30 11, 2019

Drones For Restricted Access 

By |2019-11-30T14:47:02+00:00November 30th, 2019|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|0 Comments

Drones For Restricted Access Maintaining parts of a building where access is restricted can be a challenge. Examples include roofs, chimney stacks, aerials and lift mechanisms. Scaffolding has been one of the only options in the past, but this can be time consuming to organise and expensive to arrange. An emerging alternative is to hire a restricted access aerial photographer. To photograph and record data from buildings of one or two storeys an aerial photographer may use a pole-mounted camera. These devices can typically reach around thirty feet into the air, so can be useful for basic roof inspections of [...]

25 05, 2019

Aerial Drone Inspection

By |2019-11-25T10:55:33+00:00May 25th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Aerial Video and Filming, Articles, Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Property, Weddings|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

What can Drones do for Me? Drones have a great deal of industrial and commercial applications, from agriculture through to construction and many more areas besides.  However, they can also provide many benefits to the ‘domestic’ customer. Images copyright Drone Media Imaging Wedding Photography and Videography If you’re getting married, then you can look at hiring a drone pilot to capture your big day from an aerial perspective to add a little cinematic glamour to your wedding imagery. We’ve got lots of advice on the types of venues best suited [...]

7 05, 2019

Insurance Claims Are Being Saved By Drone Technology

By |2019-10-02T22:29:17+00:00May 7th, 2019|Categories: Aerial Photography, Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Insurance|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |1 Comment

Drone use in Insurance Claims Drones are fast becoming part of the landscape of various different industries, reinventing traditional practices were time and cost efficiencies can be made. The insurance industry is one that is benefiting from UAV technology, especially those that are working directly with the Drone Safe Register network as we can leverage our National Drone Network commercially approved pilot network to provide a fast response to your insurance needs. The insurance industry has a poor reputation for the time it takes to investigate and settle claims.  However, this [...]

29 04, 2019

Drone Roof Survey – Same Day Nationwide Service

By |2019-09-29T02:32:51+00:00April 29th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Roof Inspections What can they look at? Roof inspections can be a crucial measure in saving you money in the long term by spotting potential problems early, whether you are inspecting a property you are planning on purchasing or one that you already own. However, traditional inspection methods such as scaffolding erection or hiring elevated platforms can seem to incur more expense and disruption than the benefit that they provide.  Luckily, drone roof inspections can provide a faster, cheaper and simpler solution to your roof inspection needs. A house is [...]

22 03, 2019

Construction Site & Property Inspections – National Same Day Service

By |2019-09-29T02:37:32+00:00March 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

Roof Inspections – Same Day National Service

By |2019-10-02T22:30:43+00:00February 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 [...]

26 02, 2019

Maritime Filming With Drones

By |2019-10-01T00:08:45+00:00February 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 |2019-10-01T00:10:58+00:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Featured, Inspections & Surveys, Thermal Imaging, Wind and Solar Farms|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Wind Turbine Inspections by the UK's leading drone pilots 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 – [...]

28 01, 2019

Benefits of drones in Agriculture

By |2019-10-01T00:17:01+00:00January 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+00:00December 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+00:00November 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 Solar Thermal Imaging and Property Inspection – Same Day National Service

By |2019-09-29T02:39:00+00:00October 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 Now Embrace Drones

By |2019-10-01T00:21:58+00:00October 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+00:00September 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+00:00September 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 |2019-10-01T00:26:22+00:00September 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+00:00September 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+00:00August 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+00:00August 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 [...]