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Back to March 14th 2017 – phase 2

Back to March 14th 2017 – phase 2

Lea from Acer Ecology kindly passed on some photos to us which she took whilst supervising tile removal as per our bat licence requirements

 

Lea's photo showing Steve sorting tiles taken 14.3.17 for bat licence

Lea’s photo showing Steve sorting tiles taken 14.3.17 for bat licence

Lea's photo showing Luke removing tiles taken 14.3.17

Lea’s photo showing Luke removing tiles taken 14.3.17

 

Lea's picture of work on the house when she came with her colleague to supervise removal of tiles in accordance with the bat licence taken 14.3.17

Lea’s picture of work on the house when she came with her colleague to supervise removal of tiles in accordance with the bat licence taken 14.3.17

 

Lea's photo ( from Acer Ecology ) taken on 14.3.17 for bat licence purposes

Day 176 – Tuesday 14th March 2017 – phase 2

Day 176 – Tuesday 14th March 2017 – phase 2

As an extra to the new upstairs build, and as recommended by our builder, we decided to have the rest of the roofing felt and battens renewed.  The felt on the old part of the house was in a bad state,  so tiles needed stripping off first.  In accordance with our bat licence we had two bat ecologists to supervise this part.

 

roofers at work

Roofers at work

 

The Bat Girls

The Bat Ecologists

felt and battening being replaced

felt and battening being replaced

New felt and battening for the rest of the roof that was not replaced during the new building of upstairs bedroom

New felt and battening for the rest of the roof that was not replaced during the new building of upstairs bedroom

New ridge tiles - ladder up from utility flat roof

New ridge tiles – ladder up from utility flat roof

roofers at work

roofers at work

small area of felt and battening being replaced on the right hand side of the house

small area of felt and battening being replaced on the right hand side of the house

Steve and Luke burning the old roof battens

Steve and Luke burning the old roof battens

view down to utility flat roof and skylight over new family bathroom

view down to utility flat roof and skylight over new family bathroom

View from flat roof over upstairs bedroom to right side of house, new ridge tiles and new felt and battening

View from flat roof over upstairs bedroom to right side of house, new ridge tiles and new felt and battening

View over from new flat roof over the new upstairs bedroom down to the back of the house where 3 steep rooves now converge onto utility roof

View over from new flat roof over the new upstairs bedroom down to the back of the house where 3 steep roofs now converge onto utility roof

View over roofs at back of house

View over roofs at back of house

view over flat roof of dormer, just visible

view over flat roof of dormer, just visible

view to front of house from flat roof

view to front of house from flat roof

VIew to front of house from new flar roof over the bedroom

View to front of house from new flat roof over the bedroom

View to velux side of house

View to velux side of house

window sill at dormer

window sill at dormer

New window sill in master bedroom

New window sill in master bedroom

New window sill at small window

New window sill at small window

sun lounge - scaffolding for painting and ladders still the only access to the upstairs

sun lounge – scaffolding for painting and ladders still the only access to the upstairs

New lights up and running in master bedroom by ballen Electrical

New lights up and running in master bedroom by Ballan Electrical, 9 lights in total, excellent lighting

Study lights and wood rof new cupboard over stairs

Study lights, 3, put in by Joe, and wood for new cupboard over stairs

lights over stairs

lights over stairs

No stairs yet, access by ladder

No stairs yet, access by ladder

Day 27 – Wednesday 17th August 2016

Day 27 – Wednesday 17th August 2016

Breach of Bat Licence

This is an extract of the email we were sent: I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that any breach of licence is considered to be a breach of the legislation, and we have a duty to act upon such cases, as this was reported timely and works have now halted to allow for the ecologist to be present, in this case please consider this a warning.
Should any further breaches occur we will have no option but to refer this matter to the police for investigation.

Therefore no work has been carried out, but can now continue once we have been supervised during tile removal.

Work today on the retaining wallretaining wall

 

Day 24 – Monday 8th August – BATS

Day 24 – Monday 8th August 2016 – BATS

Our property is in an area that has potential for bats, therefore it was deemed necessary that we should have a bat survey carried out before any work could go ahead on the roof of the property.
We had dawn and dusk observations completed last year. During the first bat activity survey, Springdale was identified as a transitional/ day roost for a low number of common bats.
Therefore a Method Statement was drawn up which instructed us on how we must go about our new extension.
In hindsight we now understand what we did wrong.
This is what happened.
Some work to the roof has already been carried out without supervision of a bat licensed ecologist contrary to the licence conditions.
Everything is on hold.  No further work can be carried out to the existing roof without supervision.
We have breached planning conditions and have been reported to Natural Resources Wales.
We must await their decision.Roof top ridge

Back corner joint

If anyone out there is in the same position, a word of warning – do not go ahead and touch the roof without a bat licensed ecologist being employed on site prior to works commencing and during any removal of roof tiles.
Read the Method Statement carefully. Our report was 29 pages long. The Method Statement was on page 17. So it is advisable to read it all.
The local authority have now also been informed of our breach of planning conditions.
We now also have a Shwegler 1 FE Bat Box on the garage as recommended and we will need to install another three on the front of the house on completion of the building.