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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 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.