Insured with £1 million Public Liability Insurance
Surveys for roofs, chimneys, flashings, guttering and general condition surveys.
We cover London and the Home Counties.
There are numerous benefits to using a drone when trying to establish the cause of problems on a roof. These include, but are not limited to;
Minimal disruption to users of a building | No scaffolding | Quick turnaround from instruction with fast results | Low cost in comparison to traditional survey methods | Health and Safety Benefits (less risk) | High-resolution video and photographic footage for future reference
Compared to traditional methods of surveying defects and conditions of roofs and buildings, drone surveys are quicker, cost-effective and far less disruptive. Prior to using drones, defects at roof level required scaffolding to be erected just for diagnostic purposes. This increased the time, cost and disruption caused to owners and users of the property alike.
By using state of the art drones equipped with high-quality zoom cameras, difficult areas of a building can be surveyed easily and safely, with high-quality footage enabling detailed analysis both on-site, and at the desktop when a more considered approach may be needed to completely understand the true cause of a defect.
The actual survey itself takes about an hour, and there are strict procedures to follow in relation to the actual time the survey can take place. However, there are certain pre-flight permissions to seek and paperwork to complete before the actual flight takes place. Our fixed fee price will allow for all of this to ensure full compliance with the relevant authorities is obtained prior to the flight taking place.
We will take both aerial videos and photos of the relevant areas. High resolution coloured digital photos and 4k video (if needed) are included. You will receive a link to all footage for you to download and keep for future reference.
We provide the imagery to you, your surveyor/Mortgage provider as instructed.
Prices start from £495
Yes, all our drone pilots are fully qualified for commercial drone flights, and we comply fully with all requirements that the regulatory authorities insist on. We are also fully insured.
As with any form of flight, the weather plays a big part. For drone surveys, the weather has to be dry and the conditions calm. Rainy and windy weather are not suitable conditions for a successful and safe drone survey. Survey dates are subject to change depending on the weather conditions.
Less physical manual inspections at a high level mean less risk of injury, it’s as simple as that. Dangerous structures may not always be apparent at first glance, so analysis of high-quality footage before physically stepping onto a roof or a structure at a high level will enable a thorough risk analysis and method statement to be carried out.