We carry out building surveys and give independent advice in East Midlands on:

Building Surveys also known as Structural Surveys, Specific Defects Reports , Building Disputes , Dilapidation Reports , Commercial Building Surveys, Schedule of Condition Surveys, Expert Witness Reports and Engineers Reports

Building surveyor East Midlands

We are Independent Building Surveyors in East Midlands. We provide all types of property advice, with an independent building survey tailored to your individual property needs. Our independent survey reports are far superior to the kind you would receive from your mortgage company. Our surveys include pictures, projected repair costs and general advice on the property.

Our Building Surveyors carry out building surveys and give independent advice in East Midlands on:

East Midlands Building Survey, East Midlands House Survey, Property Defects Survey, Building Disputes Survey, East Midlands Dilapidations Survey, East Midlands Residential Building Survey, East Midlands Commercial Building Survey, East Midlands Schedule of Condition Survey.


Where is East Midlands?

East Midlands is an area covering the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire , Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. 1stAssociated.co.uk Surveyors carry out residential building surveys and commercial building surveys in all of these counties. Call us on free phone 0800 298 5424 to get advice from an Independent Surveyor.


A - Z of Information on East Midlands

A: Ashby Market

Every Thursday there is Ashby Market where you can find fresh food, flowers and locally produced products. There are a range of markets in Lincolnshire where you can buy an array of products from traditional markets which have been there for many years.



B: Butterfly and Wildlife Park

In Lincolnshire the Butterfly and Wildlife Park is a wonderful place to visit where you can see a range of wildlife from reptiles to Birds of prey. After seeing the wildlife you could stop off at the shop to buy a souvenir.


C: Crich Tramway Village

The Crich Tramway Village offers rides on trams where you can see the lovely countryside of Derbyshire. Children can play in the play area and take part in the interesting trails where you can learn the history of trams.


D: Denby

In Denby there is Bourne's Restaurant where you can enjoy the food which is freshly made and served throughout the day.


E: Enjoy Cookery Demonstrations

There are great cookery demonstrations on offer where you can see the daily cooking displays which show how dishes can be made and then after watching you can then make them yourself.


F: Ferry Farm Park

At Ferry Farm Park there is an indoor activity centre where you can have a fun packed day by riding the go karts. The restaurant caters for parties and special events and serves local fresh food.



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G: Great Trails

In the East Midlands there are numerous trails which aim to educate and enjoy the countryside. You get a chance to see the wide range of wildlife in The East Midlands.


H: Heage Windmill

The Grade II Listed Windmill has great facilities where you can have a guided tour of the magnificent windmill which is located in Derbyshire. You can buy Heage Windmill made flour and there are many great events held throughout the year.


I: Independent Surveyors

If you are looking to move to The East Midlands then we would recommend you have a building survey carried out by Independent Surveyors, such as ourselves at 1stAssociated.co.uk. We are independent because we are not affiliated to any banks or building societies and therefore can offer you an unbiased service, offering you an action required for any problems we may find and an approximate cost for any works.


J: Just At Carsington Water

At Carsington Water you can enjoy a fun packed day of fishing, sailing and other adrenaline activities.


K: Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens

18th Century Kelmarsh Hall and Gardens is open during spring and summer where you can see the beautiful Halls. The Hall can be hired out for special occasions such as weddings and look round the gift shop.


L: Lincolnshire

In Lincolnshire Winteringham Fields is a great restaurant to visit and eat a beautifully prepared menu.


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M: Melton Carnegie Museum

Melton Carnegie Museum is open Tuesday through to Saturday where you can learn about the history of shoe making in the beautiful village. The Museum is free to everyone who visits where you can see the range of exhibitions which are on show.


N: Newstead Abbey

Tours at Newstead Abbey give you the chance to see the lovely collections that are in the house. The house is situated in around three hundred acres and you can take a peaceful walk around the gardens and see the lake, fernery and Japanese Gardens.


O: Outdoors

The Wild Park has great outdoor activities where you can take part in paint balling or laser tag.


P: Peak District

The Peak District located mainly in Derbyshire is where you can take part in walks, cycle, rock climb, fish as well as many other activities. There are also events held throughout the year such as Autumn Colours and Wells Dressing.


