Bat Risk Assessment

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If you have been asked for a bat risk assessment, otherwise known as a bat survey or preliminary ecological appraisal then we can help. We have over a decade of experience providing these kinds of surveys all over the UK.

Full UK Coverage

Our experienced team of surveyors cover all areas of the UK.

Unbeatable Price

Our attention to detail, investment in technology and sheer scale allow us to keep prices low.

Money back guarantee

Your planning authority will accept our report, or you get your money back!

Unbeatable Speed

Instant quotes. Enquiries responded to in hours, not days. Surveys in days, not weeks.

We SAVE You Money

Our efficiency and expertise has saved our customers tens of millions of pounds in delays on site.

Proven Record

We provide thousands of ecological or arboricultural surveys each year.

How it Works

We know speed is important to you. That's why we are obsessed with delivering the fastest, most efficient service possible. Here's how it works:

Step 1

Fill in the form or call us

We will take your details and send you a quote explaining everything you need to know. We will also send a booking form along with the quote.

Step 2

Give us the go-ahead

Complete the booking form and email it back to us. We'll then arrange a date for your survey and get to work.

Step 3

Get Your Report

Once your Bat Risk Assessment is complete we will write your report. You can make payment via a bank transfer or by card over the phone.

Client Feedback

Arboricultural Method Statement, Tree Protection Plan

The response time was excellent and I was kept in touch with what was happening throughout the process. Alan' explanations and proactive responses to me and the architect were just what was needed

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Arboricultural Method Statement, Tree Protection Plan

We have now used Arbtech several times at sites across the country. They are consistently reliable, informative, efficient and friendly and we shall continue to use their services.

5 stars
Bat Survey by Arbtech

From the Bombshell of the LA specifying the need for a bat survey of a matter of which i had no knowledge I was given various advice and some very high quotes and then found Martin at the end of the phone at Arbtech and...

5 stars

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Learn More

A bat risk assessment is a type of bat survey where a qualified bat consultant visits a site and looks for any sign of bats. This is done to check if your development could have any harmful effects on bats or their habitats.

Why have I been asked for this?

The UK has 18 species of bats and they are all legally protected and enforced by the Habitats Regulations 2010. If you have a development that could impact on buildings, trees and other potential bat roosting areas then a survey will be required. Disturbing bat roosts, or the bats themselves is a criminal offence so it is important to follow established guidelines buy employing a qualified and experienced ecological consultant. Bats are protected by law because they have experienced a steady decline due to development.

Who can carry out bat risk assessments?

To carry out a bat risk assessment a consultant must have a range of skills and qualifications including the ability to handle and disturb bats safely. A bat surveyor will have a licence issued to them by Natural England – an organisation in the UK responsible for maintaining and improving the natural environment in the UK.

Our team includes 6 fully licenced consultants and we are able to carry out bat assessments all over the UK. Our team has never failed to obtain planning for our clients so please contact us today to receive a free quote from a member of the team.

When can the survey be carried out?

These kinds of surveys can be done at any time of year. However, if evidence of bat activity is found on the site, a further survey may be needed which is restricted between the months of May and September. This time constraint is in place because the survey needs to be done when bats are out of their hibernation period. Even if a second survey is required and bats are found on your site, your development is still able to go ahead in the vast majority of cases but additional steps are required in form of mitigation. These simply means that you must demonstrate that your development will not harm bats or cause them to lose their habitat. An example of this would be the installation of bat boxes to provide a place for bats on your site to roost.

How do I get started?

Simply get in touch with us so that we can get some general information about your project from you. Once we have some information and we’ve answered any questions you may have, we’ll email you a free quote. You can then take a look at the quote and let us know if you would like to go ahead with your survey.