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Building Surveyor in Folkestone

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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 Folkestone. Folkestone is a town which is situated in Kent.

 

Information on Folkestone

Travelling from London to the coast via the M20 and A20 you will reach the coastal town of Folkestone which lies between Dover to its east and Hythe to its west. The large sprawling town sits at the foot of the North Downs with beautiful picturesque countryside surrounding and the English Channel with views on a clear day of France which is only 24 miles in the distance. Due to its position in the past the town developed with fishing trade and became a significant trading port. Later the arrival of the railways Folkestone grow further and with the more recent Eurostar International train service it has become a popular town for commuters both to London and the Continent. The pier and harbour were built by the engineer Thomas Telford in 1809 this area grew but further expansion was held back due to the sand and silt from the Pent Stream which choked the harbour. The South Eastern Railway Company arrival developed the harbour site with later the decline in the ferry port eventually being managed by Folkestone Harbour Company with plans to develop this area with marina, seaside walks, new housing, shops, arts venue etc. The once popular amusement park at the seafront, The Rotunda, has now vanished with the progression of this site being hampered by the recession and flood protection procedures one plan is for The Remembrance Line Association wishing to keep the old harbour railway and harbour station as a Leaving for War museum.

When in the town and the surrounding area as a Surveyor it is good to take time to enjoy walks along the greensand and gault clay cliffs taking in the Leas Cliff Hall, the grand hall by Norwegian architect Mr J S Dahl built in 1927, with its pagoda style box office, the early 19 th century Martello Tower on the cliffs above Copt Point and the imposing Grand Hotel which was frequented by King Edward VII and his mistress Alice Keppel in times gone by. The area was important during the War with Shorncliffe camp and Hawkinge Air Force Base where many were based with their service to this country being remembered at Capel-le-Ferne with a stone sculptured memorial of a pilot looking out to sea in a contemplative mood carved by Harry Gray. Some larger detached properties can be found in Bouverie Road West, Godwyn Road and Coolinge Lane for example and in the surrounding areas such as Sandgate, Alkham, Lyminge and Newington.

 

Building Survey Folkestone

If you are planning to book a building survey on a property you are purchasing in Folkestone 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 Kent for example in: Acol, Ashford, Badlesmere, Benenden, Boughton , Boxley, Brasted, Bridge, Broadstairs, Canterbury, Chatham, Chelsfield, Chiddingstone, Chilham, Cranbrook, Dartford, Davington, Deal, Detling, Doddington, Dover, Dunkirk, Dymchurch, Eastling, Edenbridge, Egerton, Elham, Elmsted Court, Eynsford, Folkestone, Golden Green, Goodnestone, Goudhurst, Graveney, Gravesend, Great Chart, Great Mongeham, Greatstone, Greenstreet, Halstead, Hamstreet, Harrietsham, Hastingleigh, Hawkinge, Hayes, Herne Bay, Hernhill, Horsmonden, Kings Hill, Kingsdown, Kingston, Knockholt, Lamberhurst , Langton Green, Leaveland, Leeds, Lenham, Lower Halstow, Luddenham, Lyminge, Lynsted, Maidstone, county town of Kent, Manston, Marden, Margate, Meopham, Minster, Molash, Newnham, Norton, Oare, Old Bexley, Ospringe, Otford, Otterden, Painters Forstal, Pembury, Penshurst, Pluckley, Ramsgate, Rochester, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Rusthall, Sandgate, Selling, Sevenoaks, Shottenden, Sissinghurst, Slade Green, Speldhurst, St Nicholas at Wade, Stalisfield, Staple , Staplehurst , Stelling Minnis, Sundridge, Sutton, Tenterden, Teynham, Throwley, Tonbridge, Toys Hill, Uplees, Warren Street, Wateringbury, West Farleigh, West Malling, Whitstable, Wichling, Wilmington, Wilmington, Wrotham Heath and Wye.

 

 

 

 

Places of InterestProperties 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 Folkestone 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 Folkestone and the surrounding towns and villages.

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

 

References:

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

Lakeside Development, Thurrock Essex section

What did we survey in Hythe? And What did we survey in Dungeness?

HoppingDowninKent.org.uk, Camelotintel.com/heritage/counties/England

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Buildings Page for more information – they have a free downloadable Listed Buildings a guide for owners leaflet, WhiteCliffCountry.org, EnglishHeritage.org, TheHeritageTrail.co.uk, WCCTA.org.uk, VisitThanet.co.uk, CinquePorts.org, OpenSandwich.co.uk, EnglishHeritage.co.uk, SeeWhitstable.com, Oysta.fsnet.co.uk, WhitstableOysterFestival.com, Canterbury.co.uk, CanterburyCathedral.org, CanterburyTales.org, Bluewater.co.uk, Lakeside.co.uk, TourMaidstone.com, Museum.Maidstone.com, ThisIsAshford.co.uk and LyddAirport.co.uk

 

 

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