Aerial Surveys and Inspections Surrey

CTA Aerial is the aerial division of CTA Surveyors. We have Permission for Aerial Work granted by the Civil Aviation Authority with a fully trained and licensed RPQ-s Pilot operating the UAV.

We are based just outside Guildford in Surrey and mainly work in regions including Surrey, Sussex, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, London and the Thames Valley. We never limit how far we can travel and are open to any opportunities that are given to us.

Aerial Surveys

We specialise in roof surveys done in conjunction with a fully qualified RICS Building Surveyor. Using a UAV for roof inspections allows for many benefits over other systems.

Find out about the benefits of using a UAV


At CTA Aerial we go above and beyond the required safety equipment and standards. Designated take off and landing areas will be set out and if required an assistant will be used on the site. Pre deployment surveys are carried out to ensure a safe flight and first aid and fire extinguisher equipment is brought to site to cover possible situations.


CTA Aerial is insured with £2,000,000 of public liability cover offering reassurance to the client.


Currently the DJI Phantom II is the system of choice with a camera fitted that supplies 1080p HD video and 12MP still images. A Zenmuse three-axis gimbal is fitted to provide smooth video as it takes away the vibrations while the UAV is in flight

CTA Team Profiles

Clive Tatlock FRICS – Head Surveyor

  • RICS certified building surveyor
  • Worked in the industry for nearly 40 years


Matthew Tatlock BSc – Surveyor and Chief Pilot

  • Graduate of Real Estate from Reading University
  • Fully qualified RPQ-s Pilot


Nick Middleton – Head Photograher (Middleton Media) and Spotter

  • Independent professional photographer of Middleton Media
  • Spotter to allow for the correct shots to be taken by the UAV while it is in flight


Ed Couldwell BSc – Head of DEUK (A Multidisciplinary Design Service) and Spotter

  • Allows a young design graduates input so the final product is of the highest quality
  • Spotter to allow for the correct shots to be taken by the UAV while it is in flight