We carry out building surveys and give independent advice in the Thames Chilterns 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 Thames Chilterns

We are Independent Building Surveyors in the Thames Chilterns. 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 Thames Chilterns on:

Thames Chilterns Building Survey, Thames Chilterns House Survey, Property Defects Survey, Building Disputes Survey, Thames Chilterns Dilapidations Survey, Thames Chilterns Residential Building Survey, Thames Chilterns Commercial Building Survey, Thames Chilterns Schedule of Condition Survey.


Where is the Thames Chilterns?

Thames Chiltern is an area covering the counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Berkshire. 1 st Associated.co.uk use Surveyors who carry out residential building 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 Thames Chilterns

A: Ascot Racecourse

Ascot Racecourse which is situated in Berkshire is the site where many of the UK 's races take place. Royal Ascot is held in June where you can see multiple races held over five days. Fine Dining is available as well as refreshments; there are private boxes which give you a great view of the thrilling races which take place.



B: Biggleswade

In Biggleswade lies the beautiful Swiss Gardens where you can discover the exotic plants which are planted. The Gardens are open yearly where you can walk around the carefully designed gardens enjoying this peaceful location.


C: Cambridgeshire

Cambridge University lies in beautiful Cambridgeshire which was founded in approximately 1209. There are many courses available at the University and it brings a large number of students to the historic area each year and is world renowned.


D: Didcot Railway Centre

Visiting Didcot Railway Centre allows people to see the range of steam trains and carriages. There is a café and shop which you can visit for some refreshments after learning the history of Didcot.


E: Eat At Galloway's Restaurant

In Woburn Galloway's Restaurant it serves fantastic food where you can enjoy eating in the lovely atmosphere.


F: Flag Fen Britain Bronze

There are guided tours on offer where you can learn the history of Flag Fen where timber was discovered. There is a cafe where you can stop off after walking or riding through the wonderful site.


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G: Grove Golf Course

The Grove Golf Course is a perfect place to play where there are two nine hole courses. The Golf Course has great facilities and there is a shop selling all the necessities to play golf.


H: Hatfield House

Hatfield House has appeared in many films throughout the years and you can take a tour of the House where you can see the magnificent dining room, chapel and library. The Gardens which surround the House have rare plants and a beautiful place to walk around.


I: Independent Surveyors

If you are looking to move to Thames Chiltern 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: John Bunyan Museum

The John Bunyan Museum is where children can learn the history of John Bunyan. There is a shop where you can buy some gifts and there is a club every Monday where you can play or read a book with friends.


K: Kennet Horse Boat Company

The Kennet Horse Boat Company offers individuals the chance to take a barge down the river in Berkshire.


L: Legoland

Legoland has so much to offer where you can have fun on the many rides or have a ride on the train and there is also an indoor play area. There is a mini golf course where you can play or have a splash on the water rides with the adventure facility on the outskirts of Windsor.

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M: Miniature Village

Bekonscot Model Village is a great place to visit and walk through the miniature village that has been created and established for many years. During the winter you can see the village all lit up in the dark which brings the village to life and there is also a great playground.


N: Nature Reserve

Wicken Fen National Nature Reserve is a peaceful place to walk around where you can see the array of wildlife which is located in Thames Chiltern.


O: Oasis Beach Pool

Oasis Beach Pool in Bedford is a great place to swim and have fun on the water slides which are suitable for all ages. There is also a wave machine and you can have swimming sessions with just the child and parent.


P: Peterborough Cathedral

Peterborough Cathedral is a wonderful place to visit where you can walk around the Cathedral and see the nave ceiling, chapel and beautiful tower. Tours are given around the Cathedral and there are regular services held.


Q: Quite Walks

There are a number of tranquil countryside places to walk in Thames Chilterns where you can enjoy seeing the wide range of wildlife which is located in the countryside.

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R: Restaurants

There are great Restaurants which are located in Thames Chiltern which offer a diverse range of cuisine.


S: Surveyor

We are independent Surveyors carrying out both residential and commercial building surveys regularly in Thames Chiltern.  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 Chilford Hall Vineyard

The Chilford Hall Vineyard is a great place to visit where you can walk around the 18 acre site. The Vineyard has won many awards for the great tasting wine which is produced in Cambridgeshire.


U: Unusual Lavender Fields

In Hitchin you can enjoy a visit to Cadwell Farm where there is a large Lavender Field. There is also a cafe where you can have refreshments and look out onto the beautiful smelling Lavender Fields.


V: Village

Bicester Village compromises of a large number of designer shops where you can find discounted branded goods in the heart of beautiful Oxfordshire. There are cafés where you can stop and relax after taking in all the shops.


W: Wrest Park

Wrest Park , Bedfordshire was built in approximately 1834 and is a Grade I Listed Building. There are many events held throughout the year at Wrest Park from Garden shows to St George's Day celebrations. People can walk around the beautiful gardens which have appeared in videos and see the statues which are located in the Sculpture Gallery.


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X: Xciting Snow Centre

In Hemel Hempstead , Hertfordshire there is The Snow Centre where you can ski, snowboard or toboggan down the slopes and enjoy the experience indoors. There is also an ice skating rink and swimming pool which are in Hemel Hempstead too at Jarman Park leisure centre.


