Building Developers & Construction Sites

Building Developers & Construction Sites

Why should Building / Property Developers use a drone?

> Precise drone positioning enables accurate results
> Whole of site shots allow for boundary marking and the complete picture
> Companies can monitor the status of the development on a regular basis
> Cost effective, top quality images and videos that are up to date

Why use a drone on property developments?

Often property developments are of a size where the overall complete picture is not easy to visualise from the ground. Assuming relevant land / airspace permissions are received, Man with a Drone can film up to heights of 120m, the legal maximum for drones – at a fraction of a cost of a helicopter, the next best thing at this height. Clients will then get the overall complete picture showing the true extent of the property – boundaries, land, car parks, and road access from the local area.

In the case of new housing estates and commercial building developments the owning companies can see many aspects of the development that cannot been seen from the ground – the overall state of the development – where there has been progress, where progress has been slow – what building materials are stored on site and in what quantity and the effect potentially on the local communities.

Drone footage can then be used for by property developers for the complete building process – from the initial planning proposals, through the main building phases and when complete the future marketing material including proposed views from different floors.

Man with a Drone will initially conduct a pre-site safety inspection to ensure that safety, privacy and drone regulations are being adhered to – and on site will verify this before operations can begin.

The drone is then positioned in exactly the right spot to capture the exact shot required. The UAV is controlled from the ground by the remote pilot, and held in place by GPS.

Man with a Drone offers a fast, efficient, short notice service and is fully insured – and has the necessary PPE clothing.


Aerial Photography by Tim Maas


Aerial Photography of New Residential Property

How good are the drone images and videos?

High quality images and videos will show off your property to its best advantage, making it easier to sell the property or indeed just create a permanent record. Still images are normally 12 – 20 megapixel and videos can be HD (1080P) or 4K (Ultra High Definition).

Differences between HD and 4K

4K UHD (ultra high definition) has a considerably higher resolution rate than HD (1080p HD). 4K resolution is exactly 3840 x 2160 pixels whilst 1080p is 1920 x 1080 pixels. Consequently videos shot at 4K will be sharper than those shot in 1080p HD – but the consumer will need better PC equipment to be able to play 4K UHD.

What else can drone footage be used for in residential properties?

Other uses could be to enable architects and builders to plan extensions and modifications, whilst high quality drone images and videos can help pinpoint problems in the property – roof leaks for example, which may have needed expensive scaffolding, can now be pinpointed at a fraction of the cost by using a drone. Images or videos from drones can also be used to help in boundary recognition or disputes.

Why use Man with a Drone?

As technology improves, drones are becoming more widely available and as such the consumer will be faced with a wide range of options, services and prices. It is important to hire a commercially trained remote drone pilot, like Man with a Drone, who will have a commercial licence, insurance and the skill to provide the best quality results whilst maintaining the appropriate safety rules (including the CAA Dronecode).

At Man with a Drone we always pitch our price at the lower end of the pricing in order to be competitive. Although we are based in West Sussex we are happy to travel anywhere – East Sussex, Surrey, Kent, Hampshire, the London area – in fact anywhere in the UK.

What is the process?

Contact Man with a Drone on 07875 956290 – we will arrange a time to visit the property and complete the work, subject to any safety requirements and permissions. Images are normally sent to the customer on the same day – with videos sent a couple of days later once they are completed (as these take a little longer).

All for the most competitive pricing in the drone market!

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