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Building Surveyor Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire is located to the South East of England with Cambridgeshire to the east, Hertfordshire to the south, Buckinghamshire to the west and Northamptonshire to the north.

The major road links in Bedfordshire include the M1, A1, A5, A6, A505, A421 and A428 and the county has excellent rail links to London as well as the busy London Luton Airport.

Additional information on the area of Bedfordshire can be found by scrolling down. If you are looking for a survey in the Bedfordshire area please call our free phone number 0800 298 5424.


Bedfordshire Building Surveyor

If you are purchasing a property in Bedfordshire, please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by a chartered 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.


Why do I need a Building Survey?

If you are purchasing a property in Bedfordshire, we cannot stress enough that you should always have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by a chartered building surveyor could quite literally save you thousands of pounds by uncovering potential problems in the property which to the untrained eye are not detected. Our surveyors have vast experience of surveying all types and eras of properties and know exactly which defects are possible in each of those types and eras.

We use specialist surveying equipment such as the damp meters shown in the photograph and thermal imaging cameras to ensure there are no hidden problems in the property.

The survey only needs to uncover one potential problem with the property and the cost of the building survey is more than recovered.



We check the property for dampness with damp meters

Home Surveyor in Bedfordshire

1st Associated Building Surveyors cover the whole of the UK including all towns and villages in Bedfordshire for example in:

Ampthill, Barton-le-Clay, Bedford, county town of Bedfordshire, Biggleswade, Bromham, Clapham, Dunstable, Flitwick, Harlington, Henlow, Houghton Regis, Kempston, Langford, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Potton, Sandy, Shefford, Stotfold Toddington and Woburn.

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


Quality survey reports

If you book a building survey in Bedfordshire with 1st Associated.co.uk building surveyors you will find that we take great pride in the quality of our building surveys and produce a very detailed building survey report, whether it is for a residential property or a commercial property. Our high quality reports are efficiently produced by our dedicated team and we can also can give you very quick feedback of the survey if you are in a rush.

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.


We use sketches to help explain technical terms

Examples of our surveys

As mentioned we pride ourselves on the high quality of our survey reports but don't take our word for it; to see examples of our surveys for yourself please call our office on free phone 0800 298 5424.


Why having an independent survey is so important

We are independent of any lender, bank or mortgage company. Our surveys are carried out with your best interests in mind, not the lender, bank or mortgage company. We want to give you the information to allow you to make an informed decision about the properties condition and that you are receiving value for money.

Residential Building Surveyors Bedfordshire

We are residential building surveyors that operate in Bedfordshire and throughout the UK . Over the years our experienced building surveyors have gained expertise in all types of property problems and have produced reports such as building surveys, boundary walls dispute surveys, schedule of conditions and specific defect surveys.

Commercial Building Surveyor Bedfordshire

We are also commercial building surveyors - still operating in Bedfordshire and throughout the UK, we can provide a schedule of condition, dilapidations reports and commercial building surveys for either leasehold or freehold commercial properties.

Whatever your needs our experienced building surveyors have the skills and expertise to save you money on your commercial building purchase.

Information on Bedfordshire and where to get a building survey

Whether you think of the Luton Carnival, the River Festival in Bedford or its busy International airport Bedfordshire is a county in the middle of England with varied tourist attractions and a wide variety of buildings in its diverse towns and villages. There are many wildlife parks and centres including Mead Open Farm in Leighton Buzzard, The Anglian Wolf Society in Bedford, Thurleigh Farm Centre in Bedford, Woodside Farm and Leisure Park, Slip End, Whipsnade Zoo, all within the county. Bedfordshire is a county is a beautiful county and has many visitor attractions from the Shuttleworth collection of aeroplanes in Old Walden to the stunning Wrest Park, Silsoe with its formal gardens and French style mansion to Spa treatments at Henlow Grange and golf days at the many golf courses in the county.


Ampthill, the pretty market town with its antique shops, Barton-le-Clay, with its beautiful natural Springs near the church of St Nicholas and its off road driving at Devil's Pit, Bedford, the county town with delightful walks along the riverside of the Great Ouse, we often carry out residential and commercial building surveys in Biggleswade, twinned with Erlensee in Germany, on the river Ivel, with Shuttleworth close by with its aircraft museum, Bromham, on the River Great Ouse with its picturesque Mill and vast bridge over the river, Clapham, with its Twinwood Aviation Museum, Dunstable, where you can walk on the beautiful Downs and watch the Gliding club, Flitwick, with its Georgian manor house which today is a hotel, Harlington, very close to the M1 and with its rail link to London a commuter village, a place we have conducted many structural surveys in, Henlow, with its famous Henlow Grange health club, Houghton Regis, a town ever expanding with new housing estates planned, Kempston, bordering Bedford with its retail park and Bedfordshire Police's headquarters, Langford, in the pretty surrounding countryside this village has grown with new housing estates, Leighton Buzzard, well known for its steam railway, another town we often carry out building surveys in Luton, with its busy airport, Potton , with its numerous red brick 18 th century buildings, Sandy, famous for the headquarters of the RSPB at The Lodge, Shefford, noted as the place where Robert Bloomfield, the poet, lived in North Bridge Street, with its school taking his name, Stotfold, with its Norman church of St Mary's in contrast to its modern housing and Toddington just by junction 12 of the M1 with the beautiful gardens and lakes at Toddington Manor where we have carried out many buildings surveys in the town.


Contact 1stAssociated.co.uk for help and advice if you have property issues with your existing property or indeed if you require a valuation or building survey on a property you are purchasing in Bedfordshire on 0800 298 5424.



Whilst a lot of this is written from general knowledge and local knowledge of the area here are some websites that we think will be of interest to you in the Bedfordshire area, some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this.

ToddingtonManor .co.uk CharlesWells.co.uk, Castleuk.net, St-Marys-Stotfold.Beds.Sch.UK/Home, SheffordBaptist.org.uk, RobertBloomfield.Beds.Sch.UK, Sandy-Bedfordshire.co.uk, Burgoyne.Beds.Sch.UK, Ofsted.Gov.UK, JohnOGauntGolfClub.co.uk, PottonParishChurch.org.uk, WoodlandManorHotel.co.uk, Parish-Council.com/Clapham, UrsulaTaylorSchool.co.uk, Information-Britain.co.uk/County39/TownguideKempston, DAHS.co.uk/DameAlice, Waterscape.com/Canals-and-Rivers/River-Great-Ouse, LangfordParishCouncil.org.uk/web/About-us, HenlowChurch.org.uk/St-Andrews, Engineersarms.co.uk/About-the-pub, CrownPub.co.uk, HarlingtonLower.Beds.Sch.uk, AboutBritain.com/towns/Harlington, Information-Britain.co.uk, In-England.co.uk/Zoos_and_Animal_Collections/England2319, Aboutbritain.com/SwissGarden, and BritainsFinest.co.uk/Gardens/Gardens.cfm/searchazref/81001070SWIA



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