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

Ipswich Building survey, Ipswich House survey, Property defect survey, Building disputes survey, Ipswich Dilapidation survey, Ipswich Building survey, Ipswich Commercial building survey, Ipswich schedule of condition survey

Building Surveyor in Ipswich

"To find out some interesting facts about Ipswich and places of interest in Ipswich and the surrounding areas you can click on the four boxes below."

To get a quote on a survey in Ipswich, carried out by an Independent Building Surveyor, click on the red 'quick quote' box above.

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 Ipswich. Ipswich is a town which is situated in Suffolk.


Information on Ipswich and the Surrounding Areas

Located on the River Orwell estuary, off of the A14, Ipswich is a bustling vibrant town where our Surveyors have provided a variety of Commercial and Residential Building Surveys.

As Surveyors and Engineers we were keen to see the recent massive regeneration and development that has turned Ipswich into a popular place to live and work. The main focus of the work has been around the dock areas now known as the Waterfront. Here you will find leisure facilities, restaurants, cafes and bars as well as the new University.

The town centre is now pedestrianized and offers more amenities including shops, both High Street names and small independents, theatres and fine restaurants.

Ipswich is also home to the ‘Tractor Boys' or Ipswich Town Football Club.

The architecture is another fascinating aspect of the town and one that our Surveyors were keen to see. After providing building surveys and property reports in the area seeing some of the 600 Listed Buildings in Ipswich was a pleasure. Some listed buildings of note include the Christchurch Mansion, Wolsleys Gate and the Friends Meeting House.

Our Building Surveyors also saw some beautiful residential properties in Henlow Road, Wherstead Road, Tuddenham Road, Westerfield Road and Christchurch Road.


Building Survey Ipswich

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

the market town of Bungay where the legendary Black Shuck killed two people during a service in St Mary's Church, Bury St. Edmunds the capital of Suffolk which is a beautiful old city, the name coming from St Edmund, King of the East Angles, with its a beautiful abbey which is well worth a visit, the pretty village of Debenham which hosts an annual Arts Festival each summer , the market town of Eye with its fantastic mixture of architectural styles , Felixstowe which is a major container port as well as a seaside town, Hadleigh which has an abundance of listed buildings, the market town of Haverhill which has a long history and was recorded in the Domesday Survey in 1086, Ipswich reputably one of the oldest towns in the UK and home to the Tractor Boys, Ipswich Town Football Club, the sandy beaches of Kessingland , Lakenheath housing a large RAF base, Lavenham which is one of the most picturesque villages that we've come across with a number of Tudor and Jacobean timber framed properties, the attractive village of Long Melford with its high street stretching over two and a half miles offering a fantastic selection of shops, cafes and art galleries, Lowestoft a popular holiday resort, Mildenhall housing a large United States Airforce base, Newmarket with its Racecourse which is one of the oldest and most famous flat racing courses in the country, with regular meetings every year, Orford which has charming narrow streets and the magnificent 12 th Century Royal Castle, Oulton Broad which has been well known for over 100 years as the home of the Ipswich & Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club, Southwold a beautiful coastal town with stunning beaches and harbour, Stowmarket, Walberswick the venue for The British Open Crabbing Championship and finally Woodbridge where the Tidemill was recorded in 1957 as being the last working tidemill, having been first recorded in 1170.


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 Ipswich 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 Ipswich 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 Suffolk.



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

Explore southwold .co.uk; Suffolktouristguide.com/Walberswick.asp; Britanniasailing school.co.uk; Suffolkcoastal.gov.uk ; Burystedmundst ourism.co.uk; Bury festival.co.uk; Aboutbritain.com; Visit-ipswich.com; Itfc.co.uk; Ipswich transportmuseum.co.uk; Stowmarket-history.co.uk; Mildenhall museum.co.uk; Mildenhall speedway.com; visit woodbridge.co.uk; Woodbridge suffolk.info; Bury St Edmunds.co.uk; Newmarket racecourses.co.uk; Newmarket.org.uk; Mildenhall.co.uk; Visit East of England.com; Militaryairshows.co.uk, Explorewalberswick.co.uk; Suffolktouristguide.com; Wikipedia.co.uk



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Dilapidations Claim by a Landlord

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Schedules of Condition Leasing a Commercial Property

Scotts Schedule and Section 18 Valuation

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