22 09, 2018

Local Authority Saves £4.5 Million with DSR Member

By |2020-01-07T13:28:08+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 |2020-09-09T11:01:31+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 Inspections For Insurance Claims Book Now

By |2020-01-20T20:28:01+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

UK Roof Inspection Network  Damage to roofs following storms and heavy rain is one of the most common reasons for claims 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’. Lack of maintenance rather than sudden damage caused by a storm. If this happens, it’s worth getting a roof inspection report [...]

1 09, 2018

Flat Roof Survey – When Do I Need One?

By |2020-01-06T16:08:38+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 Costs for 2020

By |2020-06-10T19:54:55+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. You can book one HERE 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 [...]

29 08, 2018

Why hire an independent roof surveyor?

By |2020-01-07T20:37:29+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 [...]

28 08, 2018

Roof Survey Reports in the UK

By |2020-01-06T16:17:14+00:00August 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 |2020-10-11T23:16:33+01:00August 27th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Roof inspections by drone 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 [...]

25 08, 2018

Drone Roof Survey Cost

By |2020-01-16T21:57:50+00:00August 25th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Roof Survey Cost 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. This is very useful, but it doesn’t tell the full story. If you’re buying a home with a mortgage, the lender will usually insist on a full home-buyers survey. A drone roof survey cost will often prove to be [...]

17 08, 2018

Drone Photography Prices UK

By |2020-01-16T22:26:56+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: News, Aerial Filming, Aerial Photography, Inspections & Surveys, Property, Thermal Imaging|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone photography prices in the UK UK vary depending on a number of factors. The most important is whether the drone photographer you book is legal and insured to fly. Drone Safe Register was set up to promote the use of drones safely and responsibly in the UK, and to ensure that anyone hiring an operator understands the law. We have CAA approved operators for hire nationwide and we have the UK's latest expert network. It’s possible to find cheap drone pilots of course, but it can be very risky to use one of these. Firstly, they [...]

23 07, 2018

Drones and a Leaking Roof

By |2020-01-20T12:46:00+00:00July 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

Roof Inspections By Drone – National Network – Same Day Service

By |2020-01-11T00:33:40+00:00July 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 [...]

23 07, 2018

Can a Drone Inspect my Roof?

By |2020-01-06T15:44:52+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

As drones transition from being ‘boys toys’ to practical tools for industry, people are asking about different ways they can be used. Will a drone help inspect my damaged roof is an example.  The answer to that question is very much yes. Drone roof inspections are becoming very popular for a number of reasons. Firstly, drone inspections are quicker to arrange and cheaper than most alternatives. Secondly, they are less health and safety requirements than for traditional methods such as erecting scaffolding. Another advantage is that a building surveyor or insurance Loss Adjuster can stand with [...]

23 07, 2018

TV Aerial Inspections by Drone

By |2020-01-07T20:45:32+00:00July 23rd, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

A home aerial inspection can be expensive if you need ladders or a scaffolding to access your aerial. Don’t assume that your aerial is on your roof though, because some are internal and are fitted in the roof space. If in doubt and you can’t see from the ground, try to trace where aerial cables go when they leave an indoor junction point.   Before you book a home aerial inspection, there are other steps you can take. Local atmospheric conditions can affect television signals, so consider if weather may be the cause of interference. Freeview channels [...]

11 07, 2018

Drone TV Aerial Inspection

By |2020-01-06T15:51:11+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Problems with television signals can be down to a number of reasons. In the short term, weather conditions can affect transmission. This applies to both satellite dishes and traditional aerials. If problems are ongoing, a house aerial inspection is usually required. Moving into a new house or flat is often a time the dreaded ‘no signal’ screen appears on a television. The first thing to check is that aerial wall plates have been installed. Flats often have a communal duplex plate as they feed from a communal aerial or dish. If connecting your television aerial cable [...]

3 03, 2018

How Much Will I Pay for a Drone Roof Survey

By |2020-01-06T14:40:57+00:00March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drones offer a state of the art access solution for surveys and inspection work. If you’re wondering how much does a roof survey cost in the UK, this article will give you a good understanding. Using a drone for a roof survey has many advantages over traditional methods, including Organising scaffolding or a cherry picker can take time. After an initial site survey and some background work, a drone can usually be on site within hours Savings of 60-70% are not unusual when comparing hire of scaffolding and access equipment to booking a drone roof survey [...]

3 03, 2018

Nationwide Drone Roof Survey Network

By |2020-01-07T21:37:36+00:00March 3rd, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Nationwide Drone Roof Survey Network Drones are the ideal tools for roof surveys. They can be used to produce high resolution photographs and video footage without the need for scaffolding, cherry pickers, ladders or other specialist equipment. Drone roof survey costs are typically far less than traditional methods, and they can be completed much more quickly. Drone roof inspections are becoming very popular for a number of reasons. Firstly, drone inspections are quicker to arrange and cheaper than most alternatives. Secondly, they are less health and safety requirements than for traditional methods such as erecting scaffolding. [...]

8 01, 2018

DSR Nationwide Aerial Roof Inspections Services

By |2020-01-14T02:17:50+00:00January 8th, 2018|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

One of the fastest changing industries is the UK’s construction sector.  Drones are disrupting the construction industry by replacing traditional building surveying methods. According to a report by law firm Charles Russell Speechlys – over half of construction business decision makers say drone technology is either already in use in their industry, or will be in the future. This shift is happening as more and more companies realise the capabilities and the value of drones to their business. Drones reduce costs, save time and improve safety in the workplace. Walsall Housing Group (WHG), a Midland’s housing association, claims using drones saves their business around £20,000 [...]

1 04, 2017

The UK Nationwide Drone Inspection Service

By |2020-01-19T21:24:30+00:00April 1st, 2017|Categories: Inspections & Surveys|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

One particular area of the UK’s commercial drone industry that is literally ‘taking off’ is the drone inspection and survey sector. Every working day, across the nation, hundreds of drones undertake inspection flights to assist construction professionals in their trade. Drones are being deployed to assist in everyday construction and property maintenance inspection tasks. This recent phenomenon of drones replacing traditional inspection methods is being driven by the ability to do the job faster, safer and more cost effectively. Lets suppose your semi detached house has water leak originating from the roof. You need to undertake a roof inspection to [...]