We carry out building surveys and give independent advice in Greater Manchester on:

Building Surveys, House Surveys, Property Defect Surveys, Commercial Building Surveys , Dilapidation Surveys, Schedule of Conditions

Building Surveyor Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester is located to the North West of England. For more information on Greater Manchester and the Greater Manchester area please scroll down and if you are looking for a survey in the Greater Manchester area please call our free phone number 0800 298 5424.


Greater Manchester Building Surveyor

If you are purchasing a property in Greater Manchester, please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by a 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 Building Surveyor in Greater Manchester

If you book a building survey in Greater Manchester with 1st Associated Building 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 Greater Manchester for example in: Altrincham, Ashton-under-Lyne, Bolton, Bury, Castlefield, Chadderton, Cheadle, Cheetham, Crumpsall, Didsbury, Eccles, Fallowfield, Hale, Hyde, Leigh, Manchester, Marple, Oldham, Prestwich, Radcliffe, Ramsbottom, Rochdale, Saddleworth, Sale, Salford, Stockport, Stretford, Trafford, Uppermill, Wigan, and Wythenshawe.

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


Building Surveyor Greater Manchester

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

We are independent surveyors who carry out building surveys in Greater Manchester. 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 Greater Manchester

We are 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.

Commercial Building Surveyor Greater Manchester

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

Information on Greater Manchester and where to get a building survey

If you are interested in having a survey carried out in the Greater Manchester area please call our free phone number 0800 298 5424 where we will be more than happy to help you. 1stAssociated.co.uk are Independent Surveyors. We cover the whole of the UK including: Altrincham, a Saxon market town about eight miles from the centre of Manchester, Bolton, a densely populated town in the Greater Manchester area with a diverse range of entertainment for all ages, Castlefield, once a leading industrial area with the first man made canal and the first passenger railway station. With the now popular metro making it a popular place to commute from into Manchester city centre, Cheadle, steeped in history, with mentions as far back as the Doomsday Book, today it is an exclusive location with high levels of business in the area due to the close proximity to Manchester Airport, Crumpsall, was once part of the main city of Manchester but now its own district, Didsbury, which is located just inside the M60 and at the end of the M56 so has great road connections to the surrounding areas. Didsbury is also a thriving commuter's town with a very rural feel to it, Eccles, which is north of the centre of Manchester and is most famous for its cake which was invented in the late 18 th century, Fallowfield, a suburb of Manchester and is probably best known for the grammar school, it has a very cosmopolitan feel to it with the campuses being the heart of the community, Hale, an up market town just 10 miles from Manchester with lots of local shops and attractions that are worth visiting, Hyde, once a leading town in the industrial revolution with its cotton and coal trade from 1790 to 1869 and later attracted more diverse industries such as leather, rubber and ice cream making Hyde an affluent town today, Manchester a busy city with many shops, restaurants and cultural experiences. It is rich in character and is a fantastic place to visit, Old Trafford, a suburb of Manchester with great shopping and cultural experiences. It is the home of Manchester United Football team and also hosts the Lancashire County Cricket Club, Oldham, just north of Manchester and is made up of the boroughs of Chadderton, Crompton, Failsworth, Lees, Royton and Saddleworth which all flourished in the era of the textile industry, Prestwich, a large area between Manchester and Bury/Whitefield, with good road links to the south and the north, Radcliffe, situated by the River Irwell with a diverse range of industries and benefits from the links to Bury and Manchester via the Metrolink tram system, Rochdale, just fourteen miles north of Manchester and can trace its historic roots back to the Domesday book and has been an important market town since the medieval times. It has a wide range of businesses and two great indoor shopping centres, Saddleworth, which lies between Lancashire and Yorkshire and today is part of the Borough of Oldham. It is steeped in history and is a thriving community attracting many visitors for both the bleak views and the superb festivals, Sale, just five miles from Manchester and has easy access to the city via the Metrolink system and has both national and traditional shopping facilities, Stockport, which has many heritage attractions and is close to the Derbyshire Peaks, with a great shopping area as well as lots of eating and entertainment facilities, Wigan, which has a good mixture of character, history and heritage and is situated between Manchester and Liverpool. There are lots of amenities and is home to Wigan Athetic Football Club.

Please call us today for a free, no obligation quotation and information on what the Building Surveys involve, these are also sometimes known as Structural Surveys or Engineers Reports. Let us ensure you are buying the right property at the right price.

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 Greater Manchester 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 Greater Manchester area some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this.

Aboutbritain.com, Greenwichmeantime.co.uk, Picturesofengland.com, Visitnorthwest.com, Information-britain.co.uk. information-britain.co.uk , lymm.com , didsbury living.com, manchester2002-uk.com, tameside.gov.uk, travelaboutbritain.com, mouseprice.com


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