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Building surveyor Devon

Devon is located to the South West of England, known as the West Country. For more information on the Devon area please keep scrolling down.

If you are looking for a survey in Devon then you have come to the right place; 1stAssociated.co.uk have Surveyors who cover the whole of the UK including Devon. Please free phone 0800 298 5424 to discuss the types of surveys we offer including residential building surveys and home buyers reports.

Devon Building Surveyor

If you are purchasing a property in Devon, please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by a Chartered Building Surveyor could literally save you thousands of pounds. The survey only needs to uncover one potential problem with the property and the cost of the building survey is more than recovered.

Home Surveyor in Devon

If you book a building survey in Devon with 1st Associated surveyors you will find that we take great pride in the quality of our building survey and produce a very detailed building survey report, whether it be for a residential property or a commercial property. We use plain English in our building surveys to explain any problems with the property to ensure that you understand the problems and how to resolve them.

1st Associated Building Surveyors cover the whole of the UK including all towns and villages in Devon for example in: Ashburton, Axminster, Bampton, Barnstaple, Bideford, Bigbury, Bovey Tracey, Bradworthy, Braunton, Brixham, Buckfastleigh, Budleigh Salterton, Chagford, Chudleigh, Chulmleigh, Clovelly, Cockington, Colyton, Crediton, Cullompton, Dartmouth, Dawlish, Exeter, the capital of Devon, Exminster, Exmouth, Fremington, Great Torrington, Halwill, Hartland, Hatherleigh, Holsworthy, Honiton, Ilfracombe, Instow, Ivybridge, Kingsbridge, Kingskerswell, Kingsteignton, Kingswear, Lifton, Lynton, Lynmouth, Modbury, Moretonhampstead, Newton Abbot, Newton Ferrers, North Tawton, Northam, Okehampton, Ottery St Mary, Paignton, Plymouth, Plympton, Plymstock, Princetown, Salcombe, Seaton, Shebbear, Sheldon, Sidmouth, South Brent, South Molton, Starcross,Tavistock, Teignmouth, Tiverton, Topsham, Torquay, Totnes, Uffculme, Umberleigh, Wembury, West Hill, Willand, Winkleigh, Witheridge, Woolacombe, Yealmpton and Yelverton.

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Building Surveyor Devon

Discover more about us and why an INDEPENDENT BUILDING SURVEY is so important

We are independent surveyors who carry out building surveys in Devon. We are independent of any lender or bank or mortgage company. When we are surveying a property we are working for you, not them. This means we are working towards your best interests. We want to ensure that your property investment is sound and that you are receiving value for money.

Residential Building Surveyors Devon

We are a building surveyors that operate throughout the UK. As a building surveyors we are often asked to work on not only a building survey but also a boundary walls dispute survey, a schedule of condition survey and a specific defect survey.

Commercial Building Surveyor Devon

We are also a commercial building surveyors - still operating Devon, we can provide schedule of condition survey, dilapidations reports and a commercial building survey - our building surveyors have the skills and experience to save you money on your commercial building purchase.

Information on Devon and where to get a building survey

Devon is a stunning part of the country with coastline and ruggedness to the north and more undulating rich agricultural land and sandy beaches to the south. Sandwiched in the middle is Dartmoor National Park . The county is a tourist haven for many throughout the year and includes beautiful areas such as Ashburton situated in the south side of Dartmoor National Park, Axminster where Axminster carpets originated in 1755 when a carpet making factory was opened by Thomas Whitty, Barnstaple where you can have a traffic free cycle ride along the Tarka Trail, Buckfastleigh where you can visit Buckfast Abbey, the vast 369 square miles of Dartmoor National Park , the ancient town of Dartmouth where the 14 th century Dartmouth Castle guards the Dart Estuary and port of Dartmouth, Exeter the capital of Devon with many attractions to explore including Exeter Cathedral or take a look around the 14 th Century Underground Passages, Exmoor National Park where the Exmoor ponies and red deer wander freely, the seaside resort of Exmouth on the south coast of Devon, Great Torrington where you can watch glass blowing at Dartington Crystal, the market town of Honiton whose primary industry was lacemaking, the Museum of Lace and Antiquities recalls its history with displays of lace, Ilfracombe where you can catch a ferry from the Harbour to the wildlife haven of Lundy Island, The Cliff Railway is a unique Victorian water powered lift travelling from Lynton to Lynmouth 500 ft below; the market town of Newton Abbot is known as the Gateway to the Moor and Sea due to its proximity to both Dartmoor National Park and the seaside resorts of Torquay and Teignmouth, Paignton a popular seaside resort with sandy beaches and pier known as part of The English Riviera along with Torquay and Brixham, the maritime city of Plymouth which is Devon's largest city, the attractive seaside town of Sidmouth with its Regency charm, Teignmouth which has a busy harbour offering fishing and pleasure boats and a ferry crossing to Shaldon across the estuary and finally Torquay where you must visit Kents Cavern Caves to see the spectacular stalactite and stalactite formations.


Call us today for a free, no obligation quotation. We are more than happy to talk about what the Building Surveys involve; these are also sometimes known as Structural Surveys or Engineers Reports on 0800 298 5424.



Whilst a lot of this is written from general knowledge and local knowledge of the area and here are some websites that we think will be of interest to you in the Devon area some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this.

devonlink.co.uk; discoverdartmouth.com; exeterviews.co.uk; exmouth-guide.co.uk; visitplymouth.co.uk; visitdevon.co.uk; exeter.gov.uk; lotstodo.co.uk; torquay.com; ashburton.org; riverdart.co.uk; devonguide.com; devonlink.co.uk; devon-online.com; visitdevon.co.uk; buckfast.org.uk; southdevonrailway.co.uk;exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk; visitpaignton.net; chocolate-emporium.co.uk; visitilfracombe.co.uk; newtonabbot-tc.gov.uk; iknowdevon.co.uk; axminster-carpets.co.uk; rivercottage.net; lynton-lynmouth-tourism.co.uk;



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