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Day 145 – Tuesday 31st January 2017 – phase 2

Day 145 – Tuesday 31st January 2017 – phase 2

Roof tiles all stripped off today under supervision from bat licensed ecologist. Balcony window taken out and flat roof taken off.  From phase 1, worktop for new kitchen which had been measured and cut to size has now been fitted.

newly-fitted-worktop-for-kitchen-and-island-unit

newly-fitted-worktop-for-kitchen-and-island-unit

new-worktop-fitted

New worktop fitted – a transformation

balcony-window-now-removed-view-through-to-new-bedroom-floor

balcony-window-now-removed-view-through-to-new-bedroom-floor and through to hall below

left-side-of-house-tiles-stripped-under-supervision-of-a-bat-licensed-ecologist

left-side-of-house-tiles-stripped-under-supervision-of-a-bat-licensed-ecologist

left-and-front-stripped-of-tiles

left-and-front-stripped-of-tiles

right-side-of-house-tiles-all-stripped-off

right-side-of-house-tiles-all-stripped-off

view-of-stripped-roof-from-left

view-of-stripped-roof-from-left

view-into-house-over-old-porch

view-into-house-over-old-porch

view-of-what-will-be-new-bedroom-floor

view-of-what-will-be-new-bedroom-floor

view-through-gap-that-will-be-middle-window-in-the-bedroom

view-through-gap-that-will-be-middle-window-in-the-bedroom

view-through-gap-which-will-be-new-ensuite-bathroom-window

view-through-gap-which-will-be-new-ensuite-bathroom-window

top-of-roof-now-to-compare-later-when-new-roof-is-on

top-of-roof-now-to-compare-later-when-new-roof-is-on

view-from-front-through-to-house-from-scaffolding-of-the-inside-where-the-old-balcony-has-been-removed

view-from-front-through-to-house-from-scaffolding-of-the-inside-where-the-old-balcony-has-been-removed

gap-from-below-seen-in-previous-pictures-as-light-shining-through-from-house

gap-from-below-seen-in-previous-pictures-as-light-shining-through-from-house

tiles-all-stacked-to-be-reused-for-new-roof

tiles-all-stacked-to-be-reused-for-new-roof

tiles-all-stacked-to-be-reused-for-new-roof-down-side-of-scaffolding

tiles-all-stacked-to-be-reused-for-new-roof-down-side-of-scaffolding

Day 132 -Tuesday 17th January 2017 – phase 2

Day 132 -Tuesday 17th January 2017 – phase 2

Tile removal today, on both sides of the house and middle parts, supervised by the bat licenced ecologists as we have a potential for bats.  On an earlier survey we were told we must have a bat licence as transitionary bats were spotted.  No bats or evidence of bats was found.  Electrician also at work today in the roof space, sorting out wiring, a major task.

tile-removal

tile removal today under the supervision of the bat licenced ecologists

roof-tiles-being-removed-one-by-one-and-inspected-for-bats-by-a-bat-lisenced-ecologist-as-per-our-planning-permission

roof-tiles-being-removed-one-by-one-and-inspected-for-bats-by-a-bat-licenced-ecologist-as-per-our-planning-permission

bat-licenced-ecologist-inspect-tiles-as-they-are-removed-as-par-our-planning-permission-states-as-we-have-potential-for-transitionary-bats

bat-licenced-ecologist-inspect-tiles-as-they-are-removed-as-per-our-planning-permission-states-as-we-have-potential-for transitionary bats

tiles-removed

tiles-removed

tiles-stripped-back

tiles-stripped-back

tiles-stripped-back-pic-2

tiles-stripped-back-pic-2

rotten-wooden-beam-removed

rotten-wooden-beam-removed

small-supporting-beams-in-place-across-porch

small-supporting-beams-in-place-across-porch

view-of-supporting-beams-from-right-side-of-house

view-of-supporting-beams-from-right-side-of-house

left-side-of-house-17-1-17

left-side-of-house-17-1-17 protected from weather until canopy goes on

left-side-of-roof

left-side-of-roof  –   Lots of cluster flies found under the tiles, already found hundreds in the attic. No bats found or evidence of bats

 

rockwool-insulation-in-partition-wall

rockwool-insulation-in-partition-wall

wiring-by-electrician-to-be-sorted-out-many-wires-are-now-defunct

wiring-by-electrician-to-be-sorted-out-many-wires-are-now-defunct

extent-of-bedroom-to-be-and-partition-wall

extent-of-bedroom-to-be-and-partition-wall

Day 39 – Monday 5th September 2016

Day 39 – Monday 5th September 2016

Today the roofer returned and completed the valleys on the hips of the roof. Also the fascia board was completed.  The builder added vents to allow air into the roof space and any water vapour to escape.  We are not allowed to have breathable membrane on the roof as it may harm any potential bat visitors.

fascia-board

Fascia Board

fascia-board-2

Fascia Board 2

fascia-board-3

Fascia Board 3

back-of-house-progress-so-far-day-39

back-of-house-progress-so-far-day-39

back-of-house-progress-so-far-day-39-another-angle

back-of-house-progress-so-far-day-39-another-angle

back-of-house-progress-so-far-day-39-another-angle-2

back-of-house-progress-so-far-day-39-another-angle-2

Day 25 – Monday 15th August 2016

Day 25 – Monday 15th August 2016

Work continues on the permitted part of the new roof.  No parts of the old roof may be touched without supervision from a bat licenced ecologist.

Roof work 3Roof work 2

Work on retaining wall begins

New retaining wall

Retaining Wall

New retaining wall 2

New retaining wall

New retaining wall 3

 

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.