Historic Building Surveys

Historic Building Surveys

Aerial survey technology is ideal for buildings of historic interest as our unmanned aircraft is able to hover above and alongside buildings and ruins to survey the stability of brickwork or roof structures.  Stonework will erode over time and can present a risk to the public from unstable masonry therefore it is important to survey periodically. Mobile access equipment is not suitable near buildings of interest due to unstable ground (i.e. historic graves, fallen debris or underground caverns etc). Buildings are also located on costal or elevated locations making access difficult to all angles of the building.   Scaffolding and abseiling require contact with the structure that can damage features of significant historic interest.

An unmanned drone has no contact with the building and is able to access steeples, towers or operate over water to survey inaccessible locations.  Aerial FM will provide a report complete with video and photographic data to verify the condition and integrity of a building or ruin. An aerial survey allows your building to remain open for the public and has minimal disruption as only temporary cordoned areas are set up to prevent public access to our flight activity zone.


Our Historic building surveys include:

  • Historic Ruins
  • Castles
  • Abbeys
  • Churches
  • Heritage sites
  • Monuments