Suffolk is located to the East of England and is ideally located to offer the best of both worlds. Some areas of Suffolk are within an hour of London and have a busy cosmopolitan feel including Newmarket and Ipswich whilst other parts are truly rural. Suffolk has many historic towns such as Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham but also many smaller picturesque villages.
1st Associated.co.uk use Surveyors who are happy to carry out Building Surveys in Suffolk including the market town of Bungay where the legendary dog, Black Shuck, killed two people during a service in St Mary's Church, Bury St. Edmunds the capital of Suffolk and a beautiful old city, named after St Edmund, King of the East Angles, the pretty village of Debenham which hosts an annual Arts Festival each summer, the market town of Eye with its fantastic mixture of architectural styles, Felixstowe which is a major container port as well as a seaside town, Hadleigh which has an abundance of listed buildings, the market town of Haverhill which has a long history and was recorded in the Domesday Survey in 1086, Ipswich reputably one of the oldest towns in the UK and home to the Tractor Boys, Ipswich Town Football Club, the sandy beaches of Kessingland, Lakenheath housing a large RAF base, Lavenham which is one of the most picturesque villages that we've come across with a number of Tudor and Jacobean timber framed properties, the attractive village of Long Melford with its high street stretching over two and a half miles offering a fantastic selection of shops, cafes and art galleries, Lowestoft a popular holiday resort, Mildenhall housing a large United States Airforce base, Newmarket with its Racecourse which is one of the oldest and most famous flat racing courses in the country, with regular meetings every year, Orford which has charming narrow streets and the magnificent 12 th Century Royal Castle, Oulton Broad which has been well known for over 100 years as the home of the Lowestoft & Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club, Southwold a beautiful coastal town with stunning beaches and harbour, Stowmarket, Sudbury, home of the great Artist Thomas Gainsborough, Walberswick the venue for The British Open Crabbing Championship and finally Woodbridge where the Tidemill was recorded in 1957 as being the last working tidemill, having been first recorded in 1170.
We are very proud of the service that we offer and set our standards high on the content and layout of our reports. We include photos taken with a digital camera of both the inside and the outside of the property throughout the report and we also include sketches which we have had especially drawn up for us to better explain to you any problems we may come across or to better explain certain things. We include in our reports the solutions to any problems and the costs in priority order giving you all the information you need to make the right property choices for you. We want to ensure that your property investment is sound and that you are receiving value for money.
A Georgian property in Suffolk
Our Surveyors like to meet you at the property if possible to discuss any issues you may have and to show you first hand any problems they come across but are also available to chat by phone both before and after your survey.
To get a quote on a survey in Suffolk please complete the short form by clicking the box to the right or call us on Freephone 0800 298 5424 for a no obligation quotation.
Suffolk is easily accessed by the A12 or the A11/A14. The A12 coastal road is a very nice drive particularly as it goes through Southwold (Adnams country) and follows the line of the coast. Trains from London run regularly and directly into Suffolk . Travelling by train from the North or Midlands will mean a change at Norwich, Cambridge or Peterborough. Suffolk has a good network of public transport throughout the county which means you can leave the car at home and reach most areas by train or bus.
Many associate Suffolk with old thatched properties with rendered walls and yellow or pink colouring to the render. Most of these buildings are timber framed with the render applied on top. In areas such as Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham you can see some of these traditional timber framed buildings and also the distinctive black and white Tudor style properties which were developed by the Victorians. The timber prior to this had been lime washed normally in the same colour of the render. With the Victorian era came more brick buildings with slates on the roofs especially over to the East coast of Suffolk. This style didn't have as much impact on other areas of the county.
If you feel that we have missed a type of architecture in your area we would always be pleased to hear from you. Please contact our Freephone number 0800 298 5424 if you want any advice on a property that you are about to buy. We provide structural surveys or building surveys. We can also advise you on what you can or can't do to a property if you are looking to alter or extend it. This is particularly important with listed and older properties.
We have many years of experience providing Building Surveys sometimes known as Structural Surveys to make sure you are buying the right property and Market Valuations to ensure that you are buying the property at the right price. If you have any particular problems with your property we can carry out a Specific Defects Report. Call us today on 0800 298 5424 for a no obligation quotation when we can give you further information and advice.
We can produce a report very quickly without compromising on the quality. Our reports are written in plain English and if we do have to use technical jargon we always define it for you.
We have written 1000's of helpful articles on many property related problems and how to solve them which are all listed below. Please take a look. We hope you find them useful.
Whilst most of this is written from our knowledge of Suffolk here are some websites that we think may be of interest to you in the Suffolk area, some of which we have used for information and we would like to give our thanks to them for this.
Explore southwold co.uk; Suffolktouristguide.com/Walberswick.asp; Britanniasailingschool.co.uk; Suffolkcoastal.gov.uk; Burystedmundst ourism.co.uk; Bury festival.co.uk; Aboutbritain.com; Visit- ipswich.com; Itfc.co.uk; Ipswichtransportmuseum.co.uk; Stowmarket-history.co.uk; Mildenhall museum.co.uk; Mildenhall speedway.com; visit woodbridge.co.uk; Woodbridgesuffolk.info; Bury St Edmunds.co.uk; Newmarket racecourses.co.uk; Newmarket.org.uk; Mildenhall.co.uk; Visit East of England.com; Militaryairshows.co.uk, Explorewalberswick.co.uk; Suffolktouristguide