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360 Virtual Tours – Residential & Commercial Tours

By Commerical, Property, Surveying

360 Virtual Tours & Panoramic Photography

Rotorgraph is a specialist 360 virtual tour company, we are dedicated in creating extremely high quality and more importantly interactive 360 panoramas, bespoke 360 virtual tours and panoramas that will always provide actual commercial value.

We work with a wide range of clients from Estate Agents, Commercial Property Developers, Architects etc throughout the entire UK. From small family-run businesses through to large multinationals, Rotorgraph can and will successfully design, develop and deliver you the perfect 360 virtual tours tailored to meet your specific requirements.

Rotorgraph’s main focus is to work closely with all our clients, we take pride in understanding your business in order to create an interactive 360 virtual tour that will work specifically for you.

360 Virtual Tours Examples


Why should you use a 360 Property Tour?

When your potential clients are viewing your property online, we know you’ll want them to feel like they are there — exploring absolutely every part of the property. Still imagery only provides a static snapshot, whereas 360 Virtual Tours provide a purely immersive viewing experience. 

By putting the viewer inside your property with the freedom to roam around, they’ll feel firmly in the driving seat, just as they would at an in-person viewing. This fills them with trust and confidence, giving them peace of mind that the property will live up to expectations. 

Rotorgraph know that our 360 tours will make you stand out above your competitors, and they’re ideal for attracting new clients and securing more bookings, whilst driving more traffic to both your website and social media platforms.

Because our 360 tours are professionally shot using a 3D imaging camera, it’s the most realistic and immersive way to view a property online. Whether it’s a house, a flat or a commercial property, our 3D tours come complete with a 99.8% accurate floor plan.

CALL NOW – 01274046190 or 07738276411 for an instant quotation

Roof Edge Protection System

Tube Clamps | Roof Edge Protection System

By Commerical, Property, Roof Inspection, Surveying

Rotorgraph supply a wide range of Roof Protection Systems, more importantly we are fully insured to carry out the installation for your peace of mind.


  • Call Rotorgraph on 01274046190 or 07738276411
  • From your initial call – all we need is the postcode of the property in question and we can then do a quick rough measurement on Google Maps and provide you with an estimation of costs.
  • If you are happy to proceed we will then provide a quote for a more thorough onsite assessment using the latest drone technology to inspect, photo & video the roof and more importantly take more accurate 3D modelling measurements (see below video example) and we will then talk you through the different protection systems available to you.
  • If you then wish to proceed we can book a date for installation.

One of the HSE recommendations in diminishing risks taken by humans working on a roof, is to correctly understand and select and use the right rooftop safety equipment. Falls from roofs account for more deaths and serious injuries in construction than anything else. With a need to clean gutters, fume extract ducting as well as an increasing requirement for maintaining and installing air conditioning plants, telecommunications and CCTV equipment, building owners have a responsibility to provide a safe working environment for their employees and sub-contractors.


A simple and cost effective rooftop safety system

  • Provides you with the very latest and safest protection for all your qualified staff subjected to working on a roof
  • Works on a proven counterbalance system
  • No drilling or cutting of the roof membrane – meaning no leaking after installation
  • Minimum fixings for ease of installation
  • Exclusive open style fittings which allow quick installation of safety rails
  • No bolting, threading or welding required on site
  • Suitable for use on concrete, asphalt, PVC membrane and felt roof surfaces
  • Interchangeable design allows reconfiguration on site if later needed
  • Sections can be added to or taken down, for reconstruction elsewhere
  • Compatible with almost all configurations of flat roofs up to 10° slope

Setting the rooftop safety standards

  • EN ISO 14122 Part 3
  • EN 13374 Class A
  • BS 13700 : 2021
  • HSG-33 Health & Safety in Roof Work
  • HSE INDG 284 “Working on roofs”
  • BS 6399: Part 2 1995 Wind Code
  • AS 1657 : 2018
  • Wind loading in accordance with AS/NZS 1170.2

Design & installation service

  • Technical advice and support
  • Site inspection service
  • Full drawings supplied
  • Installation service


Fall protection systems must be maintained and examined at least once a year as outlined in standards and legislation such as EN 365, EN 795 and BS 7883. If you instruct Rotorgraph to carry out your installation we provide a discounted annual inspection or more frequently depending on your estimated footfall on the made safe roof space.