Y: You Will Enjoy The Roald Dahl Trail

There is a great Roald Dahl Trail where you walk through the countryside of Buckinghamshire. You begin the Trail where Roald Dahl used to live and walk through the woodlands and past the farms. The Roald Dahl Museum is in Great Missenden and is a fantastic place for young and old to visit where his wonderful stories come to life.


Z : ZSL Whipsnade Zoo

Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire allows you to see various animals such as Lemurs and Pandas. There is a Discovery Centre where you can come face to face with a range of animals. The Café is a great place to end the trip where you can eat fresh food which is available from breakfast to teatime.


Famous people who have resided in the Thames Chilterns include:

Carol Vorderman - TV Personality

Ronnie Barker - Actor

Victoria Beckham - Celebrity

Vinnie Jones - Actor and Footballer

Victoria Pendleton - Olympian

Greg Rutherford - Olympian

Louis Smith - Gymnast

Aston Merrygold - Singer


Which National Trust Places of interest are in the Thames Chilterns

Take a walk around the beautiful woodland at Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

One of a few of the oldest remaining windmills in the UK is Pitsone Windmill where you can discover the history of the windmill.

Situated in Bedfordshire Whipsnade Tree Cathedral is a layout where you can walk around the different areas such as The Chapels of Four Seasons. Each area is specially designed where you can see birch trees in one and lime trees in another.

At Greys Court you can wonder outside and see the vast amounts of flowers which are planted in the walled gardens.

Explore the beautiful house at Waddesdon Manor where you can see the various portraits and exhibitions which are on show. There is a great playground in the grounds of the manor and you can take a walk around the gardens.


Which English Heritage Places of interest are in the Thames Chilterns

Deddington Castle in Oxfordshire allows you to walk around the site of the enclosure.

Isleham Priory Church which has been converted into a barn was once a 12th Century Church lying in Bedfordshire.

Longthorpe Tower in Cambridgeshire is a great place to go to and walk around the beautiful countryside.

The ruins of the 15th century Minster Lovell Hall and Dovecote which is situated in Oxfordshire where you can see the tower. You can see the Hall and the Dovecote and find out about the history.


How to get to the Thames Chilterns

Road links:

There are many great road links to the Thames Chiltern area including the M1, M40, M25 and A1(M) for example




London stations such as Paddington have trains to Reading and Didcot, Marylebone to High Wycombe and Banbury, Euston to Watford, St Pancras International to Bedford and Kings Cross to Stevenage and Cambridge for example..



The Thames Chilterns Building Surveyor

We survey buildings in the Thames Chiltern. 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.

If you are purchasing a property in the Thames Chilterns 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. The survey only needs to uncover one potential problem with the property and the cost of the building survey is more than recovered.

For anyone that has not been to Thames Chiltern, look out for the very decorative village signposts throughout Thames Chiltern.

Home Surveyor in the Thames Chilterns

If you book a building survey in the the Thames Chilterns 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 Thames Chilterns for example:

Oxfordshire: Abingdon, with its impressive County Hall building, Burford, which is a picturesque area to carry out buildings surveys in, Kidlington, one of the largest villages in England where we have carried out many residential building surveys, Oxford, and its dreamy spires where we have conducted many residential and commercial building surveys, Thame, with many 16th and 17th century inns and Yarnton, on the A44 north of Oxford.

Buckinghamshire: Aylesbury, a market town at the foot of the Chilton's where we have carried out many building surveys, Bletchley, well known for Bletchley Park and decoding in WWII, Denham, with Denham Country Park and its 15th century church, Missenden, with Gipsy House home once to Roald Dahl, Marlow, with its suspension bridge over the Thames, we like doing structural surveys in Wendover, where after carrying out a buildings survey we have taken a walk in Wendover Woods.

Hertfordshire: Abbots Langley, the birth place of the only English Pope Nicholas Breakspear - Pope Adrian IV, Bishops Stortford, with its well known school, Harpenden, with the Common; an area of natural beauty, and Rothamsted Manor, Hemel Hempstead, with its magic roundabout; great fun to negotiate on the way to doing a building survey, Rickmansworth, with the large Aquadrome Local Nature Reserve and Welwyn Garden City, where its Howard Shopping Centre dominates the town today.

Bedfordshire: Ampthill, the pretty market town with its antique shops, Bedford, the county town with delightful walks along the riverside of the Great Ouse, where we often carry out residential and commercial building surveys, Bromham, on the River Great Ouse with its picturesque Mill and vast bridge over the river, Houghton Regis, a town ever expanding with new housing estates planned, Leighton Buzzard, well known for its steam railway, another town we often carry out building surveys in and Toddington, with the beautiful gardens and lakes at Toddington Manor.

Berkshire: Ascot, known for its racecourse, Datchet, with its great oak tree commemorating Victoria's jubilee another town we often carry out structural surveys in, Newbury, famous like Ascot for its racecourse, Slough, with its industrial units, Windsor, famous for its castle and Wokingham, with its impressive Victorian red brick town hall.


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Building Surveyor the Thames Chilterns

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

We are independent surveyors who carry out building surveys in the the Thames Chilterns. 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 Thames Chilterns

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 Thames Chilterns

We are also Commercial Building Surveyors - still operating in the the Thames Chilterns, 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 Thames Chilterns 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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