Cost effective aerial building inspections and surveys using video and photography

3 Advantages of Drone Inspection

1 Inspect unsafe and difficult to access areas without the risk of injury 2 Drone surveys are far quicker with live ground video feed to the client. 3 Drone survey is cost effective saving the expense of scaffolding or the hire of a cherry picker.

UAV Drone Survey

Results from these UAV Drone Surveys can be seen live by the engineer. With the full survey on your desk top in under one day.

High definition in hard to get to locations

survey without scaffolding

Drone Roof Inspection

In the past your only option was to send someone up to visually identify any damage. Not only is this job dangerous, but it is likely that clambering around broken shingles and loose tiles will exacerbate any existing problems. You are also at the mercy of your customer’s schedule, as erecting scaffolding or ladders to reach a roof is often a major inconvenience, and sometimes requires planning weeks in advance. The problems do not stop once the workers have reached the roof, as tight angles and safety requirements make some areas un-viewable and completely off limits. This is where drone roof inspection offers a great advantage.

Pre Purchase Survey On a Complex Large Roof

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Roof Surveys identifies issues which could cost thousands to put right, do not take the risk.

This project was requested by a members of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). The roof was a very complex shape with a large area of tiles and to put up scaffolding to inspect the roof was not an option. There were concerns about the condition of the roof and chimney. We were able to carry out the survey with no impact upon the current home owners. Over 160 high resolution photographs and video was produced. We also compiled a 30 page document which highlighted all of the issues on the roof. This included loose and missing tiles, cracked rendering, chimney rendering and debris causing blockages. Copies were sent to the vendors, the potential purchasers and the surveyor for a qualified assessment of the roof. Surveys give all parties a full and accurate review of the condition of any roof.


"Hello Neil, Thank you for your email and for your very rapid posting of the video and screen grabs online. Just to let you know that both Allan and I have viewed all the material and are very impressed with the detail produced. We have also successfully down-loaded the video file to our respective hard drives and I am in the process of down-loading the screen grabs as well. Thank you for your quick response to our survey request." For this survey the client received the results filmed in 4K into the drop box the same day. This job eliminated the need for expensive scaffolding to survey a complex roof layout. The survey was also proof for the warranty of the roof to prove that they had "due Diligence" in respect to the inspection of the roof. Also a permanent record of the condition of the roof and guttering.

Flat roof inspection

Complicated roof structure inspection eliminate the need for expensive scafolding

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A Drone roof survey can show problems not visible from the ground without costly scaffolding or cherry picker. A live ground feed video means you can see the problems on the screen. It will also cause minimal disruption to your daily work on the premises.

Leaking Roof

No need for expensive scafolding or cherry picker for an inspection

Cracked tiles

Leaking Roof

This 3 storey block of flats had a leaking roof with difficult access. We were contacted by the letting agent as it was not accessible by an expensive "cherry Picker" due to a narrow alley entrance and the height of the building. Scaffolding was the other alternative which was very costly and time consuming. We were able to survey the whole roof in under half and hour with minimal cost and disruption. A slipped slate and also a cracked slate were identified as potential causes of the leak. The client had the photographs within 4 hours of the survey been completed. We took care of all of the planning, risk assessments and completion of the survey via a clients e-mail who lived 200 miles away and did not even need to be on site. This method of survey saved time, money and disruption to local residents.

Surveys Without Costly Scaffolding

Inspections without the need for expensive scafolding.

Cost effective solutions for inspection work

A roof survey can be undertaken with a simple phone call. We are used by roofing companies, landlords and property owners to instantly asses the condition of your rooftop. Live video feed to the inspector or owner for instant feedback. This method is more affordable than conventional scaffolding or high risk ladder and rope inspection. Drones can access structure that would be impossible to work on due to the fragile nature of the structure.
Aerial surveys can be used to assess the condition of glass roofs, chimneys, dormer windows, storm damage for insurance assessments and other complicated structures.
Due to the zero impact of our surveys there will be no disruption to workflow. The process is quick and you can have the images taken in a format of your choice the same day via an online drop box.

Dormer Inspection

This was used for the roofer to give an accurate estimate of the storm dammage

Roofing Inspections

Part of a fund raising campaign for a new roof

Roofing Inspections

This was completed in less than 30 minutes. The inspector was on site for the anaylysis

Fund Raising

Part of a campaign to raise money for a new roof on an historic building

What is included in the service we provide

• Pre-flight survey and planning
• Civil Aviation permissions where needed
• Full third part liability
• Full risk assessment
• Full equipment to include gyro stabilised gimbal, camera
• All necessary equipment to undertake the task
• All video and photographs taken in on the day

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Common Roof Problems That Can Be Spotted With A Drone


Long-Term Damage of a Leaky Roof

A leaky roof can cause severe damage to any building or standing structure. Although properly constructed roofs will last for decades, and perhaps longer depending upon the roofing materials used, the National Association of Home Builders recommends that a roof be inspected every three years. If this is not done, long-term damage from a leaky roof might go unnoticed, leading to further property deterioration.

Chimney Issues and Problems

Chimneys are exposed to all the elements and in our experience rarely get maintained due to the difficulty of accessing them. Surveyors, often find that rendered chimneys are not as good as they should be, with cracks, damage and deterioration allowing in dampness. If the flashings are defective to the chimney and allowing in rainwater to cause further damage. Lead flashing needs to be in good condition with the top folded into the brick work and rendered over.

Membrane Flat Roofing

The EPDM (ethylene propylene diene terpolymer) single-ply rubber roofing membrane has been an appealing choice of the low-slope commercial roofing industry for over 40 years. Many of the warranties on these roofs can be a much as 40 years. These warranties can be conditional on a regular 5 year survey to validate the guarantee.

Internal Inspection On Unsafe Buildings

This building was unsafe to be entered and so a drone was flown inside for inspection