We carry out Building Surveys also known as Structural Surveys which help you buy the right property at the right price. We provide professional advice explaining property problems, providing soluctions and costs when buying a property in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Please free phone us on 0800 298 5424 to find out more.


Building Surveys, House Surveys, Property Defect Surveys, Commercial Building Surveys , Dilapidation Surveys, Schedule of Condition Surveys

Barking and Dagenham Building Surveyors

It is exciting when you are buying a new property but it can also be a scary time having to deal with estate agents and banks and building societies all of which can be a new experience even if it is the fourth or fifth time you have bought a property. We as Independent Building Surveyors will act for you and advise you on the structural condition of the property and if there are any problems we will advise you on the costs. We carry out work in the Barking and Dagenham area.

Whilst carrying out surveys in the Barking and Dagenham Borough we have visited the remains of Barking Abbey which was founded in AD 666. You will find the remains close to Barking town centre.


Purchasing a property in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

If you are purchasing a property in Barking and Dagenham, please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. 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.
A Georgian property typical of those in the Barking and Dagenham area


What type of building survey or structural survey or building report do I need?

What is a Schedule of Condition and how can it help you?


How we can help you

Whether it is a Residential or Commercial Building Survey in Barking and Dagenham we can help you. Our expert Property Surveyors are all members of the RICS (Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors) and take great pride in their work. Our very detailed Building Survey Reports are written in plain English and we explain any problems with the property to ensure that you understand the problems and how to resolve them.

We have had our own specialised sketches drawn up to show problems in detail to help you negotiate the right price for the property. We will provide approximate costs of the work too in an easy to read summary.


What previous clients think about us

You will find many testimonials from clients throughout our website, many from repeat clients!


To find out some interesting facts about Barking and Dagenham and places of interest please click on the boxes below.


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


Information on places within the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham

Here is some information on specific areas within Barking and Dagenham Borough: Beacontree, Beacontree Heath, Chadwell Heath and Marks Gate


What is an Independent Building Surveyor?

As Independent Building Surveyors we are independent of any lender, bank or mortgage company. When we are surveying a property we are working for you only with your complete best interests at heart. We want to ensure that your property investment is sound and that you are receiving value for money.


Take a look at an example of our Building Survey Reports

We are so confident that our surveys are the best on the market that we want you to see for yourselves. Please call us on 0800 298 5424 and ask for an example of one of our property reports to be sent to you.



To get a quote on a survey in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham please click the box and complete the short form.


Our helpful articles

We have written 1000's of informative articles which you will find below, many on property related problems and how to solve them.



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

aboutbritain.com; lbbd.gov.uk; barking_dagenham.gov.uk; bdpost.co.uk; daggers.co.uk; londoncouncils.gov.uk; encyclopedia.com; britannica.com; trueknowledge.com; wikipedia.com, thinklondon.com


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We have thousands of free property articles to help you - or call us freephone on 0800 298 5424

We have been working in the property industry for many years and have been
providing free property articles for over ten years. All for free and to help you with buying your next property.

House and Home Surveys and Useful Information

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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East Anglia and East

South and South East

West Country and South West


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London Markets

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1stAssociated Independent Expert Property Surveyors

Specialists in Home Buyers Reports, Building Surveys and Structural Surveys and Schedules of Condition

All Surveyors are Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors qualified and RICS regulated

and are Members of the Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association

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We do not accept service of documents by email or fax