Surrey Building survey, Surrey House survey, Property defect survey, Building disputes survey,
Surrey is located to the South East of England.The surrounding counties are Kent to the East, West and East Sussex to the South, Hampshire to the West and Berkshire and Greater London to the North. For some more information on the Surrey area please scroll down and if you are looking for a survey in Surrey call us on free phone number 0800 298 5424.
If you are purchasing a property in Surrey, 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 Surrey 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.
1stAssociated.co.uk have Surveyors who cover the whole of the UK including Ashtead, in Mole Valley always a delight to visit when carrying out buildings surveys, Camberley, with The Obelisk dominating the skyline, Caterham, on the A22, Chertsey, with Thorpe Park's exciting rides, Cranleigh, with Stocklund Square at the centre of the village, Dorking, with St Martin's church spire one of the tallest in the country where we have carried out many residential and commercial surveys over the years, Esher, with Sandown Park racecourse nearby, Epsom, twined with Chantilly, France, Farnham, known for its air shows and an interesting town to visit to conduct structural surveys, Godalming, on the banks of the River Wey, Godstone, where sandstone was once quarried, Guildford, the county town of Surrey where we again have surveyed many residential and commercial buildings, Haslemere, with its timber and hung tile houses and cottages, Horsley, between Leatherhead and Guildford on the A246, Leatherhead, just of junction 9 of the M25 which is easy to find when travelling around the county conducting residential and commercial surveys, Lingfield, known for races at Lingfield Park, Redhill, with its Aerodrome which first opened in 1934, Reigate, at the foot of the North Downs, Staines, with its elegant stone bridge, Virginia Water, with its beautiful woodland, Walton-on-Thames, with the delightful Jacobean Ashley House, Weybridge, with its Rowing Club in Jessamy Rd, Woking, another commuter town we visit regularly whilst surveying buildings.
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 Surrey.
We are independent surveyors in Surrey. 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.
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.
We are also a commercial building surveyors - still operating Surrey, 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.
Surrey is sometimes known as a commuter belt divided into various districts including Elmbridge, Epsom, Ewell, Guildford, Mole Valley, Reigate and Banstead, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Surrey Heath, Tandridge, Waverley and Woking.
The main towns in Surrey include Camberley, Caterham, Chertsey, Cobham, Cranleigh, Dorking, Egham, Esher, Epsom, Farnham, Frimley, Gatwick, Godalming, Guildford, with its popular shopping centre, Haslemere, Horley, Horsley, Leatherhead , on the banks of the River Mole, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Weybridge, Woking. We would be more than happy to also carry out surveys in the smaller villages of Abinger Hammer, Ashford, Ashvale, Bagshot, Banstead, Byfleet, Chiddingford Cobham, Egham, Englefield Green, Frimley, Holmbury St Mary, Kingswood, Knaphill, Lightwater, Lingfield, Old Harbour, Oxted, Pirbright, Ripley, Sunbury, Shepperton, Virginia Water, part of the Wentworth Estate, Wallington, Westend and Windlesham.
As Surveyors in Surrey driving through the area the main roads are the M25, M23 and the A3, A22, A24 and A31. There is also Gatwick Airport for flights out of the UK .
