Drone Surveying: Check your building without risking safety

Drone surveying helps with:

  • roof and gutter checks
  • aerial photography
  • fixture integrity checks after extreme weather events, such as a storm or an earthquake
  • building condition surveying and monitoring
  • walkway integrity checks
  • scoping rooftop without setting up a scaffold


Presco Environmental technician, Te Kepa, operating a drone outside a warehouse.
Presco Environmental technician, Te Kepa, operating a drone outside a warehouse.


What does our drone surveying service include?

Our drone provides a quick and safe way to survey your factory without causing any damage. 

We have licenced UAV pilots who operate under civil aviation law, and the policies at your site. 


Benefits of using a drone to survey include:

  • people safety: doing work at heights without the working at heights risk. It is not often that we can completely eliminate a risk in the workplace, but this is one of those rare opportunities to do so.
  • reduced disruption: drone surveying is quick as there is no time spent setting up for safe work at heights
  • asset care: not physically walking on your roof to inspect it means less stress and damage on the roof itself
  • high definition image: if you need a more detailed or current image than the one Google Maps provides, our drone can provide.
  • accurate reporting: drone flight paths and camera footage are available each flight


What are your alternatives?

You could do your own drone surveying. 

If you have a need to survey at height very regularly, such as daily, paying for your own training and drone is a suitable option. 

You could set up edge protection or scaffolding and physically get on the roof.

This is hardly ever a better option.  However, if you need to physically do something, such as turn a tap or remove debris, you will need to use this option. 


Frequently asked questions

How high does your drone go?

We fly under 80m as civil aviation laws require.  Our drone can fly as high as 250m. 

What are the rules for you when flying this drone?

We must abide by civil aviation rule 101 and rule 102


How much does drone surveying cost?

Generally, drone surveying costs $150-200 per hour.


Are there any problems with drone surveying?

  • If the area of operation is within 4km of any aerodrome, the job has stricter compliance and will require extra planning and licencing. 
  • Drones are affected by the weather.  We could be unable to survey if there are very strong winds or rain, but these limitations are not exclusive to drone surveying; it would also be unsafe for a human to physically survey in these conditions. 


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06 278 0712
PO Box 530, Hawera, 4610
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