Drone Surveys & Inspection London
London, the capital city of England and the largest in the UK with a population of approximately 9 million people. Located 55 miles north of Brighton, 80 miles northeast of Southampton, and 55 miles south east of Oxford, London stands on the River Thames in the South East of England.
The majority of the central London area falls within both the London CTR (Controlled Traffic Region) and the London City CTR, with numerous other restriction zones affecting drone flight planning. London Heliport and heli-routes across the city, restrictions over parks, and many other considerations mean that flight permissions and authorisations around London can be a daunting prospect.
With a number of prisons (HMP Belmarsh, HMP Wandsworth, HMP Brixton around the London area, each with No-Fly Zones in place between the surface and 164 AGL (Above Ground Level), to avoid the airdropping of nefarious articles to the inmates below, it is important to understand the logistics of your flight and the surrounding area.
Being such a populous area, and the nation’s capital city, the transport infrastructure is enormous around the region with both road and rail networks imposing their own demands on drone operations. Rail networks, in particular, should always be factored into 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 Surveys London
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 London, 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 London and the Greater London 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.
Drone Inspections London
If you don’t require a report you may just wish to inspect your site in London. 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 London region. Our team will take a few details from you and provide a tailored quote.
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Roof and Chimney Inspection
A common service we provide here at Drone Site Surveys is the inspection of roofs across London to assess their condition. As part of this we will also carry out a chimney inspection We can carry this out on both domestic and commercial roofs. Whether recent storm damage has occurred and you’d like to inspect, you’re carrying out regular maintenance checks, or you are considering installing solar panels, our experienced pilots can come and carry out an aerial survey of your roof. This can be useful for both pitched and flat roofs. As well as a visual inspection, we can supply a thermal survey to inspect for any areas of significant heat loss.
Drone Mapping London
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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London City Council(s) Policies on Drone Usage
You may have heard some buzz about changing drone regulations. Indeed – from November 2019, it will be a legal requirement to register as a drone operator for all aircrafts over 250g. So, if you have the DJI Mavic Mini (249g – just one gram below), or any other lighter drone – you’re in luck. Otherwise, this applies for all drone flyers, regardless of whether you’re just flying recreationally.
You can register it with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), and complete an online safety test.
If you don’t and you’re still following all of the other regulations within the drone code, you may face fines of up to £1,000.
As a starting point of being an awesome drone flyer – have a look at the Drone Code and check out the top things to keep in mind. The main points are :
1 always keep your drone in sight
2 Stay below 400ft (120m)
3 Every time you fly, you must follow the manufacturer’s instructions
4 Keep 150feet (50m) away from people and properties
5 You are responsible for each flight
6 Stay away from airports. With tightening regulations, the distance to stay away is now 5km.