Rotorgraph will take care of diarising these inspections to avoid you forgetting due to a change of staff or working procedures internally – meaning you are always full compliant for your insurance and best working practices.

Schedule of Condition Report

By Commerical, Property, Roof Inspection, SEO BLOG, Surveying

Schedule of Roof Condition Report

Rotorgraph work together with a leading Building Consultancy company in the UK to carry out a variety of inspections including in depth Schedule of Condition Reports. These reports can be tailored to suit individual requirements such as focusing in on individual building elements like the roof and rainwater goods or the entire building’s demise.

If you’ve come to this page I’m sure you’ll want to see an example – below you will find a link to a live (redacted) condition report. 

The layout of the Schedule will normally include: –

  • The purpose of the Schedule
  • Details of the location and extent of the property included in the schedule
  • Any restrictions on the inspection
  • The date of inspection and the weather conditions at that time.
  • A general brief description of the property.
  • The purpose for which the schedule may be relied upon.
  • Relevant drawings of the property, identifying rooms, elevations if these are applicable.
  • Definitions of the terms used (for instance “Poor” “Good”)
  • Photographs (and sometimes a video)

The purpose of the Schedule of Condition is to factually record the condition of the property at a point in time, such as prior to entering into a lease. In order to have any “status” the lease should make reference to the Schedule of Conditions and it should be agreed by both parties to the lease, or someone authorised to act on their behalf.

Our reports will be prepared in a format that contains a description of the building element, together with our (Building Surveyor) opinion of its condition supplemented by appendices containing photographs and block plans (if required). A signature page is included, confirming that both parties to the Lease or their professional advisors acting on their behalf believe the Schedule accurately records the condition of the premises as of the date of inspection.

Following receipt of instructions, we will be able to arrange an inspection of the property usually within 5 days. We will aim to submit the survey report within 5-7 days of inspection.

All instructions are led by a Director level Chartered Building Surveyor who will be responsible for overseeing the instruction in accordance with agreed terms and signing off the final report in accordance with quality assurance procedures.

Roof access will be provided via drone which will provide clear high quality images of the roof and rainwater goods.

In order to obtain a detailed quote we would ideally like to be provided with details of the property, any lease information and Heads of Terms if available.

We are based in Bradford, West Yorkshire – however we carry out surveys throughout the whole of the UK – so call now on 01274046190 for a no hassle quotation. 

  • Dilapidations
  • Roof Inspections
  • Roof Condition Reports
  • Roof and Rainwater Goods Inspection
  • Condition Reports
  • Condition Surveys
  • Window Reports
  • Window Surveys
Drone - Roof / Roofing Inspection - Dilapidation - Gutter / Guttering - Chimney Stack - Broken Tiles / Slates - drone roof survey cost uk




Rotorgraph use only the very latest in technology to carry out Roof Drone Surveys & Inspections. We have a large network of fully CAA licensed and insured drone operators throughout the UK. 

Roof inspections are usually requested by home buyers, estate agents, building societies and insurance Loss Adjusters. They can pick everything from a blocked drain to the need for a complete roof replacement. So what does a roof inspection cost in the UK?

We can very carry out drone roof surveys – safely, quickly and more importantly its’s extremely affordable. This will avoid using scaffolding, expensive cherry pickers or even having to carry out lengthy risk assessments. 

Once you’ve given us a call for a drone roof survey we will need the postcode,  so we can take a very basic look at the location on google maps which will allow us to quickly provide you with a competitive quotation for a drone survey carrying out.

If you only wish to get photos and video of your roof we can quote for an inspection only – however we are also able to provide a full written Roof Condition Report (SEE BELOW EXAMPLES OF WHAT WE PROVIDE)

  • Drone surveys can be carried out without ladders, scaffolding or other equipment
  • Drone surveys can be completed very quickly, so time and money are saved

So how much does a drone survey cost in the UK? this of course will vary on the type of work required, the drone and other equipment required and the manpower and expertise involved. A routine job such as a drone roof inspection carried out by one pilot could cost as little as £295. A more advanced survey of a large property and commercial structure can cost from £500 upwards. However there is not job too small or large that can’t be carried out to your satisfaction by Rotorgraph.

Although there’s some initial outlay to have a drone survey, it can save you money in the long run. If you’re looking to buy a property it means you can look at otherwise hard to access places, so you know exactly what you’re taking on. For example, a drone survey may reveal damage to a roof, chimney or guttering. You could use the evidence of drone survey photographs to negotiate with the current owner of the property.

