Aerial Drone Building Surveys

Visual Inspections

Building surveys, maintenance inspections and schedules of condition on commercial and industrial property should all include a thorough inspection of the roof and high-level fabric of the building. However, carrying out a visual inspection of difficult to reach and fragile structures is time-consuming and expensive. Now there is a better alternative!

By using an aerial drone, flown by a licensed pilot who is also a Chartered Building Surveyor, inspection times, costs and safety risks can all be significantly reduced. In addition, high-definition images and/or video footage can be provided in accordance with client requirements.

Drone Surveys
The Key Benefits of Using a Drone
  • Significantly reduced access costs
  • Issues are instantly identified and quantified.
  • Highlights building defects which would otherwise not be identified
  • Eliminates risks associated with working at height.
  • Quick deployment with minimal disruption and inconvenience
  • Higher quality images tailored to specific client needs
  • Improved client presentations and reports
Drone Applications
  • Schedules of Condition
  • Dilapidation surveys
  • Roof surveys
  • Defect inspections
  • Progress monitoring
  • Specification compliance
  • Pre-acquisition surveys
  • Pre-survey inspections for accurate tendering
  • Post contract inspection and snagging for effective contract retention and completion
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Aerial marketing and promotional photography
Using the Drone
  • All flights are planned in advance and carried out with strict pre-flight checks and risk assessments
  • Setting up the drone on site takes less than 20 minutes
  • Average inspection time is around 30 minutes.
  • A large area can be covered in that time, viewing specific sections of the building from a variety of angles.
  • The aircraft can be operated within large properties and can also manoeuvre in tight locations
  • The drone can be flown to a maximum height of 400ft (120m) and a distance of 500m, with the pilot maintaining a clear line of sight with the drone at all times.

Fairhurst believes this technology can open up new opportunities for many businesses

and deliver numerous commercial benefits.

Please feel free to call Jonathan Hyde on 0161 476 9476

for an informal chat on how your business could benefit.