If you have damage to a building at height, there’s now a way to get the damage inspected quickly and without any risk. You can forget about expensive scaffolding and the time taken to erect platforms to see damage. Simply use a drone instead and this can save you time and money.
What is a drone?
A Drone is a remote controlled aerial vehicle. When a camera is attached to it it is capable of capturing images at height which can be used as live footage or as photographs. Zoom lenses can be attached to get even closer images in high resolution. They are ideal for building and roof inspections.
What are Drones Useful for?
A drone can capture images in areas which are difficult to capture or a high up. A drone is useful if you need to inspect the roof or the balcony of a tall building.
What are the Benefits of Using a Drone?
Traditionally capturing an image at height would mean erecting scaffolding and platforms and getting a person to climb the scaffolding to view any damage. This could be a risky process, especially if the inspection was taking place in somewhere windy because there was always a chance that a person could fall and injure themselves. Using a drone cuts this risk because only the machine is at a height and not a person.
Drone photography will make viewing even clearer as the footage available is on 4k HD video and/or images which a person at height using a traditional camera will find hard to achieve.
Finally, drone photography is much faster. No waiting for scaffolding to be put up and pictures to be processed. Our drone service will allow you to look at the images immediately through live streaming if necessary and any photos can be processed and edited on the same day.
Why Will Using a Drone Save Money?
Any building that’s at a height will require scaffolding to be erected before an inspection, as this isn’t needed with drone photography you have saved yourself money immediately. Also, there’s reduced down time with a drone. We get your images back to you almost immediately. Most drone inspections are competed within an hour and your images can be done on the same day if it’s an emergency. That means the insurance company receive their information faster and can deal with the repair quickly.
Where else can Drones Work?
Drones are also useful for getting into tight corners or spaces where traditional photography cannot. We can inspect guttering, solar panels, chimney stacks and buildings that might sustain further damage if they are inspected in the traditional manner.
What Does a Drone Inspection Give Me?
If we are inspecting a roof for example, we take a number of high resolution images from different angles to include the whole roof and the damaged areas.
Once we’ve captured these images we then repeat the process using 4k high resolution video footage. The video not only gives a comprehensive view of the roof and the building which can prove if necessary that the damage is to your building and not someone else’s.
If required, we can also take drone images after a repair has been carried out to ensure that the work has been done to a satisfactory standard.
When do I get the Results?
Whenever possible we try and get the results to you on the same day or the day after. If a job is particularly urgent you can view the video in real time and the images can be processed and edited from our mobile studio.
What about Privacy and Safety?
The landowner’s permission is always sought before we a use a drone on their premises and as a courtesy we also let any neighbours living near-by know about our drone inspection. We also work within the Civil Aviation Authority guidelines and our own professional standards
What are the Costs?
No one job is the same and every project is unique. That’s why it’s important for you to contact us if you want a quote so that we can find out as much about your requirements as possible. For a free quotation please give us a call on 01382 609015. Alternatively, fill in the form on our contact page and we’ll get back to you.
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