We carry out building surveys and give independent advice in the Heart of England on:

Heart of England Building survey, Heart of England House survey, Property defect survey, Building disputes survey, Heart of England Dilapidation survey, Heart of England Building survey, Heart of England Commercial building survey, Heart of England schedule of condition survey

Building Surveyor the Heart of England

We are Independent Building Surveyors in the Heart of England. 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 the Heart of England on:

the Heart of England Building Survey, the Heart of England House Survey, Property Defects Survey, Building Disputes Survey, the Heart of England Dilapidations Survey, the Heart of England Residential Building Survey, the Heart of England Commercial Building Survey, the Heart of England Schedule of Condition Survey.


Where is the Heart of England?

The Heart of England is an area covering the counties of West Midlands, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire. 1stAssociated.co.uk have Surveyors who carry out residential building 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 the Heart of England

A: Astley Vineyards

The Astley Vineyards are situated in approximately five acres of land where you can walk around the Vineyard and finish the visit with an amazing wine tasting of some award winning wine.


B: Bottle Museum

Visiting the Bottle Museum gives you an insight into how cider is made and you can you stop off at the tea rooms or restaurant for some refreshments. The gardens surrounding the Bottle Museum have a playground which is suitable for children.



C: Crown Inn

The Crown Inn is a lovely public house located in Shropshire which serves great fresh food where you can eat inside or outside dependent on the weather. The pub has several rooms where you can watch TV or relax at the bar.


D: Deep Hayes Country Park

Deep Hayes Country Park is open all year round where you can enjoy a peaceful walk through the Park. There is a visitor centre which you can visit and learn about the history of the Park.


E: Eastnor Pottery

Eastnor Pottery is perfect for creative individuals where they can take part in workshops or sessions where they can make something special. Eastnor Pottery is great for events such as birthdays where you can make pottery during your visit.

F: Foxfield Steam Railway

People can enjoy a journey on the Foxfield Steam Railway where they can see the beautiful countryside of Stoke-On-Trent . The journey takes you around The Heart of England and you can finish your journey by stopping off at the museum.


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G: Go To WaterWorld

Waterworld is a great place to visit and have fun swimming and going on the many rides and slides. There is also a play area where children can have fun playing in tubes, slides and climbing.


H: Hereford Camping Site

At the Hereford Camping Site you can book a pitch where you can sleep in a tent or caravan and take in the beautiful views of the countryside. At the Camping Site you can fish in the river nearby and take long walks around Hereford.


I: Independent Surveyors

If you are looking to move to The Heart of England 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: Jephson Gardens

Jephson Gardens is an award winning park which has beautiful gardens with bedded flowers and pristine lawns. There is glasshouse which has a number of exotic flowers that are grown all year round. There are fountains and memorials located in the park which is open every day.


K: Kenilworth Castle

There are tours at Kenilworth Castle where you can walk around the ruins and learn about the history of the Castle. There is also the Elizabethan Gardens which has beautifully arranged flowers and bedding.


L: Ledbury Country Market

The Ledbury Country Market is open on Friday each week where you can buy locally produced products and sourced food. Fresh fruit and vegetables are on offer and you can buy lovely handmade jewellery.


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M: Museum

The Heritage Motor Centre has a large collection of motors on display and exhibitions which will tell you about the history of motoring. There are tours and activities which you can take part in to see various parts of cars and other motors.


N: Nature Walk

There are a number of great places to walk in The Heart of England and you could take a long walk through The Peak District which lies partly in Staffordshire.


O: Ombersley Golf Course

The 18 hole course in Worcestershire has a great clubhouse with a function room which can be hired out for special functions. There is a golf school you can join and special packages you can buy throughout the year.


P: Playbox Theatre

The Playbox Theatre has a great variety of plays to choose from throughout the year. There are also musicals at the Theatre which is open daily and designed for the young with workshops held here regularly.


Q: Quiet Cruise

There are cruises which are available which travel along the River Severn where you can enjoy a peaceful cruise at anytime during the day. The evening cruises can be accompanied by dinner and there are sometimes performances at certain times of the year.


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R: River Severn

The River Severn runs through Worcester and is the longest river in the UK where you can have peaceful time fishing at the river banks.


S: Surveyor

We are Independent Surveyors carrying out both residential and commercial building surveys regularly in The Heart of England.  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: Theme Parks

In The Heart of England there are some great Theme Parks such as Alton Towers which has a range of adrenaline filled rides. There is also Alton Towers Water Park where you go on some fast slides and afterwards finish off with some refreshments at the restaurants.


U: Unusual SnowDome

The SnowDome in Shropshire has large slopes which you can ski and snowboard down as well as take lessons or take part in courses where you can learn by a trainer. You can also go in a Toboggan down the slope and have fun tubing.


V: Victorian Farm

Hatton Shopping Village was once a Victorian Farm which is now a collection of shops and restaurants. The Village has an idyllic garden centre, shops selling a range of products a lovely tea rooms.


W: Worcestershire Cathedral

Daily services are held at the beautiful Worcestershire Cathedral and you can take tours around the library, tower and the whole Cathedral. Events are held throughout the year at the Cathedral such as the Mystery Plays.


