We carry out building surveys and give independent advice in the South East 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 the South East

We are Independent Building Surveyors in the South East. 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 South East on:

the South East Building Survey, the South East House Survey, Property Defects Survey, Building Disputes Survey, the South East Dilapidations Survey, the South East Residential Building Survey, the South East Commercial Building Survey, the South East Schedule of Condition Survey.


Where is the South East?

the South East is an area covering the counties of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire , Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire and Rutland. 1stAssociated.co.uk Surveyors carry out residential building surveys 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 South East

A: Arundel Castle

Located in approximately forty acres Arundel Castle is open from March to November where you can visit the Castle Rooms, Chapel, Gardens and Restaurant.


B: Bosham Walk Art and Craft Centre

The Bosham Walk Art and Craft Centre is made up of a collection of different shops where you can buy a range of local products.


C: Classic Boat Museum

The Classic Boat Museum on the Isle of Wight has a wide collection of boats which you can explore which are displayed via photos and models. There are events held at the Museum throughout the year and the shop sells food, drink and souvenirs.


D: Delightful Boat Trip

There are a range of Boat Trips available in The South East where you can relax and discover the local attractions.


E: Eastney Beam Engine House

Eastney Beam Engine House has a great collection which you can see during certain months throughout the year; check their website for opening hours.


F: Fantastic Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle situated in over five acres of land is a beautiful place to visit where you can discover Queen Mary's Dolls House, the majestic State Apartments and St George's Chapel to name but a few of this historic castle's attractions. There are regular guided tours and you can see the changing of the guards in October.


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G: Great Country Pubs

On The Isle Of Wight The Fishbourne offers lovely freshly made food as well as accommodation. The Pub has an atmospheric bar area and has a large range of wines available.



H: Hailsham Farmer's Market

Halisham Farmer's Market is held one Saturday each month where you can buy local products from farmers and buy freshly made food whilst walking through the market.


I: Independent Surveyors

If you are looking to move to The South East 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 Walk In The South East

There are many great places to walk in The South East where you can enjoy the lovely scenery from walks along the cliff tops at Dover to great views from the North Downs Way National Trail.


K: Kent University

The University of Kent is located on the outskirts of Canterbury with a campus built on beautiful Kentish parkland with everything from its own chapel, cinema and library. Kent University offers a diverse selection of courses from Anthropology to Statistics with both full time and part times studies.

L: Lovely Canterbury Cathedral

Have a guided tour of Canterbury Cathedral where you can see the beautiful stained glass windows.


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M: Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery

The Maidstone Museum and Bentlif Art Gallery has an array of exhibitions on show throughout the year which are all situated in the Elizabethan House. There is a great library which you can visit as well as the delightful Kentish Deli Café.


N: New Forest Centre

New Forest Centre has a range of activities which can keep you busy such as the Gallery where there are many exhibitions throughout the year. There is also the museum where you can learn the history of the New Forest Centre.



O: Owl and Monkey Haven

The Owl and Monkey Haven has guided tours available where you can see the different species of primates. You can visit the Haven as a school trip and it has great facilities such as picnic areas.


P: Petworth Cottage Museum

Petworth Cottage Museum is open specific days throughout the week where you can explore the gardens and range of rooms such as the sewing room.


Q: Quiet Mill Ride Golf Club

The 18 hole Mill Ride Golf Club was founded in the 1990's where you can play a round of golf while taking in the beautiful scenery. The Clubhouse can be hired for special functions and you can enjoy the events which are held annually.


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R: Royal Marines Museum

The Royal Marines Museum has many events held throughout the year and you can discover the history of the Royal Marines. There is a shop and café where you can buy a range of products such as figurines.


S: Surveyor

We are independent Surveyors carrying out both residential and commercial building surveys regularly in the South East 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: The Savill Garden

The Savill Garden offers great facilities including children's play area, shops, picnic area and is a wonderful place to fish. Throughout the year The Savill Gardens transforms its appearance as the seasons past where you can see a range of flowers and plants in the Gardens.



UKSA offers a range of programmes where people can take part in a number of exciting watersports such as windsurfing, kayaking and sailing.


V: Vineyard

Wickham Vineyard is open every day where you can taste great English wine and even have a guided tour of the winery. The winery can be hired for a range of events such as weddings and conferences.


