Drone Surveys & Inspection Plymouth

Drone Surveys Plymouth

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 Plymouth, 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 100’s drone surveys across Plymouth and the Devon 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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Plymouth is a port city on the south coast of England, in the county of Devon. With a population of 260,000 Plymouth is located south of Dartmoor National Park, 100 miles southwest of Bristol and 35 miles southwest of Exeter at the mouth of the River Plym and River Tamar, bordering Cornwall.

The main airspace restriction to be aware of in the area is Devonport Naval Base (HMNB Devonport), which has a Flight Restriction Zone (FRZ) extending to Saint Budeaux in the north, Higher Wilcove in the west, and Beacon Park in the east.

Plymouth is a busy port and also a popular University city and as such sees both a lot of pedestrians and vehicular traffic. Both of these should be given due consideration when planning your flight, with congestion being an important factor. Areas such as Plymouth University will no doubt be busy and, as with all large towns and cities, there will be numerous local considerations which should be factored into your planning along with the usual concerns when flying around towns and cities.

It is also important that rail networks should always be factored into your planning as Network Rail has their own regulations regarding drones around its 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 Plymouth

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

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Drone Mapping Plymouth

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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Plymouth City Council Policies on Drone Usage

It is 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.

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 5km of an airport


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