Drone surveys can also be useful in insurance claims. If you have clear evidence that your roof was in a good state of repair before a storm, an insurance company can’t put your claim down to ‘wear and tear’ as they often try to. If you need to gather evidence to submit an insurance claim, aerial photographs are perfect.

Areas Covered


Addingham,   Baildon,   Bingley,   Burley-in-Wharfedale,   Cottingley, Crossflatts, Cross Roads, Cullingworth, Denholme, East and West Morton, Eccleshill, Eldwick, Esholt, Great Horton, Gilstead, Harden, Haworth, Ilkley, Keighley, Menston, Oakworth, Oxenhope, Queensbury, Riddlesden, Saltaire, Sandy Lane, Shipley, Silsden, Stanbury, Steeton, Thornbury, Thornton, Tong, Undercliffe, Wibsey, Wilsden. 


Bailiff Bridge, Boothtown, Brighouse, Copley, Cragg Vale, Elland, Greetland, Hebden Bridge, Heptonstall, Hipperholme, Holywell Green, Luddendenfoot, Mytholmroyd, Norwood Green, Rastrick, Ripponden, Shelf, Shibden, Sowerby Bridge, Todmorden


Almondbury, Batley, Birkby, Birkenshaw, Birstall, Cleckheaton, Dalton, Denby Dale, Dewsbury, Emley, Golcar, Gomersal, Hartshead, Hartshead Moor, Heckmondwike, Holmfirth, Honley, Kirkburton, Kirkheaton, Linthwaite, Liversedge, Marsden, Meltham, Mirfield, New Mill, Norristhorpe, Roberttown, Scammonden, Shelley, Shepley, Skelmanthorpe, Slaithwaite, Thornhill


Allerton Bywater, Beeston, Boston Spa, Collingham, Garforth, Guiseley, Harewood, Harehills, Headingley, Holbeck, Horsforth, Hyde Park, Gipton, Kippax, Kirkstall, Ledsham, Ledston, Methley, Middleton, Morley, New Farnley, Otley, Oulton, Pool-in-Wharfedale, Pudsey, Rothwell, Rawdon, Scarcroft, Scholes, Stourton, Swillington, Walton (Leeds), Wetherby, Yeadon, Woodhouse


Ackworth, Alverthorpe, Castleford, Crigglestone, Crofton, Durkar, Fairburn Ings, Featherstone, Ferrybridge, Fitzwilliam, Hemsworth, Horbury, Knottingley, Newmillerdam, Normanton, Nostell, Ossett, Outwood, Pontefract, Ryhill, Sandal, Sharlston, Stanley, Walton (Wakefield), West Bretton

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Rotorgraph - Gain Lane Before During After Images

Using Drones for Before, During & After Marketing


Before, During & After – Right Times To Make An Impact !!!!

If you want to make the most substantial impact on people’s minds, you have to keep them with you from the first moment till the end.

One of the exciting ways to impact people’s minds is to take pictures before, during, and after an event. It creates the vast panorama of interconnectedness that keeps the viewers engaged in change portions.

Why Should You Integrate Before, During & After Photos In Your Photography?

It is no secret that the human eye loves to know what happened behind the scenes and how things turned out to be very smooth in the end.

To get more insight on this topic, let’s discuss some solid reasons for taking before, during and after photos.

Eliminates Doubts & Improves Faith

No other thing can give the full confirmation to the clients as the before, during and after the pictures, when customers see how you perform the work and how excellently you can bring the results, they understand why you get so many recommendations.

To demonstrate the complete transformation, you should focus on very high-quality aerial photography and use drone technology to give the most transparent view of what the customers want.

Without before, during and after images, most potential customers doubt and want to know how you get the job done and what your strategies are from the input process to the output.

Allows Your Customers To Live In The Moment Of Change

The research has revealed that before and after pictures get 60% more attention from the people than the other images designed for marketing purposes.

The good news is that there are unlimited ways of taking the panoramic images that hit the viewers right off the bat. For example, the way aerial photography has changed the trend is fantastic. It has become super easy for the customers to understand what is being investigated.

It gives them an accurate idea of what they will get and how precisely you created the great transformation. It will help them in making the purchasing decision with confidence.

Keep Your Customers Updated

People never make a purchase immediately. They want to know more about the product, especially when they want to know how it works, the features, and its specifications.

