How Do I Get Aerial Photos of My House?

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Are you looking for an aerial photo of your house from years ago? 

Maybe you're looking for a gift for a family member, researching local history or wanting to see how your property has changed over the years?

Whichever case it might be, getting an aerial photo of your house using UKAerialPhotos is really easy.

Here's a few reasons you might need a photo of your property taken from above: 

1. Resolve Property or Planning Disputes -  Aerial photos can provide a clear and unbiased view of property boundaries and changes over time, helping to resolve disputes with neighbours or planning authorities. 

2. Historical Research - If you’re interested in the history of your home or neighbourhood, old aerial photos can offer fascinating insights into how the area has evolved over the years.

3. Unique Gifts - An aerial photo of someone’s home makes a thoughtful and unique gift that can be framed and displayed. It’s a perfect present for birthdays, anniversaries, or housewarming parties.

4. Marketing Purposes - If you’re planning to sell your house, an aerial photo can be a great addition to your marketing materials, providing potential buyers with a unique perspective of the property.


How to Search for Aerial Photos of Your House on UKAerialPhotos

Finding aerial photos of your house is simple with UKAerialPhotos. Here’s how to do it:

Step 1: Visit the UKAerialPhotos Website

Go to and navigate to the search section.


Step 2: Search by Postcode, County, or Town

Use the search bar to enter the postcode, county, or town where your house is located. This will help narrow down the selection of aerial photos to your specific area.

    •          Postcode: For the most precise search, enter your full postcode.

    •          County: If you prefer a broader search, enter the name of your county.

    •          Town: Alternatively, you can search by the name of your town.

> If you can't find the aerial photo you're looking for, click the link "Need a specific aerial photo?". You can then complete and submit the online form. We work with specialist partners who will review their databases and hopefully find the aerial photos you are looking for.

Step 3: Select the Year

Once you’ve found the general area, you can filter the photos by year. This is particularly useful if you’re looking for historical aerial photos of your house. Choose the year from the available options to see how your property looked during different periods.


Step 4: Choose the Resolution

Select the resolution of the aerial photo you want. Higher resolutions provide more detail, which can be beneficial for specific uses like resolving property disputes or creating large prints.


Step 5: Order Your Photo

After selecting the desired year and resolution, you can place your order directly on the website. Follow the checkout process to complete your purchase, and your aerial photo will be delivered to you.


Tips for Getting the Best Results

    •          Be Specific: When searching by postcode, county, or town, use the most specific information available to get the best results.

    •          Check Multiple Years: If you’re looking for historical changes, compare photos from different years.

    •          Choose High Resolution: For the best clarity and detail, opt for higher resolution images.