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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

How Drones Are Used To Inspect Brise Soleil?

By Commerical, SEO BLOG, Surveying

In 2021, although there is an advancement of technology, the trend of a drone inspection to get the condition report of Brise Soleil is quite new. For many of you, it may seem quite an innovative idea, so in this article, we will guide you from scratch about what are brise soleil and how drone inspection can help you in getting the condition report of Brise Soleil.


What Are Brise Soleil?

To cut out direct light and heat gain during summer, Brise Soleil is designed as the architectural feature of the building. The best part is it serves as the permanent solution to reduce the heat gain within the building by deflecting sunlight.

Why Drone Inspection Is Necessary To Check The Brise Soleil?

Various reasons make drones even more important than ever for the inspection of brise soleil.

Determine The Efficiency Of Brise Soleil

Now drones are widely used for the inspection of Brise Soleil to check their efficiency. The drone inspection services use a remote control drone with a camera to spot the places in the Brise Soleil and figure out where it is not eliminating heat effectively.

Identifies Leakage Areas

Brise Soleil drone inspection gives the complete in-depth condition report and determines whether it is reducing as much heat as it should or not. It is no secret that sometimes there are leakage areas that are not visible to the naked eye and often cause the entrance of hot sun rays inside the building.

Figure Out The Quality & Age Of Sun-shading Structures

The close inspection of patterned concrete walls and other horizontal projections of the Brise Soleil reveals the defects and age of these structures, which later help in the determination of efficiency and overall working duration of these structures.

Rotorgraph Ltd – Brise Soleil Video Inspection – Drone2

What Are The Benefits Of Drone Inspection For Brise Soleil?

  • The physical examination of the brise soleil needs a lot of heavy equipment because they are present in the upper region of the buildings. So if you use the drone inspection, you can save a lot of time and get authentic and detailed results.
  • Moreover, the close camera inspection by the drones helps in the high-quality maintenance as it identifies the most minor issues.
  • Nowadays, there are high-quality drones that make use of innovative ways of doing maintenance and upkeep surveillance.
  • The use of drone inspection before the beginning of the summer season and from time to time keeps your building safe and secure from the piercing rays of sunlight. It also helps to fix the issues and prevent facades with a large amount of glass from overheating during the summer.

Need Professional Drone Roof Inspection Services In the UK?

We are a Drone Business and have professional-grade drones for the inspection of Brise Soleil.

With a high-resolution camera, GPS quality, flight stability, and many other features, our drones will assist you in making the perfect inspection report for any of your architectural needs.

The best part?

We guarantee satisfaction and deliver results faster than you think.

Moreover, you can save a lot by using our drone service as you will not have to pay for the expensive hire of cherry pickers and erecting scaffolding in hard to reach parts of your building.

Ready for a quote?

Contact us today for a FREE consultation and any kind of assistance. We will guide you in every possible way.

Rotorgraph Ltd – Brise Soleil Video Inspection – Drone


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


By Commerical, Property


If you’re looking to get Aerial Photography for a Domestic or Commercial property – then Rotorgraph will work closely with you to make sure that when it comes to presenting and marketing your property it will always stand out from the rest.

We use the very latest AI Technology to really make your photos pop out of the screen, so even on the dullest of days – rest assured we will still provide you with images that we know you’ll love.

We work anywhere in Yorkshire and surrounding areas, so if you need a quick turnaround and competitive pricing please request a quote now…. all we need is a postcode so we can check the location on google maps and where possible we aim to turnaround your images within days.


A short video or aerial photograph will definitely increase a properties saleability. Rotorgraph are experts in showcasing not only the property but also the grounds and surrounding elements that are to be included within a sale.

A ground shot will never fully showcase a property – however using a drone will provide an excellent point of view from different elevations providing a much needed aesthetic advantage to your listing.  

What was once an expensive option, available only from planes and helicopters, is now more achievable using the latest drone technology. More importantly it is a very cost-effective using Rotorgraph remotely piloted aerial drone systems.

Rotorgraph operate to extremely strict safety procedures, approved by the UK’s CAA, Rotorgaphs first priority is the safety of the public and staff on all of our shoots.

1st NESTA Task Force Meeting

By Commerical, NESTA

1st NESTA Task Force Meeting 26/02/18

After the successful bid for Bradford to become a NESTA approved city, Rotorgraph were invited to the very first task force meeting today to discuss implementing new roles for drones to play in both Bradford but for society In general.

As part of this discussion the main focus was on 9 user cases put forward at the early bid stage, todays meeting focused on stripping that back to 3 core ideas and discussing the social benefits, substainibility and more importantly the feasibility.

It was clear to see even with a wide range of different organisations that included Universities, Bradford Council, Commercial Drone Pilots, and many more that it was important we used Drones in a way that helped society as an whole and in ways that won hearts and minds of the public.

1st NESTA Task Force Meeting (image shown on slideshows taken by Rotorgraph)

For such a long time the word “Drone” has had negative conitations that include military bombings etc, it is NESTA’s priority to bring like minded experts from the hobby, robotics, emergency services etc to use Drones for services such as delivering Blood & Defibrillators etc to hard to reach places or simply beat the traffic in extreme emergencies. This will need new legislation to allow for changes in current restrictive laws.

There are more ideas which will come to fruition which I will keep you updated on as the phases move forward, however initial indications prove that Drones are here to stay and will pay a large part in society and for the good.



The Benefits of Drones in the workplace

By Commerical, Property, Roof Inspection, Surveying, Uncategorised

Drones are consistently being used in the commercial workplace to make people’s lives easier and safer!

