Drone Surveys & Inspection Leeds

Drone Surveys Leeds

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 Leeds, 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 Leeds and the wider West 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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With a population of approximately 795,000 people, Leeds is the largest city in the West Yorkshire region and the second-highest population of any local authority district in the UK. Located 45 miles North East of Manchester, with York 25 miles to the North East and Bradford 10 miles to the West, Leeds city centre is less than 20 miles from the Yorkshire Dale National Park.

Airspace around Leeds city centre and to the North West is almost entirely encompassed by the CTR (Controlled Traffic Region) of the Leeds Bradford Airport based in Yeadon. The Flight Restriction Zone itself extends down towards Headingly in the south-east and Menston in the north-west. Additional considerations when flight planning around the Leeds area should be given to HMP Leeds which lies just west of the city centre towards Armley and Wortley.

There is a lot of ground hazards around Leeds City Centre itself, as it is such a busy and populous area with the many train lines being an important factor to consider as Network Rail have very clear guidelines with regards drone authorisation around their infrastructure.

Drone Inspections Leeds

If you don’t require a report you may just wish to inspect your site in Leeds. Our pilots can work with you or your surveyors to inspect the whole building or focus on the 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 visits 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 Leeds region. Our team will take a few details from you and provide a tailored quote.

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Drone Mapping Leeds

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 onto 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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Leeds City Council Policies on Drone Use

The restrictions for flying a drone as a hobbyist, including how high you’re allowed to take them and where they cannot be flown are outlined by the Civil Aviation Authority.

At present, the law prohibits flying a drone within 1km of an airport, but this is set to be increased.

Following recent incidents, this area will be increased to 5km from March, 13.

It is a criminal offence to break this law, carrying a sentence of five years imprisonment, as it creates a substantial risk to the safety of airline passengers.

Similarly, flying around people and buildings comes with restrictions.

Drones must stay at least 50m (150ft) away from any person or property, with this increasing to 150m (500ft) near built-up areas and crowds.

How high am I allowed to go?

It is also against the law to fly a drone higher than 120m (400ft) anywhere in the UK.

This is again to help reduce the likelihood of drones interfering with aircraft and causing life threatening accidents.

Many manufacturers advertise their drones ability to reach heights of up to 6,000m (19,85ft), but do not be fooled into paying more for height capabilities you’re not legally allowed to reach.

Who is responsible?

No matter where you’re flying your drone (or who you are letting fly it), the legal responsibility lies with the owner.

Should any laws be broken, incidents occur, or any irresponsible flying reported involving your drone, you as the owner could face criminal charges.


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