Roof inspections using UAVs (or drones as they are commonly known) have become increasingly popular over recent years. They are faster, more accurate and considerably safer than older methods using scaffolding, ladders and mobile work towers. By deploying a drone to capture ultra high definition photographs and video of a roof, chimney or section of guttering, we are eliminating the requirement to work at height and drastically reducing the time and logistics involved with more traditional methods.
Roof inspections using drones are commonly used for proactive and reactive problem detection including damp, cracked and damaged bricks and tiles, water ingress, blocked and damaged guttering and flashing, as well as surveying and reporting for sales, leasing and building renovation. An average residential roof survey can take less than an hour from start to finish, with photographs being available to the customer immediately.
We are available for residential and domestic roof inspections and offer a comprehensive range of commercial and industrial inspection packages. We are PfCO and OSC approved to work in congested areas at reduced distances from standard PfCO, A2 or CofC permission holders. In 2020 we carried out a large number of roof inspections including domestic properties, multi-million pound commercial buildings, historical and listed buildings, warehouses and distribution centres, data centres and commercial properties in the heart of Central London.
We guarantee that you will not be disappointed with our roof inspection service.
DRONE USE IN 2021 - 'EASA' REGULATIONS
In January 2021, the UK adopted European air laws, as defined by EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency). These new laws make it possible for ‘hobby’ pilots to operate commercially, inevitably flooding the market with novice drone operators offering roof inspection services at hugely discounted rates.
In much the same way that you wouldn’t let an inexperienced gas fitter work in your home, we would strongly recommend that all potential clients think very carefully before employing a non-experienced and non-qualified drone operator to inspect your roof.
RMC are a trusted brand, employing only fully qualified and insured aerial operators. We hold ISO9001, ISO14001, SafeContractor, CHAS, IOSH and NEBOSH accreditations and each pilot carries £10,000,000 public liability insurance for every inspection we undertake. We use the very latest and best drones, with practiced and documented emergency procedures in place at all times.
THERMAL IMAGING ROOF INSPECTIONS
The advanced technology of thermal cameras allow us to capture what is normally invisible to the naked eye. RMC are one of only a handful of CAA approved aerial surveyors across the UK to be operating the DJI Matrice M210 v2 aircraft with a Zenmuse XT2 FLIR thermal imaging camera operating under an OSC accreditation.
This next generation XT2 camera, combined with DJI’s leading stabilisation and machine intelligence technology equals an aerial inspection platform like no other. Previously only possible using multi-million pound helicopters, our battery powered aircraft captures accurate thermal imagery footage in a cost efficient way with a substantially reduced carbon footprint.
With this technology quite literally at our finger tips, RMC can quickly identify hidden damp, water ingress, and heat-leaks whilst delivering realtime footage to our clients, a professional inspection service that has potential to be used within so many industries.