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


Structural Surveys, House Surveys, Defects Reports

Independent Building Surveyors in Ampthill

We are independent Building Surveyors. By independent we mean we are not affiliated to any bank, building society or mortgage company and will therefore give you independent advice that is in your best interest as our client. We will carry out a full structural survey or building survey on the house you are purchasing.

If you are buying a house in Ampthill and are looking to have a full structural survey click on the 'quick quote' box above or contact us on

Feephone 0800 298 5425


Information on Ampthill

The market town of Ampthill is situated just off the A507 close to junction 12 of the M1 in the county of Bedfordshire and is the county town. As surveyors we often carry out residential and commercial building surveys in the town of Ampthill and many of the surrounding delightful villages. Surrounding villages include Millbrook to the west, How End to the north, the large village of Maulden to the east and the town of Flitwick to the south with its Leisure centre, large supermarket, Council Rufus Centre and railway station which has routes to Bedford and London . In June 2010 Ampthill was twinned with Nissan-lez-Enserune, a picturesque village in the Languedoc-Rousillon region of France . Ampthill has many Listed buildings and the High Street boasts several Georgian fronted buildings which actually hide some which date back as far as the Medieval period. John Bunyan's once Beautiful House ruins lie at the north east of the town which was attributed to being the inspiration together with the Bedfordshire countryside for his book Pilgrim's Progress which was published back in 1678.

To find out some interesting facts about Ampthill and places of interest about Bedfordshire Ampthill you can click on the four boxes below.


Building Survey Ampthill

If you are planning to book a building survey on a property you are purchasing in Ampthill or the surrounding area then we would like to assure you that we always send a suitably qualified and experienced surveyor to carry out the job. This ensures that you get expert advice on any issues that we may find with the property we are surveying. All our surveyors are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors - RICS - and are Independent Building Surveyors. Being 'independent' means that they are working for you and you alone; they do not work for a mortgage company or an estate agents, so they have your best interests at heart.

All our survey contain lots of images, clearly showing any problems that we have identified at the property such as woodworm, rising damp or cracking to the walls. We also use sketches in our survey which are aimed at helping you to understand how certain areas are constructed or to help show more clearly a problem that we have identified. You will also find lots of definitions of any building terminology that we may use in our survey, as we firmly believe in 'Plain English' and really want you to fully understand what we are saying in the survey report.


Independent Building Surveyor

1st Associated Surveyors cover the whole of the UK including all areas of Bedfordshire for example in:

Ampthill, Barton-le-Clay, Bedford, county town of Bedfordshire, Biggleswade, Bromham, Clapham, Dunstable, Flitwick, Harlington, Henlow, Houghton Regis, Kempston, Langford, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Potton, Sandy, Shefford, Stotfold, Toddington and Woburn.


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

We always recommend that people have a building survey carried out by an Independent Surveyor. It is laughable to expect that a mortgage owned / estate agent owned surveyors will give impartial advice. Call an Independent Surveyor on 0800 298 5424 for an impartial survey.

1st Associated provide house survey, commercial survey, engineers reports, property training plus more all carried out by RICS surveyors in Ampthill and the surrounding areas.

Contact us today for a free, no obligation quotation, including building survey, structural survey, homebuyers reports and pre sales reports, for Ampthill and the surrounding towns and villages.

Get a survey quote:

Residential Building Survey Quote

Commercial Building Survey Quote or Schedule of Condition Quote

We carry out Structural survey, Structural Building survey on Residential properties and Commercial properties throughout Bedfordshire.



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 Bedfordshire area some of which we have used for information and we would like to give them credit for this.

ToddingtonManor .co.uk CharlesWells.co.uk, Castleuk.net, St-Marys-Stotfold.Beds.Sch.UK/Home, SheffordBaptist.org.uk, RobertBloomfield.Beds.Sch.UK, Sandy-Bedfordshire.co.uk, Burgoyne.Beds.Sch.UK, Ofsted.Gov.UK, JohnOGauntGolfClub.co.uk, PottonParishChurch.org.uk, WoodlandManorHotel.co.uk, Parish-Council.com/Clapham, UrsulaTaylorSchool.co.uk, Information-Britain.co.uk/County39/TownguideKempston, DAHS.co.uk/DameAlice, Waterscape.com/Canals-and-Rivers/River-Great-Ouse, LangfordParishCouncil.org.uk/web/About-us, HenlowChurch.org.uk/St-Andrews, Engineersarms.co.uk/About-the-pub, CrownPub.co.uk, HarlingtonLower.Beds.Sch.uk, AboutBritain.com/towns/Harlington, Information-Britain.co.uk, In-England.co.uk/Zoos_and_Animal_Collections/England2319, Aboutbritain.com/SwissGarden, and BritainsFinest.co.uk/Gardens/Gardens.cfm/searchazref/81001070SWIA



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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

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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

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We do not accept service of documents by email or fax