Drone Services Dorset

Like every member of the Iprosurv Pilot Network, Laurence is a highly experienced, professional drone pilot applying the latest technology and techniques to make inspections and aerial analysis faster, safer and cheaper. As part of the award-winning drone services provider, Iprosurv, Laurence's services are fully compliant with all CAA and ICO requirements ensuring that all his/her clients receive the most secure and efficient service possible.

Who we are

We are Drone Services Dorset, established in 2017 and run by husband and wife team Lawrence and Claire Du Pavey Lawrence is the drone pilot in our partnership having first been introduced to remote operated vehicles when serving in the Royal Navy. He has held his helicopter pilot’s license since 2016 and has always been a keen flyer, so it seemed like a natural transition for us to combine his experience of remote operated vehicles and his passion for flying to create an exciting new business. Trained in drone flight by Jon Parker (FRAeS), one of the most experienced drone pilots in the country, Lawrence has hundreds of hours of drone flight experience and holds his Permission for Commercial Operation for drones, Chemical Sprayers License, Private Pilot License Helicopter and Royal Navy Clearance Diver. Claire Company Director maintains the day to day operations and client management of Drone Services Dorset

Our Equipment

The quality of the results we achieve for you is heavily dependent upon the technology used so we only employ the latest and most sophisticated drones and cameras on the market. We use the DJI Inspire 2 with X4S and X5S cameras installed which have an array of interchangeable lenses that can go up to 170mm/21Megapixel, depending on the job requirements. In addition, we use the Mavic 2 Enterprise camera which provides our drones with thermal imaging capability and can supplement that with various attachments including tannoy and spotlight capabilities.

Our experience

We have been working with drones commercially since 2017 and have used them in a wide range of applications from windfarms and demolition jobs to church roof inspections and crop inspection. Drones are an incredibly flexible tool and we can use them to assist you with inspections in engineering, crowd safety, water, sewage, agriculture, building inspections, construction monitoring and infrastructure inspections. We are keen to find new applications for drone technology so if you are looking for a faster, safer and cheaper alternative to your current inspection or observation needs, try us. We’re pretty sure we and our drones can help.

Why us

From the point of instruction, we can usually get airborne within hours and deliver the data you need within 24 hours. Our experience and familiarity with regulations covering commercial drones means that we can complete all the necessary safety checks and secure all the permissions for flight with the minimum of fuss. We always seek to tailor our services to individual client needs and we will work closely with you to understand what yours are, what you are seeking to achieve and the best way of delivering the data to you. We have never come across a client request that we can’t fulfil. It’s never really a case of what drones can do, it’s a question of what they can’t do.


The services we provide:

  • Site Survey's
  • Damage Inspection/Survey
  • Site Mapping 2D/3D
  • Thermal Imaging services / Search and Recovery
  • Promotions / Advertising


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    "To inspect the roof and chimney stacks of a 16 century Grade II listed building in Llyn Peninsula. Verified Review Vey professional Claire arranged all the paper work and booking etc and Lawrence arrived with his drone and set up thorough job done and a few slipped slates identified that needed attention plus one fo the chimnet stacks needed a new capping as the exisiting one was cracked and probably leaking water. Much quicker and cheaper than scaffolding. Would highly recommend. Score Breakdown Workmanship 10 Timekeeping 10 Tidiness 10 Courtesy 10"

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