We recently carried out a digital mapping and 3D inspection survey of Saltford Brass Mill as well as capturing 360 panoramas of from the ground and the air, this complemented ground based LIDAR inspection work carried out by the local council and recent surveying work which had taken place. Using a drone and ground based imagery allows us to inspect structures without causing any damage, quickly and more cheaply than is typically the case with scaffolding.
History of the Mill
Saltford Brass Mill is situated on the banks of the River Avon in the village of Saltford, 5 miles west of the City of Bath in the South West of England.
The Brass Mill is the only surviving building, still with a furnace and working water wheel, remaining from a group of eighteenth century mills making copper and brass goods in the Avon Valley between Bristol and Bath.
The Brass Mill is cared for by a dedicated group of volunteers (The Saltford Brass Mill Project) who carry out husbandry tasks within the building and research the fascinating history of the Copper and Brass Industry.
See some other examples of our inspection and 3D modelling work here Roof and Building Inspections here Aerial Inspection and 3D modelling of a Grade I Listed building and here Blaise Castle Capture, 3D Modelling and Printing
3D digital model – click play and drag to move around:
A still from the drone mapping and inspection survey:
Some historical pictures from Brass Mill Website:
Click play to show video of inspection model and portal: