ESSEX AREA

Independent chartered surveyors Anderson Associates operate throughout most of Essex, from its northern border with Suffolk right down to the edge of London in the south.
Whether you want a period flat survey, a barn conversion survey or a new build house survey, we are the people to come to.

The History of Essex

Much of Essex can be traced back to Roman times, with Colchester being Britain’s oldest recorded town. However, it was the rail links to London which helped the county to grow and thrive, with the Eastern Counties Railway and the London, Tilbury and Southend line both being built in Victorian times. The development of two major ports, at Harwich and Tilbury, also helped the county’s economy.

Post-war development, particularly in south Essex, was restricted by the creation of the Metropolitan Green Belt, which was aimed at stopping the growth and spread of London. This led to the creation of several new towns in the county, such as Harlow and Basildon, which were outside the protected area.

Range of Housing

Southern Essex is more industrial in nature, while the north of the county has more arable farmland or rural countryside. A large percentage of the population commutes to London and the City, either by road or rail.

Essex’s diverse nature is reflected in its housing stock, with a mix of traditional and modern properties. A lot of post-war council housing was built in the county, and much of this many ended up in the private sector following the introduction of the Government’s Right to Buy scheme. The county also has plenty of older properties, such as timber-framed cottages and barn conversions, particularly in rural areas.

Anderson Associates – Chartered Surveyors in Essex

Anderson Associates offer a full range of surveys – including barn conversion surveys, period flat surveys and new build house surveys – on properties throughout Essex.

Take a look at the map to see which areas we cover, approximately shown by the blue line. We also survey properties in some parts of North London.

If you are uncertain whether we can survey a property in your area, please call us now or alternatively you can  e-mail us for information.