Greys Conservation Bat Ridges
Manufactured in the UK
If your property is currently, has recently, or is suspected of ever having been, home to any number of bats, legislation requires you to take expert advice and precautions when replacing a roof.
This legislation requires provision to allow access for bats if they, or when they, return.
This legislation is enforced with severe penalties for non compliance.
An innovative range of ‘bat ridge tiles’ from Greys Roofing Products, is helping builders and conservationists protect Britain’s endangered bat population.
- All UK bats and their roosts are protected by law. The Wildlife & Countryside Act introduced in 1981, gave legal protection to all bat species and their roosts in England.
- The Conservation (Natural Habitats, etc.) Regulations 1994 as amended (most recently in 2009 and 2010 and better known as the Habitats Regulations), further strengthened this legal protection.
- Bat-related offences are arrest able. The potential fine for each offence is £5,000 per bat. An offender can also be imprisoned for six months.
- If any property has been, or is suspected to have been, home to any number of bats, at any time, legislation requires taking advice and precautions when working on the roof. Legislation also requires provision to allow access for bats to enable their return.
- Different species of bats prefer differing places to roost. The two most usually found species in the UK are Pipistrelle and Brown Long-Eared. Pipistrelle prefer confined spaces such as under tiles on roof and hanging. The Brown Long-Eared prefer roof timbers and ridges inside lofts.
- Greys Roofing Products can provide purpose made access points within your roof tiles or ridge tiles.
- The Bat Ridge can form part of a mitigation package required by law for existing roosts or as potential access where a roost had not previously been present.
- Available in Natural or Country Weathered, the Bat Ridge presents a bat optimised entrance to the under-felt, or to the loft when the under-felt is opened.
- The Bat Ridge offers the bat an 18mm high x 165mm long (approx.) tunnel to an entrance hole in the undertiles. This allows the bat to crawl into the roost area.
- The Ridge also provides the maximum amount of natural air flow under the tiles.
- The carefully designed access, along with this air flow between the tiles and the under-felt, aims to provide conditions where the bats are protected from any extremes of heat.
Bat Conservation Trust
Expert advise on bats can be obtained from:
The Bat Conservation Trust, Quadrant House, 250 Kennington Lane, London SE11 5RD.
Bat Helpline: 0345 1300 228
Greys Roofing Products are manufactured using CEM 2 Cement that contains 30% Fly Ash (Fly Ash is the correct term as appears in European and British Standards and has replaced “pfa”) Pulverised Fly Ash (pfa) is a waste product of pulverised fuel (typically coal) from fired power stations.
Our Products are Guaranteed
We’re confident our product is durable enough and manufactured to the highest of standards that we give a 25 year manufacturer guarantee.
Colour and Efflorescence COLOUR: Stone and Slate colours on this website are subject to the limitations of monitor quality and are for guidance only. EFFLORESCENCE: The phenomenon of efflorescence has been a problem to the construction industry for decades. The cause lies in the basis chemistry of all Portland cements. Efflorescence in Greys Artstone products is a temporary phenomena and will disappear over time.