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Hertfordshire Building Surveyor

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


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Hertfordshire is located to the South East of England. The surrounding counties are Essex to the East, Buckinghamshire to the West, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire to the North and Greater London to the South. Additional information on Hertfordshire can be found by scrolling down.


Independent Building Surveyors

If you are purchasing a property in Hertfordshire always ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by one of our building surveyors 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. All our surveyors are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association.

We take great pride in the quality of our building surveys and produce a very detailed building survey report, whether it is a residential property or a commercial property.


Easy to understand reports

We use plain English in our building surveys to explain any problems with the property to ensure that you not only understand the issues but also advise how to resolve them together with anticipated cost.

We also use sketches which have been commissioned exclusively for us to explain in more detail a particular problem, for example this sketch shows typical areas where asbestos can be found.


Typical areas in a house where asbestos can be found

Hertfordshire Building Surveyors

1st Associated.co.uk have Building Surveyors who cover the whole of the UK including all towns in Hertfordshire for example in:Abbots Langley, the birth place of the only English Pope Nicholas Breakspear/Pope Adrian IV and a town we have often carried out surveys in, Baldock, Berkhamsted, Bishops Stortford, with its well known school, Borehamwood, home to Elstree Studios, Broxbourne, with its Paradise Wildlife Park, Cheshunt, a commuter town being only 14 miles from Charing Cross and easy to get to when carrying residential and commercial surveys, Chorleywood, Harpenden, with the Common; an area of natural beauty, Hatfield, with elegant Hatfield House, Hemel Hempstead, with its magic roundabout great fun to negotiate on the way to doing a building survey, Hitchin, Hertford, county town of Hertfordshire, Kings Langley, Knebworth, with the Gothic Mansion Knebworth House and its gardens and park, Letchworth Garden City, an attractive Garden City with the first roundabout in the UK where we have carried out many property reports, Potters Bar, at junction 24 of the M25, Radlett, in the valley of Tykes Water, Rickmansworth, with the large Aquadrome Local Nature Reserve, St Albans, famous for its Cathedral and a delightful city to visit as a surveyor with its many historical buildings, Stevenage, just off the A1 at junction 7 and 8 Watford, and its large shopping centre, Tring, home of the famous Rothschild's Natural History Museum, Watford, Welwyn Garden City between Hatfield and Stevenage and picturesque Wheathampstead.

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


Buy at the right price

We produce a detailed Building Survey 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.

We also carry out Specific Defects Reports if you have a specific property problem.


Call us today on 0800 298 5424 for a free, no obligation quotation. We are more than happy to talk about what the Building Survey will involve; these are also sometimes known as Structural Surveys or Engineers Reports.


Residential Building Surveyors Hertfordshire

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 on other property problems such as a boundary wall dispute survey or a specific defect survey. For examples please call 0800 298 5424.


We survey any type of house

Commercial Building Surveyors Hertfordshire

We are also commercial building surveyors and carry out commercial building surveys in Hertfordshire and beyond.

We can provide property advice on any type of commercial property including a schedule of condition, property report, dilapidations report and commercial building survey.


We survey all types of commercial properties

Our building surveyors have vast experience of surveying all types of commercial properties from warehouses to shop units, offices, pubs and churches, to name just a few. It is essential that you have a survey carried out when purchasing a commercial property whether it is a leasehold or freehold property. A thorough survey or schedule of condition produced by our experienced building surveyors can really save you money as well as protect your future liability.


Information on Hertfordshire and where to get a building survey

Hertfordshire is broken down into several areas: the Three Rivers area, Watford area, Hertsmere, Welwyn and Hatfield, Broxbourne, East Hertfordshire, Stevenage, North Hertfordshire, St Albans and Decorum, which is Hemel Hempstead area. To the East is Essex and to the South is London , to the West is Buckinghamshire and then Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire are to the North. Parts of the area have the chalk from the Chiltern Downs and other parts have the clay (brick making in Bovingdon) from London and relatively speaking it is an agricultural area particularly bearing in mind its closeness to London .

Major towns are Hemel Hempstead, St Albans, famous for the Romans, Welwyn Garden, famous for Garden City Planning and Stevenage, the first UK New Town (although not so new anymore). Hertfordshire has many beautiful villages such as Hoddesdon, Berkhamsted and Tring and market towns such as Bishops Stortford and larger towns that are constantly under new development such as Hemel Hempstead and Watford (very good for retail therapy). The M1 road system flows through it as does the M25 and M11 and the original roads such as the A1, Great Northern Road to Yorkshire and the A5, Watling Street to North Wales . The Grand Union Canal passes through Watford, Hemel Hempstead and Berkhamsted. If you want to leave the country altogether then Stansted and Luton airport are not that far away although not actually in Hertfordshire. The London Underground stretches as far as Watford.


Hertfordshire Villages

As Surveyors we have surveyed many properties in the villages within the county such as:

We have also carried out surveys in many villages, including: Ashwell, Aston, Bovingdon, Braughing, just off the A10 on the B1368, Brent Pelham, Brickendon Liberty, Brookmans Park, with its golf club and lawn tennis club a picturesque part of the county to survey in, Caldecote, Chipperfield, Colney Heath, Croxley Green, Flamstead, with its many Listed buildings we have had the pleasure to survey, Furneux Pelham, Hunsdon, Knebworth, Little Berkhamsted, Puckeridge, in the east of the county, Redbourn, Rushden, Sandridge, Stanstead Abbotts, Stocking Pelham just off the B1038 and Welham Green which is just off the A1 not far from the M25 another commuter village we have often carried out surveys in.



Call us today!

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 Hertfordshire.

Call us today 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 Hertfordshire area some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this.

BishopsStortfordHistory, EnjoyHertfordshire.com, StAlbansCathedral.com, StAlbansMuseums.org, AllAboutStAlbans.com, TringFestivalCompany.co.uk, BishopsStortford.org, Hertfordshire.com, lgc.amolad.net, Letchworth.com, FirstGardenCity.co.uk, LetchworthGC.com, Wheathampstead.org, Hemelweb.demon.co.uk, HemelToday.co.uk, HatfieldHouse.co.uk, AboutBritain.com, InformationBritain.co.uk and TheGalleria.co.uk


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Estate Agents help sell houses and work for the vendors

Have a Structural Survey to protect you against structural problems

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

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NHBC National House Building Council

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

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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


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Building Terms Explained and Directories

Commercial Property Surveys

Commercial Structural Surveys

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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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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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