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Building Surveyor in Canning Town

To find out some interesting facts about Canning Town and places to visit in Canning Town and the surrounding areas you can click on the boxes below.

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We carry out residential structural surveys and commercial surveys in Canning Town and the Canning Town area. If you are planning to book a building survey on a property you are purchasing in Canning Town 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 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.


Interesting Facts About Canning Town and the Canning Town Area

Canning Town is a part of East London , in the borough of Newham. It is situated in the area of the former London docks, on the north side of the Thames .

Before the 19th century, the area was mainly marsh land, and could not be reached by road – only by boats (or a small toll bridge). An iron bridge was built in 1810 to take the newly commissioned Barking Road across the river Lea. The bridge was replaced in 1896 and again in 1934 at a site to the north. Today's well-known flyover began on a much smaller scale in the ‘60's.

The area was originally known as Hallsville, but renamed during the time of its expansion after (it is believed) the first Viceroy of India – Charles Canning.

During the mid 1800's the population increased following the development of the railway between North Woolwich and Stratford that carried goods from the docks.

Following the opening of the Royal Victoria Dock in 1855, the area was further developed primarily to house workers from the docks. Several new settlements were born, amongst them the areas we now recognise as Custom House and Silvertown.

In the 1930's the borough of West Ham began a serious slum clearance programme during which new houses, nurseries and clinics were built and opened. The area suffered major bomb damage during the Second World War, and the consequent rebuilding, rehousing and transfer of industries - allied to this damage meant that over 80% of the houses were destroyed and new council housing estates rose up.

However, although it is close to many of the recent dockland developments, it remains among the 5% most deprived areas in the U.K.

Due to this, it is now part of a new regeneration initiative, with 8,000 new homes planned and a rejuvenated town centre. New community facilities are planned, along with improvements to primary schools. We have vast experience in carrying our residential and commercial building surveys in Canning Town and throughout the London area.

Canning Town has its own Underground station, on the Jubilee Line. It also interchanges with the Docklands Light Railway.

Back in the 1970's female hysteria hit London. With his good looks and charm David Essex certainly captured the hearts of ladies both young and old across the UK. His concerts saw scenes of excitement reminiscent of Beatlemania. His father was an East End dock worker and his mother a self-taught pianist. He grew up in Canning Town and during his youth he loved to play football and dreamed of one day becoming a famous player. However, in his early twenties his passion for music and theatre saw him achieve nineteen Top 40 singles in the UK and sixteen Top 40 albums. He also had a widespread career as an actor performing on stage and screen.

If you are considering purchasing a property in Canning Town then please make contact with one of our surveyors at 1stAssociated.co.uk who would welcome the opportunity to carry out a survey on the property. All our surveys are clear and concise and we are always keen for you to meet us on site during the survey. We often find many of our clients feel this is extremely beneficial.


Property Surveyors Canning Town

You may wish to buy a buy to let property in Canning Town. If you need any help or advice or a survey carried out on the property then phone 0800 208 5424. We specialise in properties of multi-occupancy and can advise on buying properties for this purpose and carrying out surveys on them. We also produce surveys on Leasehold properties as well as Freehold prperties.

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.

Residential & Commercial Building Surveyors

Residential Building Surveyor

Our Residential Building Surveys are tailor made to suit your requirements. When you book your survey we will ask you to grade your building survey knowledge from 1 - 4, with 1 being 'next to no building survey knowledge' and 4 being 'excellent building survey knowledge'. From this we can tailor make your building survey. Depending upon your knowledge level we will add additional photographs to the building survey or will give you more definitions of building terminology, or add extra sketches to help describe particular areas of concern or to show you for example what type of roof your proposed property has or what type of brickwork the property is built in. By doing this we can make sure that you completely understand the property you are buying and that you understand what the issues are.

Commercial Building Surveyor

Our Commercial Building Surveys are also tailored to suit your property requirements. When you book your survey we will ask you to grade your commercial property knowledge from 1 - 4, with 1 being 'next to no commercial property knowledge' and 4 being 'excellent commercial property knowledge'. From this we can tailor make your building survey. So depending on how much knowledge you have of Commercial building surveying and typical problems arising from commercial building surveying our building surveyors can adjust their building survey report accordingly and include more photos and detail descriptions of the issue and your best course of action to fix them.


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

Beckton, West Ham, Canning Town and Stratford.

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

1st Associated provide building surveys for residential property, commercial surveys, engineers survey reports, property training and more. All carried out by RICS surveyors in Canning Town and the surrounding areas.

Contact us today for a free, no obligation Building survey quote, including building surveys, structural surveys, homebuyers reports and pre sales survey reports, for Canning Town and the surrounding towns and villages.

At 1st Associated our surveyors use a system called the 'Pro Survey Database'. This is a database of property problems built up over many years from knowledge of many decades or surveying. This system gives the Surveyors carrying out independent building surveys a vast selection of reference materials from which to draw and this enables them to give the best informed advice in our surveys for any problems that we have found at the property we are surveying.

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Our surveyors carry out Structural Building Surveys on Residential properties and Commercial properties throughout Canning Town.



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 London Borough of 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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