The process of conducting a structural inspection for either a building, bridge or other structure was once a time consuming and costly process that usually involved a team of trained inspection personnel, scaffolding or rope access specialists and other safety equipment.

It also potentially required business operations to be put on hold or disrupted and it might have caused traffic issue. A single inspection point could take days to complete and come with a considerable cost.

However those days are now behind us. Armed with the latest in aerial drone technology equipped with 4K HD video and thermal imaging capturing cameras, Balmore Aerial Services can offer a better solution.

Our commercial fleet of UAV drones can perform structural, internal and thermal inspections quicker than traditional methods whilst offering real cost savings AND a superior inspection process. We can perform inspections during live use (ie. Hydroelectric dams and roadside bridges) so there is no downtime or road closures and with aerial drones, there is no need for specialist teams to have to work at height, scaffolding and rope access. This significantly increases site safety AND offers significant cost savings.

Our inspection methods can be used in the following industrial structures:

  • Power Stations
  • Hydro Electric Dams
  • Solar Panels
  • Wind Farms
  • Building structures
  • Difficult to access roof areas, buildings and structures due to height and location
  • Fragile and/or unsafe roofs, building and structures
  • Urban areas
  • Construction sites
  • Residential properties
  • Commercial properties
  • Factories
  • Warehouses
  • Manufacturing plants
  • Churches
  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • Communication masts
  • Viaducts
  • Bridges
  • And lots more….

Our fully qualified team of professional UAV drone pilots are fully employed by Balmore Aerial Services and are all fully certified and insured for inspection and survey services across Scotland and the North of England.

The cost savings of using modern aerial drones for structural inspections can go well beyond the initial benefits. Our drone inspections can be carried out not only more quickly but also over a significantly greater site area. In short, we can identify potential issues sooner and repairs can be processed before the situation gets worse.

If you would like to know more about our structural inspection surveys carried out by advanced aerial drones across the UK, please contact our head office in Glasgow by calling 0141 370 4037 or by emailing