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Drone Roof Inspections

At New Build Inspections, we understand that the integrity of your roof is paramount to the safety and longevity of your property. While our standard methods of roof inspection utilising binoculars, ladders, scaffolding and ropes, works well for many snagging inspections, drone technology has significantly enhanced our ability to conduct thorough and precise close-up roof surveys in a fraction of the time and for a fraction of the cost of traditional inspections at height.

For those with specific needs that go beyond the requirements of our traditional inspection methods, we offer specialised drone services conducted by our team of CAA qualified pilots – a credential not held by many snagging inspectors.

Why Choose Drone Inspections?

Our expert inspectors are not only adept at identifying potential issues through traditional means but are also registered drone pilots, enabling them to conduct high-quality roof surveys. This dual expertise allows us to provide accurate, detailed reports on the condition of your roof, incorporating high-resolution images of any concerning areas. Our drone surveys are an ideal solution for a wide range of needs, from homeowners suspecting roof damage to businesses requiring roof condition assessments for insurance purposes.

What sets us apart is our ability to not only capture detailed imagery but to interpret these findings accurately. Our qualifications mean we can identify defects, understand lifespans, and recommend necessary remedial works with precision. Whether you require a basic overview or an in-depth analysis, our drone technology and surveying expertise ensure you receive the comprehensive insights you need.

What Issues Will Our Drone Surveys Uncover?

Our drones capture clear, high-resolution footage from every angle, offering a complete view of your roof’s condition. This approach is perfect for those seeking a general assessment or a detailed report highlighting incorrect detailing or failing areas. Our comprehensive reports include analysis, images, and suggestions for corrective actions, providing you with the necessary information to make informed decisions about your roof.


Benefits of Choosing Our Drone Inspection Services

Opting for our drone inspection services brings a multitude of benefits, fundamentally transforming the way property inspections are conducted and elevating the standards of safety, accuracy, and professional expertise. In an era where efficiency and thoroughness are paramount, our drone technology sets a new benchmark for property assessments, particularly in challenging and hard-to-reach areas.

Safety and Accessibility

Traditional methods of inspecting roofs and high structures often involve the use of scaffolding, ladders, or even rope access techniques, each carrying inherent risks and limitations. Our drone inspection services eliminate these hazards, providing a safe and effective alternative. Drones can effortlessly ascend to lofty heights and navigate tight spaces without compromising the safety of our pilots or the integrity of your property. This approach not only ensures the well-being of our team but also significantly reduces the risk of damage to your property, making comprehensive inspections accessible in a manner previously thought impractical.

Accuracy and Detail

The precision of our drone inspections is unparalleled. Equipped with high-resolution cameras, our drones capture detailed images and videos that offer a clear view of your property’s condition. This level of detail ensures that even the smallest defects are detected, from minor cracks and missing tiles to potential water damage and structural issues that might be invisible from the ground. Each image and video is meticulously annotated and described, providing you with a clear, comprehensive understanding of your property’s condition. This depth of detail empowers property owners and managers to make informed decisions about maintenance and repairs, prioritising issues based on accurate, up-to-date information.

Certified Expertise

At the heart of our drone inspection services is a team of CAA-certified drone pilots. This certification is not just a formality; it represents a commitment to excellence and a legally mandated compliance with the highest standards of safety and operational integrity in the UK. Our pilots have undergone rigorous training and assessment to obtain their certification, ensuring they possess the skills and knowledge to conduct drone inspections safely and effectively. This expertise is critical, especially when operating in densely populated or complex urban environments, where the precision of flight and adherence to regulatory guidelines are paramount. By choosing our CAA-certified team, you’re not just getting a drone inspection; you’re ensuring that your property is in the safest and most capable hands.


Comprehensive Aerial Assessments

Utilising 4K/48Mp cameras and CAA certified drone pilots, we offer unparalleled aerial photography for any height of building or structure. This capability allows us to identify defects in hard-to-reach areas such as chimneys, gutters, and roof tiles with precision. Our drone inspections are a safe, efficient, and accurate method for snagging assessments, eliminating the need for risky and costly manual inspections.


