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Construction Industry

In addition to the information contained in the Existing Buildings, New Build and Bat Roosts sections of this website, this section has some extra information that should be of interest to the industry.

Construction industry welcome!

Many organisations and companies in the construction industry now work with the Bat Conservation Trust. Whether or not you currently work with BCT please do contact us if you have examples of good practice when working with bats that you wish to share. We would be delighted to consider these for inclusion in a news section of our website or for our award winning Bat News magazine.


Places that bats may roost in the built environment


Perhaps you would like to offer to speak or run a workshop at our National Bat Conference. Attendance is in the region of 350 delegates and in the past two years the lighting industry, breathable membrane manufacturers, architects, roofing contractors and bridge engineers have all been represented. 


There has never been a more important time for the construction industry and conservation bodies to work together to fulfil the true meaning of sustainable building.

What we can achieve together now can make a difference for generations to come. Let’s make sure that we support a world where bats (and other wildlife) and people live in harmony.

 Ways to work with BCT      

Corporate Membership - Current members from the industry include the National Insulation Association, UK Green Building Council and Tamworth Property Services.

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities

Links to useful websites


National Insulation Association

Construction Industry Research and Information Association

Institution of Lighting Engineers

Building Research Establishment

National Federation of Roofing Contractors

Chartered Institute of Building

Royal Institute of British Architects

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors

UK Green Building Council


Nature Conservation

Natural England

Wildlife Trusts

London's Swifts

Barn Owl Trust

Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (roofs pages)


Bat access bricks and boxes

Please see the Accomodating bats in buildings and Bat boxes pages for information on how to create places for bats to roost in the built environment.


Find out more

Bats, Development & Planning in England (Specialist Support Series) (306 KB) - 17/01/07
Basic advice for developers, planning officers and others who come across bat issues in the context of the English planning system.

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