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

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

Building surveyor Suffolk

Suffolk is located to the East of England, known as East Anglia, Suffolk has borders with lots of neighbouring counties. 1st Associated carry out residential building surveys and commercial building surveys in all of these areas.


Suffolk Building Surveyor

If you are purchasing a property in Suffolk, please ensure that you have a building survey carried out on it. A building survey, prepared by a chartered building surveyor could literally save you thousands of pounds. The survey only needs to uncover one potential problem with the property and the cost of the building survey is more than recovered.


Home Surveyor in Suffolk

If you book a building survey in Suffolk with 1st Associated Surveyors you will find that we take great pride in the quality of our building survey and produce a very detailed building survey report, whether it be for a residential property or a commercial property. We use plain English in our Building Surveys to explain any problems with the property to ensure that you understand the problems and how to resolve them. 1stAssociated.co.uk use Surveyors who cover the whole of the UK including all towns and villages in Suffolk for example in: Bungay, Bury St. Edmunds the capital of Suffolk, Debenham, Eye, Felixstowe, Hadleigh, Haverhill, Kessingland, Ipswich, Lakenheath, Lavenham, Long Melford, Lowestoft, Mildenhall, Newmarket, Orford, Oulton Broad, Southwold, Sudbury, Stowmarket, Walberswick and Woodbridge.

Places of Interest Properties we have surveyed in this area Facts about this area Types of property in this area

Building Surveyor Suffolk

Discover more about us and why an INDEPENDENT BUILDING SURVEY is so important

We are independent surveyors who carry out building surveys in Suffolk who are independent of any lender or bank or mortgage company. When we are surveying a property we are working for you, not them. This means we are working towards your best interests. We want to ensure that your property investment is sound and that you are receiving value for money.

Residential Building Surveyors Suffolk

We are a building surveyors that operate throughout the UK. As a building surveyors we are often asked to work on not only a building survey but also a boundary walls dispute survey, a schedule of condition survey and a specific defect survey.

Commercial Building Surveyor Suffolk

We are also a commercial building surveyors - still operating Suffolk, we can provide schedule of condition surveys, dilapidations reports and a commercial building survey - our Suffolk building surveyors have the skills and experience to save you money on your commercial building purchase.

Information on Suffolk and where to get a building survey

1st Associated.co.uk use Surveyors who are happy to carry out Building Surveys in Suffolk including the market town of Bungay where the legendary dog, Black Shuck, killed two people during a service in St Mary's Church, Bury St. Edmunds the capital of Suffolk and a beautiful old city, named after St Edmund, King of the East Angles, 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 Lowestoft & Oulton Broad Motor Boat Club, Southwold a beautiful coastal town with stunning beaches and harbour, Stowmarket, Sudbury, home of the great Artist Thomas Gainsborough, 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.

Suffolk is ideally located to offer the best of both worlds. Some areas of Suffolk are within an hour of London and have a busy cosmopolitan feel including Newmarket and Ipswich . Other parts are truly rural. Suffolk has many historic towns such as Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham but also many smaller picturesque villages.

Call us today on 0800 298 5424 for a no obligation quote when we will be happy to give you further information and advice. For those not local to the area here is some general information on Suffolk.

Getting around in Suffolk

Suffolk is easily accessed by the A12 or the A11/A14. The A12 coastal road is a very nice drive particularly as it goes through Southwold (Adnams country) and follows the line of the coast. Trains from London run regularly and directly into Suffolk . Travelling by train from the North or Midlands will mean a change at Norwich, Cambridge or Peterborough. Suffolk has a good network of public transport throughout the county which means you can leave the car at home and reach most areas by train or bus.

Property Types

Many associate Suffolk with old thatched properties with rendered walls and yellow or pink colouring to the render. Most of these buildings are timber framed with the render applied on top. In areas such as Bury St Edmunds and Lavenham you can see some of these traditional timber framed buildings and also the distinctive black and white Tudor style properties which were developed by the Victorians. The timber prior to this had been lime washed normally in the same colour of the render. With the Victorian era came more brick buildings with slates on the roofs especially over to the East coast of Suffolk. This style didn't have as much impact on other areas of the county.

If you feel that we have missed a type of architecture in your area we would always be pleased to hear from you. Please contact our freephone number 0800 298 5424 if you want any advice on a property that you are about to buy. We provide structural surveys or building surveys. We can also advise you on what you can or can't do to a property if you are looking to alter or extend it. This is particularly important with listed and older properties.


We have many years of experience providing Building Surveys sometimes known as Structural Surveys to make sure you are buying the right property and Market Valuations to ensure that you are buying the property at the right price. If you have any particular problems with your property we can carry out a Specific Defects Report. Call us today on 0800 298 5424 for a no obligation quotation when we can give you further information and advice. For those not local to the area here is some general information on Suffolk.



Whilst most of this is written from local knowledge of the area, here are some websites that we think may be of interest to you in the Suffolk area, some of which we have used for information and we would like to give our appreciation for this. We hope you have enjoyed our précis of Suffolk however we are only human so if there are any amendments or additions or updates we would be pleased to receive your feedback so we can keep our website as up to date as possible.

Explore southwold co.uk; Suffolktouristguide.com/Walberswick.asp; Britanniasailingschool.co.uk; Suffolkcoastal.gov.uk; Burystedmundst ourism.co.uk; Bury festival.co.uk; Aboutbritain.com; Visit- ipswich.com; Itfc.co.uk; Ipswichtransportmuseum.co.uk; Stowmarket-history.co.uk; Mildenhall museum.co.uk; Mildenhall speedway.com; visit woodbridge.co.uk; Woodbridgesuffolk.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


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