What is a Thermal Building Survey? A thermal building survey is a non-invasive way, under the right conditions, and using thermal imaging cameras, to identify thermal anomalies in the structure of a building. FLIR (Forward Looking InfraRed) cameras convert infrared radiation into imagery that shows the distribution of temperatures across the image. All bodies with [...]
What is a Drone Inspection? A drone inspection is an in-depth piece by piece view of your assets from the air. Using drones, allows you to view every detail of your assets from angles that are inaccessible with traditional inspection methods. With a drone being a small, nimble piece of equipment there is no angle [...]
A Practical Method to Monitor Site Progress Building Site Progress Aerial Inspection by Drone Site Surveys Building Site Progress Surveys are tailor-made to be carried out by drones. With aerial visuals, progress, or lack of is easy to see. With regular flyovers, all stakeholders can be easily updated, saving time, money and health and safety [...]
Energy Crisis - What can we do as individuals? The UK along with the rest of the world is facing an onslaught on our domestic energy bills from mainly external factors. Energy prices are widely tipped, according to Which, to rise by £693.00 for 22 million people in the UK in April 2022. Our government [...]
How Surveys With Drones Can Save Lives Modern technology, phones, computers, drones and any other tech has increased year on year. With approximately 95% of the UK owning a mobile phone, high end equipment is at our beck and call every minute of every day. The thing is, the technology is ever adapting and is [...]
Benefits of using Drones in Construction There are many reasons why the Construction Industry can benefit from using drones, we will focus on 6 in this article. Drone usage is increasing in Construction, and there are many reasons behind this exploding new market. As technology develops, and drones get updated capabilities using modern sensors, you [...]
Can Drones See if Your Home is Leaking Energy? Did you know that over £9.5 billion worth of energy is wasted every single year and the majority is lost through heat loss? Now imagine that the UK is literally throwing money away via heat. There are many reasons that energy is lost. Poorly insulated homes, [...]
What Changed in Drone Laws in 2021? 2021 was such an important year for drone laws in the UK. Although the UK left the EU, as a country we retained the EU law that covers drone use. The UK now falls under a range of EU UAS Implementing Regulations and Amendments considered together as the […]
One of the questions that we get here from many customers is, how accurate is a drone survey? In terms of land surveying, accuracy can be key to everything you are looking for in your survey. Traditional surveying methods all require a lot of work and precision to ensure that accuracy across the project is achieved. This involves a lot of expensive time for surveyors, not to mention, the potential need for a lot of expensive equipment if your target is high in the air such as a roof. Deploying drones can help reduce your time on site and equipment hiring costs by surveying from the air.
In short yes! But we should explain how accurate and how this accuracy is achieved. 1st of all, the accuracy does depend on the drone used and the supporting equipment you have on-site. The accuracy of a drone survey can be narrowed down to +- 1cm. However, this does depend on your drone, equipment, and processing software. For us here at Drone Site Surveys we used drones particularly created for surveying.
UK Drone Regulations for Drones Under 250g If you have an interest in drones then you have likely heard that the UK Drone Regulations changed on December 31, 2020, significant for Drones Under 250g. While the CAA still regulates UK airspace, the new regulations are intended to align with those of the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) to […]