Buckinghamshire Building survey, Buckinghamshire House survey, Property defect survey, Building disputes survey,
Buckinghamshire is located to the East of England, known as East Anglia , Buckinghamshire has borders with lots of neighbouring counties. 1st Associated carry out residential building survey and commercial building survey in all of these areas.
If you are purchasing a property in Buckinghamshire, 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.
If you book a building survey in Buckinghamshire 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 or building survey to explain any problems with the property to ensure that you understand the problems and how to resolve them.
1st Associatedilding Surveyors cover the whole of the UK including all towns and villages in Buckinghamshire for example in: Amersham , Aylesbury , Beaconsfield , Buckingham , Chesham , High Wycombe , Marlow , Princes Risborough , Wendover , Milton Keynes , Bletchley , Wolverton , Newport Pagnell .
We are independent surveyors who carry out building surveys in Buckinghamshire. We are independent of any lending house 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.
We have building surveyors that operate throughout the UK. As 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.
We are also use commercial building surveyors - still operating Buckinghamshire, 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.
For more information on the Buckinghamshire area please scroll down and if you are looking for a survey in Buckinghamshire use our free phone number 0800 298 5424 . 1stAssociated.co.uk have Surveyors who cover the whole of the UK including Amersham, with its good rail route into Paddington, Aylesbury, a market town at the foot of the Chilton's where we have carried out many building surveys, Beaconsfield, twinned with Langres, France and Abbiategrasso, Italy, Bletchley, well known for Bletchley Park and decoding in WWII, Buckingham, which has many Georgian buildings, Burnham, close to Pinewood Film and TV Studios, Chesham, once home to Beechwoods brushmaking factory, Cookham, the delightful village, Denham, with Denham Country Park and its 15 th century church, Farnham Common, on the border of Burnham Beeches wood, Gerrards Cross, on the M40 close to the M25 and Heathrow another commuter town we have visited frequently to carry out buildings surveys, Great Missenden, with Gipsy House home once to Roald Dahl, Haddenham, home of the first wildlife hospital St Twiggywinkles, High Wycombe a commuter town where we have often visited as surveyors to carry out both residential and commercial surveys, Iver, with Victorian Heatherden Hall, Marlow, with its suspension bridge over the Thames, we like doing Strucural surveys in Milton Keynes as the new Town road layout is easy to drive round and we may spot the concrete cows, Newport Pagnell, famous for its services on the M1, Olney, once famous for lace making and shoemaking, Stony Stratford, once well known for producing delicate lace, Waddesdon, with Waddesdon Manor a delight to visit, Wendover, where after carrying out a buildings survey we have taken a walk in Wendover Woods and Winslow with Winslow Hall designed by Sir Christopher Wren. We provide Building Surveys to make sure you are buying the right property and provide market Valuations to ensure that you are buying the property at the right price together with Specific Defects Reports if you have any problems in any particular area then contact 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. For those not living in the area here is some general information on Buckinghamshire.
Buckinghamshire is surrounded to the South by London , Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire and many areas are commuter belts it is divided up into sections South Buckinghamshire, Chilterns, Wycombe, Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes (the largest place in Buckinghamshire) and Aylesbury is the original county town. Buckinghamshire is in an area of southern England with beautiful countryside of The Vale of Aylesbury, The Chilterns and the Thames Valley with some quintessentially English towns and villages and magnificent stately homes and historical buildings. Buckinghamshire is a county of contrasting modern towns such as Milton Keynes and Newport Pagnell and delightful historic towns and villages such as Woburn and Marlow. The county can be divided into five districts with Milton Keynes in the north, Aylesbury Vale, the largest area in the north and centre of the county with Wycombe to the south west, Chiltern to the south east and South Bucks to the south.
When travelling as a surveyor in Buckinghamshire the major roads include the A5, A41, A413, A418, A508 and A4010 together with the M40 motorway which links to the M25.
Buckinghamshire is another county we survey in regularly and in particular many of its villages such as Aston Clinton, Botolph Claydon, Bow Brickhill, Buckland Village, Burnham with the beautiful Burnham Abbey, Cheddington, Cholesbury-cum-St Leonards, Coleshill, the small hamlet of East Claydon, Haddenham, Hyde Heath, Ivinghoe, which is not far from Leighton Buzzard, Ley Hill , Little Chalfont , Middle Claydon, Musley, Padbury Claydon, with Claydon House and its unique Chinese room and grand stairs, Pitstone, Sherington, with its many old buildings including The Old Rectory in School Lane c1607, Soulbury, Steeple Claydon, Stoke Poges and Wing.
The A1 starts at Mill Hill as it divides off to go to the M1 and then onward to the M25 and Watford etc, and also goes back a bit further towards Finchley. The A1 has a mixture of residential properties from the post war period with the classic painted render fronts and the half round bays with the clay tile roofs, often which have been replaced with concrete tiles now. There are quite a lot of trees framing the road and there is a retail park with TGI Fridays the restaurant and various other national companies, which out for the speed cameras as you travel along the road and you can see the top of an amazing turret to a church we believe on the right hand side and a neighbourhood shopping precinct offering everything from cars to food to newspapers to flooring to high fashion. You will need to negotiate various roundabouts as you can see some nice houses through the trees Art Deco style 1930s/50s houses with the painted render, some have got the green pantiles which was a popular look in its day and the local shopping precinct which is seen just round the roundabout with buildings from the 1930s and 1960s brick finished with high pitched roofs.
