Aerial Photography

aerial photography, listed building survey

Aerial photography can have an important role to play when providing listed building surveys. The use of drones is very helpful and they are a specialisation in their own right. Obtaining decent imagery requires a skilled operator and sophisticated equipment. The use of drones also requires a good understanding of air law.  This is why, rather than having a go myself, I call upon the services of Paul Lindup of Airbourne-Imagery, with his many years of experience as a helicopter pilot plus his advanced drones and cameras. In the above case Paul provided some very useful photographs, in particular of the roof areas. Whilst I did climb over the roofs and walk the parapets, the aerial photographs helped by giving a clear view of the roof layout and chimney stacks. The combination of detailed site inspection and aerial photographs enabled a more accurate listed building survey and schedule of works.