Main Roof Front.00_01_26_27.Still011
Screen Shot 2017-01-18 at 17.29.30
Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 12.15.20



Drone-based roof surveys & structural inspections across Maidenhead, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Wiltshire & the wider Thames Valley

Managing, living in, or own, a residential, agricultural, industrial or commercial property in Maidenhead, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Wiltshire or anywhere in the Thames Valley? Get your roof surveyed* today...


Why you should consider a roof survey:


  • Looking for a pre or post contract / purchase survey?

  • Need a roof inspection as part of a dilapidation report?

  • Just want to know, and have a physical record of, your roof's current condition?

  • Have a roof that is ageing and may need attention?

  • Been approached to have work done?

  • Having work done and simply want a 'before' & 'after' record?

  • We offer roof surveys and solar panel inspections across Maidenhead, Berkshire, the Thames Valley, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Sussex, Surrey & Warwickshire


An aerial roof inspection / survey* could save you £100s / £1,000s in access costs, insurance excess, emergency or even unnecessary work.

We inspect & survey private homes, new builds, historic buildings, churches. commercial buildings & industrial units.

Click here to find out more about our commercial inspection & survey work for surveyors, managing agents & landlords. See how using a drone for roof inspection & survey work can save you & your clients time & money.  

Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 12.13.41
Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 12.15.20
Screen Shot 2016-10-06 at 12.09.46

Many of the examples above are images from the same original set of photographs, showing the high level of detail that we can capture.


Additionally we can fly in the presence of a qualified surveyor, with the surveyor receiving a live feed to a tablet or other mobile device, enabling him to have visual access to the roof or other structure that would not normally be available.  Also the surveyor can provide instruction on any areas where more detail or additional images / views may be required.


Further examples of our roof survey work across Berkshire, the Thames Valley etc can be seen below, showing close-ups and the high level of detail that can be achieved with the latest type of drone technology used by Thames Valley Drones. Ideal for identifying any issues: cracked tiles, loose or broken ridge tiles, faulty flashing, crumbling mortar etc.


Roof surveys start from £499** (inclusive)

Call 01628 436 494 to ask for more details or make a booking enquiry




Detailed roof & structural survey work example





The benefits to the building's management company

  • Significantly reduced costs not only in terms of financial outlay but also in resource to manage the inspection project not just in terms of scaffolding, the various permissions to erect scaffolding in this busy high street location but also in resources to carry out the inspection and meet the various health and safety requirements needed.

  • Much reduced health & safety risk.

  • Non-invasive process with no risk to damage to the period structure.

  • Eliminating the need to have scaffolding at all in this case on the basis of the information provided by the inspection & survey work.

  • Minimal disruption / footprint to the business, its staff and customers plus the business' neighbours and local residents / general public - Thames Valley  Drones was able to precision fly from the very small footprint available from the flat roof at the rear of the building.

  • Reduced survey time (40 minutes flying time in total) as opposed to man days to have an inspection team on site to provide the same information.

  • Provided greater access to areas where scaffolding would be extremely costly or impossible to reach.

  • High quality / High resolution imagery much of which would not be possible even with scaffolding.

  • The ability to zoom in on specific areas in individual images.

  • Ongoing resource for facilities management teams to use long after the drone survey is complete

  • Easy to repeat for this site if a more detailed inspection is required and easy to replicate for other similar sites.

  • Environmentally-friendly solution

Client quote

"We are so impressed by what the drone aerial imaging can achieve and the quality of the images we get from it and with so minimal a footprint, it will give our facilities managers all they need and MORE' - Client Contract Manager

The results​​

360 degree view of the site


Fly-through of the site


Single Chimney Pot & Coping



Front Elevation, Coping & Gulley


Double Chimney Pot & Coping / Flashing

Please note that the images used on this page are broadly 2 MB in size converted for use on the web

however the source images are ultra high definition 3,830 x 2160 and

we can lift images of 15 MB from the video to download a sample image please use this link


Roof Tiles & Ridge Tiles



New Flat Roof


Rear Elevation


Flat Roof


The above images have been optimised for the web, Thames Valley Drones shoots film at much higher resolution HD, FHD & UHD at up to 60 frames per second and 12 megapixles photographs) giving much higher resolution / quality outputs, that we can provide as either raw files for your onward handling or produce outputs (video or stills) to your specific requirements


* Aerial roof surveys provide an aerial record of the exterior roof and is in no way intended as a replacement for a structural or other survey carried out by a qualified professional.  However an aerial roof survey will provide a valuable record of a roof's condition for a qualified professional to use in their assessment, especially where they would not normally have ready or cost efficeint access ie requiring the expensive scaffolding, cherry picker or tower.


** Roof survey prices start at £499 inclusive for a standard 4 bed max / 2 storey property, for commercial or other large roof surveys please contact us for pricing.





© 2020 Thames Valley Drones

Aerial Photography, filming, inspection & surveys for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Surrey, Sussex, Warwickshire, Wiltshire & the Thames Valley

Thames Valley Drones:

2nd floor, Afon Building, Horsham, West Sussex RH12 1TL
phone: 01628 436 494 | email:

  • LinkedIn Social Icon
  • Facebook Social Icon
  • Twitter Social Icon
  • Google+ Social Icon
  • YouTube Social  Icon
  • Instagram Social Icon