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

Feedback from our clients

If possible we like to meet you during the survey so we can show you any problems the property has. We pride ourselves on the quality of our surveys which are clear and concise and have photographs and sketches to help explain technical terms. Click on the link to read feedback from our clients.


Oxfordshire Building Surveyor

For more information on the Oxfordshire area please scroll down.


If you require a survey in Oxfordshire please call our 1stAssociated freephone number 0800 298 5424

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An overview of Oxfordshire

For those of you not too familiar with the area, Oxfordshire is located to the South East of England. Oxfordshire borders onto Northamptonshire to the North, Buckinghamshire to the East, Berkshire to the South, Wiltshire to the South West, Gloucestershire to the West and Warwickshire to the North. Oxfordshire is famous for the Oxford University with the Colleges in and around the City centre and is the oldest English speaking University in the world. Oxfordshire is served well by the A34, A40, A420, A4142, together with the M4 and M40 motorways.


Residential Building Surveyors Oxfordshire

We are residential building surveyors that operate throughout the UK including Oxfordshire. Our experienced surveyors have many years of surveying all types and ages of houses and will produce a detailed building survey report for you outlining exactly what work (if any) is required to the property as well as offering any design advice if required.


Thorough survey

Our surveyors survey the whole of the building (not all surveyors do!) including the roof space and roof where accessible. We have all the latest equipment, for example x16 optical zoom cameras and thermal imaging cameras and damp meters to ensure that a thorough survey is carried out.



Thermal image shows severe heat loss (indicated by red colouring) through the entirety of the wall

Easy to understand reports

Throughout our many years of surveying we have listened to feedback from our clients and amended our reports accordingly to ensure that our survey reports are easy to understand. The reports have many photographs and sketches within them to help explain any potential issues.

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Percentage heat loss through a property

Commercial Building Surveyor Oxfordshire

We are also experienced commercial building surveyors and can produce schedule of condition surveys, dilapidations reports and commercial building surveys. Our building surveyors have the expertise to save you money on your commercial building purchase whatever the type of property. We have surveyed air hangars to a small high street shop. Whatever the size of the property we can help you. We have many repeat clients who come to us time and time again for commercial surveys.


Why an independent building survey is so important

We are independent building surveyors who can carry out surveys for you on either residential or commercial properties in Oxfordshire and throughout the UK. When we say independent surveyors this means that we are not tied to any bank, building society or mortgage lender and therefore are only working for you with only your best interests in mind.


Areas in Oxfordshire we have surveyed

1stAssociated.co.uk have Surveyors who cover the whole of the UK including all towns and villages in Oxfordshire; for example:  Abingdon, with its impressive County Hall building; Banbury known for the nursery rhyme; Bicester with its designer outlet shopping centre;  Burford on the River Windrush, in the Windrush Valley which is a picturesque area to carry out buildings surveys in;   Chipping NortonDidcot with its Railway Centre and collection of steam engines etc; Goring, set in the beautiful Cotswolds a delight to travel to as a surveyor;  Henley-on-Thames, well known for its Regatta; Kidlington one of the largest villages in England where we have carried out many residential building surveys; Kings Sutton, with the church of St Peter and St Paul at its heart; Great Milton, and its famous Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons restaurant;  Oxford, and its dreamy spires where we have conducted many residential and commercial building surveys; Shipton-under-wychwood with the fine Elizabethan Shipton Court; Thame, with many 16th and 17th century inns;  Wallingford, with its annual Royal Swan Upping on the Thames;  Witney, on the banks of the River Windrush;  Woodstock, with the impressive Blenheim Palace and Yarnton on the A44 north of Oxford.

We have carried out many surveys in Oxfordshire. We provide Building Surveys 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. Call us today for a free, no obligation quotation on 0800 298 5424.


Oxfordshire Villages

Oxfordshire has some beautiful villages set deep in its stunning countryside and we have often found ourselves surveying properties in many of these including Adderbury, Alvescot, near RAF Brize Norton, Ascott, Ashton, Balscote, Bampton, on the edge of the Cotswolds, Beckley and Stowood, Blewbury, Bloxham, Bradwell Grove, with the Cotswold Wildlife Park nearby, Brailes , Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Brookhampton, Chalgrove, with St Mary's church and its fine medieval wall paintings, Chinnor, Chiselhampton, Cropredy, Curbridge, Deddington, about 6 miles south of Banbury, Dorchester-on-Thames, Drayton St Leonard, with its delightful thatched cottages, Great Tew, Headington, Hinton Waldrist, Horspath, which has fifteen Listed buildings, Kennington, Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor, Leafield, with its church designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott,  Letcombe Regis, Longworth, Lower Shiplake, Nettlebed, Sandford on Thames, with its lock and history associated with its location on the Thames, Shiplake, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Somerton, Soning Eye, with its 18th century flour-mill which is now a theatre, Stadhampton, Stanford in the Vale, the conservation area village of Steeple Aston, Tetsworth, Uffington, Weston on the Green, Whitchurch-on-Thames, Windrush, Woodcote with its many bungalows we have had the pleasure of surveying and Wroxton.


More information on Oxfordshire

Please click on the links below for more information on the Oxfordshire area and also see our articles on the world famous Oxford University and the   City of Oxford.


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


A surveyors view of Oxfordshire

Thousands of visitors flock to the county of Oxfordshire , which houses one of the oldest and most famous universities in the world. Here you can browse around the vast array of shops, cafes and restaurants or take a relaxing trip down the two rivers; Cherwell and Thames .

The dreamy spires of Oxford and many of the University buildings as well as the homes that people live in within the Oxford area and nearby Cotswold villages are built from limestone from the Jurassic period (yes that is just like Jurassic Park ). The limestone has a honey colour, although I have noted that some people call it a yellowish white, it comes from a shallow sea bed that ran from Lincolnshire all the way to Dorset and covered much of the Oxford area and is known as Olithic limestone and is generally graded into inferior and limestone - no prizes for guessing which many of the buildings were built from. The limestone or calcium carbonate composition dissolves with acid rain which we have quite a lot of and pollutants which we also have quite a lot of and it is a major problem with many of the old buildings in Oxford together with unsympathetic repairs on many of the older properties. For those wanting a more detailed view search on monitoring moisture ratings under deterioration of historic limestone and walls in Oxford from Oxford Universities School for Geography and the Environment.


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