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Building Surveyor in West Ham

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

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More building surveying facts about West Ham

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

West Ham is in the Borough of Newham. It borders the site of the new 2012 Olympic Park on its left and a mostly residential area on its right. The houses in this area range from Victorian terraces to higher-density social housing built after post-war both. We have carried out extensive building surveys in the area and are keenly watching the on-going regeneration work with its neighbour, Plaistow.

The name of Ham (or Hamme as it was first recorded in 958) has been in existence for two millennia, since it started as a small Saxon settlement. The 12th century saw the use of the name West Ham for the first time – albeit as Westhamma. ‘ Hamm ', in the language of the time, meant ‘dry land between marshland and rivers', locating the settlement between three rivers – Lee, Thames and Roding.

A large parish within the Becontree hundred of Essex was divided into three wards – of which the village of West Ham corresponded to the ward of Church-street.

When the areas first railway station opened in 1839 at Stratford , the original settlement became less important, as most of the development started to take place in the New Town in that area.

By the mid 19th century the conurbation that London had become pretty much absorbed West Ham. The parish was incorporated as a municipal borough in 1886.

The Jubilee, Hammersmith & City and District Lines of the Underground serve West Ham station on Manor Road . National Rail also runs there, and from last year the Docklands Light Rail. Plaistow and Stratford stations are also easily accessed.

The wide range of transport options linking it to the City has made West Ham quite a sought after location in terms of housing.

Since 1904, West Ham United FC, currently in the English Premier League, has played in nearby Upton Park since 1904. Although football is probably the main sporting focus for the community, there are others that command interest.

Three rugby teams, the Kings Cross Steelers, East London RFC and Phantoms RFC all play nearby to West Ham station, on Holland Road . All three teams play in the Essex leagues.

West Ham is a highly populated area within the London Borough of Newham . Located within this suburban sprawl is Memorial Park. It was originally part of the estate owned by The Thames Iron Works who was a major employer in the area at that time. It was opened in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Football was always a regular past time at The Iron Works and they even had their own football team. Interestingly, in 1904 the team took on a new identity (the Hammers otherwise known as West Ham) and moved to a new home.

We are independent surveyors and will always ensure we work closely with you the client throughout the survey highlighting any potential problems or hidden defects. If you are considering purchasing a property in an around the West Ham area then we would strongly advise you to have a survey carried out. If you would like to discuss your requirements with one of our surveyors then please call us on 0800 298 5424 for an informal chat or you can log onto our website 1stAssociated.co.uk and take a look at some of the surveys we have already completed in the area.


Property Surveyors West Ham

You may wish to buy a buy to let property in West Ham. 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 West Ham 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 West Ham 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 Newham.



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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