New Research Published on Non-Bitumen Coated Roofing Membranes in Buildings for Roosting Bats

A new methodology paper titled ‘Method for evaluating the snagging propensity of roofing membranes in buildings by roosting bats’ has been published in Building Research and Information.

This method allows the independent testing of membranes to answer the question of what constitutes a roofing membrane with minimised risk to bats where they are or could be present.

The Bat Conservation Trust has said that until these independent tests are completed and the results discussed with the relevant statuatory nature conservation organisation, the original advice still applies, that the only ‘bat safe’ roofing membrane is bitumen 1F felt that is a non-woven short fibred construction.

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