29 09, 2018

CAA Provide Clarification Regarding Thames

By |2019-03-19T21:16:49+01:00September 29th, 2018|Categories: CAA, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It seems that a long running debate over the control that the Port of London Authority can exercise over drone pilots has finally been settled with written confirmation from the CAA. The Port of London Authority (PLA) is responsible for enforcing the laws and regulations that apply on the tidal River Thames – a stretch of 95 miles running from Teddington to the North Sea.  They publish on their website a page specific to the use of Drones / Unmanned Aerial Vehicles which sets out a number of requirements along with a statement reading “…the river is not [...]

24 09, 2018

Hiring a Drone Operator – What you Need to Know about the Legal Requirements

By |2019-03-19T21:16:50+01:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: General, News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There’s no doubt that drones are amazing tools that can provide benefits in so many areas of both our business and personal lives.  If you’re looking at hiring a drone operator however, there are some facts that you need to know about. What are the legal requirements for them to adhere to in order to work safely and legally in the UK? We’ll be publishing a series of blog posts on this subject right here on the DSR website over the coming weeks. We will be aiming to demystify some of the laws, the bizarre press [...]

22 09, 2018

Local Authority Saves £4.5 Million with DSR Member

By |2019-03-19T21:16:50+01:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Local councils face a huge challenge when it comes to managing their properties.  Buildings must be inspected and regularly maintained but in an era when budgets are increasingly under pressure, it is vital that resources are deployed as efficiently as possible. One Scottish local authority are leading the way in using UAV technology to help to meet this challenge head on and to enable them to make huge cost and time savings when it comes to managing their property portfolio. DSR member Neil Mowbray, and his company Viewpoint Film, have been working side by side with [...]

17 09, 2018

Where is DSR After our Visit to the Dragons’ Den

By |2019-03-19T21:25:51+01:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

So if you’ve been looking at the drone industry recently, then you’ve probably noticed that DSR has been making the headlines.  Our founder, Mark Boyt, entered the Dragons’ Den to make his pitch and started a bit of a row between three of the Dragons all keen to invest.   It all ended with a handshake between Mark and tech titan Peter Jones and £60,000 invested in return for a 40% share in the business. The following week has been a hectic time with endless phone calls, meetings, press activity and planning. So what does it all mean as the [...]

10 09, 2018

Peter Jones Investment on Dragons Den

By |2019-03-19T21:16:50+01:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Our Newest Team Member is a Dragon! When DSR founder, Mark Boyt, stood in front of the Dragons undergoing their trademark grilling, there wasn’t a great deal of time for him to think about the opportunities ahead of him. “To be truthful, I was so focused on just giving them the information that they were asking for, that I literally almost forgot about what the outcome of it all might be.   So I was genuinely gobsmacked when three Dragons declared their hands as being interested in investing!” There is no doubt that any one of [...]

6 09, 2018

Drone Safe Register Comes Face to Face with Dragons!

By |2019-03-19T21:16:50+01:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

For the majority of 2018 here at DSR headquarters, we are sorry to say that we have been keeping quite a few secrets from everyone.  However, the time has come when (nearly) all can be revealed! Early in the year, we quite literally flew into the Dragons’ Den with the hope of procuring both interest and investment from one of their highly experienced Dragons to let us really fulfil the group’s potential. Mark Boyt, the founder of the Drone Safe Register, would certainly count the visit to the Den as one of the more nerve wracking [...]

6 09, 2018

Drone Building Surveys

By |2019-03-19T21:23:37+01:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone building surveys are becoming increasingly common. The UK has been slow to catch up with using drone technology in the construction industry, but there are signs this is changing. The Federal Aviation Administration in the USA predicts that seven million drones will be in use in the country by 2020, and large percentage of these will be operated in construction. As well as drone building surveys, unmanned aircraft have a role to play in design, inspection and monitoring. Some large construction firms send their surveyors for drone training and invest in their own equipment, but [...]

5 09, 2018

Roof Inspection Report for Insurance

By |2019-03-19T21:16:50+01:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Damage to roofs following storms and heavy rain is one of the most common reasons for claims on home insurance policies. Water pouring into your home can be devastating, causing damage to electrical wiring, plasterwork, carpets and internal contents. Even small roof leaks can be costly in terms of damage and repairs. Unfortunately, many roof damage insurance claims are turned down. This is due to the fact that insurance company argue it’s ‘wear and tear’ and a lack of maintenance rather than sudden damage caused by a storm. If this happens, it’s worth getting a roof [...]

1 09, 2018

Flat Roof Survey – When Do I Need One?

By |2019-03-19T21:16:50+01:00September 1st, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Flat roofs are a fairly modern development. Victorian houses featured some areas of flat roof, but it’s only since building extensions have become more popular and as materials have improved that large flat roofs have become common. Quality is key when it comes to roofing, and this is even more so the case for modern construction methods. It’s generally believed that a felt roof has a lifespan of ten to fifteen years, but this is only true if it’s well maintained. It’s advisable to have a flat roof survey carried out at least once a year [...]