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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 Princes Risborough. Princes Risborough is a town which is situated in Buckinghamshire

Information on Princes Risborough

Princes Risborough is a small country town situated approximately nine miles south of Aylesbury and nine miles north west of High Wycombe and lies at the foot of the Chiltern Hills.

General view of the High Street

High Street, looking the other way


Princes Risborough is on the route Icknield Way, which is an old Roman Road and this passes over the top of Princes Risborough and is well worth a walk to view. You can also then walk up Kop Hill and stand at the top of Whiteleaf Cross which overlooks Princes Risborough and Monks Risborough. Whiteleaf Cross can be seen for many miles around, although it disappears from view during the summer when the trees grow surrounding it. We have heard all sorts of rumours that the cross has been cleaned in the past to make it stand out more and that there is a burial ground / mound at the very top of Whiteleaf Cross (it is a great story to tell the children). Icknield Way can be joined at the top of New Road Hill.

Whiteleaf Cross – see if you can spot the cross in the distance. Clue, it's to the right of the house.

Close up view of Whiteleaf Cross


The town / or village (we are never quite sure which it is) has good commuter links to Marylebone from both the Monks Risborough station and the Princes Risborough station that is some way away from Princes Risborough itself. We have heard rumours that the reason the station is so far away is because it was located near where the Lord of the Manor lived and Whiteleaf Furniture. Whiteleaf Furniture was once a major employer in the area, along, we believe, with Parker Knoll Furniture.

Princes Risborough used to once be the home of TRADA the Timber Research and Development Association where you could see windows being tested and other timber products. It forms part of the Building Research Establishment and has now been relocated. You can learn more about them at the TRADA website.

Princes Risborough and Monks Risborough have an interesting range of properties; from older Tudor timber framed properties and some of the houses in the Whiteleaf area (underneath the chalk cross) are particularly old, as are some of the properties in Monks Risborough by the church, to more modern properties.

Old library, now a restaurant

Literacy Club and Snooker Room

Well known old building - years ago it was once Raffety & Butland Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors

Close up of Chartered Surveyors sign

Development of Malthouse Square

Relatively modern houses


Churches are a strong feature of Princes Risborough, with the beautiful St Mary's Church, which dates from the 13th / 14th Century and St Teresa's Roman Catholic Church and St Dunstan's Church and are worth a visit from an architectural point of view. More can be learnt about these on the Princes Risborough Town Centre website and the various churches have their own websites too.


St Mary's Church

St Mary's Church steeple – which is unusual as it has windows in it

Flint walling on St Mary's Church

‘New' church extension where new is contrasted with old


We must mention the Market Square in Princes Risborough which is at the junction of Church Street, leading to St Mary's and Duke Street and High Street and is an interesting feature that is still a fairly oldie worldy high street with 17th and 18th Century buildings and still has a few thatched cottages and half timbered buildings.


Market Square


Finally, as always we would recommend a visit to any National Trust property in an area, in this case the Manor House is a National Trust property and is just a short walk from the High Street. We recommend you check on the National Trust website about opening hours.

Road Hill.

National Trust - The Manor House

The Manor House


Building Survey Princes Risborough

If you are planning to book a building survey on a property you are purchasing in Princes Risborough 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.


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

Amersham, with its good rail route into Paddington, Aylesbury, a market town at the foot of the Chilton's where we have carried out many building surveys, Beaconsfield, twinned with Langres, France and Abbiategrasso, Italy, Bletchley, well known for Princes Risborough Park and decoding in WWII, Buckingham, which has many Georgian buildings, Princes Risborough, close to Pinewood Film and TV Studios, Chesham, once home to Beechwoods brushmaking factory, Cookham , the delightful village, Denham, with Denham Country Park and its 15 th century church, Farnham Common, on the border of Burnham Beeches wood, Gerrards Cross, on the M40 close to the M25 and Heathrow another commuter town we have visited frequently to carry out buildings surveys, Great Missenden, with Gipsy House home once to Roald Dahl, Haddenham, home of the first wildlife hospital St Twiggywinkles, High Wycombe a commuter town where we have often visited as surveyors to carry out both residential and commercial surveys, Iver, with Victorian Heatherden Hall, Marlow, with its suspension bridge over the Thames, we like doing Strucural surveys in Milton Keynes as the new Town road layout is easy to drive round and we may spot the concrete cows, Newport Pagnell, famous for its services on the M1, Olney, once famous for lace making and shoemaking, Stony Stratford , once well known for producing delicate lace, Waddesdon , with Waddesdon Manor a delight to visit, Wendover, where after carrying out a buildings survey we have taken a walk in Wendover Woods and Winslow.


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

Breweryhistory.com, Thomas Wethered and Sons, MarlowsSociety.Org.UK, Aylesbury Brewery Company, InformationBritain.co.uk, DestinationMiltonKeynes.co.uk, MiltonKeynes.com, TheCentreMK.com, Xcape.co.uk, MKMuseum.org, NewportPagnell.org, MKHeritage.co.uk, Britinfo.net, MarlowTown.co.uk, TheMarlowRegatta.com, BucksCC.gov.uk, HighWycombeSociety.org.uk, PostCarbonLiving.com, Buckinghamtoday.co.uk, GerrardsCross.gov.uk and VisionofBritain.org.uk



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