We carry out building surveys and give independent advice in Merton on:

Building Surveyor Merton

The Borough of Merton is in the south west of London, the capital of England.

We have over 20 year surveying experience in and around the Merton area. Our surveyors are all members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association (ISVA). We pride ourselves on producing a quality survey report for you and being independent means we are not affiliated to any bank, building society or estate agents and therefore we work solely for your and your property needs.

Please see some of our testimonials


Our Survey Reports

We have taken years to produce what we, and our clients, feel is a quality survey report, written in plain English with photographs and survey sketches. Our unique Good, Bad and Ugly section discusses any property problems we find and offers you solutions of how to solve these problems, together with an estimate of costs of works. We also point out the good things we find in the property! We like to encourage our clients to come along and meet our surveyors during the survey to discuss our findings, and get a full understanding of your property needs.

We carry out a range of surveying services, whether you are buying a home where we can offer you a home buyers report, or a structural survey, or if you are buying or leasing a commercial property we can offer you a commercial building survey, schedule of condition, dilapidations report.

If you already live in a property and have a particular persistent problem, i.e. dampness, cracking, etc, we can produce a defects report.

Thermal image of a building; the red shows heat loss


All Structural Surveys are not the same and all Surveyors are not the same

At 1stAssociated.co.uk we have spent years developing and perfecting our unique Building Surveys. We have carried out Structural Surveys on everything from flats to Victorian houses, both large and small. Whether you are a first time buyer, or seasoned house purchaser, or a last time purchaser, it is not worth taking the risk of buying a property without a Structural Survey.

We have many unique things that you won't find in other surveys, such as our property sketches that we have developed over the years; we now have thousands of these, which help us to clearly explain to you where and what a building problem is and how to resolve it and the sort of cost we would expect you to pay.

Sketch of a chimney flaunching, which is the very top of the chimney


Getting a Quick Quote for a Building Survey

If you need a quote for a survey quickly then click on the Quick Quote box at the top of this page. We can work very fast and diligently and we can usually turn reports round in only a few days.

There are so many costs involved in buying a new house and moving that it is important to ensure you have control over the costs. One of the biggest costs is not the building survey but the problems with the property that could be found after you move in. We are more than happy to talk to you about the type of property you are looking to buy and we are sure we will be able to send you an example survey as we have surveyed nearly every type of building there is.

If you would like to know more about the Merton area and the surveying things that we do click one of the boxes below, and free phone us on 0800 298 5424 for a chat with a building surveyor.

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



1st Associated Surveyors cover the whole of the Merton and surrounding areas, including:

Colliers Wood, Merton, Mitcham, Morden and Wimbledon.



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

Wimbledonguardian.co.uk, Wimbledonwindmill.org.uk, Merton.gov.uk, Cannizaropark.com, Ambassadortickets.com, Christchurchsw19.org.uk, Mertonabbeymills.org.uk, London-attractions.info, Britishlistedbuilding.co.uk, Nationaltrust.org.uk, Shadyoldlady.com, Ukattractions.com



Read our property articles to solve property problems

If you have property problems we have literally written thousands of articles about problems we have discovered during our structural surveys which you can read below.

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 Merton on

0800 298 5424



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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

1st Associated Surveyors Are Also Available in the Following Areas:

East Anglia and East

South and South East

West Country and South West


North and North East



London Markets

London Parks



Areas of Britain

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

Putting the Client First

We do not accept service of documents by email or fax