Our carpenters have invented these ‘bat ladders’. These will go underneath some of The Vyne’s new roof tiles enabling bats to crawl through the insulation and into the attic space in winter. The Vyne’s roof is peppered with bat roosting sites and we’re making sure these are all still accessible to our bats when the project is finished.
The Vyne roof project timeline
The timeline below highlights key stages in the project as we rescue this former Tudor palace. We are fundraising to complete the repairs, if you would like to support us please go to The Vyne Appeal.
In an ongoing project, work began in October 2016 to repair our roof and make the property watertight. Scaffolding surrounds the house with hoarding covering up to the first floor of the façade.
17 Jul 17
One of 15 ‘bat ladders’ is installed
13 Jul 17
Tiling of the oak gallery roof nears completion
This time-lapse footage shows tiles being fitted to the roof above the oak gallery. Bat-friendly Type F1 felt is installed followed by tile battens, ventilation aids and roof tiles.
04 Jul 17
We find evidence of a bat family in our chapel roof
A bat dusk emergence survey indicates there is still a maternity roost in the chapel roof space. Work will not start to this area until the baby bats have fledged.