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 (you can see all these images at the bottom of this page), allowing GallifordTry to make a preliminary visual 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 (please note, thermal imaging is not a service we currently offer).