Drone Surveys & Inspection Swansea

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Swansea Drone Inspections

Swansea is a large coastal city on the south west coast of Wales. The second largest city in Wales, with a population of 241,000 and located in West Glamorgan, Swansea lies 40 miles west of Cardiff and 80 miles west of Bristol via the M4 motorway.

Swansea Airport lies to the west of the city centre with 2 Runway Extension Zones extending from the FRZ (Flight Restriction Zone), running to The Mumbles in the SE to Llanrhidian in the NW and Westfield Industrial Park in the NE to Three Cliffs Bay in the SW.

HMP Swansea has a FRZ in place up to 164ft AGL, due to the temptation of dropping packages to friends and colleagues being held at her majesty’s pleasure.

Local considerations include areas such as The Vetch Park, St Helens Primary School and Bryn Y Don Park are just some of 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 in to your planning along with the usual concerns when flying around towns and cities.

It is also important that rail networks should always be factored in to 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 Swansea

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 Swansea, 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 Swansea and the Greater Swansea 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 Swansea

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

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Drone Mapping Swansea

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. 

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Swansea Council Policies on Drone Usage

The restrictions for flying a drone as a hobbyist, including how high you’re allowed to take them and where they cannot be flown is outlined by the Civil Aviation Authority.

At present, the law prohibits flying a drone within 5km of an airport, but this is set to be increased.

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