Building Inspections and Surveys
Drone Photography Services are specialists in high-level aerial building surveys and inspections on tower, chimney structures and roofing using radio controlled quadcopter drones (UAV’s).
We do work for property owners, leasehold tenants, chartered surveyors, consultants, local councils and religious organisations. Our projects include listed buildings, retail parks, churches, industrial sites, wind turbines, solar farms, towers and landmark buildings.
All of our pilots are CAA approved and are skilled in flying aerial survey drones to get a view of those “difficult to reach” places. We can fly our drones close to the roof or building to get detailed aerial camera ultra-HD 4K video footage or 12 megapixel still aerial images.
Cost Effective Aerial Building Surveys
Drone Photography Services offer a very cost effective, quick solution for UAV aerial building surveys compared to more expensive traditional methods of scaffolding, platforms, steeplejacks or hiring a cherry picker. No one leaves the ground so you do not have to worry about the HSE - “Working at Height” health and safety regulations.
This is very useful if the roof or structure is unsound or has difficult or complex access. We can do high level aerial surveys from ground level to 400ft.
You can also stand with us and monitor the video in the ground in real time as we fly, so you know we are getting the exact images you are looking for. In half a day we can cover a large surveying area. Our drones we use will fly over 20 minutes before having to land to change the battery.
We carry spare pre-charged batteries on each survey. It only takes a few minutes to change the battery and get back in air. So we are able to fly all day with very little disruption.
All of our clients have access to their survey report, video and images via the cloud or memory stick, so you can view on you own laptop, tablet or PC.
You can zoom in to inspect brickwork, lightning conductors, stonework, restoration, weather vanes, roof tiles, lead work, asbestos and roof valleys, for full analysis in your own time and in your own office.
Our CAA flight planning and risk assessment will be done prior to our arrival on site, to ensure strict safety procedures and the safety of the public at the flight location. It only takes around 15-20 minutes to set up the drone on site for flight.
This rapid deployment will minimise any potential disruption to residents or staff, with no damage to property or surroundings.
Pricing for a single visit is on our pricing page. Contact us to discuss pricing for multisite regular contract aerial inspections, as part of any scheduled and preventative maintenance program.
Here is an example of a client roof inspection with the ability to zoom in to individual high definition images
Steeplejacks and Abseiling
Drones will never replace the skills of a steeplejack or an industrial climber scaling buildings to carry out repairs or maintenance.
Drones are now becoming recognised as the first point of inspection and an efficient method to access difficult-to-reach areas for various industrial applications.
Drone images and video can help inspect, analyse and review, before committing to the expense of erecting scaffolding, hiring cranes or deploying suspended access cradles.
Drone inspection can save hours for skilled climbers, pinpointing and allowing them to set priorities and a timetable for planned or urgent maintenance.
A.T.L.A.S (Association of Technical Lightning and Access Specialists) is the UK industry association who represent the leading players in the lightning protection and specialist access sector.