We carry out independent building surveys and give you help and advice when buying a property or leasing in Newham or the surrounding areas.

Building Surveyor Newham

We have over 20 years surveying experience in Newham and the surrounding areas. All our surveyors are qualified and are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Independent Surveyors and Valuers Association (ISVA).

Please see some of our testimonials


Our Building Surveys

Buying a house is one of the most expensive purchases you will ever make and it is important to ensure you are buying it at the right price and that there is nothing significantly wrong with it before you commit to purchase. Having an independent building survey will offer you just that.

Our survey reports are written in plain English, with a detailed executive summary advising you of any problems we find and solutions, together with approximate costs of works. We welcome you come along to the survey and meet the surveyor so he can understand your needs and also talk through his findings. We provide a quick turn around as we understand how important this is to the client.

Row of terraced houses


Our surveyors use the latest equipment, including electronic damp meters, humidity meters, digital cameras and thermal imaging cameras. We add photographs throughout our reports, together with surveying sketches, to help explain any property problems we encounter during the survey.

We can also offer you a valuation of the property, although please note this is not for mortgage purposes.

Thermal imaging photo showing heat loss from a window

Example Surveys

Free phone 0800 298 5424 to receive one of our example survey reports, we have examples of every type of survey; from Georgian to Victorian, to post war years to modern. We also have examples of commercial building surveys and schedules of condition, from pubs to warehouses, to offices, to churches. .


Interesting facts and places to visit in Newham

To find out some interesting facts and places to visit in Newham click on the boxes below.

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



Building Surveys in Newham

1st Associated Surveyors have carried out surveys all over Newham, for example in: Beckton, West Ham, Canning Town and Stratford.


Get 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.


Testimonial of one of our Surveys

I have used the same 1st Associated Surveyor twice now and I am satisfied that he always does a very thorough job. Once the building survey was completed I did purchase the pub although the actual buying process was harder than I thought it would be. It started the beginning of August and ended the beginning of December! I found the building survey from 1st Associated was very readable and easy to understand. Overall this was an excellent survey and I would definitely use 1st Associated again and recommend them to family and friends.


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.

If you are having trouble finding the article that meets your particular needs free phone us on 0800 298 5424, we are sure we can locate it!


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 Newham on 0800 298 5424.



Whilst a lot of this has been written with our general and surveying knowledge here are some websites that we think will be of interest to you in the Newham area some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this.

wikipedia.org; spoonfed.co.uk; royaldocks.net; london.gov.uk; excel-london.co.uk; Royaldocks.net; newham.gov.uk


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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