Whilst in Surrey carrying out residential and commercial buildings surveys we have visited many of the delightful villages including Abinger Common, Albury, Ash, Ashtead, on the A24, Bagshot, Bletchingley, Box Hill, which is popular with bikers, Bramley, Brockham, Brookwood, Caterham, famous for the Caterham Seven sports car, Charlwood, Chelsham, Chiddingfold, Chilworth, Chobham, Compton, Cranleigh, Dunsfold, with its aerodrome, East Clandon, Ellens Green, Englefield Green, Ewell, Ewhurst, with its dense woodland always a pleasure to visit when surveying in the area, Farleigh, Forest Green, Gomshall, Hamsey Green, Headley, Hooley, on the A23, Kingswood, Knaphill, Langley Vale, Leigh, Lingfield, Merstham, Mytchett, in between Frimley Green and Ash Vale, Ockham, Ockley, Old Coulsdon, Oxshott, Peaslake, Pyrford, Riddlesdown, on the outskirts of Croydon, Ripley, Sanderstead, Send, Shepperton, Stoneleigh, with its many semi-detached properties we have had the pleasure of surveying, Tadworth, Tatsfield, Thames Ditton, Tongham, Walton on the Hill, Warlingham, Whiteley Village designed to meet elderly people's needs and Woldingham
The A3 takes you into Leatherhead, Esher and London starting from Guildford and is approximately 30 miles from Central London . Near Potters Lane there is a gated entrance, we have always driven too fast past that to know what it is but it looks very old. The A3 goes off to Ripley, Woking and Dorking and there are a few services along the road some of them used to be Little Chefs and there are some that still are and some that have changed. The A3 also goes off to the M25, Heathrow, Gatwick, Chertsey and Leatherhead and we are happy to carry out surveys in any of these areas. You can carry onto visit Hampton Court , Sandown Park and Walton-on-Thames on the A245 as well as Weybridge, Fleet, Cobham and Esher on the A307. As you travel closer into London Kingston-upon-Thames is an area that we have come to quite a lot over the years and seem to get a number of surveys around Hampton Wick. Whilst the road is quite level the countryside around it is quite rolling and you can still see it is farmed with dairy herds and has lots of trees and a fair number of horses too. Other places en route are Sutton A232 which really marks the start to move into urbanisation with the 1930s and 1950s suburb houses with classic rendered fronts of many colours such as lemon, magnolia of course, white, some greens as well etc all with a pebble dash render and many square fronts but many also having the classic semi-circular fronts with vertical tiling between the ground floor bay and the first floor bay. There are also some large high rise office blocks as well as the residential housing. If you take a typical house along the road it would no doubt have a bay window, painted pebble dash render, red brick features, usually a hipped roof originally in a clay tile but now replaced in most cases with a concrete tile. There is also the occasional neighbourhood shopping precinct and the occasional redevelopment where there are offices or factories, not forgetting the occasional speed camera so do not drive too fast in that area! Other places to look out for are New Malden on the A243 and also Worcester Park, Rayners Park and the odd car showroom and crinkly tin (modern warehouse type development with all the useful names of Halford, B&Q etc) industrial estate/retail development there is also a classic Tesco with the red brick turreted look and pseudo pitched roofs (or at least that's what we think they are, we have never actually been on one) with a flat roof hidden behind it, we would take an educated guess that they have used mono-ply roof in lots of cases. The post war houses continue as you get closer to Kingston and Merton, many of them have the decorative timber Tudor type look on the bay windows and we also believe that there are some Art Deco style properties there and again some larger office blocks and the usual petrol stations etc. Don't forget to stick to the speed limit along that area if not everywhere! Kingston is on the A308, which is on the Robin Hood sign, yes I did say the Robin Hood sign on the Robin Hood Way, interestingly many of the post war houses have had loft conversions and we can see this with the Velux (one of the main manufacturers and now almost a generic trade name) roof lights. If you are wondering how much a loft conversion would cost or the problems you can have we would recommend you read one of our few articles we have on loft conversions. Also on the A3 you have Putney Vale and after giving Tesco a mention here we mention Asda with its turreted brick construction which is near the Putney Vale Crematorium on the Kingston Rd. There are also some modern housing developments on the left hand side which utilise a mixture of brick and timber and cladding finish and it is worth reading our article on Rain Cladding where we looked at a property that use this form of construction. The A219 goes over to Hammersmith, Wimbledon, Fulham, Putney and Merton Park and the A3 continuing on into London central via the various underpasses and flyovers. There is quite a fantastic church just near West Hill subway and View Mount Rd just near the hospital for Neurone Disability. There are some fantastic large Victorian and Edwardian properties with Dutch gables, some with classical architecture features, some have been kept in beautiful condition and some not, there are also 1960/70 style low and high rise properties, probably originally Local Authority built but now probably in private ownership with the right to buy scheme of years gone by. Some of the larger houses have been made into Nursing Homes and there is Ashcroft Technology College , which looks to be a mixture of old and new construction styles. We are now in SW18, still on the A3, where you can also look out for the turreted