22 03, 2019

UAVs and Property Inspections

By |2019-03-24T23:01:46+01:00March 22nd, 2019|Categories: Featured, Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

UAVs and Property Inspections Drones can offer a safe, efficient and cost effective way to carry out property inspections whilst keeping your feet safely on the ground. Whatever stage of property development, drones can offer significant advantages over traditional methods such as scaffolding or cherry pickers.  Using aerial technology, inspections with high quality photography and videography can be carried out in a fraction of the time that it takes to erect scaffolding.  This means that not only are inspections completed quickly and efficiently, but at reduced cost as well. Your drone pilot can fly their [...]

27 02, 2019

Commercial Drone Inspections

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Commercial drone inspections have many advantages over traditional methods. Surveying and inspection of a large commercial property or plot of land could take days before the advent of drone technology. As well as time and cost savings, commercial drone inspections are a safer alternative. Drone aerial photography of commercial construction site An aerial inspection of a large building is a very effective way of spotting potential problems. For example, wear and tear to tiles or roof covering can be pinpointed and detailed images captured. Scaffolding, ladders and cameras on extendible poles can be used for this type [...]

26 02, 2019

Maritime Filming and Drones

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Boats and Shipping, Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Marine|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

On this blog, we’ve quite often looked at the difference UAV technology is predicted to make in industries such as construction and insurance.  However, the drone’s potential isn’t limited to dry land with many maritime and offshore companies beginning to look at how they can capture and utilise their own corner of this emerging industry. One of the main fields in which drones are being deployed at sea (as they are on land) is for carrying out of marine inspections. The Royal Navy is making use of these high portable cameras to inspect their vessels [...]

25 02, 2019

Drones and Wind Turbines a perfect match

By |2019-03-24T23:01:47+01:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Thermal Imaging, Wind and Solar Farms|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

At the end of 2017 there were nearly 345,000 wind turbines operating worldwide and it’s fair to assume that this number has increased since then. Each must be regularly inspected and maintained in order to keep it at optimum efficiency. There are some very obvious difficulties in carrying out thorough inspections on these towering structures. Luckily, these are difficulties that UAVs are ideally positioned to overcome. The requirement for high quality cameras, craft and licensed experienced pilots means that much of this inspection work is outsourced – saving the wind farm owner the price of the [...]

28 01, 2019

Drones and Agriculture

By |2019-03-19T21:15:54+01:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Agriculture, Articles, Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It's largely agreed that the UK and Ireland have barely begun to tap into the huge potential that commercial drones have to offer. An industry still in its infancy, the business world is still investigating ways in which drones and unmanned aerial vehicles in general can make operations faster, safer and more cost efficient. One area that has been quicker to the party in leveraging 'drone power' is agriculture.  In fact 18% of farmers are now thought to be using drones in some form to assist them with their land management.  Particularly impressive for an industry that has [...]

1 12, 2018

A Pre Winter Drone Home Inspection

By |2019-03-19T21:16:13+01:00December 1st, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

With winter fast approaching, it is time for all of us here across the UK to think about getting our homes ready for the battering of the season. Sometimes, prevention is better than cure but the cost and inconvenience of a traditional roof inspection can mean that we put it off and simply hope for the best. This means that damage can occur to the outside of our properties which we don’t know about until that damage can be seen on the interior – more expensive to fix and more inconvenience all round. Scaffolding or elevated [...]

17 11, 2018

Local Authority Saves £4.5 Million with DSR Member

By |2019-03-19T21:16:32+01:00November 17th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys, News|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 [...]

29 10, 2018

Drone Thermal Imaging and Property Inspection

By |2019-03-19T21:16:32+01:00October 29th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys, Thermal Imaging|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

(c) Drone Media Imaging https://www.dronemediaimaging.co.uk (c) Image by www.DroneMediaImaging.co.uk If you’re on this website then you already know at least a little about the drone’s ability to create aerial photography and videography. However, did you know that they can also be fitted with thermal cameras to add a whole new dimension to property inspection? State of the art thermal cameras offer a non-contact temperature measurement across areas that are hard to access or view from a ground based perspective. As with all drone inspections, the health and safety risks associated with working at height are minimised, as are [...]

