Amendments to the Building Regulations in 2010, largely driven by the need to reduce the carbon footprint of building stock, has at times come into potential conflict with bat mitigation. Questions pertaining to the Building Regulations have been collected and a document is being prepared, for use by the building industry and bat workers, that attempts to clarify the situation. It is anticipated that document will undergo frequent updates as more situations that require clarification become apparent and as further anticipated amendments to the regulations occur. These changes to the Building Regulations have been implemented in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Access the new Building Regulations here.
Access the new Approved Documents here.