Imagine being the carers of injured and orphaned bats and you need a strudy, large and safe enclosure that houses the mamals while they recover before being released into the wild again. These very resourceful bat carers (refering to themslves as batzilla and bat lady) on the southern side of Brisbane decided to build what has turned out to be one of the very best examples of a bat enclosure seen around.
Based around the use of a readily available standard design shelter frame, the bat folds have used a combination of PVC coated weld mesh sheets and welded wire mesh roll products to create an enclosure that is easy on the eye given its semi-suburban location and more importanly easy on the injured bats. The PVC coating on all the materials does not scratch or damage the somewhat fragile bats as they move about the enclosure. The PVC coated products are also very easy to clean compared to other products.
All the mesh products are heavy hot dip galvanised for a long life and the PVC coating is an extra protective cover as well as the smoother, safer finish for the bats.
Other bat carers have seen the finished product and are building their own enclosures.