A few years ago, GallifordTry commissioned Horizon Imaging to use our drone to capture a set of close-up aerial photographs of the roof of a building in Haslemere, Surrey. The building dates from the early 1900s and had been used as a private residence and a school before plans were announced to convert it into a care home.
Due to the age of the building, GallifordTry were keen to inspect the entire roof structure to determine whether any repair work was needed. Traditionally this would have taken many days of hard work, but with our drone it was completed within an hour of arriving on site.
Once the areas of interest had been pointed out, we flew our drone around the perimeter of the roof a few metres above the roofing tiles – a position impossible to reach without spending days erecting scaffolding. High-resolution aerial photographs were captured every few metres to ensure every surface of the roof's structure had been photographed. In total, 13 images were captured of the roof, allowing GallifordTry to make a preliminary analysis of the roof's condition – from the comfort of their office!
Aerial inspection using drones is revolutionising the construction industry, allowing contractors to economically inspect structures in just a few hours – a process which used to take days and cost an order of magnitude more. As well as visible-light photography, lightweight thermal imaging cameras are also available, which coupled with the flexibility of our drone platforms would allow sources of heat-loss to be easily pin-pointed from the air.
The testimonials below are all from private clients who have used our telescopic mast