Wildlife observation hide specialists

GilleardsGilleard Bros Ltd are the leading manufacturer and installer of bird hides in the UK and Europe, and have manufactured and installed bird hides as far away as the UAE.

We have been specializing in the manufacture and erection of Bird hides and other products associated with wildlife conservation since 1975, with well over 800 bird hides manufactured since then.
(over 90 to the RSPB alone)

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 Building & civil engineering contractors


Gilleard Bros Ltd are not only bird hide manufacturers, we are also general building contractors.

This means we are able to combine our knowledge and skills as builders into all the structures that we supply from the foundations up

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 Advice     Site visits     Design & Drawing     Manufacture 

    Delivery     Erection     Steel fabrication


 Case studies

Island mere hide RSPB Minsmere  

      Bittern hide RSPB Minsmere 

        Kingfisher hide WWT Slimbridge 2008   

Crossness Thames Water

BBC Springwatch Studio 




Gilleard Bros Ltd are able to offer a lifetime guarantee to anyone who visits one of our bird hides, That they will see something very very rare indeed



Previous customers 

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Testimonials HERE


Helpful information

Choosing a bird hide                 Obtaining a quote               Compliance


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Please click on any of the images to the right to see just a very small

example of some of the work we have carried out in the past.


Take a special note of the quality of the products we manufacture and erect.


Gilleard Bros Ltd are the largest bird hide manufacturer in the world

for just one very good reason. Value for money. We do not manufacture our

products to last a few years before they need replacing, we manufacture

and erect them so that they last and last. We currently have some of

our hides built over 30 years ago and still going strong.


We are more than happy to provide any details of our previous customers for

you to contact and confirm.
















Standard bird hides


Wildlife hides


Reception Classroom Buildings


Fishing huts


Elevated hides


Angled hides


Vandal resistant Steel clad hides

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Portable bird hides

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Sand Martin nesting banks


Special / Bespoke bird hides


Boardwalks Ramps Bridges Stairs


Viewing Platforms


Tern rafts


Block / Timber hides


Split level hides


Steel clad buildings



Tel: +44 (0) 1724 798344 | Fax +44 (0) 1724 798667 | Mobile (07774) 131496 | E-mail: info(at)bird-hides.co.uk
VAT Reg No 128 9902 39 - Company Reg No. 06750116