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Bird Proofing

Bird Proofing

Pest birds are a risk to health and safety, and they can cause damage to property that leaves you with expensive repairs. Bird proofing is the way forward to stop pest birds disrupting your premises for good!


How we can help

Contego has unrivalled in-house experience in proofing buildings against pest birds like pigeons, gulls, and starlings. We understand bird behaviour, and we’ve got years of experience of working on highly complex sites including rail platforms, power stations, petrol stations, and chemical plants, as well as hundreds of supermarket stores. 


We know every site is different-we think outside the box

We’ll consider every possible bird proofing solution when we survey your site before we give you our recommendations. These may include:


Bird Spikes

Bird Netting (19mm,50mm,75mm)

Post & Wire

Avi Shock

Bird Gel

Weld Mesh

Laser deterrents 

BioAcoustic systems


Every site is surveyed first-hand or via architect drawings, then our estimators and surveyors will draw up a plan, giving you options that both protect your premises from pest birds and meet access and aesthetic requirements. 


Need Help Now?

CALL TODAY to arrange a free site consultation 0800 028 7111.


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Gull Netting

Large roof net installed by Contego to prevent Gull roosting and breeding.


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Case Studies

Wokingham Bird Netting

We were called to a site in Wokingham to install netting again to stop feral pigeons nesting in plant rooms and roof top areas.


The risks of not treating this is feral pigeon guano in, around and on equipment  preventing necessary maintenance which can potentially be very dangerous


Our solution was to install a bespoke wire frame to install netting across the roof top using stanchions to allow access into the rooftop areas.


The materials we used were 1 x 20x10m 50mm black knotted netting, 200m of 2mm steel rope,15 barrel strainers, 5x 2m stanchions, zip ties.

bird proofing at supermarket 19mm

Bird netting installed

As part of a major re-development of ASDA, Eastlands Contego were appointed to conduct the bird netting on the project. The project was completed in two phases, phase 1 – removal of all old netting (two front entrance canopies & side canopy – as pictured above). The old netting was removed to allow for decoration works to be conducted. Phase 2 was the installation of new wire system in which new white 19mm netting was re-installed to the areas over 1500SQM.


All works were completed on time and ready for the store hand over in July 2016.


Full RAMS and work plans were provided to the client prior to work.


store pest proofing

Pest proofing

Contego were appointed to conduct pest proofing works at National Supermarket chain store in Blackburn.


The scope of works included, installation of metal sheeting to fence line (approx. 110m) The sheets are installed as a preventative measure to stop rodent ingress. Each sheet was dug down 300mm into the ground then back filled.


The removal of old batter through doors was also required with new doors installed. The framework around the door was then pest proofed using checker plate. The areas above the doors were proofing using 19mm black bird netting to stop access into the warehouse area by pest birds.


All work was completed on schedule.  

Roof Net For Asda In Carlisle

Roof Net - National Supermarket chain - Carlisle

As part of a store refresh scheme Contego were appointed to conduct the bird netting at National Supermarket chain Carlisle in August 2016.

Our National project manager, Jonathan Taylor oversaw the project from start to finish. Jonathan consulted with the main contractor on the best and most cost-effective solution to ensure that the roof space was protected from pest birds. It was quickly identified that the previous netting which had been installed by another contractor had become damaged due to the lack of supporting posts and wires across the netted area. Thus, additional posts and wires were required to bring the netting up to standard.


Project Outline

Removal of old damaged netting from main roof, high roof and lower roof levels

Installation of additional 30nr two meter supporting posts across the roof.

Installation of new 2mm stainless steel wire frame/supporting fixings

New netting to the main roof area to protect plant equipment

New netting to high level roof area which had become damaged due to strong winds/lack of supporting wires

Prior to work commencing onsite full RAMS and final survey was conducted to ensure that all nesting birds had fledged from the area.

All work was completed on schedule and on budget.

If you would like to know more about this project or have a project which rquires bird proofing please contact Contego for expert advice and guidence.

Warehouse Bird Netting

19mm Warehouse Netting

Contego recently installed 19mm bird netting to new warehouse canopy to prevent pest birds from roosting/nesting. The two man contego team installed the 600SQM worth of 19mm netting over three days.

The installation of stainless steel fixings every 300mm to support the 2mm stainless steel wire frame was used to support the 19mm netting. All work was conducted from MEWP's


Bird Proofing Using Avi Shock

Bird Proofing - Avi Shock

Contego recently installed approx. 200meters of Avi-shock on a hospital in the North East of England as part of some recent construction works.

The installation took place over two days in which technicians used both onsite latch ways system and MEWP's to gain access to the working areas.

The Avi-shock system is extremely low profile and provides an alternative option to more traditional proofing system such as bird spikes and post/wire systems.

If you have any bird proofing requirements please call our office on 0800 028 7111 for some expert advice


Bird Proofing For Service Yard Gates

Bird Proofing - Bird Netting

Contego recently were asked by a large national supermarket chain to help protect one of their service yards from pest birds.

The project involved alterations to the existing service yard gates. A new 100mm x 100m goal post, along with an internal frames ware installed. This provided the structure for the bird netting to be attached to. Bespoke brackets were also installed around the perimeter of the service year to help support the stainless steel wire frame work.

50mm bird netting to protect against pigeons and sea gulls.

If you would like to know more about this project or any others please call our HQ on 0800 028 7111

Bird Proofing - Roof Netting - Pigeons - North East

Contego were asked to help with ongoing pigeon issues on a Heron and Post Office store in the North East. 

The pigeons were using the roof as a day / night time roosting spot. Due to the number of pigeons using the area pigeon guano was a concern due to the health and safety risks associated with guano.

Contego installed bespoke brackets to clear the facias and to provide enough clearance from the roof. 50mm black pigeon netting was installed to eliminate the area as a roosting spot for the pigeons.

A two man Contego team completed the work from a MEWP's, ensuring that the working area was completely in accessible to members of the public whilst conducting the work.

The final result due to the installation of the roof net is that the area is now free and clear of pigeons. 


If you would like to know more about this project or any others please call our HQ on 0800 028 7111




19 Bird Netting - Canopy

Contego were asked to prevent birds (pigeons, starlings) from roosting under front canopies.

19mm bird netting was installed to prevent further access to the area by the best birds.

The installation was conducted via MEWP's and the working area around the canopies were blocked off using chapter 8 barriers

Full RAMS / work plan was presented to the client prior to work commencing onsite.



19mm Bird Netting - Warehouse - National Supermarket

Contego recently completed the pest / bird proofing on a new supermarket on the Isle of Wight.

The scope of works included bird netting in the main warehouse, click and collect canopy, home shopping canopy, bird spikes to store perimeter and car park lights.

Due to work being completed on a live construction site Contego operatives were required to hold relevant safety cards.

CSCS, IPAF, PASMA, Working at Height, First Aid.

Full RAMS / work plan was presented to the client prior to work commencing onsite.

If you would like to know more about this project or any others please call our HQ on 0800 028 7111




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