Drone Roof Surveys & Inspection Manchester

Drone Roof Survey Manchester

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 roof survey across Manchester, 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 the Manchester and Greater Manchester 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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Based in the North West of England, Manchester is located approximately 35 miles east of Liverpool and 45 miles west of Leeds via the M62 and is the second-largest city in the North West. A short hop south is Macclesfield too.

With 2 airports in the area, Manchester International Airport and Manchester Barton (Manchester City Airport and Heliport) the area have a number of airspace restrictions with additional factors such as HMP Manchester (Strangeways) needing to be taken into account when gaining permissions to carry out a drone flight.

Being a travel hub for trains travelling both across the country and from Scotland to Southern England, there are many train lines converging on the city all of which must be taken into account when planning flights around the airspace. 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 restricted zones, 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 Inspection in Manchester

If you don’t require a roof survey report you may just wish to inspect your site in Manchester. 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 or 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 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 Manchester region. Our team will take a few details from you and provide a tailored quote.

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Roof Survey and Chimney Inspection

A common service we provide here at Drone Site Surveys is the inspection of roofs across Manchester 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 Manchester

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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Manchester City Council Policies on Drone Usage

– Flyer ID.
This lasts you 3 years, is free, and consists of 20 multiple choice questions. This is necessary even if you don’t own a drone but want to fly one by borrowing it. It shows some basic understanding of drone flying etiquette and regulations.

– Operator ID.
This is annually renewable for a fee of £9 each year – so, you won’t break the bank for this.

You can access both of these through the CAA site

If you’re currently sat here, reading this and holding onto your 249g (or below) drone wondering what all these rules are about, here’s a quick recap for the basics, according to the Drone Code:

– Stay 50m away from people and property
– Don’t fly above 120m
– Never go near aircraft
– Don’t fly near airports or airfields


Great, so now we know several places that you CAN’T fly. What’s left?

Where to Fly

Let’s start with the bad news: Central Manchester is pretty much out of the picture. And no, Piccadilly Gardens don’t count as a nice, safe area to fly (nice try).
The good news is, however, there are still several green, spacious areas you can fly if you stick to suburban areas or large parks.

A potentially obvious (but still brilliant) one is Heaton Park – make sure you avoid crowds and people, and you’re bound to not only get beautiful shots but have a nice day out all around.


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