27 10, 2018

Insurance Companies Embrace Drones

By |2019-03-19T21:16:32+01:00October 27th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys, Insurance|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Insurance companies can be one of the groups that can really benefit from embracing drone technology to streamline their business processes.  Of course UAVs are still relative newcomers to the UK and so much of their potential remains untapped but it seems such a natural fit between the drone pilot network and insurance loss adjusters, we are surprised that more are yet to take advance of the technology. Insurance Assessment with Traditional Methods Let’s take an example of a storm, all too common in the UK with its unpredictable weather. A roof is damaged and an insurance claim [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

30 08, 2018

Roof inspection Cost UK

By |2019-03-19T21:16:50+01:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A roof inspection cost UK varies depending on a number of factors. These include the size of your property, its location, the type of inspection you need and how it will be carried out. Drone roof inspections are now widely available in the UK, and these are often a more cost effective solution. Roof inspections can be necessary for several reasons including – A property purchase. The roof is one of the largest and most expensive parts of a property, so the cost of a roof inspection can be a very worthwhile investment. Older properties in [...]

29 08, 2018

Why hire an independent roof surveyor?

By |2019-03-19T21:16:50+01:00August 29th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The roof and its supporting structure is one of the largest parts of a property. If not maintained and repaired on an ongoing basis, large and expensive building work may be necessary in the end. Small internal leaks may be manageable, but things will only get worse if you don’t tackle the problem. Hiring an independent roof surveyor is a great way of ensuring you know the state of your roof and what work may be required. Some lenders request a roof survey as part of their loan approval process, so you may not have a [...]

28 08, 2018

Roof Survey Reports in the UK

By |2019-03-19T21:16:51+01:00August 28th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A roof survey report is very useful for assessing the condition of a property and what maintenance may be required. If you’re buying a property with a mortgage or loan, the lender may insist that you provide a roof survey report as part of the approval process. Even if they don’t, it can be very worthwhile having some kind of roof inspection carried out. If repairs are required, a roof is one of the most expensive parts of a property to work on. A mortgage valuation survey will not include a roof inspection, and is purely [...]

27 08, 2018

What does a Roof Inspection Cost?

By |2019-03-19T21:16:51+01:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Roof inspections are requested by home buyers, estate agents, building societies and insurance Loss Adjusters. They can pick everything from a blocked drain to the need for a complete roof replacement. So what does a roof inspection cost in the UK? If you’re buying an older property you should certainly consider a full roof inspection. It makes sense to shop around, consider options and compare prices, but choosing not to pay for one is a false economy. The cost of a roof inspection could pay for itself many times over if it identifies serious problems. Even [...]

25 08, 2018

Drone Roof Survey Cost

By |2019-03-19T21:39:39+01:00August 25th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A drone roof survey cost varies depending on a number of factors. One thing you can be confident of is that it’s very likely to be cheaper than traditional methods. If completed by a professional drone pilot with experience of roof inspection work, it could also save you money further down the line. If you’re buying a home with a mortgage, the lender will usually insist on a full home-buyers survey. This is very useful, but it doesn’t tell the full story. A drone roof survey cost will often prove to be a very worthwhile investment. [...]

23 07, 2018

Drones and a Leaking Roof

By |2019-01-23T11:50:52+01:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

It can be very worrying if you find damp patches or water leaking into your home. Even a small leak can build up to be a serious problem over time. Calling a builder to say my roof is leaking may be the obvious way to tackle the problem, but there is now an alternative. If you hire a drone pilot for a roof inspection you have great control over dealing with the issue. Unless you know a roofer or builder you can trust you run the risk of paying for work you don’t need. A drone [...]

23 07, 2018

Drones and Roof Inspections

By |2019-01-23T11:51:02+01:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

There can be several reasons why you may ask will a drone help me inspect my roof. The most common one is that your roof is leaking, and this can be very stressful. Finding out where your roof is damaged isn’t always easy, and a leak could appear in a part of your house that isn’t underneath or even near the source of the problem A drone is a great tool for assessing roof leaks as it enables you to see hard to reach places and take photographs to show to a builder. An insurance Loss [...]