Case Studies

Barn Conversion, Ceredigion

Barn conversion – Troed y Rhiw, Ceredigion

Sympathetic project to convert two redundant barns into holiday accommodation to support the farm’s conversion to organic practices. Wildwood Ecology were commissioned to undertake the preliminary roost assessment on a series of buildings at Troed-y-Rhiw. Subsequent bat surveys were provided and onward mitigation licence.

The buildings were found to be bat roosts for pipistrelle and brown long-eared bat species. A dedicated bat loft was constructed above a bathroom to provide permanent roosting features for bats at the site. Monitoring access was provided externally to avoid any disturbance of the occupants.

Bats are lawfully protected from killing, injury and disturbance. Their roost are also fully protected under domestic and European legislation.

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