Cinematic filming & High level inspections.

Nimbus building and aerial surveys produce outstanding imagery, video and reports. BNUC-S qualified. Permission from the CAA. Land surveying photography, building photography and aerial works. Nimbus Aerial Surveys & Photography LLP adopts best industry practice to ensure that all of its flight operations using small unmanned aircraft systems (SUAS) are carried out as safely as possible.

Nimbus Building and Aerial surveys was founded by Christopher Zacharias a keen technology and photography enthusiast coming from a building surveying background. Nimbus vision is to utilise aerial photography equipment to improve systems and processes within the building surveying industry.

We carry out all aspects of drone photography and filming. We specialise in drone Surveys. We are unique as Nimbus Aerial Surveys & Photography LLP only employ Chartered and trainee MRICS building surveyors.  Nimbus carry out all aspects of filming.

Our CAA approved pilots fly DJI drones. Drones are formally described as UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle. We carry out UAV surveys. 

We aim to keep our Clients happy by honouring our commitments. UAVS or drones reduce the requirement for scaffolding or access equipment at point of survey and inspection. Effective analysis by on site surveyors, building technicians and specialists. Drones offer a safer alternative for building inspections  which reduce the risk of working at height.


I was put in touch with Chris to film aerial coverage of Oxford, promoting a business based in the city. Chris has been a fantastic, diligent contractor who has really impressed us. His planning & documentation steered us through the organisational phase with zero faff, clearly demonstrating his knowledge of civil aviation regulations. The footage is smooth & well composed, with plenty of creativity at play- he was able to line up new shots and angles for us as we saw them via his control unit. Chris was punctual, efficient, and unfailingly polite to our staff and the public- and despite some technical challenges went above & beyond to get the job done. I can thoroughly recommend Chris to anyone looking for a high-value, low-faff collaborator for aerial filming. 
— George Magner- Freelance Filmmaker.

Why not use Remote aerial surveys to safely inspect a roof or difficult access area within hours?

Contact us to find out more or book your project!

Experienced building surveyors

Friendly approach

Helpful service

Permission from the Civil Aviation Authority for Aerial Works

BNUC-S licensed 

Tested by EuroUSC


AGL -Above Ground Level

VLOS -Visual line of Site

SRG -Safety Regulation Group

UAS -Unmanned Aircraft System

BNUC-S -Basic National UAS Certificate - Small

CAA -Civil Aviation Authority

LUASS -Light UAS Scheme

NAA -National Aviation Authority

SUAS -Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

VLOS -Visual line of Site

SRG -Safety Regulation Group

UAS -Unmanned Aircraft System

AAIB -Air Accident Investigation Board

GPS -Global Positioning System

AAIB -Air Accident Investigation Board

MTOM -Maximum Take-off Mass

CAP -Civil Aviation Authority

RPAS -Remotely Piloted Aircraft System

Minimal disruption to business. High definition photographic evidence of defects. Building and roof surveys. Aerial photography and videography. Pre survey inspections  and Anlaysis reports .Prestige marketing material. Drone flight photography and video. Movie editing.


Registered address: 15 Crane Mews, 32 Gould Road, Twickenham, TW2 6RS

Company number OC402807