We are INDEPENDENT Surveyors which means we are not tied in with any money lender like many property surveyors are. When we are working for you we are 100% focused on giving you the best property advice and not advice which will benefit the lender.Having a building survey is so important. We have saved clients many thousands of pounds over the years by bringing to their attention certain problems with the property, giving them the solution and also approximate repair costs which in some cases if left untouched could have ended up costing them thousands more.
I am so impressed with the layout and the way in which the survey is worded, even I could understand it. Thank you so much!
We are fully aware that for many people entering into the property world they have to cross their comfort zone and we are here to help. We produce our reports in an easy to understand way. We use photos and sketches throughout our reports to highlight any problems we may come across and if we do have to use jargon we will always define it for you.And remember we are real people! We are always here to discuss any issues you may have either face to face or by phone.
For anyone that has not been to Norfolk look out for the very decorative village signposts throughout Norfolk. Below is an overview of some of our favourite places in the Norfolk area:
Norfolk is most associated for the more popular holiday destinations such as the Norfolk Broads, Attleborough historically famous for its turkeys and cide, the waterways of the Broadlands which surround Downham Market, Brancaster situated along the A149, famous for its mussels, Blakeney a pretty coastal village with its flint cottages, where you can take a boat trip to see the seals at Blakeney Point, Burnham Market located near the north Norfolk coast with a traditional high street with local shops and a great place to have lunch, Burnham Thorpe which was the birthplace of Nelson, Broadlands, Cromer famous for its crabs and also the pier being crashed into , the popular family resort of Caister, Denver where Denver Windmill dates back to 1835, Dereham a place full of history, admire the many windmills at Diss, Downham Market a lovely traditional market town and still has a market, Fakenham famous for its racecourse, admire the many wind pumps in the Fenlands , the sandy beaches of Gorleston, Great Yarmouth a very popular holiday resort on the east coast with miles of sand, Heacham where you have the choice of either North Beach or South Beach and is famous for its lavender fields, Hemsby seaside resort with its large sand dunes and sandy beaches, situated five miles north of Great Yarmouth, Holt a beautiful Georgian market town well known in Norfolk for its Christmas lights, Hunstanton a popular north Norfolk holiday resort known as sunny hunny , the port town of Kings Lynn which has some beautiful historical timber framed properties and the market square area with magnificent Georgian buildings known as Tuesday marketplace, Norwich the capital of Norfolk, a beautiful city with a castle and a lovely mix of new shopping centres and traditional market and arcades, Sandringham the Norfolk country retreat of Her Majesty the Queen, Sherringham with its beautiful Victorian properties, Stowbridge home of Bearts of Stowbridge animal feed, Swaffham which is known as one of the most beautiful villages in Norfolk, The Broads where you can enjoy a relaxing boating holiday, Thetford Forest with its miles of beautiful woodland, Thetford where some of the popular Dad's Army series was filmed, Welney which has a spectacular winter gathering of thousands of swans, Wells next the Sea has beautiful sandy beaches with traditional stilted beach huts and finally Wymondham with its beautiful Abbey and historic Market Cross.
We use the very latest surveying tools such as Thermal Imagers and Surface Temperature Readers.
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We have over the years worked on many different types of property from many different Eras. We have surveyed pubs, shops, warehouses, stone houses and many more. Please call us to request an example survey. If you know the type/Era of the property you are looking at please advise us and we will match the example survey as near to this as we can. Please call 0800 298 5424.
As building surveyors we are often asked to work on not only a building survey but also a boundary walls dispute survey, a schedule of condition survey and a specific defect survey.
To get a quote on a survey in Norfolk please complete the short form by clicking the box to the right.
It is always a pleasure to carry out building surveys in the Norfolk area, particularly whilst we are surveying the older properties with thatch and pargetting render over a timber frame or perhaps the cob wall or napped flint that Norfolk is famous for. There is also the brown sandstone known as Carrstone which is found over in Hunstanton and all the way down to Kings Lynn. There are of course many traditional styles of property from different eras such as the Victorian. The Victorians used transported bricks for the walls and slates for the roofs with the more prestigious buildings constructed in stone or rendered in the fashion of the day in stucco. Commonly seen in a lot of the eastern and coastal areas are pantiles. These were transported over from Holland many years ago and are still popular and still commonly seen today.
If you feel that we have missed a type of architecture in this area we would always be pleased to hear from you. Please contact our freephone number 0800 298 5424.
We have written 1000's of informative articles which you will find below, many on property related problems and how to solve them. We hope you find them useful.
Whilst most of this is written from our knowledge of Norfolk here are some websites that we think may interest you in the Norfolk area, some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this. We are only human so if there are any amendments or additions or updates we would be pleased to receive your feedback so we can keep our website up to date.
diss.co.uk; heacham-on-line.co.uk; wellsharbour.co.uk/cam; bungaytownfc.org.uk; facebook.com/pages/ Hemsby-Norfolk- HemsbysVikingfestival; sealsanctuary.co.uk; heritage.norfolk.gov.uk; greatyarmouthlive.com; yarmouth stadium.co.uk; weekenders.co.uk/caister; oceanroom.co.uk; gorleston-heritage.co.uk; norfolkbroads.com/boating; visit norfolk.co.uk; roys.co.uk/storefinder; reedhamferry.co.uk; norfolkmills.co.uk; forest ry.gov.uk/music ; goape.co.uk; explore thetford.co.uk/thetfordforest; swaffham online.co.uk; swaffhamrotary.org.uk; swaffham museum.co.uk ; norwichairport.co.uk; canaries.co.uk; visit norwich.co.uk; historicalnorwich.co.uk; francisfrith.com/thorpe-st-andrew; tournorfolk.co.uk; WWT.org.uk; aboutbritain.com; kingslynn online.com; gileslandscapes.co.uk; visit ely.eastcambs.gov.uk ; cambridgeshire history.com; bbc.co.uk/ cambridgeshire /natural_history