Bats and Breathable Roofing Membranes - a talk by Stacey Waring
Monday, 29th February 2016 at 7:30pm - 9pm
Location:Countryside Centre, Spetchley Road, Worcester WR5 2NP
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Worcestershire Bat Group are pleased to welcome Stacey Waring, who is will be speaking to us about her important research project on the the affects of breathable roofing membrane on bats using roof spaces.
"At present there are 18 species of bat recognised as living in the UK. All species have at some point been found using building to roost. Some species are extremely reliant on buildings, especially during the breeding season. These species include brown long-eared bats, serotines and pipistrelles.
This reliance on buildings for roosting makes bats vulnerable to the effect of building repair work, re-roofing and timber treatments. As many suitable roosts age, they require such maintenance work and often little consideration is given to the materials used. As many suitable roosts age, their roofs need replacing and aquestion regularly asked of the Bat Conservation trust is 'which breathable roofing membranes are suitable for use in bat roosts? 'This research aims to help answer this question."