Accutest International undertake the survey and inspection of domestic properties utilising unmanned aerial vehicles. Surveying by drone is an extremely cost effective survey and inspection method, particularly where access is limited. Accutest International specialises in the inspection of chimney stacks (and flashing), roof surveys and wider property inspections.

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Roof inspection

We provide our clients with a comprehensive roof inspection service. Our drone surveys includes detailed photographs of all flat and pitched roof areas including eaves and gutters.

Insurance claims

We also get involved with insurance claims for faulty workmanship or warranties claims and we carry out inspections after storms where damage to the roof – or building structure – is suspected.

Listed buildings and ancient structures

Drones offer a cheaper and more effective way of inspecting for damage or for carrying out conditions surveys as older buildings may be very sensitive to physical inspection or be structurally unsound.

Aerial Photography

Accutest International provide owners with high resolution aerial photography and videos for their residential properties or farmlands. These videos and photographs capture the scale of the property, land, gardens and surrounding areas that might not be possible due to access issues.

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Booking Procedure: Drone Inspections

At the time of enquiry, we will carry out an initial feasibility review of the project to determine the feasibility. We will establish a scope of services required based on your site or sites and issue a formal proposal.

Once the scope and fees have been agreed we will carry out a site desktop survey and a preliminary risk assessment.  We will then issue landowner permission forms to be completed prior to the job being given a live status. Once permission forms have been received, we’ll agree provisional dates for carrying out the work based on the client’s preferred dates and on assessment of forecast weather conditions – if applicable. If the weather conditions do not look favourable, we may suggest alternative dates or times. We will continue to monitor weather conditions in the days before the scheduled operations and will advise of alternative dates if necessary.

On the day…

When Accutest International arrive on site, we’ll meet with the client – or an authorised representative – and carry out a site walk around to discuss the brief to determine any key requirements and objectives of the project.

It is the responsibility of the Pilot in Charge (PIC) to ensure that the take-off and landing sites are safe and that the weather conditions are suitable for aerial operations. During the flight operations the client may join the crew at the discretion of the PIC. The operation may involve frequent landings for setting up shots and for battery changes and constant vigilance needs to be maintained for potential hazards or changing weather conditions. Once the operation has been completed, the PIC will agree with the client that all of the required footage has been obtained. If additional footage is requested then the PIC will determine whether it can be obtained within the window of operations or prevailing conditions.