Drone Surveys & Inspection Durham

Drone Surveys Durham

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 Durham, 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 Durham and the wider County Durham 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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Durham, based in the North East of England and the county town of County Durham, is located approximately 20 miles south of Newcastle and 15 miles north-west of Hartlepool. While only having a population of 48,000 people, it is a popular tourist location with World Heritage Site status being given to the Cathedral and neighbouring castle by UNESCO.

There is a CTR (Controlled Traffic Region) in place around Durham, which affects drone flight planning, alongside specific No Fly Zones over HMP Frankland, HMP Low Newton to the north of the city and HMP Durham in the city centre itself next to the University of Durham.

As a popular student destination and a favourite with tourists there are many other considerations to be taken into account, from congestion around popular areas to heritage sites and areas of natural interest.

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 Durham

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

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Drone Mapping Durham

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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Durham County Council Policies on UAVs and Drone Flight

From November 30, anyone responsible for a drone or an unmanned aircraft (including model aircraft) weighing between 250g and 20kg will need to register with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The cost for this is £9 renewable annually.
You will also need to take and pass an online education package, which is renewable every three years.
Remember to always fly your drone safely and in accordance with current legislation.
~Durham Constabulary 

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