Aerial photography can help to provide a unique perspective on most businesses, but an increasingly popular option is for drones to be used to conduct aerial rooftop surveys.
TJS recently completed an instruction for a client where we were asked to focus on three structures that internally appeared to be suffering with damage following the winter weather. In discussing their requirements with TJS the client realised it was both cheaper, safer and quicker to conduct a roofing survey via our Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) approved drone services rather than deploying expensive (and often dangerous) scaffolding.
We surveyed two warehouses and one water tower which revealed some extraordinary results. We discovered damage to the main asbestos warehouse roof which needed immediate repair due to the products that the company produced. They would not have been able to identify this issue without erecting expensive scaffolding – and we were able to identify this problem within a short 20 minute flight above the building.
On our quick flight over the water tower we also discovered that large panels of the roofing were missing that would also need to be replaced. The imagery we recorded for our surveys was then sent on to the various contractors involved in repairing the buildings. This allowed the contractors to immediately diagnose the problems and identify how best to fix them – saving time and money on lengthy surveying jobs.
We’ve found that drone surveys offer many benefits in comparison to a ‘normal survey’ for roofing or tall structures.
TJS are fully licensed with the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and have full permission for commercial flights, as well as the necessary insurance. This means that you can have peace of mind as we ensure every single one of our flights abide to the letter of the law.
Our staff conduct detailed risk assessments, ensuring briefings are given to the relevant on-site staff members. We also conduct pre-flight and post-flight checks after each operation – these are just the things we do whilst we’re on-site! Behind the scenes we’ll be monitoring weather conditions, NOTAMs and completed pre-flight paperwork to ensure your job can be completely safely and efficiently.
If you are interested in an aerial drone rooftop survey then please get in touch for a quotation. Contact Adam on 01507 525500 to discuss how aerial drone surveys can help your business.