A real way to make considerable financial savings over existing inspection methods

When businesses look to make cost savings, it can sometime lead to minuscule savings through the likes of swapping from one service provider to another.  But with aerial drones, the potential savings reach into the thousands of pounds.

How drone surveys can save you money.

Using a simple example of a high rise block of flats in a city or town residential area.  If the roof of the building structure needs to be inspected for possible storm damage, current methods include scaffolding, Cherry Pickers (limited by height) and Rope Access.

These methods of access involve workers operating ‘at height’. This puts them in danger and requires a lot of safety equipment to simply gain access to the inspection zone, not to mention special insurance policies. Scaffolding can take days to construct and may require special permits and applications which are very expensive.  Cherry Picker hire costs money on a set daily rate and has limitations of height and reach. Rope Access Teams requires a specialist professionally trained experts who are qualified to inspect roof and building structures AND conduct Rope Access work. All of this adds significant cost to any building or structural inspection.

no need for scaffolding means drones offer a real cost saving.
One of our drone pilots sending a drone up a building to conduct a structural inspection using thermal imaging camera

When you use an drone survey services, things are a lot simpler.  Our drone pilots are fully insured, qualified and certified to fly commercial drones in built up populated areas. To conduct an inspection of a building, they only need the weather to be of a similar quality what traditional inspections teams need to access scaffolding or rope access methods.  

Our drones can quickly reach the top of a building and carry out a predetermined check list of inspections from numerous angles and distances (which are impossible to achieve with traditional methods). Our drones are equipped with the latest in HD camera technology so we can capture pixel perfect images and video of any areas of interest.  We can also capture thermal imaging footage. All of this is then sent to experts on the ground to be reviewed, analysed and archived for future referencing.

thermal imaging of a building structure
Our drones can capture detailed thermal imaging of a structure from multiple angles and distances – quickly and easily.

Whilst drone inspections may seem like science fiction, they are quickly revolutionising the inspection and survey industries.  Companies who have had to shut down production so that inspections can be conducted need no longer have to. Firms who have had to pay significant sums of money for scaffolding to be erected, all to simply to check a minor detail no longer need to.  Drone Inspections are fast, reliable, efficient and can provide data and visuals from angles and distances that were simply not possible before hand.

The cost savings of UAV Drones are REAL.  

The advantages of using Aerial Drones for inspections and surveys are REAL.

We are Balmore Inspection Services and we are an Award Winning provider of aerial inspection and underwater survey services using commercial grade drones across Scotland and the North of England. We offer a REAL alternative to traditional inspection methods that deliver REAL results.

To discuss your NDT inspection and survey requirements and to find out how drone inspections can benefit your business, please contact us today on 0141 370 4037. We can arrange a visual demonstration of our drones in action and can supply relevant case studies upon request.