Drone Surveys & Inspection Birmingham

Drone Surveys Birmingham

Here at Drone Site Surveys, we enable the construction industry to work smarter by using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs/Drones) to inspect, measure and map areas without the need for time consuming and expensive equipment hire. By having a drone survey across Birmingham, you negate the need for scaffolding, cherry pickers or other ways of viewing your building or construction site at height.

As a CAA approved drone company and a Construction Line Gold accredited business, we have undertaken 1000s of drone surveys across the Birmingham and the West Midlands region

Using the most modern drone equipment we can provide images and video of your assets at incredible heights, as an alternative to scaffolding or other surveying equipment. All of our media is in super high resolution with images and video available up to 4K. We can then back these images with a report for you and your team to understand issues that require further invasive inspection.

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Birmingham often referred to as the UK’s second city has approximately 1.1 million population and is 100 miles north-east of Bristol and 125 Northwest of London. As the UK’s second-largest city and urban area and located in the West Midlands, it has a large transport infrastructure serving to join the North and South of the UK.

Birmingham Airport lies south-east of the city centre and the CTR (Controlled Traffic Region) covers the area from Sutton Coldfield in the North West down to the area almost touching the Coventry Airport FRZ (Flight Restriction Zone) in the South East

All flights around the City Centre of Birmingham must be approved by Film Birmingham, who require an application and fee in order to film around the city centre area. Birmingham has 3 railway stations, the largest being Birmingham New Street and therefore has a network of train lines around the area. Network Rail have their own regulations regarding drones around their property in addition to the regulations overseen by the CAA (Civil Aviation Authority) so any flights happening in the vicinity of train lines must have permission granted by NR.

While drone flights require greater planning and authorisation in and around restricted zones, this does not mean that we are unable to fly in these areas. Our trained pilots, alongside our experienced administrative team, will work together to gain the permissions to carry out work in the trickiest of locations!

Drone Inspections Birmingham

If you don’t require a report you may just wish to inspect your site in Birmingham. Our pilots can work with you or your surveyors to inspect the whole building or focus on sections most important to you. With our technology we have systems such as live streaming allowing viewing by wearing a virtual reality headset. Allowing you to attend the site and direct our pilots to inspect areas you wish. The remote streaming allows you and your team to watch the drone inspection take place. Having direct communication with the pilot you can again point us in the right direction or get a closer more detailed look at your assets.

With our drone inspections, we deliver all footage in high quality with resolutions up to 4K available. Inspecting your assets from the air using drones provides a cheaper, faster and more reliable way of inspection without the need for scaffolding, cherry pickers or other expensive equipment. Not only that, from site visit to the delivery of images can be done within a 48 hour turnaround. Our drone inspections are delivered via a secure, password secure URL for you to share with your team, suppliers or contractors that may be carrying out repairs.

Contact Drone Site Surveys today to book your drone inspection or survey anywhere across the Birmingham region. Our team will take a few details from you and provide a tailored quote.

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Drone Mapping Birmingham

Along with our surveys and inspection, we can provide in depth mapping for your site. Using high quality images, high precision GPS and photogrammetry, we can map your site so that you don’t need to visit. 

This highly detailed map can help solve clarity issues along with being able to see contour lines, and accurate borders (accurate to 1cm). These can then be overlaid on to images to allow you to build up the ultimate picture of your construction site. You can even combine our drone mapping with construction site progress and time lapse video to provide you with an ultimate overview of your construction progress from start to finish. 

Surveyor Support Services

As well as providing detailed reports, drone mapping, inspections and surveys we are available to be an all round surveyor support service. Our team understand your role as a survey and how to make your job on site easier. 

Come and speak to us about our surveyor support services as we don’t just offer drone inspections. We can provide internal and external scanning, 3D models and other services to help you measure, inspect and report on some of your assets without ever visiting a site. Let Drone Site Surveys take the labour away from yourself saving you time and money on your projects. 

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Birmingham City Council Policy on Drone Usage

All filming inquiries (including drones) in Birmingham should be directed to Film Birmingham in the first instance. 

As SUA (Small Unmanned Aircraft) technology has improved their popularity has increased. If you fly a drone, a popular type of SUA, in the UK it is your responsibility to be aware of the rules that are in place to keep everyone safe. Drone operators must also respect the privacy of people on the ground.

Drone operators must also have the permission of the landowner in relation to where the drone will take off and land. If you intend to use a drone for commercial purposes, please contact the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

~West Midlands Police

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