Slate & Stone Birdboxes. Handmade to order.

Luxury Living for Garden Birds

Invite nesting bird families into your garden!

Make nature happy!

Making your garden a haven for birds looking to find a home isn’t just about hanging up a bag of peanuts when the weather turns nasty. There are lots of ways to give bird populations a boost, from creating new nesting places to introducing plants and trees rich in nuts and berries. At Slatebirdhouses, we build birdhouses that pamper; weatherproof, warm and ideal for breeding pairs. They are a beautiful addition to any garden.

Timmos’ Tale

Slatebirdhouses is a home based business in the UK that has grown from our family’s passion for the garden and the wildlife it attracts.


Retired coal miner, Alan Timmins, and his daughter Laura have brought all their experience of design and traditional skills together to produce a range of boxes and feeders that just aren’t available anywhere else.

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Each box is built on a wooden sub-frame that is finished with a natural stone or slate facing, making each wall over 30mm thick.


The wooden frame gives excellent insulation whilst the stone finish protects from the worst of weather. The roof is solid slate with a waterproof flashing.


Every box has a removable roof for easy access to the nesting area and comes supplied with fixings for mounting

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We take commissions for bespoke builds

what our customers say....

  • "Within three weeks we had a nesting pair of blue-tits as well as a beautiful ornament in our garden."

    Jon Matthews
  • "One of Alan's boxes sits on the trellis in my back garden and never fails to raise comments of delight from people who see it the first time.

    Dave Robinson
  • "The quality of the workmanship is second to none and you can see that every piece of stone has been shaped and laid by a master craftsman. I will definitely be buying more for my garden!"

    Rohan Boothman
  • "My son gave me one of the boxes as a birthday gift. I now have a second and my collection of gnomes adore them"


Questions we are often asked..

How long does it take to deliver an order?

Delivery times can vary. All our boxes are hand built to order which means things such as workload can affect production time. However for our standard products we would hope to ship 5-10 days from receiving your order. We will keep you up to date as your order progresses.

Are all your boxes real stone or slate?

Yes, they are. The outer cladding is made from reclaimed natural stone and slate.

Is delivery included in the price?

No, delivery charges are extra. A delivery charge will be calculated prior to you completing the order when a selection of options will be made available to you. We use Royal Mail and Parcel Force Worldwide for our deliveries. Please also note that our products are heavy and this is reflected in the delivery charges over which we have no control.

What is your returns policy?

Since our products are all handmade to order we do not accept returns. If a product is damaged in transit you must contact us within 24 hours of receipt by email to and we will endeavour to resolve any issue.

Can I arrange my own collection?

Yes, you can.  I do not have a facility within the site to process this type of collection so please email and I will contact you to process an order manually.

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