Who Can Benefit from Our Aerial Roofing Survey?

Our aerial roofing survey service is designed to cater to a wide array of clients, each with their unique needs and concerns regarding the integrity and condition of roofing structures. This service is not just an add-on but a crucial component for those who demand a comprehensive understanding of their property’s condition from top to bottom.

New Home Owners

For individuals and families stepping into the new chapter of homeownership, our aerial roofing survey acts as a perfect complement to home snagging surveys. It offers an in-depth look at one of the most critical components of your home – the roof. This service is designed to provide complete peace of mind, ensuring that every tile, shingle, and flashing is accounted for and in the best possible condition.

Multiple Property Owners / Landlords

Property management comes with its set of challenges, especially when it involves maintaining the structural integrity and condition of multiple properties. Our aerial roofing surveys offer landlords and property owners a precise, date-stamped visual record of their properties’ conditions. This documentation is invaluable for insurance claims, routine maintenance planning, and ensuring the longevity of the property. It simplifies the management process, providing clear, actionable insights into the health of each property’s roof, thereby preventing minor issues from becoming costly repairs.

Construction Companies

In the fast-paced world of construction, maintaining high standards of quality is paramount. Our aerial roofing surveys provide construction companies with a reliable tool for quality control, offering visual proof of workmanship that can be shared with stakeholders and investors. This service ensures that every project meets the high standards expected by clients and regulatory bodies alike, serving as a testament to the company’s commitment to excellence. It’s an invaluable resource for project documentation, quality assurance, and stakeholder communication, ensuring that every detail of the construction process is recorded and reviewed.


Meet Tim

Introducing Tim de la Fosse, our esteemed drone pilot at New Build Inspections, whose illustrious career spans roles as an ex-military pilot, and a commercial pilot for both fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters, including a significant tenure with the Royal Navy and British Airways. Tim’s aviation journey is marked by his exceptional skill set developed through rigorous training and real-world experiences, from conducting Search and Rescue missions with the Royal Navy to commanding wide-body aircraft across global routes for British Airways.

At New Build Inspections, Tim applies his remarkable expertise to the world of drone surveying, focusing on capturing detailed imagery of challenging-to-access areas such as roofs, chimneys, and gutters. His precision, attention to detail, and unparalleled understanding of aviation safety make him a pivotal member of our team, ensuring our drone surveys are conducted with the highest level of accuracy and professionalism. With Tim at the helm of our drone operations, clients are assured of receiving the most thorough and reliable inspection services available.

Tim de la Fosse – Drone Pilot


Embrace the Future of Roof Inspections

With New Build Inspections, you’re not just hiring a drone pilot; you’re enlisting a team of qualified surveyors and CAA certified pilots dedicated to providing the most comprehensive roof inspection service available. Our commitment to safety, accuracy, and detail ensures that your property receives the meticulous attention it deserves.

Contact Us

Contact us today to schedule your drone roof survey and experience the peace of mind that comes with knowing your roof has been thoroughly inspected by the best in the business.


Please Note:

  • Our drone inspection services are contingent upon several external factors, including but not limited to weather and wind conditions, which may impact the ability to safely conduct flights.
  • Additionally, the acquisition of necessary permissions from neighbouring properties and considerations for personnel working in close proximity are essential for the operation of our drones.
  • The proximity of the inspection site to airports, flight paths, as well as electrical and industrial services, also plays a critical role in determining the feasibility of drone usage.
  • It is important to highlight that the New Home Quality Board currently does not permit the use of drones for Pre-Completion Inspections (PCIs).
  • We encourage our clients to engage with our administrative team to discuss specific terms and conditions related to drone inspection bookings, ensuring clarity and compliance with all regulatory requirements and restrictions.