21 Mar

RSPB Issue New Cirl Bunting Survey Guidelines

The RSPB has issued revised guidelines on survey to establish the presence of cirl bunting on a site (March 2014; available here). The cirl bunting Emberiza cirlus is a Wildlife and Countryside Act Schedule 1 species. Once widespread and locally common across…

24 Feb

Breathable Roof Membranes (BRM), Bats and Licensing

Natural England issued the following statement in their January 2014 EPS (European Protected Species) newsletter. Stacey Waring is currently undertaking a PhD investigating the impacts of breathable roof membranes on bats. It would appear that currently there are no BRMs…

19 Feb

Tiny Bat Crosses the North Sea

A Nathusius’ pipistrelle bat, ringed in the UK, has been found in Netherlands, 600km from where it was ringed; providing the first record of a bat crossing the sea from the UK to mainland Europe. Bat experts in the Netherlands…

04 Aug

Awards

We have recently received several awards for projects that we have been involved in. These include LABC Building Excellence Awards for: Best Small Commercial Building (finalist) – The Workshop, Langport Best Sustainability Design (finalist) – The Workshop, Langport Best Individual Dwelling…