Declan Cooper, Area Sales Manager at Marley, explains: “After being approached by the charity zoo, it became apparent that we had to address several challenges. These included marrying the aesthetics of the roofing solution with a tile choice that could satisfy the special planning requirements of the listed building. Another complicating factor was that the build schedule was linked to important considerations around the welfare of a nesting bat population.
“Due to the protected status of the bats, once they start nesting it is unlawful to disturb them. As far as the project was concerned, it meant the refurbishment of the building and the roof had to commence and be largely completed before the bats returned to the site to begin the nesting season. In addition, there was the technical challenge around the roof ventilation. We had to ensure it complied with current British Standards BS 5250, and at the same time, make sure we allowed enough access for the bats to enter the roof space as they required.”
Marley’s extensive support, ranging from its sample service
, quick material supply to site and expertise from the Technical Team
, were deployed to ensure the project delivered its objectives.