Drone Surveys & Inspection Southampton

Drone Surveys Southampton

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 Southampton, 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 of drone surveys across Southampton and the Hampshire 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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Southampton is a large city in Hampshire on the southeast coast of England close to the New Forest. With a population of 270,000, Southampton is a major port located 70 miles southeast of Bristol, 75 miles southwest of London and 65 miles south of Oxford.

Located entirely within the Southampton Airport CTR (Controlled Traffic Region), all drone flights within and around Southampton will be carried out in Class D airspace and require clearance from Southampton Airport ATC prior to flight. The Runway Extension Zones of the FRZ (Flight Restriction Zone) run from Itchen Bridge in the southwest to Colden Common in the northeast and any drone operations within this zone will be required to be carried out in accordance with the requirements of Southampton ATC.

Local considerations include areas such as St Marys Stadium, Southampton City College and the Royal South Hants Hospital, Southampton also has many local factors which should be given due consideration when planning your flight, with congestion being an important factor. 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 Southampton

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

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Drone Mapping Southampton

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-around 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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Southampton City Council Policies on Drone Usage

It is illegal to:

  • Fly your drone within 1km of an airfield and should be kept away from all aircraft and helicopters. PLEASE NOTE: as of 13 March 2019 the drone restriction zone around airports and airfields changes. The 1km restriction is being replaced by a restriction using the airfield’s existing aerodrome traffic zone. The exact details of the restriction can be found here and by looking on the UK FRZ map. All drone flying within this zone is illegal without permission from Air Traffic Control at the airport.
  • Use your drone over a congested area such as streets, towns, and cities or within 150m of large gatherings such as concerts and sports events.
  • ~Southampton City Council

Southampton Air Traffic Control

You can contact Southampton Air Traffic Control at 0238 062 7189

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