DJM Aerial Solutions, a Middlesbrough-based commercial drone service provider, has signed a deal with a leading national client to carry out a condition survey on a six storey commercial building in Leeds city centre.
National property developer J Pullan & Sons recruited the UAV inspection company to carry out an aerial surveillance of a commercial property roof condition in order to capture essential data, giving the client the means necessary to make vital decisions on the next steps to take.
A spokesperson from DJM commented: “J Pullan & Sons recognised the strengths DJM Aerial Solutions were able to offer and awarded us the contract over our competitors to execute their commercial roof inspection in Leeds.
“Drone inspection is particularly suited to this type of commercial roof survey due to the height that a roofer would need to work at. As aforementioned, a contractor is not likely to climb around a 6 storey building to carry out a commercial roof inspection without some kind of security such as scaffold or access platform.”
In order to carry out the aerial assessment, DJM provided a fleet of high specification inspection drones to capture footage and imagery of individual roof sections to document its current condition.
The company was then able to transfer that data into a structured report schedule, allowing the client to use it as it deems necessary.
Over the course of the inspection, DJM identified a series of leaks and ruled that the roof had failed around the pitched elevations on the south side of the building.
DJM Aerial Solutions processed the collected data and structured the necessary report indicating failure of a huge percentage of slates across the entire roof section.
The company stated: “Further scrutiny during the roof inspection indicated several sections of lead flashing around the turret area of the property had also failed with the watercourse from that particular section running directly into the roof cavity.”