Kingfisher APS are an aerial photographic company providing imaging and reporting services to building and real estate professionals using Remotely Piloted Aerial Systems (RPAS also known as drones).

Our services include:

  • Aerial photography and videography by fully qualified pilots
  • Building and site surveys without the need for expensive scaffolding, abseiling or other plant
  • High quality imaging for reporting and documentation
  • Tailored aerial photography and videography services for various industries including television, film and advertising
  • Unique recordings for events, weddings and ceremonies

We provide a cost-effective, bespoke service which is tailored to our client’s needs. See examples of recent work or feel free to contact us with your requirements.

Who are Kingfisher APS?

Kingfisher APS was set up by Adam Bailey following years of frustration of not being able to find a cost effective and realistic solution to gain access to high level and awkward sections of buildings in order to investigate defects and repairs. Kingfisher APS is a viable alternative to traditional and more expensive methods such as scaffolding, cherry pickers and abseiling which not only cost more in equipment hire but also require more man hours and personnel. In comparison, Kingfishers APS is more cost effective but our use of RPAS ensures that access is available quickly and that no equipment is left on site or on your building.  We are also able to access the areas of buildings and developments that are often too difficult for more traditional solutions to reach.

Based in South London we cover all areas within the M25 and the Home and Southern Counties.  All our fees are discussed and agreed with our clients in advance of accepting any instruction with full site and health and safety assessments being included in our fees.

Who are our services for?

Our services are primarily focused on professionals involved in the building and construction industries. We work with all types of service providers from developers and contractors to property and facility managers and chartered surveyors.  Whether you are a developer, estate agent or involved in the real estate profession in any way we are able to provide you with a high quality, low cost service which will not only meet your immediate need but will provide you with valuable resources which could add additional value to your business.

We also provide services to other sectors such as television and film, industrial surveys, land use planning, environmental planning, location promotion (such as golf course and hotels), time lapse changes, marketing and event photography (such as weddings, corporate events and opening ceremonies).

No matter what your project, Kingfisher APS will be able to suggest a product that is suitable for you and may be able to suggest solutions that you have not yet considered. We can also recommend other contractors and suppliers for almost any other service you may require using our network of connections built over years of working in the construction and media sectors.

Kingfisher APS are more than willing to travel to your location in the UK or abroad. If we know of any suitable UAV operators in your area that we can recommend we will be able to put you in direct contact with them. Please feel free to contact us so we can discuss your needs and we will be more than happy to provide any advice we can.


Having initially set out to work in photography and spending a number of years gaining qualifications and experience in this field Adam became involved in the building and construction industry. Following a number of years working in construction and with developers Adam moved in to the field of property management. In 2010 Adam gained a building surveying qualification from the College of Estate Management and, after undertaking the necessary pathways, gained the Assoc RICS designation. Subsequently he took the role as an in-house surveyor for one of the UK’s largest property owners. In all Adam has spent over a decade working alongside contractors, surveyors and other property professionals.

As a result of looking for cost effective solutions to a number of everyday frustrations and complications facing property professionals he founded Kingfisher APS.

Adam is a qualified RPAS pilot holding the BNUC-S qualification from EuroUSC and has been given permission by the CAA to carry out commercial aerial work at height.

Why Kingfisher APS?

Kingfisher APS are dedicated to providing you with the best possible service that is second to none. Our operators are highly qualified and experienced building and photographic professionals and all hold the necessary CAA qualifications and permissions to carry out high level work using UAVs.

  • Our state of the art equipment ensures you get the best results from our services. We provide 100% HD video and images of the highest quality.
  • We are continually reviewing our processes to ensure all our operators are aware and abide by the latest Health and Safety requirements and hold public liability insurance of £5 million.
  • We ensure that we get to know our clients personally in order to fully meet their requirements on every instruction and tailor our services to provide a service which is as individual as our clients are.

Every client has a dedicated and secure web portal through which they can access, view and download all their videos, photographs, reports and invoices from Kingfisher APS ensuring a quick and easy turn around. Client portals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you will always be able to view your products online wherever you may be. This means that our clients not only save time but also costs related to the storage of files.

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Aerial Surveys

Our operators highly qualified and experienced building and photographic professionals and all hold the necessary CAA qualifications and permissions to carry out high level work using drones.

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Aerial Inspections

We provide high quality HD video and images with live feedback to screens on the ground enabling high level inspections without the need for access equipment. Our systems create a safer working environment for all on site.

Aerial Photography of Greenwich Park Queens House, London using drone surveys.

Promotional Imagery

Whether you are looking for that unique point of view or recording of an event we can achieve this using our UAVs. We have permissions to work in congested areas enabling us to work in virtually any location.

Creative Solutions

Through our partnerships we also provide aerial 360 degree photography and video as well as Augmented and Virtual Reality solutions. Our team can provide that unique creative solution your project requires to make it stand out.

We have used Kingfisher APS for both investigations and aerial photographic surveys. This has helped us clearly identify the areas that require further work, and has meant a saving in comparison to erection of access equipment. Their services are a valuable asset to our firm in what is becoming a more technically led sector

Paul Taylor, Remus Management

Adam and his team provide a flexible, resident focused and value for money service. We have used them on a number of projects in the last six months and have been very pleased with the results. This innovative approach has allowed us to survey stock without the use of scaffolding and specify remedial repairs for our partner contractors.

Barry Waller, Asset Manager, AmicusHorizon

We instructed Kingfisher APS to inspect a block that could not be viewed from either the surrounding streets or the narrow enclosed courtyard due to their inward facing slopes and inability for a suitable cherrypicker to access the courtyard.

Their staff acted professionally at all times, ensuring the demands of the surveyor were met whilst maintaining the highest standards of health and safety for all concerned.

The clarity of the images produced allowed our surveyor to identify problems that may have not have been so readily apparent with other methods.

Nick Woodcock, HL Professional Services

Adam and the Kingfisher APS team provided us with incredible footage of our latest development, helping us to sell our property in quicker succession than anticipated. The process was quick and professional with some definite excitement to see the drone in action on the day. The editing was handled perfectly and we couldn’t be happier with the end product. The drone footage from the Kingfisher APS marketing package was exactly what we needed to complete our AV marketing collateral.

Charlotte Fenwick, Marketing Manage, First Penthouse