Drone Surveys & Inspection Leicester

Drone Surveys Leicester

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 Leicester, 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 Leicester and the Leicestershire 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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The City of Leicester, with a population of 330,000, is the largest municipality in the East Midlands region. Located 40 miles northeast of Birmingham and 70 miles south of Sheffield, Leicester lies to the eastern end of the National Forest.

  With Leicester Airport to the south-east, the Runway Extension Zones of the FRZ (Flight Restriction Zone) extend out in all directions. Immediately south of the city centre is HMP Leicester with a No Fly Zone in place between the surface and 164 AGL (Above Ground Level), so no unscrupulous drone users can go dropping contraband to their mates inside. This restriction also applies at HMYOI Glen Parva further south of the centre.

Leicester is a large University town and as such is a busy and thriving area, so numerous local, ground-based considerations must be evaluated and included when gaining permissions for your drone flight,

As with all towns and cities, rail networks should always be factored into your planning as Network Rail has 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 Leicester

If you don’t require a report you may just wish to inspect your site in Leicester. 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 the inspection without the need for scaffolding, cherry pickers, or other expensive equipment. Not only that, from a 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 Leicester region. Our team will take a few details from you and provide a tailored quote.

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Drone Mapping Leicester

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 surveyor 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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Leicester City Council Policies on Drone Usage

Information received directly from Leicester City Council below

We have a policy and application process accessed from the below website address. Byelaws apply to control deployments from Park sites within our schedule and submissions for flights are made under the categories and framework within the process. 

We do not permit recreational flights where bylaws and regulations allow ground restrictions, and professional applications are assessed on their individual controls and supplied credentials.

For commercial or professional flights where it is believed the use of UASs should fall into the exemption criteria, and application process is available. Applicants should address their request by e-mail to parks@leicester.gov.uk in the first instance.



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