Tor Ecology was contacted by the owner of a large private home near Plymouth in Devon, with regards to proposed roof replacement works. The building was constructed during the late 18th century and had a large and complex roof structure. In recent years the roof had been leaking and the structure of the house (a Listed Building of important heritage value) and its contents were in danger from further water damage. We undertook a season of bat surveys and discovered several species of roosting bat in a number of the roof spaces. Following the surveys, we then liaised closely with the client, local authority and necessary statutory bodies in order to gain an EPSL for bats, so that the roof replacement works could proceed lawfully. Tor Ecology provided on site supervision during the most sensitive aspects of the roofing works. We were also on site during the reinstatement works in order to liaise with the roofing contractor and ensure that mitigation and enhancement measures were installed correctly.