W: Wychwood Brewery

The Wychwood Brewery offers guided tours of the Brewery each weekend where you can enjoy a walk through the brewery process and you can end the trip by buying a few bottles in their shop if you wish.



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X: Xcellent Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Open yearly the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard is a great place to visit to see the history of the Dockyard. You can see a range of artefacts and explore the collections that are available.


Y: You Must Visit The Historic Buildings

There are a lot of Historic Buildings in The South East where you can learn the history of the Buildings and have guided tours.



Z : Zoo

The Amazon World Zoo Park has endangered species as well as a number of other species of animals such as meerkats, turtles and monkeys.



Famous people who have resided in the South East include:

Charles Dickens - Author

Joss Stone - Singer

Charlie Dimmock - Gardener


Which National Trust Places of interest are in the South East

Alfriston Clergy House is a Medieval cottage where you can explore and see the beautiful gardens which surround the cottage.

The Bembridge and Culver Downs has white cliffs where you can enjoy a tranquil walk and can take a guided tour where you can relax on the beach.

There is a lot of things to do at The Ightham Mote where you can visit the shop and explore the House, Estate and beautiful gardens. At the end of the visit you can sit and enjoy a lovely meal in the Restaurant.

When visiting The Woolbeding Gardens you can walk through the modern gardens where you can see the stunning lakes.



Which English Heritage Places of interest are in the South East

Knights Templar Church is the foundations of where the Church used to stand and when visiting you can see the tranquil Dover.

The 14th Century Donnington Castle is free to visit and is located near the Lambourn Valley .

Old Soar Manor is open during certain months throughout the year and was built in approximately 1290. The Manor has a great history which you can discover which is located in the beautiful Kent .

Royal Garrison Church which is located in Portsmouth has beautiful stained glass windows which can be seen as well as the decorated roof.



How to get to the South East

Road links:

Visit the South East via great road links including the A2, A3, A20, A23, M23, M25, M20



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



South East Building Surveyor

We survey buildings in the South East. 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 South East, look out for the very decorative village signposts throughout the South East.

Home Surveyor in the South East

If you book a building survey in the the South East with 1stAssociated.co.uki 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 South East for example:

East Sussex: Bexhill On Sea, where there is a large De La Warr Pavilion, Crowborough, with its large Crowborough Rugby Football Club, Hartfield, with St Mary the Virgin Church, Newhaven, where there is a Newhaven Fort and Uckfield, with Uckfield Millennium Green which is a brilliant place to walk.


West Sussex in: Bognor Regis, with a surprising number of old properties in Georgian and Regency style, Crawley, with its wealth of very large detached houses, Ferring, with its thatched houses, Midhurst, which is classic English village and Worthing, with its many buildings which have been constructed using local materials.


Hampshire: Andover, with its two nature reserves, Emsworth, which is a quaint fishing village, Gosport, which is an interesting place to explore with plenty to do, Southampton, which is a great place to spend an evening with many restaurants, Southsea, which a delight place to travel to as a Surveyor and Winchester, which has a spectacular eleventh century Winchester Cathedral.


Isle of Wight: Alum Bay, where you can take a trip down a chairlift onto the beach and see the famous different coloured sands and the Needles rocks and lighthouse, Carisbrooke Castle in the centre of the Island in the village of Carisbrooke and Godshill, famed for its thatched properties.


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




Building Surveyor the South East

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

We are independent surveyors who carry out building surveys in the South East. 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 South East

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 the South East

We are also Commercial Building Surveyors - still operating in the the South East, 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 South East 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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All you need to know about Building Surveys

Building Control, what do they do?

Designers and Architects will they save me money or will they cost me money

Enviroment, Your Building and Garden Gnomes

Estate Agents help sell houses and work for the vendors

Have a Structural Survey to protect you against structural problems

Home improvements, builder problems and ideas for you on how to solve them

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

Structural Surveys and How We Can Help You

Traditional and Non-Traditional Houses and Mortgage Problems

Valuations and how much is the building worth?

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

Useful property problem articles by Chartered Surveyors explaining building issues to avoid

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


Commercial Property Services

Building Terms Explained and Directories

Commercial Property Surveys

Commercial Structural Surveys

Leisure Facilites

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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