Nowadays, people are more geared towards images and videos and do not prefer the written stuff. Moreover, language differences also make it difficult for people to comprehend all the deeper details of the products in the written article.

With the power of before, during and after videos,

  • You can reach out to the universal audience.
  • You make it possible for everyone to understand your product and its works.
  • You save the time people have to spend while reading the detailed reviews and figuring out the things they want to know.

This is possible only when you know how to use aerial photography, especially drone technology, in keeping your customers up-to-date.

Storytelling Through Imagery Always Has An Impact

When you post before, in progress and after photos about an event or a project, it becomes the story that revolves around our work. The impact of the strong storyline in the promotion and marketing of the businesses can never be denied.

It is not only a fun way to show what you have done but is also the most powerful visual marketing tactic you can use.

Investing in drone technology can further help you achieve your goals effectively and assist you in generating early interest in the events and other occasions.

Using Drone Technology To Take Before, During & After Images Work For Every Business

You may use a high-resolution camera to show how you can renovate the kitchen or the bathroom. Still, the more panoramic, transparent and universal photography for the outdoor events and ceremonies is not possible without the right and appropriate use of drone technology.

Example # 01:

For example, suppose you are a home moving company in Yorkshire and want to show how you can help in the home packaging and moving. In that case, you can use drone technology to reveal to people your strategy to accomplish the packing and moving a task from the beginning till the end.

It will feature how your workers did their best to properly packing and loading the objects (before moving pictures). “Before picture” will reveal the confusion was prevailing in the old home and the chaos.

“In progress pictures” will feature how your team managed to cover all the confusion and ensure the maximum safety of the belongings. People see them working and carrying out the packing and moving tasks. Further, you can also share the loading and travel images.

In the end, show the after images that will show how safely and carefully you have uploaded the project and how happy the customer was.

It will make a huge difference.

Example # 02:

Home construction businesses can also take advantage of aerial photography. First, they can share the images with the complete flat piece of land. The in-progress photos reveal how you started work and what machinery you used at the construction site, how many workers were there, etc.

In the end, you will share the images of the beautiful villa that you and your team has constructed and designed.

Example # 03:

A roofing company can also share the old and worn-out roof images, the in-progress work, and the photos after the roof are replaced with the new one.

The pro tip?

Do not forget to share in the end how you have made it easier for your customers to get the job done within the time frame.

It is imperative to share it on your social media profiles such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.

A small message will create a huge impact.

For instance,

“It took only one hour to achieve the final result.”

“See how we have nailed it within two days.”

” We deliver the results and ensure the satisfaction.”

Final Verdict

Keep in mind that taking before, during and after pictures is an old marketing tactic, but the only thing that makes the difference is how powerful before, in progress and after images you have to share with the world.

It is possible only when you make the right and excellent use of aerial photography, especially drone technology.

This is undoubtedly the most efficient and 100% working technique that any business can use to deliver mind-blowing results.

Benefits Of Using Drones To Inspect Wind Turbines


Benefits Of Using Drones To Inspect Wind Turbines

The manual inspection of the wind turbines is not only dangerous but also time consuming.

To speed up the process of wind turbine inspection, various techniques have been used but the most effective by far is the use of drone technology for the fastest and the most accurate results.

The best part is that drone technology has no limits and is equally perfect for all kinds of construction and maintenance tasks.

Drones are unmanned aerial vehicles that can quickly and safely carry out the inspection of the wind turbines for overall monitoring and help in proper maintenance.

In this article, we will study the advantages and benefits of using drones to inspect wind turbines and see how they can speed up the process of wind turbine inspection.

Enjoy Four Times Faster Maintenance Inspections With Drone Inspections

The standard operations and maintenance tasks were very slow in the past. But drone technology has made it extremely simple and easy for wind farms to get results faster. To get four times faster results, the drones should be fitted in a way that they cover the wider spectrum and can cover the whole panoramic view including the site where maintenance is required. For the inspection of the turbines, the drones should be able to catch the whole landscape so check carefully where you should fit them for the best results.

The biggest benefit of using drone technology for maintenance tasks is that you can avoid accidental damage that may occur during the manual inspection. It is not only the fastest and the most accurate way to inspect the wind farms but also ensures maximum safety.

Drone Technology Provides High-Resolution Imagery

Not only the drones but all kinds of UAVs produce high-resolution pin point accurate images. If we particularly talk about the use of drones in providing high-quality images, photos and videos, we come to know that they have the remarkable ability to capture from all angles and perspectives, giving the most in-depth insight. Therefore the drones can aid in the discovery of even the minor problems which is not possible with a human examination.

It is no secret that humans are unable to access many issues and the manual technicians are not able to examine everything in the wind farm. Human capabilities are limited and technicians are not able to identify what they cannot see when they inspect the turbine.

Wait, here is another aspect of drone technology that you should not miss while focusing on the high-resolution feature of drone technology.

Drones Help In The Model Creation Of The Wind Turbine Project

After the complete analysis of the results obtained from the drone inspection, the wind technicians can create the models of the wind turbine project. It was not possible with the manual inspection because it does not allow detailed scanning and simulation.

The benefit of creating the wind turbine models is that it helps the wind technicians and experts to devise new and improved operational strategies for the better performance of wind turbines in the future.

In short, the deep analysis of the current maintenance issues helps in finding the right solutions. So the role of drone technology can never be denied when it comes to wind farm inspections.

Reviewing Large Areas At Once Using Drone Technology

Drones take the panoramic view of the wind farm and cover a very large area. Being the major component of drone technology, you can confidently use them for large wind farms.

If we compare it with human inspection, it can cost a lot of time and money for the complete analysis and inspection of the large farms, but drone technology not only saves you time and money but also eliminates potentially dangerous or costly issues.

So no matter how large the wind farm is, drones can instantly help you to resolve all major and minor issues so you can instantly solve the issues before they get serious.

The Use Of Drone Technology During The Construction

The placement of the wind turbines needs serious consideration. The drones are also very helpful in this matter as they help you to figure out which is the right construction site for the wind turbines and where exactly they need to be placed for the maximum output.

The collection of the survey data after the detailed drone inspection has helped thousands of wind farms till now and every new wind farm should definitely consider it during the construction process.

From the initial land survey to the end of the installation process, drone technology is something that will keep helping you in every step.

Here you might want to ask: How long do drone inspections take to examine the wind turbine?

Here is what the wind turbine expert says about it:

“Wind turbine inspections usually take us at least 80 minutes with ground-based systems. DJI drones, when used with the latest software did the job in less than 40 minutes. This saved us a significant amount of money because we have less production downtime.” – Robert Farell, Wind Turbine Operation and Maintenance at ESB.

Wind power station. Wind generators standing at top of the hill. Around are agricultural fields. Aerial view.

Final Verdict

Wind technology has revolutionized the process of wind farm inspections by providing very accurate and fast results while keeping people safe from the potential harms associated with manual inspections. Drones technology not only simplifies the inspection process but also helps in the reduction of the long processing times by alarming about the potential issues instantly.

To make a long story short, drone technology plays a vital role in making the right maintenance decisions that enhance the production and functionality of wind farms by providing thousands of high-quality images that ensure that no defect goes undetected.

Proposed new Bradford Railway site

Bradford unveils plans for new Northern Powerhouse Railway station


Looking ahead to the proposed Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) station on Wakefield Road

Rotorgraph Ltd were approached by Bradford Council’s Markets Service to evaluate the proximity of St James’s Wholesale Market, being the site of the proposed Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR) station at the bottom of Wakefield Road to Bradford Interchange. Using drones was a quick, effective and the most appropriate way to highlight just how close the two sites are using a bird’s eye view. In the (below) video you’ll see it only took a matter of 16 seconds (at a speed of just over 20mph – an equivalent speed to an experienced cyclist) to get from the boundary of the Wakefield Road site to the Interchange.  The current road layout doesn’t allow a direct A to B walk or bike ride, but the video demonstrates that revising the current road layout can make the journey time walking from the city centre to get a train only minutes longer.

Rotorgraph supplied aerial photography for meetings along with videography using 3D call outs to highlight key parts of the city, we also provided 2 linked 360 panoramas so you can jump from the existing site to the proposed site seamlessly.

A boost for the economy, jobs and likely property prices too

The development of the Wakefield Road station if carried out has the potential to boost Bradford’s fortunes.  With a rapid connection to key northern cities such as Leeds and Manchester, Bradford will see the economic benefits, enabling Bradfordians to seek employment in cities where current travel times would make a daily commute impractical or stressful, this would make the local housing stock more attractive to buyers seeking better value properties that allowed a hassle free journey into work.