Whilst many people only look at drones through the lens created by mass hysteria, i.e.- the invasion of the privacy of civilians and extensive military uses, that is in fact not the case. To put it simply, drones were created to make our lives easier, and there is no better way to exercise that than at work. Drones are largely being used in industrial settings to monitor job sites, inspect gas and power lines, and to be used as security for the safety of the employees.

They are also used to map the progress of job sites from an aerial view, which can make the building process easier and faster. Another commercial use for drones is search and rescue, which is certainly beneficial to the public. The remotely operated drones can get a bird’s eye view of an area, with the ability to zoom in for a closer look using a high powered camera. Drones can also be used to put out large fires from a range that cannot be properly reached by conventional means.

The agriculture industry also uses these machines for farming, spraying pesticides, mapping areas, tracking and monitoring animal herds, and analyzing land to find optimal crop areas. As the FAA laws change, the commercial use of drones will change along with them. This will expand the regulated uses of drones in commercial industries, and there will be no telling what new and innovative uses will be discovered.

Removing dangers

For individuals in jobs that involve lots of time spent traveling to the extremities of where enterprises do business, or to a precarious perch to get a good view, like infrastructure inspection or site management, an opportunity presents itself.

Historically, it’s been a dangerous job to identify the state of affairs in the physical world and analyze and report on that information. It may have required climbing on tall buildings or unstable areas, or travelling to far-flung sites to inspect critical infrastructure, like live power lines or extensive dams.

Commercial drones, as part of the current wave of automation technology, will fundamentally change this process.

The jobs involved aren’t going away, but they are going to change.


New ways to amass data

Jobs that were once considered gruelling and monotonous will look more like knowledge-worker jobs in the near future.

Until now, people in these jobs have had to go to great lengths to collect data for analysis and decision-making.

That data can now be collected without putting people in harm’s way. Without the need to don a harness, or climb to dangerous heights, people in these jobs can extend their career.

We’ve seen this firsthand in our own work conducting commercial drone operation training for many of the largest insurers in America, whose teams typically include adjusters in the latter stages of their career.

When you’re 50 years old, the physical demands of climbing on roofs to conduct inspections can make you think about an early retirement, or a career change.


Keeping hard-earned skills in the workplace

But these workers are some of the best in the business, with decades of experience.

No one wants to leave hard-earned skills behind due to physical limitations.

We’ve found industry veterans like these to be some of the most enthusiastic adopters of commercial drones for rooftop inspections.

After one week-long session, these adjusters could operate a commercial drone to collect rooftop data without requiring any climbing.

Their deep understanding of claims adjustment can be brought to bear in the field without the conventional physical demands.

Specialists with knowledge and experience like veteran insurance adjusters are far harder to find than someone who can learn how to use a commercial drone system.

Removing the need to physically collect the data means the impact of their expertise can be global, and the talent competition for these roles will be global as well.


Digital skills grow in importance

Workers can come out on top in this shift by focusing on improving relevant digital skills.

Their conventional daily-use manual tools will become far less important than those tools that enable them to have an impact digitally.

The tape measure and ladder will go by the wayside as more work is conducted with iPads and cloud software.

This transition will also create many more opportunities to do work that simply doesn’t get accomplished today.

Take commercial building inspection as an example.

In the past, the value of a building inspection had to be balanced against many drawbacks, like the cost of stopping business so an inspection could be conducted, the liability of sending a worker to a roof, and the sheer size of sites.


Filling the data gap

The result is a significant data gap.

The state of the majority of commercial buildings is simply unknown to their owners and underwriters.

Using drones for inspections dramatically reduces the inherent challenges of data collection, which makes it feasible to inspect far more buildings and creates a demand for human workers to analyze this new dataset.

Filling this demand requires specialized knowledge and a niche skillset that the existing workers in this field, like the veterans from our training groups who were on the verge of leaving the field, are best-poised to provide.

This trend is happening in myriad industries, from insurance, to telecoms, to mining and construction.


Preparation now

Enterprises in industries that will be impacted by this technology need to make their preparations for this transformation now.

Those that do not, will not be around in 10 years.

Workers in jobs where careers are typically cut short due to physical risk need to invest in learning digital skills, so that they can extend the length of their career and increase their value, while reducing the inherent physical toll.

Individuals who see their employers falling behind in innovation have the freedom to pursue a career with a more ambitious competitor, or to take a leadership role kickstarting initiatives internally to keep pace.

There’s no shortage of challenges to tackle or problems to solve in the world.

Commercial drones, and the greater wave of automation technology, will enable us to address more of them. This will create many opportunities for the workers who are prepared to capitalize on this technology. That preparation must begin now.

Rotorgraph provide live viewing using DJI Goggles

By Commerical, Property, Surveying

As a client of Rotorgraph you will have full access to our DJI Goggles. The DJI Goggles are comfortable goggles designed for seamless FPV flying with DJI products.  They combine a pair of large ultra-high quality screens, long-range,low lag wireless connectivity, and direct control of photo and video capture. With Intelligent Flight Modes like ActiveTrack, TapFly, Terrain Follow, Cinematic Mode andTripod mode, a totally new flying dimension is created. These can be used with our without glasses and allow you live access to the drone in the sky when we take your Aerial Photographs, Aerial Videography or simply carrying out a Roof Inspection.

DJI Goggles are able to offer both 720p/60fps and close range 1080p/30fps viewing with an extremely low latency of just 110ms. Through DJI’s OcuSync wireless transmission system, up to four devices can be connected to the Mavic Pro simultaneously. Antennas built into the headband ensure 360° of coverage, offering a reliable connection even if the aircraft is flying behind you. Share the fun of immersive flying with friends by giving them a bird’s eye view of the world as you pilot their experience.

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