July 17, 2018

Our team were recently instructed to carry out a drone inspection of guttering and roof valleys to one of Pure Offices locations in Portsmouth.

The site manager realised that any defect to the building would mean potential down time to the occupying businesses and so commissioned one of our drone teams to inspect the guttering to ensure that it was not blocked or damaged. The location sits in beaut...

May 4, 2018

A Peaky Blinders fan? Then our #GDSMedia team have been involved in something right up your street (or dark Birmingham alley).

Filmed around the streets of Carmarthen, the new promotional film by John Mark Films for the highly regarded “Jackie James” retailer had all the hallmarks of a Peaky Blinders set, all that was missing was Cillian Murphy himself.

GDS Media were commissioned to shoot all the a...

March 4, 2018

Just before “The Beast From The East” hit South Wales, throwing Cardiff into #snowmageddon Global Drone Surveys was tasked to carry out an aerial inspection on the Cardiff Law Courts in the city centre.

This iconic grade I listed building dates back to 1897 and is situated next to Cardiff City Hall and Cardiff Central Police station.

Thorough planning, notification, and preparation meant our team we...

January 25, 2018

Recently Global Drone Surveys was contacted by a regular client, a development company based in Birmingham. They had recently acquired several derelict buildings in the city, with two carrying grade II listed status. The buildings were formed around a corner section with courtyard areas in the centre.

It soon became apparent that the level of dis-repair was higher than initially anticipated and as...

January 15, 2018

Recently Global Drone Surveys was contacted by a surveyor working on behalf of the National Waterways Museum, Gloucester.

December 7, 2017

The name Global Drone Surveys, rightly so, is synonymous with one of the UK’s industry leaders in the use of drones and quad-copters in survey and inspection, but what you may not know is that here at Global Drone Surveys, we also have a full spec production unit, GDS Media. Headed up by one of our company directors, a BBC trained blue chip cameraman, GDS Media produces corporate videos and offers...

November 29, 2017

We were thrilled to have been involved in the BBC's #ExpeditionVolcano, providing the majority of the aerials from both drone and helicopter for this ambitious adventure science project. Another example of us integrating with a large team to operate safely and creatively in a hostile environment, the very thing that makes GDS media unique.

November 29, 2017

Global Drone Surveys Ltd is pleased to announce its recent achievement in being one of the first Drone Operators in the UK to obtain ISO 9001:2015

With more than a million organisations certified to ISO 9001, it is the most widely recognised standard in the world and sets out guidelines for superior quality management systems which suit individual needs and reflect current trends including new tech...

May 16, 2017

Solar Farm Drone Filming

METKA EGN is a world-class EPC contractor for utility scale solar PV projects, with a customer portfolio including some of the leading investors in the PV sector. Their project references include 500MW of medium – large scale PV projects in several countries, including our home market of the United Kingdom, as well as Bulgaria, Greece, Romania and Turkey.

We were contracted...

May 12, 2017

Recently Global Drone Surveys had a crew working with colleagues from Paint Inspection LTD to conduct over-water bridge drone inspections to this bridge in Newport. 

Prior to utilising drone services, Paint Inspection Ltd would conduct this type of inspection using traditional rope-access methods using a number of operatives, over a number of days. Our drones reduce that inspection time to one insp...

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