Drone Surveys & Inspection Bristol

Drone Surveys Bristol

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 Bristol, 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 Bristol and the Bristol county region

Using the most modern drone equipment we can provide images and video of your structures at incredible heights. 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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Bristol, the largest city in South West England with a population of approximately 460,000 people, lies 100 miles south-west of Birmingham and 120 miles west of London, just across the Severn Estuary from South Wales.

One of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations, Bristol is served by Bristol Airport to the south-west with a CTR (Controlled Traffic Region) extending out towards the city centre to Ashton Gate.

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. Bristol Temple Meads, south-east of the city centre on the River Avon, is the main train station serving the city.

Being such a popular tourist destination, flight plans must always consider locality to people when determining logistics of the legality of your drone flight.

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 Bristol

If you don’t require a report you may just wish to inspect your site in Bristol. 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 the inspection without the need for scaffolding, cherry pickers, or other expensive equipment. Not only that, from a 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 Bristol region. Our team will take a few details from you and provide a tailored quote.

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Roof Surveys

A common service we provide here at Drone Site Surveys is a roof inspection, covering the whole of the Bristol area, to assess their condition.  We can carry this out on both domestic and commercial roofs.  Whether recent storm damage has occurred and you’d like to inspect, you’re carrying out regular maintenance checks, or you are considering installing solar panels, our experienced pilots can come and carry out an aerial survey of your roof.  This can be useful for both pitched and flat roofs. As well as a visual inspection, we can supply a thermal survey to inspect for any areas of significant heat loss.

Drone Mapping Bristol

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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Model aircraft and drones in Bristol

You can fly powered model aircraft, including drones, on the Downs and in part of:

The model aircraft must weigh 7kg or less, without its fuel. The person flying the aircraft must:

  • be a member of any of the 4 Civil Aviation Authority recognised model aircraft organisations, or hold a CAA A2 Certificate of Competence (A2 CofC) or a CAA General VLOS Certificate (GVC)
  • register with the Civil Aviation Authority and get a Flyer ID
  • have public liability insurance
  • comply with all Civil Aviation Authority regulations at all times
  • get prior permission from the Parks Service for drone operations outside of A1 or A2 Open category

If you want to fly model aircraft or drones as part of a larger event on council land, make sure you include it in your site permissions application.


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