Drone Surveys & Inspection Doncaster

Drone Surveys Doncaster

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 Doncaster, 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 Doncaster and the wider South Yorkshire 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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Doncaster, one of the larger towns of South Yorkshire, is located approximately 17 miles north-east of Sheffield and 35 miles south-east of Leeds with a population of approximately 110,000 people.  

With Robin Hood Airport to the south-east serving both Doncaster and neighbouring Sheffield, the CTR (Controlled Traffic Region) extends to cover much of the town centre area. The CTR for Robin Hood Airport is sectioned into CTR 1 and CTR 2 with CTR 2 having a higher 10500ft SPS as opposed to that of 8500ft SPS for CTR 1. Altitudes of this magnitude don’t generally affect drone flights however but knowledge is power.

Other considerations which should be taken into account when flight planning around the area are factors such as the Gas Venting Station at Rossington which can have an effect on drone operations, and HMP Doncaster which has a No Fly Zone in place from Surface to 164ft. Potteric Carr Nature Reserve also lies south of the town centre and should be give consideration as drone flights should also be planned so as not to negatively affect local wildlife.  

As with all towns and cities, rail networks should always be factored in to your planning as Network Rail have their own regulations regarding drones around their property in addition to CAA regulations.

While drone flights require greater planning and authorisation in and around town centres, 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 Doncaster

If you don’t require a report you may just wish to inspect your site in Doncaster. 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 Doncaster region. Our team will take a few details from you and provide a tailored quote.

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Roof and Chimney Inspections

A common service we provide here at Drone Site Surveys is the inspection of roofs across Doncaster to assess their condition. As part of this we will also carry out a chimney inspection  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.

As the world moves towards a greener future, insulating your home properly is crucial. A quarter of the heat in your home is lost through the roof. Insulating your roof and loft can drastically reduce this number and keep your home warmer longer, saving on your energy bills. 

Drone Mapping Doncaster

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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Doncaster Council Drone Flights Explained

Drone Guidance

It is your legal responsibility to be aware of advice on, and restrictions to, private drone use. Before flying any drone from council land please check the legality before proceeding. Find out how through the Civil Aviation Authority and guidance from dronesafe.uk

Dronesafe.uk states that,

“Drone use is growing at a rapid rate in the UK and our skies are some of the busiest anywhere in the world. The website is designed to help ensure that drone users in the UK can easily access the information they need about how to fly their drones safely and legally, without endangering others.”

Be Drone Safe, Be Drone Aware, Be Drone Legal

From 30 November 2019 it is illegal to fly most drones without registering and passing a theory test. Drones fall into different categories, and different rules apply about where they can be flown. Legal responsibility lies with you for each flight. Failure to fly responsibly could result in criminal prosecution.

Register yourself to use a drone or model aircraft at https://register-drones.caa.co.uk/ 

Information about all aspects of unmanned aviation (this includes drones) at https://www.caa.co.uk/drones 

Be aware of the rules that are in place to keep everyone safe at Drone Code

Remember that the rules could change at any time; keep up to date with current legislation specific to your drone.

No Drone Zone

Our nearest airport is Doncaster Sheffield Airport , formerly RAF Finningley.

The boundaries of where drone flying is prohibited were extended in March 2019. The exclusion area surrounding Doncaster Sheffield Airport now includes the villages / towns of Finningley, Blaxton, Auckley, Austerfield, and areas of Bawtry, Rossington and Branton. 

~Doncaster Council

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