Many of our clients are repeat customers who come back to us time and time again.
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If you are purchasing a property in East Sussex or indeed any county in the UK , it is always advisable to have an independent survey carried out by a chartered surveyor before you legally commit to buying the property. Many surveyors have links with either the estate agent, bank, building society or mortgage lender which you may not necessarily be aware of. Our surveyors are independent which means they offer you independent advice for your best interests as they do not have a vested interest to any other party. By having an independent survey it means you will obtain impartial advice based on what your plans for the property are.
As mentioned many of our clients come back to us time and time again. This is because they can trust us to carry out a very detailed survey and produce the building survey report very quickly and accurately. We listen to our clients and therefore our surveys have evolved over the years to be as informative and easy to read as possible.
Our building survey reports have an Executive Summary section at the start of the report which includes a Good, Bad and Ugly Section so you can see exactly what problems are within the property. Any Bad and Ugly points include Action Required and Anticipated Cost comments from us so that you are not only aware of what the problem is but also how to rectify it and also how much this will cost you.
Our surveys include photographs throughout and also have sketches which have been commissioned especially for us to illustrate any technical terms.
We use sketches throughout the reports to illustrate technical terms
East Sussex is surrounded by Kent to the East, West Sussex to the West and Surrey to the North and of course the beautiful coastline to the South with the Regency splendour of Brighton to the oldie worldie feel of Hastings and Rye and the family resort of Eastbourne .
East Sussex is made up of five areas which are Lewes, Wealdon, Rother, Eastbourne and Hastings . It has a Saxon background and its county town is Lewes and its major towns are Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings . It incorporates the South Downs where the chalky hills can be seen and the rivers in the area are the River Ouse and River Cuckmere stretching from Brighton with a pebbled beach to the Rye area and as far as Pepit Level where there is Camber Sands with marshland. This is a beautiful area for carrying out surveys , being a surveyor travelling around the area it is important to know the main routes; most of these are ‘A' roads such as the A27, A22, A271 and A26 with the M23 not too far away outside the Sussex area.
1stAssociated.co.uk use Surveyors who cover the whole of the UK including: Battle, Bexhill on Sea, Brighton and Hove, Crowborough, near Tunbridge Wells (although just over the border into Kent), Eastbourne, East Haven, Forest Row, Hailsham, Hartfield, Hastings, Heathfield, Lewes, Mayfield, Netherfield, New Haven, Pevensey, Polegate, Robertsbridge, Rye, Seaford, St Leonards on Sea, Uckfield, Wadhurst and Winchelsea.
As surveyors we have often surveyed in East Sussex villages such as Alfriston, Brede, Burwash , with the beautiful converted farm buildings at Burwash Manor, East Dean, Etchingham, Firle, Flimwell, Forest Row, Frant, where you can carp fish on one of the eight lakes, Friston, Horam Kingston, Mayfield, Pevensey Bay, a delight to visit when surveying Ringmer, Rotherfiled, Rottingdean, Stonegate, Ticehurst, just off the A21, Wadhurst and Wivelsfield
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Throughout East Sussex we also carry out commercial building surveys on all sorts of properties from your typical high street shop, retail park, industrial unit, warehouse, office block (big or small), and huge buildings such as air hangars. We also survey numerous churches from the traditional listed church through to the more modern places of worship.
Our Schedules of Condition are very detailed and are written with your best interests in mind; we therefore ensure that every existing defect is noted in the property prior to you taking on the lease so you are not left with a large dilapidations claim at the end of the lease.
We also deal with Dilapidations Reports if you have been served a Dilapidations or an Interim Dilapidations.
Call us on 0800 298 5424 to speak to our experienced commercial surveyors.
1stAssociated.co.uk have Surveyors who cover the whole of the UK and throughout East Sussex including Battle, famous for 1066 battle, Bexhill on Sea, with its modernist De La Warr Pavilion, Brighton, we like surveying in this town with its famous Lane, Crowborough, near Tunbridge Wells, Eastbourne, with the chalky Beachy Head tourist spot, East Haven, with its Combe Haven Holiday Park, Forest Row, with its many Grade II Listed buildings which are a delight to survey, Hailsham, with beautiful views across Pevensey Levels, carrying out surveys in Hastings, in between East and West Hills, Heathfield, close to the Kent border, Lewes, just north of Brighton, Mayfield, just off the A267, Netherfield, between Battle and Brightling, New Haven, at the mouth of the River Ouse, Pevensey is another town where we enjoy carrying out surveys with the beautiful old Mint House dating back to around 1342, Polegate, with Cuckoo Trail walks starting from the village, Robertsbridge, with its oldest property in Fair Lane dating back to 1390, Rye, famous for its cobbled streets, Seaford, the delightful coastal town at the foot of the South Downs where we have done many residential buildings surveys and commercial surveys, St Leonards on Sea, with Filsham Reedbed within the Combe Haven Valley, Uckfield, Wadhurst, with its 18th century Gate House next to the church and Winchelsea which was originally a Saxon fishing settlement and another town we often carry out structural surveys in.
Here is a surveyors view on the beautiful area of East Sussex . We will start near the Kent border but is perhaps quite different from what you are used to seeing in East Sussex . If you travel from The Smugglers free house pub and then drive along Winchelsea beach to Rye, we think the scenery is breathtaking and will you see a fantastic stretch of coastline, stop get out and have a look (OK it does have a pebble beach but the view is stunning) it is particularly interesting looking inland where the marshes and reed beds are more akin to Norfolk with the exception of the sheep (if I was going to be a sheep this is certainly where I would like to live)!
The Weald divides itself into High Weald which is the sandstone area and Low Weald which is the clay area and sand area. Weald itself means a forest or trees and is home to The Weald and Downland Open air Museum which is an amazing place, we are a member of this very special place which is the leading museum for historic buildings in England which has buildings dated from the13th to 19th century which have been rescued and carefully and lovingly resurrected. In the fifty odd acres the museum takes up, many then have had appropriate gardens etc added to them and is a great day out. They also do some fantastic courses there, we have been on courses on lime, on bricks and on timber but we really have only scratched the surface.
Weald timber framed construction is common in East Sussex and in Kent , for those interested there is plenty on the internet about timber framed structures. However the internet is not as good as visiting the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum where you will be able to see structures that have used wattle and daub and thatched roofs that have been white washed, typical of the Weald construction; it was only later in Victorian times that the timbers were blackened and that the bits between the timber frames were in filled with brick.
Here are some examples of this that you may wish to visit; The Old Punch Bowl, Crawley, West Sussex, the Monks Barn, Newport East, Essex and examples of course in the Weald and Downland Open Air Museum such as The Bayleaf Farmhouse.
Timber frame with relatively new brickwork surround
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