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Daniells Harrison Chartered Surveyors now offering aerial drone surveys

Chris Daniells and Richard Huffer recently attended a 3-day commercial drone flying course at NATS Swanwick and, having passed with flying colours, now have permission to fly our brand-new DHCS company drone for commercial operations.

South Coast aerial drone surveyThis means that Daniells Harrison are able to offer aerial drone surveys alongside our existing surveying services, for both commercial and residential purposes.  Richard says;

“The drone gives us the opportunity to easily survey previously inaccessible parts of buildings, such as roofs and higher structural details.  We don’t have bring in cherry pickers which were costly and often hard to get on site.  And the high definition quality of the images and video really helps us analyse the properties in detail”.

The drone will be used both for residential and commercial valuations and within the Building Consultancy team for services such as planning, dilapidations and insurance reinstatement.

Chris adds

“We are one of the few RICS Chartered Surveyors in the South to offer this service.  You can get an aerial “survey” carried out by non-surveyors but you still need to employ the services of a RICS surveyor to analyse and report on the footage or images.  With us you get the whole package and, because we are controlling the drone, we know exactly what to look for and can fly the drone around the property, spotting any defects or features and zooming in if required”.

“We’re really excited to be offering this service to our clients – and, as you can imagine, it’s one aspect of our work that we’ll be fighting over to do.  It’s lots of fun to fly the drone”.

For more information on our aerial drone surveys, please contact Chris Daniells or Richard Huffer.

Some recent photos taken with our drone, affording us a close up look at the condition of the barn.