Click below for a 360 Panoramic view of the existing & proposed site

All steam ahead to a better future for Bradford

The chairperson of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and leader of Bradford Council, Susan Hinchcliffe believes “It is disgraceful that a place the size of Bradford is still not on the mainline. We have two local stations that are not fit for purpose, or properly linked at all.”

Commuters travelling from Bradford know all too well, the daily commute to Leeds and back is often a hassle, especially when there are delays, meanwhile a daily commute by train to Manchester is just not practical, the NPR station can change the current reality.

The proposed station would have a dramatic impact on the daily experience of commuters, slashing journey times to 10 minutes to Leeds and 22 minutes to Manchester, connecting businesses and workforces to existing, new and emerging markets across the North and beyond.

The benefits of connectivity work both ways, with a fast and reliable rail connection, Bradford businesses can reach a larger workforce and the cultural offering of Bradford from smaller venues like The Underground through to The Alhambra, St George’s Hall and Bradford Live will all benefit from larger crowds.

The council are firm in their belief that the NPR station would finally connect the district’s young and entrepreneurial population to the Northern labour market as well as attracting investment and creating jobs in the district. It would also support the district’s aspiration for clean, sustainable and inclusive growth and its ambition to be the UK City of Culture 2025.

Do you need help with Videography to highlight a similar project or to help showcase your business? if so get in touch to discuss your project with us.

Rules Regarding Falling Objects

Use Of Drones Against The Work At Height Regulations Of The UK Government


To avoid the dangers associated with climbing to the heights and fragile services, the UK government has devised strict laws and regulations (2005). The main purpose of these rules was to avoid the dangers and ensure the maximum safety of the workers, especially roof inspectors, etc.

But the fact is, the fear of falling remains there no matter how many safety measures are followed. The one and the only permanent and the safest solution to all these problems is the use of drone technology for a roof inspection.

Let’s have a look at some of the work-at-height rules, UK, (2005) and figure out how drones have made things super easy.

Insurance Claim - Broken Window

Rules Regarding Fragile Surfaces

According to this rule, no worker should go near the fragile surface when it is possible to do work without the presence of the worker on the fragile surface. But as we know, a roof inspection is something where the detailed examination of everything is mandatory.

Here comes the role of drones into the picture that makes it easy for them to get the job done right without putting their lives in danger.

Rules Regarding Falling Objects

A quick summary of the rules regarding falling objects reveals that every employer should cooperate with other workers to prevent the potential chances of injuries that may result from falling objects. It also involves taking suitable and appropriate steps to prevent any person from being struck by any falling material or object which is liable to cause personal injury.

This situation can sometimes put the lives of all the workers in danger especially when they are strictly advised to follow the safety regulations. Various incidents have revealed that this rule has also not proven beneficial in saving the lives of the work-at-height workers.

Drone inspection provides a detailed inspection survey so that the workers do not need to put their lives in danger. Nowadays, 3D models with high-resolution mesh have made it possible to eliminate the need for work-at-height workers for a roof inspection, insurance, and examination purposes.

Rules Regarding Falling Objects

Regulations Regarding Danger Areas

According to the requirements of the rules regarding the danger areas, no worker is allowed to go to the danger zone where there is a risk of falling from the object at a distance or any risk of being struck by a falling object.

Despite these regulations, many workers have lost their lives before the introduction of drone technology. Nothing practical improvement is observed and drone technology turned out to be the great and the only solution against all such laws.

Inspection of Work Equipment & The Drone Technology

Inspection of the work equipment including the climbing material, ropes, and all the lifting equipment should be carried out at regular intervals. In other words, a working platform should be highly suitable for construction work.

The use of drone technology eliminates all the risks, fears, and dangers associated with the work equipment that is deteriorated.

Inspection of Places Of Work At Height

The UK work-at-height regulation regarding the inspection of places of work at height states that:

Every employer shall so far as is reasonably practicable ensure that the surface and every parapet, permanent rail, or other such fall protection measure of every place of work at height are checked on each occasion before the place is used.

 But the fact is,

25% of workplace fatalities occur from falls from height and there is a strong chance that this percentage is even higher. Facts and figures regarding the injuries associated with the workplace environment are even more than anyone can imagine.

The worst part is that if the employee falls from the height or gets any kind of injuries, he has to face criticism and warnings for not following the work-at-height regulations. It can also put his job in danger.

