide.

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