We carry out building surveys and give independent advice in Northumbria 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 Northumbria

We are independent Building Surveyors in Northumbria . 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.

We carry out building surveys and give independent advice in Northumbria on: Northumbria Building Survey, Northumbria House Survey, Property Defects Survey, Building Disputes Survey, Northumbria Dilapidations Survey, Northumbria Residential Building Survey, Northumbria Commercial Building Survey, Northumbria Schedule of Condition Survey.


Building Surveyor in Northumbria

Northumbria is an area covering the counties of The Tees Valley, Durham , Northumberland and Tyne & Wear. 1 st Associated carry out residential building and commercial building surveys in all of these counties. Call us on free phone 0800 298 5424 for a friendly chat regarding property issues.


A - Z of Information on Northumbria

A: Alnwick


In Alnwick there is a great Treehouse Restaurant which is a unique restaurant located in the trees in the grounds of Alnwick. In the Treehouse Restaurant you have lovely views of the countryside of Alnwick whilst eating locally produced and fresh food.



B: Bailiffgate Museum

Bailiffgate Museum is a great place to visit if you would like to learn about the history of Northumberland. There is a wonderful art gallery where you can wonder around and see the large collection.


C: Chain Bridge Honey Farm

At Chain Bridge Honey Farm visitors can learn about the process of making honey and you can watch the beekeepers at work as well as see the hives. Tours are available for schools and for individuals where you will be walked through each stage of the honey process.


D: Duke of Wellington Inn

At the Duke of Wellington Inn in Newton there are great facilities with a bar and restaurant area which is open daily. The countryside atmosphere provides a perfect place to visit and enjoy a lovely meal and drink.


E: East Bolden

East Bolden is a wonderful town in Tyne and Wear where there are numerous shops located on the High Street where you can buy a range of products.


F: Films

Billy Elliot was filmed mainly in Easington where you can walk around the town and enjoy the picturesque views of the countryside.


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G: Gibside

Gibside is a great location where people visit to walk through the lovely countryside which consists of acres of woodland with a range of interesting buildings located here such as Column of Liberty.


H: Heritage Coast

In Durham the Heritage Coast is a perfect place to visit and see the wonderful view of the sea where you can fly a kite, take a long walk along the coast or even take a dip in the sea.


I: Independent Surveyors

If you are looking to move to the Northumbria 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 Stanley

In Stanley the South Causey Inn provides wonderful facilities where you can enjoy a day horse riding through the town of Stanley seeing the wonderful views of the countryside.


K: Kielder Water and Forest Park

In Kielder Water and Forest Park people can gather in the evening where they can see the skies become alight with the many stars. People regularly visit to stargaze and even camp overnight to watch the stars in the sky.


L: Lots of Markets

There are a number of markets in Northumbria where you can buy a range of products from locally sourced fruit and vegetables to flowers. Amble Market Day is open every Sunday located at the Harbour where you can buy a range of products.


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M: Meadowhead's Waren Caravan and Camping Site

When visiting Belford people stay at the Caravan and Camping Site where you can enjoy the views of the countryside which include great views of the sea too. The Caravan and Camping site is located in a hundred acres of woodlands where you can enjoy long walks in this picturesque area.


N: Newcastle Arts Centre

The Newcastle Arts Centre has been restored where you can see a range of productions at the Theatre which are produced by local groups. The Centre can hold a few hundred people and there are great facilities on site.


O: Open Air Swimming Pool

Stanhope has a large Open Air Swimming Pool where you can enjoy a day out swimming with friends and family.


P: Perfect Places to Stay

Radisson Blu Hotel has a large number of rooms where you can stay whilst visiting Northumbria . The Hotel has great facilities such as a restaurant, gym, swimming pool and sauna.


Q: Quiet Walks

There are a number of great towns and villages in Northumbria where you can walk through the picturesque countryside. There are trails which people can take part in individually or in large groups.


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R: Ryton

Ryton Florist is a great place to buy fresh local flowers which can be brought for a number of special occasions. The Florist has been open for many years with specialist on hand to help.


S: Surveyor

We are Independent Surveyors carrying out both residential and commercial building surveys regularly in Northumbria .  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: The Seaton Lane Inn

The Seaton Lane Inn is a perfect place to visit which is open seven days a week where they serve locally produced food. There is locally produced ale on sale as well as a wonderful selection of food.


U: UNESCO World Heritage Site

Part of the remains of Hadrian's Wall is located in Northumberland where you can walk the length of the wall through the lovely countryside of Northumberland.


V: Visit Saltburn Beach

In The Tees Valley there is a great Saltburn Beach which you can visit and enjoy a day out at the Beach.


W: Whitehouse Farm Centre

In Morpeth the Whitehouse Farm Centre attracts lots of families where they come to see the large number of animals that are on show. There are also play areas where children can play and a range of fun activities such as trampolining, running through the maze and playing golf.