buildings that tend to be on the larger Victorian properties. St Thomas Beckett Church is quite an imposing stone building and there are earlier 1920 built mansions that have had more recently plastic double glazed windows but we do like the Mansard roofs on them. Coming over the canal into Fairfield St you have Clapham Junction and Balham signed posted as well there is Central London up East Hill, we are in Wandsworth by the way, Battersea and Vauxhall are signed posted on A3205, we are still in SW18. The A3 gets quite difficult to follow as it winds its way you go past Wandsworth Common and Spencer Rd with nice Victorian and Georgian properties on either side of the road, some of them have been converted into flats and apartments, we have surveyed some of them, we are now in Battersea Rise which is SW11 and as you go over the railway bridge you can see the Post Office Tower or is it BT Tower now. There are still a lot of trees around this part of Battersea and then travel on to Battersea Rise going past St Marks Church and into the main part of Battersea with all the different shops, restaurants and pubs. As you look at the top of the shops and restaurants lots of them are Victorian properties and many of them still have the second part of the bay with the ground floor bay being made into a shop front. Whenever we go through Battersea it is always a very popular area, day or night or all weekend. You then pass Battersea Park and the Common and onto Stockwell, Clapham, Peckham A202 and Brixton A2217 all on the sign, Clapham Common is always busy with joggers, runners and people enjoying Clapham Common particularly along the Long Road section in SW4. The A3 then goes into Clapham Common Southside, SW14, the London Borough of Lambeth which is again a busy and popular area full of coffee shops, national brands and the glass fronted Sainsburys is worth taking a look at as an unusual structure. There are lots of one of specialist shops and restaurants, you can see how far they have been built forward from the original Georgian and Victorian properties and we like the Moxley architects, no doubt they have a website. We are now on Clapham High St where you can get just about every type of food going including Indian and Chinese then we are onto SW9 where there are some low rise commercial properties both new and old and a number of the 1930-60s brick built apartments as well as some 1960s office buildings with the classic Crittal metal windows and in the middle of these blocks there are also some new developments. Onto Stockwell station where we have got the South Bank University just down the road, one of a number of its campuses. The A203 takes us on to Central London, West End and Vauxhall and the A3 goes onto Peckham, Kennington and The Elephant and Castle. We are still on Clapham Rd , SW9 where there are some large Georgian properties along the road as well as high rise residential properties from the 1960s, some of them look to be concrete framed and have now been over clad and updated. There are also some large panel construction high rise residential properties as well as many classic Georgian look properties, three or four storey with large windows and hidden roof with parapets (the Georgians did not like roofs that much) or where you can see the roofs it is often a Mansard roof extension that has been carried out by developers much later on. On Kennington Park Rd now SE11 now and again we are still in the London Borough of Lambeth. We think it is really good that there are lots of cycle lanes everywhere now with their blue colouring marking out the cycle lanes on the road, although we still noticed on the red routes that there is car parking in the middle of the cycle lanes, not sure how that will work on busy days! Still on Kennington Park Rd there are lots of Georgian properties, some of them have Regency features and going past Kennington Town Underground and past The Guinness Trust mansion properties then on past the high rise office block with wind generators at the top which is near the high rise residential blocks at the base of The Elephant and Castle shopping centre. Travelling on you will see the roundabout with The Elephant and Castle station on it with what used to be Alexander Fleming House, we did a lot of work there many, many years ago, which dominates the skyline with Newington Butts nearby and the Metropolitan Baptist Church.
Contact 1stAssociated.co.uk for help and advice if you have property issues with your existing property or indeed if you require a valuation or building survey on a property you are purchasing in Surrey 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 Surrey area some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this.
Walton-on-Thames.org, VisitSurrey.com, BritOval.com, SurreyHills.org, SurreyProperty.com, SurreyWildlifeTrust.co.uk, SurreyMuseums.org.uk, SurreyHearld.co.uk, GetSurrey.co.uk, CamberleyOnThe.Net, WaltonOnTheThames.org, Midhurst.org, VisitChichester.org, CFT.Org, LocalHistories.Org, InformationBritain.co.uk, NationalTrust.org, GuinnessPartnership.com, StMarks-Battersea.co.uk, WandsworthParish.co.uk, Moxley.co.uk, VisionofBritain.org.uk, BansteadHistory.com , Brockham.org, Compton-Surrey.co.uk, WattsGallery.org.uk, ExploringSurreysPast.org.uk, ImagesofEngland.org.uk, Egham.co.uk, VisitThames.co.uk, WSPC.Org.uk, Zoopla.co.uk, BritishListedBuildings.co.uk, Epsom.TownPage.co.uk, ForestGreenVillage.co.uk, FrimleyParish.org.uk, HeadleySurrey.org.uk, HeadleyBoxhillChurches.org.uk, ArchwayTheatre.co.uk, HorleyRescue.com, Leigh-Surrey.org.uk, ExploringSurreysPast.org.uk, British-History.ac.uk, Oofgchurch.org.uk, Telegraph.co.uk, OxtedPramRace.co.uk, RoyalSwan.co.uk, SunburyEmbroidery.co.uk, StoneleighandAuriol.org, StJohnsStoneleigh.org.uk, BourneSociety.org.uk, Warlinghampc.org.uk, AllAboutWeybridge.co.uk and BrooklandsMuseum.com.