All of our pilots are qualified and have been granted permission by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) to operate drones in the United Kingdom for both day and night flights. Risks assessments are carried out for each operation and DroneReveal carry £1million insurance which can be increased if required.

Our chief pilot has also completed the lever 1 Thermography course at the ired Academy. This is the UK’s first aerial thermal imaging course and means that, as well as normal drone inspections, we are now qualified to carry out aerial and ground based thermal inspections of roofs, buildings (inside & out), wind turbines, solar panels, machinery and a whole lot more.


We engaged DroneReveal to undertake a roof survey of our old listed Mechanics Institute as part of our due diligence in seeking Capital Asset Transfer from the local authority.Ron arrived (having carried out a risk assessment) with cones, drones etc an hour early - 05:00am and readied himself and two drones, one as back up just in case of problems. The drone went off, manoeuvred by the pilot taking a video of every course of slates on the roof, zooming and taking stills where the pilot saw issues and potential defects.

Top service, Top pilot, Top marks. More than happy to recommend DroneReveal if you need some high level survey work.

Terry Pearson
Eccleshill Community Association


The new technology for Drone inspections and surveys is helping industries improve efficiency and quality of data acquisition while increasing safety and speed of delivery. Although a new and emerging technology, (which is still evolving), in early 2018, most companies are not aware of the possible benefits they can achieve using small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to inspect their assets.

Present Challenges of Traditional Asset Inspections
While most people understand the problems with traditional asset inspections such as high cost, risks and the amount of time it takes to carry out traditional inspections, most people still do not look at drones as an alternative even though they are looking to improve on cost, risk and of course speed of delivery. Drones are already delivering good results in many industries, including aerial photography and video (It’s hard to watch a documentary these days without a drone shot or two), surveying, asset inspections and more. Even the police and fire service have started using them. Other
people have spotted how drones are being adopted and are starting to try them while the rest have yet to make a decision on them.

Companies using drones to gather detailed and accurate data do so quickly and safely while the ones relying on traditional methods will find it hard to do so over the same period. The scope of drone use case applications will vary from one company to the other, but the building industry, telecommunications, insurance, planning and others with similar requirements are using drones to carry out a wide range of inspections. There are several benefits to using drones to perform activities, such as asset inspections, which are traditionally risky, costly and time-consuming. In addition, it replaces the traditional methods that are likely to produce inaccurate data due to human error and other factors.

Drone Inspections vs. Traditional Methods
The development of drones in the last few years is enhancing the inspection process by making it safer, less expensive and less time consuming. Drone technology has many benefits; and the following are just a few reasons for considering drones as an alternative. Drones enable easy and safe inspections of tall and complex structures in an entirely non-contact and non-destructive manner. Drones can easily access difficult-to-reach areas while eliminating the need for inspectors to go there using expensive scaffolding or cherry pickers.

Drones can use zoom lens to take high-resolution images or being equipped with obstacle avoidance capabilities are able to navigate very close to structures, allowing them to capture minute details. They can take high-resolution images or 4K video that clearly show cracks, damage, misplaced wires and other defects at elevations and angles that humans cannot. Your experts, including surveyors, construction specialists or loss adjusters can view air to ground imagery in real time thus allowing for collection of more comprehensive data without exposing the inspection team to risks. Remote pilots with permission from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) can launch a drone inspection within a very short time upon request. Drones are fast and capable of completing an inspection quickly and safety once on site. As such, an insurance company, construction  engineer, telecommunications company or prospective home/commercial building buyer/renter can easily request an inspection and get the
results in less than one hour, depending on the size of the area.


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