Q: Quiet Brewery

The National Brewery Centre allows individuals to be educated about the brewery process which takes place in Burton-upon-Trent.



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R: Rufford Abbey Country Park

Rufford Abbey Country Park has a great Craft Centre where you can take part in workshops to learn new techniques. There is a great maze and trail where you walk in the beautiful Nottinghamshire.


S: Surveyor

We are Independent Surveyors carrying out both residential and commercial building surveys regularly in The East Midlands.  We can help with providing a structural survey on a property you wish to purchase or a Specific Defects Report should you experience issues with your property.  Why not give us a call as we would be delighted to help with any property matters.


T: Trent River Cruises

You can take a cruise trip from Nottingham which allows you to enjoy a meal on board whilst taking in the unique sights of the River Trent.


U: Underground

Underground at Treak Cliff Cavern you can have a tour of the Cavern by learning about the history of the mines. Drinks are on offer which are made from water collected underground and you can see the lovely stone mined at Treak Cliff.


V: Vast Views

Conkers allows individuals to reach the heights of the tree tops and see the magnificent views of The East Midlands. Conkers has great indoor facilities such as rock climbing and outdoor facilities such as trails.


W: Woodside Falconry

At Woodside Falconry you get to see owls, eagles and other Birds of prey as well as have fun in the play areas. The Barn has a great tea room where you can enjoy a snack and then see more animals.


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X: Xmas in The East Midlands

There are a number of great Christmas Markets in The East Midlands such as Deepdale Christmas Market in Norfolk . The Markets allow you to buy fresh food and flowers and buy many gifts that are on offer.


Y: You Could Stop Off At

The Aeropark in The East Midlands is a great place to visit which is a museum where you can learn all about the different aircrafts that have been built.


Z : Zip lining

Jungle Parc is designed for explorers where you can adventure on zip lines which are fun for all the family. Jungle Parc can be hired for school trips and for birthday parties where they can take part in a range of activities.


Famous people who have resided in East Midlands include:

Jennifer Saunders - Actress and Comedienne

Sheridan Smith - Actress

John Hurt - Actor

Roy Wilson - Cartoonist

Rebecca Adlington - Olympian


Which National Trust Places of interest are in East Midlands

Belton House is open daily where you can see the beautiful 17th century house and in the summer you can watch the cricket club play in the grounds. There is an adventure playground, shop, restaurant and tours available whilst visiting Belton House.

Located in Derbyshire Calke Abbey you can visit the orangery after walking through the estate with the range of wildlife. You can see the gardens which are walled and even look round the different rooms in the beautiful house.

Elizabethan Canons Ashby House which is Northamptonshire is a great place to visit as see the apartments, gardens and parkland.

Hardwick Hall wildlife can be seen while walking around the Hall and when inside you can see the beautiful tapestries that are in the House. There is a great restaurant and shop where you can enjoy freshly made food which is all sourced locally.

Built approximately 1653 Staunton Harold Church is a lovely place to see the painted ceiling, picturesque surroundings and the large organ.

The 18th Century Kedleston Hall is situated in a picturesque parkland where you can take a lovely walk either around the hall or the river. At Kedleston Hall you can take a tour where you can see the smoking room and have a talk of what it used to be like years ago.




Which English Heritage Places of interest are in East Midlands


The Riding House can be seen whilst enjoying food in the restaurant at Bolsover Castle and you can even visit the shop where you can buy some books to learn about the history of the Castle.

In Leicestershire Ashby de la Zouch Castle is a great place to visit if you enjoy taking risk as you can climb the tower that still exists. There are regular trails which you can take part in and see the beautiful countryside.

Lincoln Medical Bishop's Palace is open during April till November and is a great place to visit where you can enjoy a lovely picnic in the beautiful gardens. There are also events held at the Palace regularly such as the Christmas Market where you can buy an array of gifts.

The Sibsey Trader Windmill in Lincolnshire was built in approximately 1877 and is a great place to visit where you can buy flour which is made here.




How to get to East Midlands

Road links:

The East Midlands have great roadlinks such as the M1, M6, M42 and A1(M)



Trains from London St Pancras International reach the East Midlands stations such as Leicester, Derby and Lincoln.



