We are expert Independent Residential and Commercial Building Surveyors and can help you with;

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

Why use an INDEPENDENT Surveyor?

We are INDEPENDENT Surveyors which means we are not tied in with any money lender like many property surveyors are. When we are working for you we are 100% focused on giving you the best property advice and not advice which will benefit the lender.

Having a building survey is so important. We have saved clients many thousands of pounds over the years by bringing to their attention certain problems with the property, giving them the solution and also approximate repair costs which in some cases if left untouched could have ended up costing them thousands more.


What our clients say about us

I am so impressed with the layout and the way in which the survey is worded, even I could understand it. Thank you so much!


Our easy to understand survey reports

We are fully aware that for many people entering into the property world they have to cross their comfort zone and we are here to help. We produce our reports in an easy to understand way. We use photos and sketches throughout our reports to highlight any problems we may come across and if we do have to use jargon we will always define it for you.

And remember we are real people! We are always here to discuss any issues you may have either face to face or by phone.


Information on towns and village in Norfolk

For anyone that has not been to Norfolk look out for the very decorative village signposts throughout Norfolk. Below is an overview of some of our favourite places in the Norfolk area:

Norfolk is most associated for the more popular holiday destinations such as the Norfolk Broads, Attleborough historically famous for its turkeys and cide, the waterways of the Broadlands which surround Downham Market, Brancaster situated along the A149, famous for its mussels, Blakeney a pretty coastal village with its flint cottages, where you can take a boat trip to see the seals at Blakeney Point, Burnham Market located near the north Norfolk coast with a traditional high street with local shops and a great place to have lunch, Burnham Thorpe which was the birthplace of Nelson, Broadlands, Cromer famous for its crabs and also the pier being crashed into , the popular family resort of Caister, Denver where Denver Windmill dates back to 1835, Dereham a place full of history, admire the many windmills at Diss, Downham Market a lovely traditional market town and still has a market, Fakenham famous for its racecourse, admire the many wind pumps in the Fenlands , the sandy beaches of Gorleston, Great Yarmouth  a very popular holiday resort on the east coast with miles of sand, Heacham where you have the choice of either North Beach or South Beach and is famous for its lavender fields, Hemsby seaside resort with its large sand dunes and sandy beaches, situated five miles north of Great Yarmouth, Holt a beautiful Georgian market town well known in Norfolk for its Christmas lights, Hunstanton a popular north Norfolk holiday resort known as sunny hunny , the port town of Kings Lynn which has some beautiful historical timber framed properties and the market square area with magnificent Georgian buildings known as Tuesday marketplace, Norwich the capital of Norfolk, a beautiful city with a castle and a lovely mix of new shopping centres and traditional market and arcades, Sandringham the Norfolk country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen, Sherringham with its beautiful Victorian properties, Stowbridge home of Bearts of Stowbridge animal feed, Swaffham which is known as one of the most beautiful villages in Norfolk, The Broads where you can enjoy a relaxing boating holiday, Thetford Forest with its miles of beautiful woodland, Thetford where some of the popular Dad's Army series was filmed, Welney which has a spectacular winter gathering of thousands of swans, Wells next the Sea has beautiful sandy beaches with traditional stilted beach huts and finally Wymondham with its beautiful Abbey and historic Market Cross.

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


Our surveying equipment


We use the very latest surveying tools such as Thermal Imagers and Surface Temperature Readers.

A Thermal Image


Ask to see an example report

We have over the years worked on many different types of property from many different Eras. We have surveyed pubs, shops, warehouses, stone houses and many more. Please call us to request an example survey. If you know the type/Era of the property you are looking at please advise us and we will match the example survey as near to this as we can. Please call 0800 298 5424.

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.



To get a quote on a survey in Norfolk please complete the short form by clicking the box to the right.



Property Types in Norfolk

It is always a pleasure to carry out building surveys in the Norfolk area, particularly whilst we are surveying the older properties with thatch and pargetting render over a timber frame or perhaps the cob wall or napped flint that Norfolk is famous for. There is also the brown sandstone known as Carrstone which is found over in Hunstanton and all the way down to Kings Lynn. There are of course many traditional styles of property from different eras such as the Victorian. The Victorians used transported bricks for the walls and slates for the roofs with the more prestigious buildings constructed in stone or rendered in the fashion of the day in stucco. Commonly seen in a lot of the eastern and coastal areas are pantiles. These were transported over from Holland many years ago and are still popular and still commonly seen today.

If you feel that we have missed a type of architecture in this area we would always be pleased to hear from you. Please contact our freephone number 0800 298 5424.


Articles written by Independent Property Surveyors

We have written 1000's of informative articles which you will find below, many on property related problems and how to solve them. We hope you find them useful.




Whilst most of this is written from our knowledge of Norfolk here are some websites that we think may interest you in the Norfolk 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.

diss.co.uk; heacham-on-line.co.uk; wellsharbour.co.uk/cam; bungaytownfc.org.uk; facebook.com/pages/ Hemsby-Norfolk- HemsbysVikingfestival; sealsanctuary.co.uk; heritage.norfolk.gov.uk; greatyarmouthlive.com; yarmouth stadium.co.uk; weekenders.co.uk/caister; oceanroom.co.uk; gorleston-heritage.co.uk; norfolkbroads.com/boating; visit norfolk.co.uk; roys.co.uk/storefinder; reedhamferry.co.uk; norfolkmills.co.uk; forest ry.gov.uk/music ; goape.co.uk; explore thetford.co.uk/thetfordforest; swaffham online.co.uk; swaffhamrotary.org.uk; swaffham museum.co.uk ; norwichairport.co.uk; canaries.co.uk; visit norwich.co.uk; historicalnorwich.co.uk; francisfrith.com/thorpe-st-andrew; tournorfolk.co.uk; WWT.org.uk; aboutbritain.com; kingslynn online.com; gileslandscapes.co.uk; visit ely.eastcambs.gov.uk ; cambridgeshire history.com; bbc.co.uk/ cambridgeshire /natural_history


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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

How Chartered Engineers and Building Engineers can help you

Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas

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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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

Leisure Facilites

Offices Large and Small

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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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