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X: Xmas Food Fayre

In Warwick there is a great Christmas Food Fayre where you can go along and try a selection of homemade food. There is also the Craft Fayre where you can buy some lovely locally produced presents.


Y: Yearly Events

At Alton Towers and Drayton Manor there are a number of yearly events which are held such as the fireworks at Alton Towers .


Z : Zoo

The Wyevalley Butterfly Zoo in Herefordshire has an array of exotic butterflies which you can see and learn about their life cycle. The Zoo can be visited for educational purposes and you can have fun afterwards in the giant maze.


Famous people who have resided in the Heart of England include:

Charles Darwin - Naturalist

Dave Gorman - Comedian

Phil Taylor - Dart Player

Neil Morrissey - Actor

Robbie Williams - Singer

Antony Worrall Thompson - Chef


Which National Trust Places of interest are in the Heart of England

In Shrewsbury Attingham Park is a great place to visit where you can have tours of the 18th century mansion, see the deer park and have a walk around the walled gardens.

At Coughton Court you can look round the Tudor House and see the range of collections which are on show such as the portraits. When visiting Coughton Court you must walk in the peaceful gardens which have won awards.

The 14th Century Kinwarton Dovecote is open weekly for people to come and see the winding stairs which is situated near Charlecote Park and Hanbury Hall.

Shugborough Estate in Staffordshire allows you to look around the entire estate where you can see the servant's area, farm and house. Tours and trails are available and you can stop off at the old sweet shop, gift shop or tea room.

The Weir is a beautiful garden where you can walk around and see the seasonal flowers and wildlife.


Which English Heritage Places of interest are in the Heart of England

The Iron Bridge in Shropshire which was built in approximately 1779 was the first iron bridge to be cast and you can find out about the history in the Museum.

Stokesay Castle in Shropshire has a beautiful tea room inside the castle where you can stop after seeing the interior of the Castle.

Langley Chapel situated in the beautiful countryside of The Heart of England and contains 17th century furnishings.

A tour around Witley Court and Gardens allows you to see the beautiful fountains, shrubs and gift shop. The Court and Gardens are open each month where you can see the events which take place such as the trails in Halloween.



How to get to the Heart of England

Road links:

There are great road links in the Heart of England such as the M40, M50, M42 and M54



There are great train links to the Heart of England from London 's stations including Victoria , St Pancras International, Cannon Street and Charing Cross for example.



The Heart of England Building Surveyor

We survey buildings in The Heart of England. 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.

For anyone that has not been to The Heart of England, look out for the very decorative village signposts throughout The Heart of England.

Home Surveyor in the Heart of England

If you book a building survey in the the Heart of England with 1stAssociated.co.uk 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 the Heart of England for example:

West Midlands: Birmingham,which is home to some of the biggest convention centres in the country including the NEC, Coventry, a well planned post war town as many of its historic buildings were destroyed during the Second World War, Dudley, where you must visit the Black Country Living Museum, Lye, an attractive and leafy area, Solihull, which has plenty of green spaces and Walsall, is West Midlands highest point with a height of 745 ft.

Herefordshire: Bromyard, where you can take a riverside walk along the River Frome, Ledbury, located close to the Malvern Hills with its attractive black and white buildings, Dorstone, where above the village you will see Arthurs Stone and Hay On Wye, is very popular with book lovers and has many book shops.

Shropshire: Bishops Castle, which has a unique Elizabethan House on Crutches with wooden post supports, Bridgnorth, which has stunning views from either The High Town or The Low Town, Ludlow, has a wealth of restaurants and speciality food shops, Newport, where one of its residents Elizabeth Parker was the inspiration for the character Miss Haversham, Telford, named after the renowned engineer Thomas Telford, and Wem, which has lots of speciality shops.

Staffordshire: Alton, in a clay area well known for its brickworks, Biddulph, with the delightful Biddulph Grange Gardens with its creators worldwide collection of plants, Eccleshall, with its bio-energy power plant, Kinver, it's amazing sandstone rock houses, Stafford, with its grand stone Shire Hall Gallery and Wombourne, with the peaceful nature reserve Wom Brook Walk.

Warwickshire: Atherstone, famous of its Shrove Tuesday Shrovetide Ball Game, Bidford On Avon, with its beautiful eight arch bridge, Henley-in-Arden, with its 15th century remains of the Market Cross, Kenilworth, with its immense medieval castle, Shipston-on-Stour, once well known for its sheep markets and Warwick, with its historic castle.

Worcestershire: Bromsgrove, known in the past as the centre for nail making, Evesham, which once had a great Abbey with only the Abbot Lichfield 16th century Bell Tower remaining, Malvern, another Spa town with many wells in the Malvern hillside, Pershore, with its stunning Abbey and College and Tenbury Wells, with its popular national Mistletoe and Holly Auctions.


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Building Surveyor the Heart of England

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

We are independent surveyors who carry out building surveys in the the Heart of England. 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 the Heart of England

We are Independent Building Surveyors that operate throughout the UK . As building surveyors in the the Heart of England 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 the Heart of England

We are also Commercial Building Surveyors - still operating in the the Heart of England, 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 the Heart of England 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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