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An overview of Berkshire

Berkshire is in the South East of England and is bordered to the North by Oxfordshire, to the West by Gloucestershire and Wiltshire, to the South by Hampshire and Surrey and to the East by Middlesex and Buckinghamshire.


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Berkshire Building Surveyor

If you are purchasing a property in Berkshire , please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by one of our building surveyors could save you money as well as stress. Our survey will leave no stone unturned and will highlight to you any problems the property has. Building Surveys are also sometimes known as Structural Surveys or Engineers Reports.


Berkshire property survey

If you are looking for a survey in Berkshire call our free phone number 0800 298 5424.

1stAssociated.co.uk have Surveyors who cover the whole of the UK and in the Berkshire area including Ascot , known for its racecourse,  Bracknell, where we have carried out many building surveys and is home to the Met Office,  BurghclereCookham, made up of Cookham Village, Cookham Dean and Cookham Rise, Datchet, with its great oak tree commemorating Victoria's jubilee another town we often carry out structural surveys in, Hungerford, with the ancient John O'Gaunt Inn which was once a Workhouse, Lambourn, in the Berkshire Downs, Maidenhead, on the River Thames a delight to visit as a surveyor, Newbury, famous like Ascot for its racecourse, Old Windsor , with its delightful architecture, Reading, known for its University and Music Festival, Slough, with its industrial units, Sunninghill, with Sunninghill Park home to Prince Andrew, TaplowTheale, a historic coaching village with many beautiful buildings which are of interest to structural surveyors, Wargrave, with 60s and 70s housing in former farmland in Victoria Road,   Windsor, famous for its castle and Wokingham  with its impressive Victorian red brick town hall.



We can carry out a Market Valuation for you to ensure that you are buying the property at the right price. Call us today for a free, no obligation quotation on freephone 0800 298 5424.


Clear and concise survey reports

We use plain English in our building surveys together with photos and sketches to explain any problems with the property to ensure that you not only understand the problem but also know how to resolve it and the anticipated cost to resolve. The reports are produced quickly and efficiently by our diligent support team shortly after the survey is carried out.

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Areas of Berkshire

1st Associated Building Surveyors cover the whole of the UK including all towns and villages in Berkshire for example in: Aldermaston, Aldworth, Ascot, Barkham, Binfield, BracknellBray,  Brightwalton, Bucklebury, BurghclereCookham, Cox Green, Charvil, Clewer, Colnbrook, Datchet, Dedworth, East Garston, Eastbury, Eton,  Hungerford,  Hurst, Kintbury, Lambourn, Leckhampstead,  Maidenhead, Mortimer, Newbury, Old Windsor, Pangbourne, Reading, Ruscombe,  Slough, Sonning, Speen, Streatley-on-ThamesSunninghill, TaplowTheale, Tilehurst, Twyford, Warfield, WargraveWindsor and Wraysbury. For more information on the Berkshire area please scroll down.

Places of Interest Properties we have surveyed in this area Facts about this area Types of property in this area


Why have an independent survey?

We are independent surveyors in Berkshire therefore our surveyors will give you an independent view of the property based on your needs only and offer independent advice so that you can make a decision with all the information you need; after all a property purchase is the biggest purchase that most of us make in our lives. Many surveyors are tied to either estate agents, bank, building society or mortgage lender and therefore are not working for your best interests therefore always ensure you have an independent survey.


Residential Building Surveyors / Home Surveyor Berkshire

Our building surveyors operate throughout the UK including Berkshire . We have the experience and expertise to advise on any type of residential property from a first time buyers purchase of a flat to a listed manor house.


A Tudor property – we survey both old and new properties

Commercial Building Surveyor Berkshire

We are also commercial building surveyors. We can provide schedule of condition surveys, dilapidations reports and commercial building surveys on pubs, nightclubs, warehouses, shops, offices, churches and even air hangars! Our building surveyors have the skills and experience to save you money on your commercial building purchase.


A surveyor's view of Berkshire

When surveying in the Royal County of Berkshire we have seen how picturesque it is and that it is well known for its delightful towns and villages that sit on the River Thames and River Kennet such as Henley-on-Thames, Windsor and Eton . There are major rail links from Reading station to Paddington and Waterloo in London to the East and Westward to Wales and the South West. Reading is a major town with The Oracle Shopping Centre an attraction for retail therapy. Windsor and Old Windsor are steeped in history with the Castle standing in the centre of town and Windsor Great Park with a thousand acres of woodland, lakes and gardens has stunning views. Heathrow airport is the UK 's largest airport with both national and international flights and only a short distance from Berkshire . An area of outstanding beauty is The Berkshire Downs with the famous White Horse carved in the chalk hillside in Uffington.

When surveying in the county of Berkshire the major roads we use include the A4, A30, A33, A34 and M4, M3 and M25 motorways.


Berkshire villages where we have carried out surveys

The delightful Berkshire villages we have carried out surveys in include Aldermaston, Aldworth, with 13th century Bell pub Barkham, Binfield, Bray, Brightwalton, just off the A338, Bucklebury, Charvil, Clewer, Colnbrook, with its old coaching inns, Cookham, Cox Green, Dedworth, East Garston, Eastbury, in west Berkshire not far from Lambourn, Eton, Hurst, Kintbury, Lambourn, Leckhampstead, Mortimer, Pangbourne, with its well known public school Panbourne College, Ruscombe, Sonning, Speen, Streatley-on-Thames, Taplow,  Theale, five miles west of Reading, Tilehurst, Twyford, Warfield, a small village on the outskirts of Bracknell with delightful farmland and some large sought after properties many of which we have surveyed over the years, Wargrave and Wraysbury.


