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If you book a survey with 1st Associated you will find that we take great pride in the quality of our survey and produce a very detailed survey report. We use plain English to explain any problems with the property to ensure that you understand the problems and how to resolve them.

We carry out residential structural survey and commercial survey in Brighton and Hove. Brighton and Hove is a town which is situated in East Sussex.


Information on Brighton and Hove

Brighton and Hove

What more can be said about Brighton that has not already been said, for us we love the promenade along the front which is always being improved by the local Council and has a mixture of crockle shops and we particularly like the artwork. On visiting of course you have to go to the Brighton Lanes, including the North Laine which are described on one website as having a bohemian bustle being a mixture of kitsch and funky which we would agree with and as you walk past the jewellery shops then walk out into the Square it is full of Georgian and Regency style properties, many of which we have surveyed over the years. Brighton and Cheltenham have the best Regency architecture along with Bath .

It is worth a walk along the sea front to the Royal Crescent with its mathematical tiling on the front to be said be used to avoid the brick tax at the time. We also like the James Bond style Mews that is just behind it and had a friend that lived in an amazing apartment here.

Kemp Town is next to Brighton .

Kemp town has many specialist shops and Regency architecture and is worth having a look it is located next to the Pier and the Marina .

Regency Architecture in East Sussex

One of the main things I like being a surveyor and travelling about East Sussex is the Regency architecture and here are a few examples that are worth having a look at - Arndale Terrace, Sussex Square and Lewes Crescent and Chester Terrace are all worth a look at by architects CA Busby and John Nash. I think it is the uniformity and the symmetry of terraces that is appealing particularly where they are picked out with the Regency style using case iron balconies and detailing.

The hotels offer some of the grandest examples of Regency style with for instance The Grand Hotel although it has been partially rebuild and one of the older hotels being The Bedford Hotel. But there are also a mixture of more modern architecture also in Brighton which is worth a look at I have to say that I do like some of the 1950's-1960s onwards high rise buildings contrast for example The Brighton Centre to The Ship Hotel.

Brighton Marina

The Brighton Marina now seems to have come into its own after what can only be described as a slow start for years there has been nothing down there other than my friend endlessly repairing his boat in the end I think his hobby was repairing his boat rather than going sailing and now the area has been transformed being a discount shopping area to having the arrival of the superstore, David Lloyd Leisure Centre and Multiplex Cinema along with a few big brand companies such as Macdonalds the Brighton Marina has lots of specialist shops and outlets you simply won't come across elsewhere. We also think it is worth a walk around the Marina walls where if you are lucky you might catch some surfers if it is a bright day and also it is worth a walk or preferably a drive if you are not feeling that fit up to the Pitch and Put and the cafe that is situated there and overlooks the Marina.

There are also events going on all the time, particularly near the Pier, and there are all sorts of specialist groups appearing and reappearing and if memory serves us correctly anything from famous bike rides to Harley Davidson day outs to, I think I remember, buses one day competing for the best bus driver competition, certainly always worth having a look. It is well worth nipping up the road to Hove and also a walk down on the beach to Hove Lagoon where you can learn to surf in the safety of the lagoon before venturing off onto the sea in particularly popular nearby Shoreham.

Another good place for finishing off surveys. We also see the school nearby if you look towards Eastbourne you have the large 1930s 1950s apartments overlooking the sea before we move back into Regency Brighton. The park is worth a visit and there is also a camp site although slightly out of Brighton .

Brighton 's Piers.

The only Pier that is left unfortunately there are always events going on around etc, rumours abound as to the other Pier, The West Pier, that burnt down quite amazing really when you think it is in the middle of the sea and such a shame as well as it really did look like it was at one time going to be rebuilt. It is still worth a walk down to it towards Hove as you pass all the Regency architecture on the sea front much of it Hotels with the odd shop but mainly takeaways and restaurants. The Square just behind The Palace Pier is interesting and we have surveyed now the majority of properties in it over the years a lot have come onto the market and are a mixture of commercial and residential properties, with these you can see the damage and deterioration that the sea and the salt air can do.


Building Survey Brighton and Hove

If you are planning to book a building survey on a property you are purchasing in Brighton and Hove 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 East Sussex for example in:

Bexhill on Sea, Brighton and Hove, Burgess Hill, Crowborough, Eastbourne, Mayfield and Forest Row, Hailsham, Hartfield, Hastings and Rye, Haywards Heath, Heathfield, Lewes, Netherfield, New Haven, Pevensey, Robertsbridge, Seaford, Shoreham by the Sea, St Leonards on Sea, Uckfield, and Winchelsea.



Places of InterestProperties we have surveyed in this areaFacts 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 Brighton and Hove and the surrounding areas.

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

Wealddown.co.uk, TheWeald.org, The SussexWeald.org, WealdPower.co.uk, WhiteHartHotel.co.uk, VisitBrighton.com, BrightonLife.com, MyBrightonandHove.org.uk, BrightonMarina.co.uk, BMYC.org.uk, Iknow-Sussex.co.uk, Visit1066Country, VisitRye.co.uk, MermaidInn.com, LewesOnLine.com, TheLewesPound.org, SussexPast.co.uk, TheHeritageTrail.co.uk, Abbeyhouse.biz, MidSussexTimes.co.uk, ShorehamAircraftMuseum.co.uk, LittleMarshFoot.co.uk, EdenbridgeCastle.co.uk, HartfieldChurch.org, Winchelsea.com, Walks.WalkingWorld.com, WadhurstCastleCottages.co.uk, HeavenFarm.co.uk, HandpickedHotels.co.uk, SevenSisters.org.uk, SeafordMuseum.co.uk, UKAttraction.com, nationaltrust.org.uk, english-heritage.org.uk, sussex-ouse.org.uk, paradisepark.co.uk, Newhavenfort.org.uk, Netherfieldarms.co.uk, Pevensey-Westham.E-Sussex.sch.uk, Heathfield.net

Knockhatch.com, Herstmonceux-Castle.com, HailshamPavilion.co.uk, EastbournePier.com, Brighton.ac.uk/maps/index.php?PageId=750, regc.co.uk, EastbourneArndaleShopping.co.uk, WheatsheafCrowborough.co.uk, Crowboroughrackets.org.uk, CrowboroughRugby.com, HighwoodsGolfclub.co.uk, AChurchNearYou.com and DLWP.com




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