Our product range of fauna structures is the result of a collaboration between Timberlab and a consultancy focused on ecology and nature conservation (faunusnature.nl). This allows us to combine functionality and design. Our fauna structures can be applied in the next areas:
- Natural areas
- Parking lots
- Along roads
The importance of Fauna structures
The Nature Conservation Act requires taking mitigating or compensating measures to minimize negative effects on the present fauna. The demolition of buildings with a presence of natterjack toad is an example of a negative effect which requires mitigating measures. Another example is the necessity of cutting down a tree that is home to a bat population. Examples of mitigating measures are; capturing protected species, providing new habitats or placing fauna structures.
Fauna structures are all about details
We work closely together with our partner Faunus Nature Creations to develop our fauna products. They support us with ecological knowledge which helps us to make our products perfectly suitable for the intended species. See the website of Faunus Nature Creations for more information.
Do you have an idea for the development of a fauna structure / facility? We hope to come in contact with you to develop new products to increase biodiversity. View our specials to get a good idea of our endless possibilities!
When developing our lighting products we keep the impacts on biodiversity in mind. This is the main reason we introduced an Amber coloured Led module. Research and experience show that bats’ flight routes and residences may be intruded by artificial light sources. Especially light sources with a high content of ultraviolet and blue light are strongly perceived by bats. As a result, they can be disturbed in different ways. The same research shows that bats are less sensitive to amber-coloured light with a wave length between 580 and 600 nm. As a result, the bats are less hindered in their behaviour. Applying Amber coloured Led modules in the Timberlab lighting products is perfectly suitable in sensitive areas.
Each of our products is handcrafted in the Netherlands in a choice of high-quality hard- or softwoods: Larch, European Oak or Sweet Chestnut. Our fauna structures are untreated which cause their colour to evolve over time, usually darkening as they weather. All our wood species are durable and have a life span of 10 to 50 years, depending on the species. To ensure that the intended life span can be achieved, our Larch products are only available in combination with a steel post support. Our other wood species are perfectly suitable to be placed in ground contact. Obviously, all our products are available with FSC® or PEFC™ certificate.