Do you need to inspect a roof for storm damage, a tower, chimney, wind turbine, solar panels or a listed building? Too difficult, expensive or even impossible by traditional means such as scaffolding, a cherry picker or high-level rope access?
We are experts in drone inspections which will be cheaper than these more traditional methods, often provide a better view, quicker, safer and provide an accurate and highly detailed digital record, which can be made into an interactive inspection and report on our web portal, an annotated 3D model, or a collection of photos and video, and can even include a live HD video feed for you, a surveyor, roofer or architect at the time or to stream remotely over the Internet.
A variety of different drones, cameras and lenses allow us to choose the right tool for the job (including thermal), and we are able to operate in and above congested areas as well as above uninvolved people and close to other structures. We are fully insured and can extend up to £10 million public liability insurance cover, if required. We also hold CSCS Green Card for building sites, although technically not required unless we need to set foot on a site as part of our work.
Project A – Saltford Brass Mill Roof Inspection:
We carried out an aerial inspection of the roof structure and surroundings, as well as mapping the surrounding area, created an inspection report using stills and an interactive annoted 3D computer model which was used as part of their very detailed review of the internal, external and channels under structure. See Saltford Brass Mill for a 360 panorama from inside the building and for further information.
Interactive 3D model below- click to move around:
Project B – Grade I Listed Structure, UK
For this project it was not feasible to use scaffolding as costly, it would severly impact the visitor experience, as well as obscuring much of the structure which needed to be inspected, so we provided a detailed drone inspection of the structure to the client. This included high resolution digital images and a 3D digital interactive reconstruction. The strucuture is a Grade 1 Listed building and it and the ground around it could also have also been damaged by scaffolding, so this was a further reason why a drone inspection by us was ideal. Some further details available here Aerial Inspection and 3D Modelling of a Grade I listed building on a separate page.
Project C – Blaise Castle, Bristol, UK
As a technical challenge we decided to capture, process and create a 3D model of Blaise Castle and have 3D printed. Click the link or image below to explore further.
Please contact us for further details or to discuss your own aerial inspection requirements.
A number of other photos we can share are shown below.