23 07, 2018

Drones and a Leaking Roof

By |2019-01-23T11:50:52+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 |2019-10-01T00:27:46+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 |2019-03-19T21:40:33+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 |2019-01-23T12:18:21+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 |2019-01-23T12:21:41+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 [...]

11 07, 2018

Drone Hire in Norfolk

By |2019-01-22T18:02:19+00:00July 11th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Popular with tourists for its countryside and coast, Norfolk is a stunning setting for aerial photography. This means that drone hire in Norfolk is increasingly in demand. The Norfolk Broads are just one example of attractions in the region that are perfect for video and photography from the air. If wildlife photography appeals to you, Blakeney Point should be on your list of places to visit in Norfolk. As it’s a National Nature Reserve, you’ll need to do some planning if you’re planning drone hire in Norfolk to fly at Blakeney Point. The use of drones is [...]

3 03, 2018

How Much Will I Pay for a Drone Roof Survey

By |2019-01-23T11:53:55+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 |2019-09-30T20:27:15+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. [...]

19 02, 2018

The UK economy is starting to take drone tech very seriously

By |2019-01-23T18:01:06+00:00February 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The best uses of drones are those that everyone can benefit from, and the UK economy is starting to take drone tech really seriously – movers and shakers in a range of industries are seeing the benefits of Drones ever more each day. Gone are the days when the benefits need demonstration – now we have a wealth of knowledge, a rapidly growing industry and plenty of experience across the DSR network. If you don’t know who your local pilot is, make contact and find out what they can do for your business – a ‘flying [...]

8 01, 2018

DSR Nationwide Aerial Roof Inspections Services

By |2019-01-23T12:05:48+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. View the Full Report 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, [...]

3 01, 2018

A Happy New Year to all our DSR Pro Members

By |2019-01-23T18:08:35+00:00January 3rd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

DSR is trusted by councils, independent businesses, production companies, schools, insurance sector and more.  Each week DSR publishes a weekly news blog to keep our members and the wider drone community up to date with industry related news. DSR Stock DSR is excited to announce that we now have over 2000 clips available to upload and license. Launched in early 2017, DSR Stock is a premium aerial stock selling website that can boast – ALL aerial footage has been shot by CAA approved and insured drone pilots.  DSR Stock only invites DSR members to market their stock; meaning that footage buyers [...]

26 11, 2017

UK set for Tougher Drone Laws

By |2019-01-23T18:25:20+00:00November 26th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The UK is looking set for tougher drone laws and prosecutions.  New measures are set to force drone owners to register their drones and all will be banned from airports unless operating with a valid CAA permission. Anyone operating a drone for commercial use in the UK must have CAA approved and hold valid insurance at all times. Changes to the (ANO) Air Navigation Order will introduce a safety test and the registration of drones weighing more than 250 grams. New laws will mean police will have better powers to prosecute. Assistant Chief Constable Serena Kennedy added: [...]

22 11, 2017

Martek Establish Dedicated Maritime Unmanned Aviation Division

By |2019-01-23T18:25:25+00:00November 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

To mark growing demand for maritime RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft System) services and the rapid expansion of business, Martek Marine has established a dedicated Martek Aviation division. The new Martek Aviation division is strategically focused on pioneering unmanned maritime aviation services, after a successful track record of 25 years improving commercial maritime safety. Maritime RPAS applications are set for massive growth and Martek Aviation looks set to capitalise on this fast-emerging area of opportunity. The business will focus on delivering total service solutions in the following maritime applications: Intelligence, surveillance & reconnaissance (ISR); Search & rescue; Detection and monitoring of [...]

14 11, 2017

Drone Owner Rescued By Emergency Services

By |2019-01-23T18:28:14+00:00November 14th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Owner Rescued By Emergency Services British Transport Police and East Sussex Fire and Rescue have helped a drone owner to safety after his drone became stuck in a tree at a busy Brighton train station today. He had become stuck next to a busy live railway line. Trains have been delayed due to live rails being turned off for safety. Southern Rail tweeted: “Due to a member of public getting stuck up a tree next to the railway line in #Brighton today (we’re not joking), services to and from this station may be delayed by up to 10 [...]

15 10, 2017

CAA launch ‘Share The Air’ Campaign

By |2019-03-19T21:19:25+00:00October 15th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) are inviting all drone users from the south west and south coast to attend their first ever free drone safety day at Compton Abbas airfield. This first major new event will be held on Saturday 11th November 2017. Jonathan Nicholson of the CAA writes, Attendees will be given the chance to see for themselves the range of flying opportunities that exist in their local areas, as well as receive top tips on how they can use their drones responsibly, enabling them to expand their love of flying, The CAA will be on hand at the [...]

6 08, 2017

I’m a Hobby Drone Pilot: Where can I Fly?

By |2019-09-30T20:32:50+00:00August 6th, 2017|Categories: Hobbyist, News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Safe Register™  (DSR) is increasingly asked by our hobby members and other amateur drone pilots, “Where can I fly my drone?” Register my drone with DSR HERE DSR’s advice is always check with the land owner – before you take to the controls.  Even if you take off from private land, often you may not fly over public land without permission. You’ll also need to ensure you are well aware of the UK’s aviation rules which are regulated by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and enforced by the police. The use of ‘drones’ is becoming increasingly [...]

30 07, 2017

3D Mapping & 360° virtual tours available from DSR members

By |2019-01-23T18:37:37+00:00July 30th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Drone Safe Register has hundreds of pre-checked CAA approved and insured commercial drone operators available for hire nationwide.  Many of our members specialise in drone data capture to create 3D maps and 360° degree virtual tours.  3D mapping demand is taking off in many of the UK’s business and industry sectors.  To cater for this surge, sophisticated 3D mapping software applications have been launched to help commercial drone pilots capture data and to enable end users to view aerial maps from a three dimensional perspective. 3D Mapping is fast, safe and affordable with our DSR members. Drone mapping offers HUGE [...]

1 04, 2017

UK Nationwide Drone Inspection Service

By |2019-01-23T14:37:52+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 [...]