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Roof survey of a historic building in the cotswolds

EK Specialist Surveys recently undertook a visual roof survey of a grade ll listed historic building in the Cotswolds

Working alongside side Mazhar Farid & Jacob West in our EK West division, EK Specialist Surveys recently undertook a visual roof survey of a grade ll listed historic building in the Cotswolds.The building consisted of  a mixture of 17th century main structure and 18th & 19th century additions.

The drone was used due to no direct access to the roof being available and to keep disruption of the residents to a minimum. There was also no requirement for scaffolding or other access equipment impairing access to the property and reducing the impact the survey had on the structure of the building. Using the drone ensured close inspection of the various elements of the roof which could then be reviewed and interrogated off site to inform the surveyors report and recommendations.

Challenges for the drone team included:

  • Natural hazards (trees and birds) and high level cables surrounding the building required careful planning and skilled flying of the drone around the property.
  • Weather disruptions requiring careful time management and planning.
  • Airspace restrictions relating to nearby Highgrove House requiring permission for the drone operation from the relative authority and liaison with them.
  • Interaction of the buildings themselves was complex. This involved highly skilled manoeuvring of the drone and multiple operating areas for the remote pilot and the team.

Location

Cotswolds

Service type

Drone building survey

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