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X: Xmas Tram

At Beamish Museum during the run up to Christmas people can visit and see the wonderfully decorated Christmas Tram. You can take a ride on the Tram and see the views of the town which has a large Christmas tree which is beautifully decorated.


Y: You Could Visit The Watersports Centre

In Stockton-On-Tees there is a great Sports Centre where you can enjoy taking part in some extreme sports such as kayaking, canoeing and many others.


Z : Zoo

In The Tees Valley there are a number of great zoos and nature reserves such as the Fairy Dell Wild Life Park where you can see a range of animals which are located in the Park.


Famous people who have resided in Northumbria include:

Jack Charlton - Ex Footballer and Manager

Declan Donnelly - TV Presenter

Anthony McPartlin - TV Presenter

Mike Neville - Broadcaster

Vic Reeves - Comedian

Cheryl Cole - Singer


Which National Trust Places of interest are in Northumbria

Penshaw Monument in Durham is over 70 feet tall where you can visit and see the lovely countryside of Durham .

Washington Old Hall in Tyne and Wear is a wonderful manor house where you can see the range of wildlife which is located in the county of Tyne and Wear. You can have a tour of the manor house and learn the history.

Seaton Delaval Hall in Northumberland is a lovely place to walk around the gardens and learn of the history of the House.

Gibside in Tyne and Wear holds a market regularly where you can pick up some locally produced food and other products. The gardens are approximately 18th century where you can enjoy walks through the countryside seeing the array of wildlife.


Which English Heritage Places of interest are in Northumbria

Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens in Northumberland has great winter gardens where you can walk through seeing the beautiful flowers and plants which have been planted. There is a great tea room which you can treat yourself to freshly made cakes and tea.

Hylton Castle in Tyne and Wear is a wonderful place to walk around where you can see portraits and rooms which are located in the castle.

Finchale Priory in Durham was built in approximately the 13th Century where you can walk around the remains of the Cathedral.

Warkworth Castle in Northumberland is a great place for families to visit where you can walk around the outside of the Castle seeing the picturesque views. There is a shop, a range of exhibitions and picnic areas where you can enjoy the views of Warkworth.


How to get to Northumbria

Road links:

There are good road links in Northumbria including A1(M), M6, A66, A 68 and A69 for example.


Trains leave London St Pancras International and Kings Cross north to Newcastle , Durham and Sunderland .


Northumbria Building Surveyor

If you are purchasing a property in Northumbria please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on the building. A building survey, prepared by a Building Surveyor could literally save you thousands of pounds. Independent Surveyors at 1st Associated.co.uk are all members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors who can carry out a Residential Building Survey or Commercial Building Survey in Northumbria . For anyone that has not been to Northumbria, look out for the very decorative village signposts throughout Northumbria . The survey only needs to uncover one potential problem with the property and the cost of the building survey is more than recovered.

Home Surveyor in Northumbria

If you book a building survey in Northumbria 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 Building Surveyors cover the whole of the UK including all towns and villages in Northumbria for example:

In The Tees Valley in:

In Durham in: Barnard Castle, a town that has associations with Charles Dickens, Castleside, a small village in the parish of Lanchester, Chester-le-Street, a great town for shopping, Consett, a small town close to the River Derwent, Easington, where the film ‘Billy Elliot' was mainly filmed, Peterlee, a town built on the site of a deserted medieval village, and Stanley, where in 1909 over 160 people where killed in one of the worst coal mining disasters in British history.

In Northumberland in:

Alnwick, a town that has retained its cobbled streets and beautiful stone buildings, also the home of the magnificent Alnwick Castle and Alnwick Garden which features one of the worlds largest treehouses, a delightful place for us to visit and carry out building surveys, Bedlington, an attractive market town with ‘Bedlington Country Park' being its main visitors attraction, also the place where the famous ‘Bedlington Terrier' was originally bred, Cramlington, a town nine miles north of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, full of history which goes back centuries, and Stonehaugh, a village in the Wark Forest whose totem poles carved by forestry workers and picnic areas are popular with visitors.

In Tyne & Wear in:

Benwell, an interesting village in Tyne & Wear, which held strategic importance during the Roman occupation, East Bolden, one of three Bolden villages, Jarrow, an historical town on the banks of the River Tyne and home to Saint Pauls Monastery, Newcastle Upon Tyne, one of the largest and most populated cities in England where Ant and Dec and Cheryl Cole were bought up, and Whitley Bay, a once famous coastal resort on the North Sea with miles of golden sands.


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Building Surveyor Northumbria

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

We are independent surveyors who carry out building surveys in Northumbria. 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 Northumbria

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 Northumbria

We are also commercial building surveyors - still operating Northumbria, we can provide 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.



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