Moreover, 90% chances are there that human inspection is not enough to fulfill all the detailed inspection needs due to various risks associated with safety.

The uses of drones against work-at-height technology are countless.

For example,

  • Health and safety improvement
  • High-quality data acquisition
  • Downtime reduction
  • Improved maintenance standards
  • Cost efficiency
  • Time efficiency
  • Disaster recovery improvement

And many others.

Why Using Drones Technology Is Must For Companies & Businesses?

Drone technology can save lives by handling the critical tasks and various leading businesses are using it as the only option to save the lives of the workers.

Here are some benefits of drone technology that make it even more important than ever.

Saves Lives

A report has revealed that drone technology has saved the lives of the people in more than 18 different events around the globe. Now the innocent people and the workers do not have to put their lives at risk for roof inspection purposes, infrastructure inspections and the checking of the disaster zones.

Cost-effective Option For Insurance Companies

When people apply for insurance for the broken roofs that are destroyed as a result of natural calamities, the drone technology confirms whether the damage is due to disaster or any other reason.

A detailed drone inspection helps the insurance companies in getting the detailed analysis of the costs and makes it easy for the insurance companies to decide how much they should cover.

Saving The Planet

Thanks to drone technology it is also playing its part in keeping the earth a more environmentally-friendly place. During the conservation projects, drones are used to track the emissions from power plants.

The interesting aquatic application of the drones has revealed that they can also be used to capture biological samples from whales.

The 3D imagery system of the Drone technology makes it super easy to provide detailed information about anything.

Aerial Photography

The most important and the obvious use of the drones is that it helps to take images and create videos in the air, thus helping in the provision of detailed and accurate information for journalism, personal photography or documentaries.

Not using the drone technology can keep you far behind in this fast and modern world. Moreover, it can also take the lives of the innocent people. So every company and individual business owner must consider using this technology for the clear and smooth 3D photography.

We are providing high-quality drone; inspection services and can make all the inspection tasks from the roof inspection to dangerous missions easier. We are affordable and using the high-quality drones for the excellent results.

Final Verdict

Through the implementation of this new technology, the planning and design of the layout areas are simplified and scale-up.

With the use of drones, the latest and accurate information for a clear and concise emergency response plan is provided, as well as materials for the efficient plan and design of the project site, and a lot of clear paths are accessible. So there is entirely no need to put the lives of the work-at-height employees in danger and let them do the drone inspection jobs.

The bottom line?

The above discussion has revealed that there is a dire need to revise the work-at-height regulations because drone technology is here to stay.

Roof Inspection – Showing Vegetation in hard to reach location

Kascarade – Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture bid


 Rotorgraph Ltd were asked by the band “Kascarade” to help shoot some key shots using drones, framing the lead singer as he spoke about how Bradford city has helped in influencing their sound and also to focus on scenic shots around the district, I.E:- Bradford Odeon on Quebec Street which was a inspiration for an earlier song “Quebec Street

Having worked Kascarade on various filming of music videos such as “Rise Again” – we literally jumped at the chance to help this well known and loved band get the extra publicity that we just know they deserve.

Bradford rock band Kascarade, coinciding with being together for 10 years, filmed a short documentary for Bradford Council’s MAKE:FILM initiative in support of the Bradford 2025 UK City of Culture bid. (more information on the bid can be found using the below twitter links)

The documentary shines a light on the music scene in Bradford in the context of the band’s personal experience and figures that have supported them at various stages in their musical journey.

The band have also kindly allowed us to share a recently released sound track to their documentary “This Life” as a free MP3 download and it’s also available on all major streaming services.

Finally… a big special thanks must also go out to Ian Hudson – AKA “P13DigitalMedia” who has worked tirelessly over the last few months to help bring this project to life. He is patient, hard working and always turned up on time and even moved his schedule to fit in with ours to get the right drone shots around the weather. Ian has worked with Kascarade for many years attending gigs to get photographs & video for their social media to help further champion and promote their band.


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Drones for insurance claims

By Roof Inspection, SEO BLOG

How Drones Are Blowing The Roof Off Insurance Fraud?

Being one of the largest industries, the Insurance industry is doing £4.224 trillion worldwide. However, like all other major industries, the insurance industry also got badly affected and contracted up to 2.3% in the year 2020.