Contact 1stAssociated.co.uk for help and advice if you require a valuation, residential building survey or commercial building survey on a property you are purchasing in Berkshire or if you need property advice on your existing property

on Freephone 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 Berkshire area some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this.

Maidenhead.net, ReadingFestival.com, Southillpark.org, Maidenheadheritage.org, TheFatDuck.co.uk, ReadingMuseum.org, Slough.gov, SloughHistoryOnline.org, VisitWestBerkshire.org, HeritageBritain.com, Windsor.gov.uk, RoyalWindsor.com, Wokinghamsociety.org, GetWokingham.co.uk.

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All you need to know about Building Surveys

Building Control, what do they do?

Designers and Architects will they save me money or will they cost me money

Enviroment, Your Building and Garden Gnomes

Estate Agents help sell houses and work for the vendors

Have a Structural Survey to protect you against structural problems

Home improvements, builder problems and ideas for you on how to solve them

How a Surveyor values a property, Chartered Surveyors and Regulated Valuers

How Chartered Engineers and Building Engineers can help you

Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

NHBC National House Building Council

Structural Surveys and How We Can Help You

Traditional and Non-Traditional Houses and Mortgage Problems

Valuations and how much is the building worth?

Whats the difference between a Chartered Building Surveyor, Chartered Surveyor and an Independent Surveyor

Useful property problem articles by Chartered Surveyors explaining building issues to avoid

External - Helpful information on building problems on the outside of the property

Chimney issues and problems

Cracking and Movement Problems and Surveying Solutions

Flat Roof Problems, how we can solve them

Foundations and Structures and Settlement and Subsidence and Underpinning

Pitched Roofs Problems and Solutions

Roof Problems

Wall Problems

Windows and Doors and Fascias and Soffits and Wet Rot and Dry Rot and other problems

Internal - House problems we have investigated inside

All you ever need to know about floors

Asbestos in your home, what you need to know

Ceiling Cracks and Structural Problems

Condensation, Damp and Black Mould Problems

Cracking and Movement Problems and Surveying Solutions

Windows and Doors and Fascias and Soffits and Wet Rot and Dry Rot and other problems

Woodworm is it a problem or not? Is it active or not?

Services - Building help and advice on costly services

Drainage, what's underground can affect what's above ground

Heating; I just can't get my house warm enough or alternatively I just can't get my house cool enough

You can't mess around with the electric, you need an expert


Commercial Property Services

Building Terms Explained and Directories

Commercial Property Surveys

Commercial Structural Surveys

Leisure Facilites

Offices Large and Small

Shops and Retail

Warehouse and Industrial Buildings

Dilapidations Help and Advice What is a Dilapidations Notice?

A Beginner's Guide to Dilaps

Damp Mould and Condensation

Dampness Rising Damp Mould Black Mould Condensation

Dilapidations and Negotiations

Dilapidations Claim by a Landlord

Energy Saving what can I do?

Finance what is a Financial Adviser (We are not Financial Advisors)

Fire Risk and Help

Health and Safety Risks

Insurance how do I get the correct property insurance?

Landlords Surveying Advice

Property Investment how can I invest in property?

Property TV Reviews by an Independent Surveyor

Schedules of Condition Leasing a Commercial Property

Scotts Schedule and Section 18 Valuation

Tenants Surveying Advice

Weather how does weather affect my property?



Snow and Ice

Strong Winds

Reviews from clients on Commercial Building Surveys

Churches and Charities, helpful reviews from our clients

Industrial Buildings and Warehouses and what our clients say about us

Offices Large and Small, reviews and feedback from our clients

Pubs, Restaurants, Hotels and other Leisure facilities we have surveyed over the years

Shops and Retail, helpful reviews from our clients


First Time Buyers

Buying a Leasehold or Shared Freehold Home

Buying and Selling Houses for the experienced house and home purchaser

First Time Buyers how do I go about buying my first house and home?

Improve your property knowledge with our presentations on house, homes and commercial property

Building Surveys

Building Surveying Useful Information


Dilapidations Presentations in Detail

Final Year Building Surveying Exams for University Students or those that would like to know more

How old is your Building? Which era was it built in?

Party Walls

Surveyors and Design Tools

Disputes and Party Walls

Boundary Disputes

Building and Property Disputes

Party Wall Book Reviews

Party Walls Your Rights and Responsibilities

1stAssociated Surveyors Review for Structural Surveys and Building Surveys

Building Surveys, reviews and feedback from satisfied customers

Buy to let property clients, what they say about our structural surveys

Buying at auction, review of the survey

Buying bungalows and retirement properties and how our surveyors can help

Both at work / busy couples, how we can help and some 1stAssociated client reviews

Families with a young person flying the nest, reviews and feedback

First Time Buyers, what they say about us

Listed buildings, structural surveys

Older buildings, a review of buying an older house

Families with children looking for a new home, feedback and reviews

Buying a Non-Traditional Property

Residential Surveys

House and Home Surveys

Commercial Building Surveys

Commercial Surveys

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1stAssociated Independent Expert Property Surveyors

Specialists in Home Buyers Reports, Building Surveys and Structural Surveys and Schedules of Condition

All Surveyors are Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors qualified and RICS regulated

and are Members of the Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association

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