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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 together with Specific Defects Reports if you have any problems in any particular area.
We are more than happy to explain what the Building Surveys involve, which are also sometimes known as Structural Surveys or Engineers Reports.
If you are purchasing a property in Buckinghamshire, it is essential that you have an independent building survey carried out on it. An independent building survey, prepared by a chartered building surveyor could literally save you thousands of pounds by identifying any problems with the property and therefore giving you the ability to either negotiate a reduction in the price or walking away from the purchase.
We are independent surveyors who carry out building surveys in Buckinghamshire which means we are independent of any lending house or mortgage company. When we are surveying a property we are working for you, not the lending company; this means we are solely working for your best interests.
For those not living in the area here is some general information on Buckinghamshire:
Buckinghamshire is surrounded to the South by London, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire; many areas are commuter belts. Buckinghamshire is divided into sections South Buckinghamshire, Chilterns, Wycombe, Aylesbury Vale and Milton Keynes (the largest place in Buckinghamshire) and Aylesbury (the original county town). Buckinghamshire is in an area of southern England with beautiful countryside of The Vale of Aylesbury, The Chilterns and the Thames Valley with some quintessentially English towns and villages and magnificent stately homes and historical buildings. Buckinghamshire is also a county of contrasting modern towns such as Milton Keynes and Newport Pagnell and delightful historic towns and villages such as Woburn and Marlow.
If you book a building survey in Buckinghamshire with 1st Associated surveyors you will find that we take great pride in the quality of our building survey and produce a very detailed building survey report. We use plain English in our building survey to explain any problems with the property to ensure that you understand the problems and how to resolve them.
We can also carry out a specific defect survey which as the name suggests is for a particular defect, i.e. we have come across problems with window companies installing poor quality windows and causing damage to a property in the process.
We use sketches in our survey reports to explain issues
1st Associated Building Surveyors cover all towns and villages in Buckinghamshire for example: Amersham, Aylesbury, Beaconsfield, Buckingham, Chesham, High Wycombe, Marlow, Princes Risborough, Wendover, Milton Keynes, Bletchley, Wolverton, Newport Pagnell.
We are also commercial building surveyors for Buckinghamshire and beyond. We can provide schedule of condition surveys, dilapidations reports and commercial building surveys. Our building surveyors have the skills and experience to save you money on your commercial building purchase.
You may be surprised to hear that many surveyors do not look in the roof space; our building surveyors do and have found anything from wet rot, dry or woodworm which are costly problems to resolve. Imagine the horror of moving into a property and finding a huge problem such as woodworm.
Woodworm identified in a roof space we viewed
1stAssociated.co.uk have Surveyors who cover the whole of the UK and Buckinghamshire including Amersham, with its good rail route into Paddington, Aylesbury, a market town at the foot of the Chilton's where we have carried out many building surveys, Beaconsfield, twinned with Langres, France and Abbiategrasso, Italy, Bletchley, well known for Bletchley Park and decoding in WWII, Buckingham, which has many Georgian buildings, Burnham, close to Pinewood Film and TV Studios, Chesham, once home to Beechwoods brushmaking factory, Cookham, the delightful village, Denham, with Denham Country Park and its 15th century church, Farnham Common, on the border of Burnham Beeches wood, Gerrards Cross, on the M40 close to the M25 and Heathrow another commuter town we have visited frequently to carry out buildings surveys, Great Missenden, with Gipsy House home once to Roald Dahl, Haddenham, home of the first wildlife hospital St Twiggywinkles, High Wycombe a commuter town where we have often visited as surveyors to carry out both residential and commercial surveys, Iver, with Victorian Heatherden Hall, Marlow, with its suspension bridge over the Thames, we like doing Strucural surveys in Milton Keynes as the new Town road layout is easy to drive round and we may spot the concrete cows, Newport Pagnell, famous for its services on the M1, Olney, once famous for lace making and shoemaking, Stony Stratford, once well known for producing delicate lace, Waddesdon, with Waddesdon Manor a delight to visit, Wendover, where after carrying out a buildings survey we have taken a walk in Wendover Woods and Winslow with Winslow Hall designed by Sir Christopher Wren.
If we were asked what a typical older style of property for the Buckinghamshire area was we would say a soft red brick with lime mortar possibly decorated with flint. As we go into Buckinghamshire and the Aylesbury Vale district you may see some cows grazing, particularly near to the Aston Clinton and Weston Turville turning which also goes to Halton with its RAF base.
In the suburbs of Aylesbury you will notice the large detached post war properties with classic designs and their vertical hung tiles to their square bays, some with single bays and some with double fronted bays with some of the bays running all across the property, many of them rendered with the render painted. Just before you turn off to Stoke Mandeville with the famous hospital, on the Tring Rd on the way into Aylesbury you will see lots of classic red brick and rendered properties which are predominantly white painted render although there are a few cream colours and also some with the timber effect that was so popular in the 1930s giving a mock Tudor look and also some have decorative lead detailing around some of their bay windows.
The town centre is straight on and the A41 diverts along Oakfield Rd through an area of 1970s properties some in what is known as cross wall construction which is brick with rendered panels where the weight is taken predominantly on the outer walls rather than the perimeter walls.
Whilst a lot of this is written from general knowledge and local knowledge of the Buckinghamshire area, here are some websites that we think will be of interest to you in the Buckinghamshire area some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this:
Breweryhistory.com, Thomas Wethered and Sons, MarlowsSociety.Org.UK, Aylesbury Brewery Company, InformationBritain.co.uk, DestinationMiltonKeynes.co.uk, MiltonKeynes.com, TheCentreMK.com, Xcape.co.uk, MKMuseum.org, NewportPagnell.org, MKHeritage.co.uk, Britinfo.net, MarlowTown.co.uk, TheMarlowRegatta.com, BucksCC.gov.uk, HighWycombeSociety.org.uk, PostCarbonLiving.com, Buckinghamtoday.co.uk, GerrardsCross.gov.uk and VisionofBritain.org.uk