In Britain all bat species and their roosts are legally protected, and by law a single bat constitutes a roost. Their habitats are wide ranging and varied, with proximity to trees and water being most likely to indicate that bats may inhabit a building.
Building works on potential bat roosts need careful planning to both mitigate against potential criminal offence and to implement a viable working method for works to be completed.
Our team have all undertaken professionally accredited training specifically for the role of the building industry in relation to bats. This education gives us the knowledge to approach works via the correct procedure and implement measures to ensure roosting habitats are maintained.
An example of a pragmatic measure is to introduce appropriate roosting facilities where an existing roost has been altered or lost due to building works carried out under license.