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Drone Roof Surveys:

Protect Yourself Against Major Roof Works Before You Buy……

Roof surveys in London, Surrey & Kent…. When you purchase a new home you protect yourself against subsidence and other major flaws by hiring a surveyor. Whilst surveyors can give you a basic, ground level inspection of the roof, what you really need is a detailed inspection by a qualified roofer. Obtaining a roof survey can warn you of any major works that may need attention, or more importantly could need attention in the near future. Roof surveys put into this perspective, could save you thousands! View our example report to see exactly what you can expect from us.

Why Choose Barris Roofing Ltd?

We offer detailed roof surveys in London and Surrey, compiled by experienced and NVQ, Trustmark, NFRC accredited qualified roofers. Your survey will detail any works that need attention or may need attention in the near future. These surveys are backed with photographic evidence and explanations of the issues at hand. The photographs are shared via Dropbox to retain their high resolution.

You can use your roof survey to provide evidence of any issues to your vendor (or their agents) before you buy your new property. This works as an effective way to ensure that your liability for the works is passed on with respect to the purchase price. We are experienced in working in and around the London and Surrey areas, but will also travel elsewhere. Visit our prices page for more info.

Our turnaround is typically within 1 week!

Remedial Estimates Included!

Included in your roof survey will be estimates for any required works from our parent company Barris Roofing Ltd, who are based in London, Surrey and Kent. These surveys are foremost intended to highlight any potential costly issues upon moving home, but the estimates will also serve as valid estimates should you wish to instruct Barris Roofing Ltd to complete the works. You can also use these estimates as a comparison when obtaining estimates from other roofing contractors. This helps to reach an average, and in turn, a reasonable discount on the purchase price of your new home. These such estimates are rarely free to obtain on homes not yet purchased, but as you will have your survey as reference, contractors should be willing to quote for the works as detailed in your survey report.

Please feel free to browse our site for more information on the contents of our roof surveys. You can also visit our roof survey London blog by clicking on the link at the bottom right of this page. Basic area coverage is detailed below, but if you are outside of London or Surrey, please contact us as we do travel.

Contact us now to protect yourself against major works liability! Its worth the investment!



Example Report

Example Report

You can view an example report by clicking the button above. Please be mindful that we now prefer to send images in a  separate folder to maintain the high resolution. *RoofSmart is a part of Barris Roofing Ltd

Up To 2 Storeys

£345plus vat
  • Drone Roof Survey
  • PDF Report

Above 2 Storeys

£540plus vat
  • Drone Roof Survey
  • PDF Report

Insurance Reports

£200plus vat
  • Flat Roof Inspection Report
  • Price Subject To Size m2
  • Central London property addresses will incur a travel & toll fee of £99+vat

The Process

  1. We visit the property & using our drone, we take multiple high resolution images of the roof areas. We also suggest access is arranged for internal inspection of the loft space (roof structure) if possible.
  2. The information is taken back to office and carefully analysed.
  3. The report is formed and we will then inform the client that the report is ready, and send our invoice.
  4. Once cleared funds are received, we email the PDF report and send an email link to a dropbox folder containing the high resolution images to support the report findings.

We accept all major credit and debit cards.

For areas not mentioned below some additional expenses/charges may apply. Please contact us if you are unsure. *Central London may incur travel time charges.

We cover most of Surrey, London and some parts of Kent, so please get in touch for your home-buyers roofing report. 

Some Of The Areas We Cover:

Some of the areas in London, Surrey & Kent that we cover are:

Addiscombe, Balham , Herne Hill, North London, South London, Islington, Beddington, Carshalton, Chaldon, Chislehurst, Epsom, Kenley, Merstham, Nutfield, Putney, Sanderstead, Sutton, Upper Norwood, Warlingham, Wimbledon, Banstead, Bletchingly, Caterham, Cheam, Clapham, Godstone, Keston, Mitcham, Oxted, Redhill, Selsdon, Sydenham, Wallington, West Wickham, Woldingham, Beckenham, Bromley, Catford, Chipstead, Dulwich, Hayes, London, Norbury, Purley, Reigate, Shirley, Thornton Heath, Wandsworth, Whyteleafe, Croydon, South London, Surrey, Westminster, Fulham, Putney, Wandsworth, Earlsfield, Brixton, Clapham, Battersea, Maidstone, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Westerham, Greater London


Why do I need a roof report?

If you are moving home, you need to be sure of any additional costs that may pop up due to un-forseen problems to the roof. Once you have a report, you will know of any problematic areas, the time we expect those areas to last before they become a must-do, and you will have an estimate of costs for repairing the problematic areas.

Why do I need to know the cost to repair problematic areas?

By knowing the cost to repair/renew problematic areas of the roof, you can deduct costs from the purchase price, providing you with the funds to repair/renew the roof.

When should I obtain a report?

As soon as you are certain that you want to purchase the property. You can have the report before you make an offer, but most people have the report carried out around the same time as their survey.

How qualified are you to assess the roof?

All reports are carried out by Nicky Morris (NVQ Roof Slating and Tiling) or Peter Morris (over 35 years experience in roofing industry). The father and son are directors of a successful roofing company Barris Roofing Ltd, from whom you will receive your free estimates for any required works. These reports are not designed to generate work for Barris Roofing Ltd. They are designed to protect you from the costs that you may incur if you purchase a home that is in need of roofing repairs/renewal. We actually encourage you to gain a further 2 quotes.

Can I use my report to obtain other quotes?

It is recommended that you use your report as a specs, to obtain quotes from a further 2 roofing contractors. This will give you solid evidence of the average costs to repair/replace your problematic areas. As you will have written descriptions, and photographic evidence of any problematic areas, you should find it easy to obtain these quotes for free, as there is no appointment necessary. We can also provide you with trusted roofing companies to contact, should you require them.

How does my report stand up in the negotiation process?

Roofing reports are becoming more and more popular with home buyers. There are no guarantees that the vendor will agree to the price reductions, but the bottom line is, that if you identify problematic areas to your roof that are otherwise un-noticeable, you can then open up discussions regarding price negotiation (a process that estate agents are familiar with) or at very least, you will know of the problems and any associated costs that are present on the roof of your new home purchase.

What time frame do you base your reports on?

We base our reports on failures that could happen within 3 years of the report date.

What happens if I have a problem that is not included in the report?

Our reports are very thorough, and based on years of experience in the roofing trade. Although we do not offer guarantees against problems that we failed to spot, to this date, we have never had a complaint of a problem arising that we failed to spot.

How do I go about arranging the report?

You should contact us first to discuss the date of inspection. We will then arrange with you or the vendors estate agent or the vendor, a suitable time to inspect the roof.