An innovative range of bat access tiles from Tudor Roof Tile Co Ltd, Britain's foremost independent handmade roof tile manufacturer, is helping builders and conservationists meet stringent legislation that is designed to protect Britains endangered bat population.
According to the latest Habitats Regulations, if a property is or has been home to one or more bats, at any time, advice and precautions must be taken when working on the building, and provision must be made to allow access for the bats to return in the future. The potential fine for destroying a roost is £5,000 per bat or six months in prison.
Tudors bat access tiles are designed with an 18mm x 165mm tunnel, which leads to an entrance hole in the undertiles, allowing the bats to enter and leave the roof space unhindered. Furthermore, as Tudor tiles typically have a large double camber, they also help keep those roosts located between the tile and underfelt well ventilated and protected from extremes of heat.
In addition to the access tiles, Tudor also manufactures a range of ridge tiles, with similar bat access points, plus a number of bespoke options to suit specific building and refurbishment projects.
Bat occupation is an increasingly important consideration particularly for buildings in locations where bats are known to frequent, such as cottages, barns, churches and country houses, said Paul Lythgoe Managing Director of Tudor Roof Tile Co. Ltd.
With our specially designed range of bat access tiles common breeds, such as the Pipistrelle and Brown Long Eared bats, can be accommodated easily and with the minimum of disruption.
The Tudor Bat Access Set is part of the Conservation range, which is ideal for conservation projects. The range is available in five colours: medium antique, dark antique and red and the traditional Sussex colours of red and brown or in Natural Clay (without the coloured sand face).
A typical example of a conservation project which has used Tudors bat access tiles is Bethersden Primary School in Ashford, Kent.