Benchmarking your Assets
Instructing Drone Site Surveys to create a visual stock condition or schedule of conditions surveys gives a snapshot in time of your buildings, property, or land. It doesn’t matter if your building is residential or commercial, we can survey it all. Our highly detailed image pack includes all elevations, front, rear, and gable. They are all able to be obtained scaffold-free and with no intrusion on any tenants.
This benchmark can be used to create a scope of works, either now or in the future, and can highlight any future repairing obligations you may have as a Registered Social Landlord. Our time-stamped and dated images can provide an evidential condition survey that can also protect the organisation from false claims whilst also being a reference point for after any work is completed.
Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM)
Our image packs and schedule of condition surveys are a great way to become proactive with your residential housing stock. Understand and plan your regular maintenance with ease using our highly detailed imagery. Stop your organisation from paying out hefty repair bills on reactive maintenance by planning ahead with our Stock Condition analysis.
Protect your Neighbours
Prior to any external envelope works beginning, Drone Site Surveys offer a visual and photographic inspection of any neighbouring properties and boundaries. This will protect your neighbours as well as yourselves. An inspection such as this will give peace of mind to your nearby residents that you are aware of the visual condition of their property. The report can also protect your organisation from Party Wall (Party Wall Act 1996) or neighbour disputes. To carry any legal authority, it is recommended that a visual inspection should be carried out prior to work commencing, and this can also protect against any spurious claims.
If you are unsure whether any work you are due to carry out on your housing stock falls under the Party Wall Act 1996, check out this explanatory booklet issued by the Department for Communities and Local Government for more detail.
How a Thermal Survey can Benefit Housing Stock Analysis
Thermal Building Surveys provide a noninvasive way to identify problems that are not normally visible to the naked eye. If you carry out a thermal inspection you can identify issues prior to them becoming serious to health. They perform a great team up with a schedule of condition survey or stock condition report.
As well as taking 4K imagery, our drone pilots are also Level 2 BINDT thermographers. This means that we can use thermal cameras (handheld and on drones) to thermally analyse buildings and then write accredited reports. The reports can show if a property is losing heat, has water ingress, and identify missing or defective insulation. As well as improving the thermal comfort of the residents, this type of survey can also show how fuel poverty can be alleviated. We believe that thermal building inspections will drive the UK’s push towards Net Carbon Zero as over 40% of the energy used in the country is lost through poor, missing, or badly installed insulation.
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External Envelope Schedule of Condition Survey – What’s Included
Using drones allows us to inspect all elevations and roof images from every angle ensuring that a visual snapshot in time is recorded on the property condition. This imagery can not only allow a schedule of condition survey to be created but be referred back to in the event of any disrepair claims in the future.
Our drones have high-quality zoom lenses and can identify amongst other things,
- Missing or Blown Brick or Roof Pointing
- Missing, Broken, or Slipped Slates / Tiles
- Cills and Headers Failing
- Window Frame Condition
- Double Glazed Units Misting
- Door Condition
- Step Condition
- Gutters, Fascia and Soffit Condition
If you would like to chat with one of our pilots or surveyors then give us a call or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get back to you asap.
Schedule of Condition Pricing
Here at Drone Site Surveys, we offer many options when it comes to pricing. This all depends on how many properties are in your estate or portfolio, to the location in the UK. Our schedule of condition pricing is flexible to suit your needs. We offer to provide images only from £50.00+VAT (so that your surveyors can provide your report) or images with a report from £150.00+VAT per property.
Schedule of Condition Survey Examples
We have examples of basic, intermediary, and full reports available on request. If you would like to see our examples drop us an email at email@example.com stating your organisation, how many properties, and which examples you would like to see.
Drone Site Survey’s basic schedule of condition surveys offers building elevation overview pictures aligned with commentary on the images. Our intermediate reports provide elevation overview images along with extra images of all main features including windows and doors on the elevation with added comments. Our full reports come with access to view all images taken (which can be many hundreds) and commentary on all defects visible.
As stated previously we also offer to supply images only, allowing your own or appointed surveyors to compile the schedule of condition.
Scope of Works