PHOTOGRAMMETRY – DRONE MAPPING

Gain valuable insight across your entire site with photogrammetry.

Accurately map and measure surfaces, distance, volume and elevations remotely.

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Actionable photogrammetry drone mapping for your entire site

Survey-Grade Results

Our measured surveys are typically below 50mm, however we can often deliver results with sub-centimetre accuracy.

Virtual Inspections

Perform vital inspections post-survey to measure surfaces, distance, volume and elevations.

BIM Mapping

Geo-referenced 3D mapping for earthworks and construction management (CAD compatible).

Groundbreaking drone inspections for industry

Founded in 2002, iRed® are the UK’s leading experts for specialist sensors and drone integration.

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DRONE MAPPING

Measure surfaces, distance, volume and elevations using specialist drones

Our purpose-built drones are integrated with the latest sensors, creating point-clouds and 3D models to accurately map boundaries, measure structures and monitor land usage.

BUILDING COMPLIANCE

Be confident you’re fully compliant – without failing an inspection first

We make it easy to see heat loss, providing valuable insight and enabling you to fix any problems or issues from day one.

The result? Simple, easy-to-understand digital reports for yourself, clients or customers – speeding up the time it takes to inspect, check and maintain your building.

Resolve heat loss issues quickly and conclusively

Residential and commercial building thermal imaging surveys in accordance with BS EN ISO 13187 and BRE 176.

What We Find

  • Poor Construction

  • Thermal / Cold Bridging

  • Missing or Damaged Insulation

  • Moisture & Water Ingress

  • Air Leakage & Unintentional Openings

  • Poor Thermal Comfort

  • Damp & Mould

Where We Find It

  • Office Blocks

  • Commercial Buildings

  • Flats, Houses & Residential Tower Blocks

  • Housing Stock (Councils & Property Managers)

  • Warehouses & Storage

  • Military Infrastructure

  • Flat Roofing

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“iRed’s professionalism is apparent in both their approach to the client on site and to the report production aspect which is delivered in an easy to understand and visually pleasing format.”

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 “iRed have proved themselves to be very flexible in fitting in with our policies and procedures, the engineers have been very efficient and I have been impressed with the final presentation of the results.”

Paul Harding, NHS
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“As a business, iRed have proved their worth time and time again. The professionalism of the office staff, united with engineer know-how of thermographic engineers is a formidable team.”

Trevor May, EMCOR

TRUSTED BY OVER 2,500+ CUSTOMERS

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Certified Inspectors

We’re proud to have the largest team of certified category 2/3 thermal inspectors in the UK.

Nationwide Surveys

We’re proud to be trusted by over 2,500 customers across a broad range of industries nationwide.

Latest Technology

In partnership with FLIR and DJI, we only use the very latest commercial inspection tools and sensors.

How do I book a survey?

1. Get Your Free Estimate

Simply get in touch via our quote form and we’ll send you back a free estimate the same day.

2. Thermal Survey

We start our checks 24hrs before the survey, keeping you updated along the way.

3. Report Analysis

Our in-house reports are delivered within 3-5 days, signed off by certified thermographers.

We’re approved and accredited

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We’re proud to maintain a number of accreditations, certifications, awards and affiliations from national and global organisations.

Frequently Asked Questions

Photogrammetry is the practice of capturing 2D images and converting them into 3D models. Used for surveying and mapping, photogrammetry surveys allow for accurate measurement between objects. This is ideal for:

  • Creating land registry maps
  • Accurately measuring buildings
  • Monitoring rock and ground formations
  • Mapping and modelling heritage sites
  • Mapping accurate field boundaries
  • Measuring, managing and monitoring site stock

Using specialist drones, we’re able to create accurate 3D models to monitor construction and manage site stock as part of BIM (Building Information Modelling). We have a large fleet of aerial platforms, ranging from DJI Enterprise drones to bespoke systems specifically created by our technical team for individual projects.

To capture reliable data on-site, we only use the highest-resolution visual cameras available to the commercial market. This varies from 36 megapixels to 400 megapixels, depending on a project’s requirements.

Our drone operators follow strict workflows to capture quality data on-site. A basic measured survey has 4 stages:

1. Flight Planning

As soon as a brief has been set by a client, our engineers will begin planning the project for all aspects of safety. This includes:

  • Checking and verifying site suitability
  • Obtaining permissions for drone operations
  • Planning ground control points for accurate data collection
  • Establishing a ground-based approach for data collection (if required)

Our CAA Approved drone operators will then use flight-planning software to map out a site flight-path.

2. Data Collection

After arriving on site, our team will setup a monitoring station to conduct operations from. The station will enable our pilots to monitor the quality of data captured during flight. It also allows for light processing on-site for data validation.

Once complete, our pilots will setup and deploy a specialist drone. Equipped with a high-resolution sensor, the drone will begin capturing visual data for the entire site.

3. Data Analysis & Processing

Using the data collected on site, our team will start to process the aerial images using specialist software. During the processing, an engineer will be on-hand to refine and optimise the quality of outputs. This ensures that high-quality orthomosiacs and photo-realisitic models are created.

4. Project Output

Within 7-10 days* of survey completion, clients will receive:

  • A Project Summary
  • Project Object File (.obj)
  • Project Shape File (.shp)
  • Point-Cloud Files (.las, .laz)
  • High-Quality Visual Orthomosiac (.tiff)
  • Geographic Information System (.kml, .kmz)

Depending on requirements, we can also provide online viewing software for the final outputs.

*Depending on initial project requirements

Why people and companies choose iRed®…

Other companies

  • Not qualified to national standards

  • Not qualified for thermal image analysis

  • Insufficient company insurance

  • Low-resolution thermal cameras

  • No aerial surveying capabilities

  • Little to no image explanation or analysis

Why companies use iRed®

  • Our inspectors are accredited to ISO 18436 / ISO 6781 standards

  • Comprehensive reports certified to Level 4 standards

  • £5m Public & £10m Employers liability insurance

  • Highest-resolution thermal imaging cameras in the UK

  • CAA Approved Drone Inspectors (ID. 2082)

  • Aftercare troubleshooting and advice

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Questions? Talk to one of our experts on 01243 370 296* and we’ll help you find the best solution for your project.

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