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Building Surveyor in Didcot

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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 Didcot. Didcot is a town which is situated in Oxfordshire

Information on Didcot

South of Oxford and north of Reading close to the A34 on the A4130 is the town of Didcot in south Oxfordshire set in the beautiful Cotswold countryside. On the outskirts of the town to the east on the Wallingford Rd is Hadden Hill Golf Club which was built in 1990 to modern standards with underground drainage 30 miles in length preventing the course being closed during periods of heavy rain. To the south of Didcot is the village of Blewbury with its beautiful Saxon and Norman Saint Michael's Church which was described by the Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman as one of the most attractive medieval buildings in Oxfordshire, textured by time and easy for prayer, stately and friendly. Didcot itself is known for its important railway linking the capital to the West Country with its good rail links it also makes it a popular commuter town with its easy access to London, Oxford, Bristol etc. The landscape is blotted by the large chimney and six cooling towers of the National Power Station which is a large employer in the area and has guided tours available by appointment where you can see this 2,000 megawatt coal-fired station in action. To the north east of Didcot is the small Oxfordshire village of Dorchester with its delightful Norman Dorchester Abbey which has undergone much restoration over the years and was saved by a wealthy local Sir Richard Bewfforeste who paid Henry VIII the cost of the lead on the chancel roof to save the building for the parish.

Building Survey Didcot

If you are planning to book a building survey on a property you are purchasing in Didcot 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 Oxfordshire for example in:

Abingdon, with its impressive County Hall building, Banbury, known for the nursery rhyme, Bicester, with its designer outlet shopping centre, Burford, on the River Windrush, in the Windrush Valley which is a picturesque area to carry out buildings surveys in, Chipping Norton, Didcot, with its Railway Centre and collection of steam engines etc, Goring, set in the beautiful Cotswolds a delight to travel to as a surveyor, Henley-on-Thames, well known for its Regatta, Kidlington, one of the largest villages in England where we have carried out many residential building surveys, Kings Sutton , with the church of St Peter and St Paul at its heart, Great Milton, and its famous Le Manoir Aux Quat' Saisons restaurant, Oxford, and its dreamy spires where we have conducted many residential and commercial building surveys, Shipton-under-Wychwood, with the fine Elizabethan Shipton Court, Thame, with many 16th and 17th century inns, Wallingford, with its annual Royal Swan Upping on the Thames, Witney, on the banks of the River Windrush, Woodstock, with the impressive Blenheim Palace and Yarnton on the A44 north of Oxford.

We provide Building Surveys to make sure you are buying the right property and provide market Valuations to ensure that you are buying the property at the right price together with Specific Defects Reports if you have any problems in any particular area then contact us today for a free, no obligation quotation.

Oxfordshire has some beautiful villages set deep in its stunning countryside and we have often found ourselves surveying properties in many of these including Adderbury, Alvescot, near RAF Brize Norton, Ascott, Ashton, Balscote, Bampton, on the edge of the Cotswolds, Beckley and Stowood, Blewbury, Bloxham, Bradwell Grove, with the Cotswold Wildlife Park nearby, Brailes, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, Brookhampton, Chalgrove , with St Mary's church and its fine medieval wall paintings, Chinnor, Chiselhampton, Cropredy, Curbridge, Deddington, about 6 miles south of Didcot, Dorchester-on-Thames, Drayton St Leonard, with its delightful thatched cottages, Great Tew, Headington, Hinton Waldrist, Horspath, with its 15 Listed buildings, Kennington, Kingston Bagpuize with Southmoor, Leafield, with its church designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, Letcombe Regis, Longworth, Lower Shiplake, Nettlebed, Sandford on Thames, with its lock and history associated with its location on the Thames, Shiplake, Shipton-under-Wychwood, Somerton, Soning Eye, with its 18th century flour-mill which is now a theatre, Stadhampton, Stanford in the Vale , the conservation area village of Steeple Aston, Tetsworth, Uffington, Weston on the Green, Whitchurch-on-Thames, Windrush, Woodcote with its many bungalows we have had the pleasure of surveying and Wroxton.



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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 Didcot 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 Didcot and the surrounding towns and villages.

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

BishopsStortfordHistory, EnjoyOxfordshire.com, StAlbansCathedral.com, StAlbansMuseums.org, AllAboutStAlbans.com, TringFestivalCompany.co.uk, BishopsStortford.org, Oxfordshire.com, lgc.amolad.net, Letchworth.com, FirstGardenCity.co.uk, LetchworthGC.com, Wheathampstead.org, Hemelweb.demon.co.uk, HemelToday.co.uk, HatfieldHouse.co.uk, AboutBritain.com, InformationBritain.co.uk and TheGalleria.co.uk



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