East Midlands Building Surveyor

We survey buildings in East Midlands. Our independent surveyors are experienced and qualified and produce high quality surveys including Structural surveys, Building surveys and valuations on both residential and commercial properties. We use surveyors who are experienced with old properties, many having direct hands on experience of working on listed buildings. Equally we understand newer construction, it may look the same to the untrained eye but performs very differently and we would say is built to a price not a quality standard. We also survey buildings that have been altered and extended both with and without planning permission and building regulations. We solve and deal with building disputes and can also help you with your extension and alteration design work.

Home Surveyor in East Midlands

If you book a building survey in East Midlands 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.co.uk use Building Surveyors who cover the whole of the UK including all towns and villages in The East Midlands for example:

In Derbyshire: Ashbourne, has a vast range of properties of varying types and styles, Buxton, with its Buxton Opera House which has over 400 performances a year, Derby, where we often carry out both residential and commercial surveys, Ripley, has a variety of buildings both old and modern and Whaley Bridge, where as Surveyors we often find ourselves in the Peak Districts.

In Leicestershire: Anstey, the town has two stone bridges, Packhorse Bridge and King William's Bridge, Blaby, where the village can be divided into old and more modern parts, Desford, which has some lovely old buildings, Hinckley, where in the centre of town which is in a row of restored thatched frame workers cottages and Whitwick, with framework knitters cottages.

In Lincolnshire: Alford, which has popular Craft Markets held in the summer months and Christmas Markets, Boston, with its busy port importing and exporting goods such as timber and steel, Corby Glen, which is surrounded by countryside, Lincoln, with its spectacular Gothic Cathedral which dominates the town's skyline for miles around and Woodhall Spa, where the town is also famous for the unique Kinema in the Woods.

In Northamptonshire: Brackley, with its Georgian and Victorian architecture, Corby, with its many industrial estates and housing developments surrounded by rolling countryside, rivers and canals, Moulton, with stone cottages and houses and meandering lanes with green areas of Crowfields Meadow and Wellingborough, where in the past was noted for its established trades of spinning, weaving, lace making, leather tanning and most importantly its shoe making.

In Nottinghamshire: Bulwell, famous for Bulwell stone quarried in the area and seen in many buildings, Keyworth, where there is the head offices at Kingsley Dunham Centre of The British Geological Survey (BGS) who give geological advice, Ravenshead, with the stunning Newstead Abbey and its gardens nearby, and Worksop, with Kilton Forest Golf Club set in the beautiful woodland in this area.

In Rutland: Braunston-in-Rutland with its carved Goddess stone in its churchyard, Greetham, a delightful village with traditional stone and thatched cottages as well as converted barns and more modern houses, Market Overton, with its terraced brick houses which were originally built for workers in the ironstone mines to the north of the village, Oakham, with its collection of horseshoes in the Castle an old tradition when visitors to the town had to give one as a forfeit for visiting or passing through and Wing, with its medieval circular turf maze.



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Building Surveyor East Midlands

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

We are independent surveyors who carry out building surveys in East Midlands. 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 East Midlands

We are Independent Building Surveyors that operate throughout the UK . As building surveyors we are often asked to work on not only a residential building survey but also a boundary walls dispute survey or a specific defects survey if you have a problem with dampness or cracking in your property for example.

Commercial Building Surveyor East Midlands

We are also Commercial Building Surveyors - still operating in The East Midlands, we can provide a Schedule of Condition Survey, Property Report, Dilapidations Report and a Commercial Building Survey - our Independent Building Surveyors have the skills and experience to save you money on your commercial building purchase.

Where to get a building survey

We have a wealth of experience in providing Building Surveys to make sure you are buying the right property and providing market Valuations to ensure that you are buying the property at the right price. If you have any particular property problems we can carry out a Specific Defects Report.

Call us today on free phone 0800 298 5424 to discuss the services we offer. We are more than happy to talk about what Building Surveys involve, these are also sometimes known as Structural Surveys or Engineers Reports.



Whilst most of this is written from local knowledge of the area, here are some websites that we think may interest you in the The East Midlands area, some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this. We are only human so if there are any amendments or additions or updates we would be pleased to receive your feedback so we can keep our website up to date.






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