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Welcome to the Horizon Imaging blog. This page will be updated regularly with news, current projects, details of new services and with the odd nuggets of advice thrown in here and there for good measure. Newest posts appear at the top of this page. Whilst this website has been online since 2007, this blog was only added in July 2014. Click on a blog post heading or the 'Read More' text to read a particular blog post. 
 

Posts tagged “Mast Aerial Photography”

Over the last few months we have been working with leading commercial property investment firm CBGA Robson to document some of their newest assets in London and across the South East of the UK. 
 
The properties have ranged from an empty supermarket store in Eastleigh, Hampshire, a block of units in an industrial park in Rochester, Kent, and a modern office block in Staines, London. The common thread linking all of these sites? The use of our fully-portable 50-foot telescopic mast to take elevated photographs of all the premises to help illustrate their scale and location. 
Mast aerial photograph of an office block in Staines, London
Who would have thought it? Firstly mentioning the word Christmas in the middle of August, and secondly, our telescopic mast holding the key to a Christmas decoration installation on a suspended canopy roof — yes, we were equally baffled! 
 
Earlier this month we performed a very simple inspection shoot with our telescopic mast outside The Malls shopping centre in Basingstoke, Hampshire. The task was to take some photographs of the top of a suspended canopy roof to ascertain whether there were suitable fixing points available for ... yes you guessed it, Christmas decorations! 
Mast aerial inspection photograph of a suspended canopy roof in Basingstoke, Hampshire
Over the last few months we have been photographing a number of sites for digital marketing agency OneAgency on behalf of their client Bailey, specialists in roof and general building cladding products. 
 
The work involved capturing a mixture of ground-level and aerial imagery of a number of sites where Bailey's products have been used. So far we're only able to show photos from two of these projects, but we will be sharing more once permission has been granted. 
Architectural photograph of a block of flats in Clapham, London
Last month we were commissioned by Corniche Builders to photograph one of their latest projects — a brand new flint-clad church hall in Redhill, Surrey. Justifiably proud of the beautiful design and execution of this new building, Corniche were keen to show it off to its best using professional ground-level and elevated photographs. 
 
The church hall was built directly next to the existing 19th Century St John the Evangelist Church, and it was key that the design and appearance of the new hall matched the church as closely as possible. 
Mast aerial photo of a new church hall next to St John's Church in Redhill, Surrey
The following blog post has been adapted from a new case study which can be found in the Case Studies section of our website. 
 
One of the prime applications / benefits of aerial photography — be it from our drone or mast — is the ability to capture the size and setting of a site in a single image. 
Drone aerial photo of Claremont Fan Court School in Esher, Surrey
A few weeks ago we were commissioned to take some inspection photographs of a building in Cricklewood, London, where a roof-level facade of bricks appeared to be sagging under its own weight, as well as bowing inwards towards the rest of the building. The building's owners, understandably concerned, called in a structural engineering firm to investigate. 
 
The roof itself was inaccessible without using a cherry picker or scaffolding, so the only option for performing a visual inspection of the facade was either to use a drone or a telescopic mast. As this building was on the corner of a very busy road junction, using the drone was not an option — so it was our mast to the rescue! 
Mast aerial inspection photo of a roof in Cricklewood, London
Just before Christmas we were contacted by luxury housing developer, Millwood Designer Homes, to photograph one of their developments in Cliffsend, Kent. 
 
Millwood were keen to start expanding their range of marketing imagery to include photographs of their entire developments – rather than just photographs of individual houses as they had been using previously. 
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Earlier in the autumn we were commissioned by Kent-based scaffolding specialists Scaffolding Access to document a large and very complex installation on the roof of the Royal Engineers Museum in Gillingham, Kent. The existing roof had become too expensive to maintain, so a brand new roof would be installed in its place – but only once the existing roof had been covered by a scaffolding exoskeleton that would allow the building work to proceed regardless of the weather conditions. 
Mast aerial progress photograph of a complex scaffolding installation in Gillingham, Kent
One of the few certainties about Brexit is that the UK is not going to stop building. In his Autumn Statement the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, relaxed the fiscal belt a notch or two in order that the country could remain economically active throughout the process of leaving the European Union. The UK’s property development and construction companies have performed particularly well during the last quarter, reinforcing this point. 
Drone aerial photograph of Coworth Park Hotel near Ascot, Berkshire
A few weeks ago we were contacted by a local industrial estate agent who deal with the sale and letting of industrials units and offices in the Hampshire and Surrey area. 
 
They were looking to create a listing for an entire site in Aldershot comprising of a number of small industrial units, and they were keen to show off the size and location of the site from the air. 
Mast aerial photograph of a set of industrial units in Aldershot, Hampshire