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The British Museum

Roof inspection and thermal imaging work completed for a landmark museum in busy central London

Roof Inspection at The British Museum

The drone was used to ensure a full photographic record of the condition of the roofs. Using the drone ensured no requirement for scaffolding, or other access equipment. This enabled close inspection of various elements of the roof areas which were otherwise inaccessible.

Thermal Survey

Using a specialist thermally equipped drone, we were able to inspect all aspects of the roofs looking at the performance of the roof and identifying areas of heat loss. 

To ensure the best possible data this survey was conducted at night within specific environmental conditions.

Working alongside Hutton and Rostron we delivered the survey data using our online delivery platforms so that it could be reviewed and inspected by the end client and various stakeholders remotely. 

Challenges for the drone team included: the location being in a highly congested area (central London) and liaising with onsite management to make sure our operation was safe, including working on the roof at night which involved further mitigations such as area lighting and management. Access to the British Museum roof after daylight hours is normally prohibited but our team were able to put suitable mitigations in place for this to be allowed and the thermal survey to take place.



Service type

Drone building survey, Thermal imaging

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