Our today’s topic is related to drones and insurance and you might be thinking about whether or not drones and insurance can go together. Very few people actually know that there is a deep relation between these two things, as they both are major industries. The drone and roof inspection industry has also become essential in various fields of photography for diverse purposes.

Research conducted by FAA has revealed that 17% of the commercial drone applications were observed for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the insurance industry alone in the US in the year 2018.

This type of statistics clearly tells us that the use and application of drones in the insurance industry are increasing day by day and never seems to come to an end. Along with this factor, drones also have diversified uses beyond their functional attributes.

In the above lines, we have studied the role of drones in unmanned aerial vehicles. You might be wondering how these UAVs are helpful. To clear this confusion, let’s make it clear that UAVs are playing a vital role in the improvement of overall safety and protection, crime and loss, and also helped to achieve all these goals at lower costs. Similarly, drone and roof inspection is another industry that is getting immense popularity.

Drones used for inspecting Roofs for Insurance Claims

Drones used for inspecting Roofs for Insurance Claims

What Are Some Drone Use Cases In The Insurance Industry?

You may have not thought from this perspective, but the fact is the drone industry is greatly benefiting from the incredibly wonderful uses of drones.

One of the major uses of drones in the insurance industry is roof inspections. When it comes to procedural maintenance and other structure’s upkeep, drones are well equipped for this purpose. Roofs are indeed the costly parts and insurance companies can only be ready to handle the problems after the damage is clear and easily visible through drones.

The high costs of roof maintenance have impacted the budgets of the insurance companies as well. It is due to this reason, many companies avoid promising the damages of the roof if it is older than 20 years. The structure of the roofs gets worse if the first line of defense damages, so the roofs are very easily susceptible to heavy as well as minor damages.

Whenever the roof damages and the owner of the roof files the claim. After receiving the claim, the insurance industries often are the roof inspectors who physically climb up the roofs and look for the damages. Drone and roof inspection go hand in hand.

But nowadays, insurance companies are focusing on the safety of the insurance inspectors and are oriented towards the use of drones. One such example is the Allstate company that has been using UAVs since 2016 for roof inspection purposes.

The best part about the use of drones is that they are helpful for the insurance companies and prevent them from any kind of fraudulent claims.

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Insurance Claim – Broken Window

Example Of The Fraudulent Claim

Let’s have a look at an example of a fraudulent claim.

The housekeeper may apply for insurance for the leaking roof even if it has started leaking even before the storm can be damaged.

With the help of the drones, the insurers can understand whether the leakage of the roof is due to the storms or not.

If the storm has hit the roof and caused damage, the drones can identify it and immediately start monitoring recovery operations. It can also be more effectively done using UAVs. This all process is very helpful for the insurance companies and helps them in getting a better understanding of how they should deal with the roof damages, understand their causes and proceed for the recovery and maintenance.

Secondary Benefits Of Drones

Drones are much more than merely flying cameras. They not only gather authentic, real, and sensitive information but also provide far more benefits when it comes to dealing with crimes.

In the past, the insurance inspectors were used to facing a lot of issues because of deadly heights, natural disasters, and damaged roofs. It was surely a big problem that put their lives in danger.

The use of drones for the roof inspection for the damage inspection reduces all these dangers to the lowest possible extent. Insurance companies use the UAVs and use the drones in them for the detailed inspections and proceed with the clearer and authentic drone and roof inspection.

The biggest reason why insurance companies are actively opting for drones for roof cleaning purposes is that they give far better results than the human eye can. Moreover, you can also proceed with various technology options such as RGB camera, thermal imaging, and other options for payloads. It not only saves time, human energy, and effort but also assists in the collection of data. Now the insurance companies can save money by hiring fewer insurance inspectors and do not need to worry about the safety and protection of the roof inspectors.

According to the careful estimate, the use of drones in UAVs has reduced the crime rate by 20% and insurance companies have also observed less theft.

The role of UAV with drones is emerging as the flying security force and now the insurance companies can enjoy a safe environment where they have fewer claims about the paid out.

Cost to use Drones to inspect Church Roofs

Final Verdict

The benefits of drones for the insurance industry are not a secret. Roof inspections are just one of the utilization of drones. Drones can also be used for monitoring insured goods’ locations and other sophisticated systems.

There is ample proof of the effectiveness of drones in criminal activities.

The above discussion has clearly revealed that drones will remain a part of large industries such as insurance industries for the years to come.

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