Starting in London from Mill Hill travelling along the A41 with tree lined roads and the occasional glimpse of the houses just a short distance away, which range from relatively modern apartments to 1960s properties and classic post war suburbian rendered houses. There are a few local shopping areas such as the Mowbray Parade with classic 1930s properties with half round bays with some having mock Tudor timber that forms decoration to the front of the properties. The A41 carries on towards Aylesbury and Elstree then the A41 crosses over the M1 with the A5 leading to Edgware and Harrow and the A5183 leading to Elstree and the A409 to Harrow together with A411 to Bushey into Hertfordshire. There are lots of trees lining the road and you get the occasional glimpse of houses and farmer's fields together with hotels like the Ramada and the Hilton along the road and various well known American restaurants such as McDonalds. Moving on past the A462 which gets us to Watford, Bushey and Radlett if you go the other way, and modern retail units as you go under the flyovers and into Watford . You will see the typical post war rendered properties as you enter Watford in the suburbs with their painted render walls and the splayed bays to the front of them. As well as some newer brick properties there are also on the horizon some high rise residential tower blocks and retail and industrial units as you are coming into Watford such as Asda, Sainsburys and Pizza Hut. Across the A412, which goes to north Watford and Garston, which used to be the home of the Building Research Establishment which was the once government owned and run research authority on the built environment which is now a privately run consultancy. You then go up the hill on the A41 and you will see lots more of the rendered post war properties with their classic bays, some have been re-rendered and some have been re-roofed from the original clay tile roof to a concrete tile roof and are quite a distance off the road up an embankment with parking that looks to be on the roadside in some cases. As you move towards Leesdon and the underpass you have classic 1950s/60s brick built properties then you drop down the hill on to the roundabout that gives access to the M25 and also the A411 into Watford . The A41 travels to Aylesbury via Hemel Hempstead and Kings Langley with a canal lock on the right hand side and Abbotts Langley where we have done a few surveys on the right hand side. Also near Langbury Lane there is the beautiful St Pauls Church then you move out into farmland where you can often see cows grazing on to Kings Langley on the A4251 with access again to the M25, M1 and M11. Travelling on up the hill through the cutting as you drop down the hill again you go off on the A14 to Hemel Hempstead and continue on the rolling road to Aylesbury the A4251 which goes off to Berkhampstead, Bourne End and Boxmoor and up through the cutting where you can just see some chalky residue past Bourne End Industrial Estate and some services including a McDonalds, from memory it is a Total service station and also a hotel but can't remember whether it is a Premier Inn, a Travelodge or a Travel Inn. The A416 goes off to Chesham and also Berkhampstead and the rolling countryside continues on with farmland just past the trees and the hedges. The A4251 goes off to North Church and Tring is via the B4635 and also Tring Industrial Estate is just off the A41. We think that the bridge that goes over the cutting is quite spectacular! The other place you can get to from here is Wigginton and there is what we think is a manor house on the right hand side but it is difficult to see through the trees as you look over towards Tring. Travelling next on the A41 is the B4009 to Wendover and the B489 to Dunstable then on through another cutting where the chalk is very much in evidence that is used to make up the lime which is used in many properties and also the associated flint. If we were asked what a typical older style of property for the Buckinghamshire area was we would say a soft red brick with lime mortar possibly decorated with flint. As we go into Buckinghamshire and the Aylesbury Vale district you may see some cows grazing along the next section of road, particularly near to the Aston Clinton and the Weston Turville turning which also goes to Halton with its RAF base. You are nearly into Aylesbury now and in the suburbs you will notice the large detached post war properties with classic designs and their vertical hung tiles to their square bays and some with single bays and some with double fronted bays with some of the bays running all across the property, many of them rendered with the render painted. There is a Holiday Inn or Travel Inn or Premier Lodge along the road as well, just before you turn off to Stoke Mandeville with the famous hospital, and you are now on the Tring Rd on the way into Aylesbury with lots of classic red brick and rendered properties which are predominately white painted render although there are a few cream colours and also some with the timber effect that was so popular in the 1930s giving a mock Tudor look and also some have decorative lead detailing around some of their bay windows. The town centre is straight on and the A41 and diverts along Oakfield Rd through an area of 1970s properties some in what is known as cross wall construction which is brick with rendered panels where the weight is taken predominately on the outer walls rather than the perimeter walls. We will leave it here as we are not sure if we are on the A41 anymore!
Buckinghamshire is another county we survey in regularly and in particular many of its villages such as Ashton Clinton, Botolph Claydon, Bow Brickhill, Buckland Village, Burnham, with the beautiful Burnham Abbey, Cheddington, Cholesbury-cum-St Leonards, Coleshill, the small hamlet of East Claydon, Haddenham, Hyde Heath, Ivinghoe, which is not far from Leighton Buzzard, Ley Hill, Little Chalfont, Middle Claydon, Musley, Padbury Claydon, with Claydon House and its unique Chinese room and grand stairs, Pitstone, Sherington, with its many old buildings including The Old Rectory in School Lane c1607, Soulbury , Steeple Claydon , Stoke Poges , Wing and Wolverton.
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 Buckinghamshire area some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this.
Breweryhistory.com, Thomas Wethered and Sons, MarlowsSociety.Org.UK, Aylesbury Brewery Company, InformationBritain.co.uk, DestinationMiltonKeynes.co.uk, MiltonKeynes.com, TheCentreMK.com, Xcape.co.uk, MKMuseum.org, NewportPagnell.org, MKHeritage.co.uk, Britinfo.net, MarlowTown.co.uk, TheMarlowRegatta.com, BucksCC.gov.uk, HighWycombeSociety.org.uk, PostCarbonLiving.com, Buckinghamtoday.co.uk, GerrardsCross.gov.uk and VisionofBritain.org.uk