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Slough has seen extensive redevelopment in the last century or so and this can be seen in its housing. The closer to the centre you go, the more likely that an area has been redeveloped, however there are survivals from many housing eras.

This is even the case with some of its previously industrial areas, many of which have been redeveloped into modern housing. 

However the outlying parts of Slough and moving towards locations close by such as Datchet, you frequently see Victorian detached (such as can be seen in Eton Road) and semi-detached properties. Alpha Street and Ledgers Road have classic Victorian terraces.

There are many new build developments, such as in Windsor Road, Langley Road and Castleview Road, some of which are made up of very large dwellings. Shared ownership is also quite common; this is offered in places like, for example, Northampton Place, Pursers Court and Skye Lodge.



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Properties built in close proximity to the water courses around the Upton Court Park area of Slough and Ditton Park are sometimes subject to flood alerts and warnings, such as in Creak Cottage and Ditton Park Road.

If you are concerned that a property you are looking to buy is in a flood risk area, you should consider getting a flood risk report (click for more details).
A RICS surveyor conducting a RICS Home Buyers Survey on a property in Slough will also visually examine central heating elements and make recommendations where these are relevant.
A recent RICS building survey carried out on a property in St Johns Road noted the following:

"There is a build-up of scale on the stop valves each side of the pump in the roof. This normally occurs due to minor leakage from the unions. I recommend that a plumber is engaged to drain down the system, remove the valves and fit new valves of a better quality. The system will then need to be refilled."

If you need a central heating engineer in Slough, you should use a recommended, experienced company such as Tru-Heat, 72 Barnfield, Slough SL1 5JW.
Properties in some areas of Slough may be affected by being built on or close to contaminated land or land which may be contaminated.

A recent environmental search carried out for a property in Millbrook Way revealed that the property was built within 25m of land which may be contaminated. The risk factors listed included 'other potential contaminative land uses', which detailed a factory and mineral products non-metallic (including abrasives and asbestos).

Suspected contaminated land may have many implications for a property built on or it and, if this is flagged up, the report sets down the next steps you should take.
To find out more about what you need to do if a property you're looking to buy is built on suspected contaminated land, click on Buying a Property on Contaminated Land? What you need to do

BerkshireBerkshire is a county which touches a small part of the borders of West London. It is a home county (because it borders Greater London) and is often called Royal Berkshire because it contains Windsor and Windsor Castle. It hosts a number of iconic UK landmarks such as Ascot (Ascot Racecourse), Wentworth (Golf Course), Sunningdale (Golf Course), Virginia Water and Windsor Great Park and Eton School. Virginia Water was the first postcode area where the average property price exceeded one million.

Like many of the home counties, there are many essentially commuter dormitory settlements which house London workers. Reading (which is Berkshire's county town) in particular is a larger one and is popular because of its very fast rail links with Central London - there are many one-stop services to London Paddington and it is also due to be the western terminus of the Crossrail line.

Listed Building Survey Slough

We have local RICS Listed Building Surveyors who specialise in listed building surveys in Slough. To find out more go to - Listed Building Surveys - Building Surveyor and Survey Cost in Slough

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Building Survey Slough Planning

You can review what planning applications have been granted or denied for properties in your area by contacting Slough Borough Council at Landmark Place High Street Slough SL1 1JL, telephone 01753 475 111, or you can check the local authority website.

Read the following article if you are thinking about building an extension .

Local Building Survey Slough

Our Building Surveyors specialise in the local area and have completed house surveys in Windsor, Maidenhead, Datchet, Eton, Farnham Royal, Holyport and Stoke Poges.

We employ only expert RICS Building Surveyors to undertake Home Buyers Surveys in Slough. Whether you are buying an old run down 'doer upper' or standard construction freehold house, our RICS surveyors have seen them all.

With a vast number of years of experience completing building surveys on properties in Slough we'll be able to give you the detailed Slough HomeBuyers report that you will need to know and what defects there are with your property.


Home Buyers Survey Slough

Recently completed HomeBuyer Reports and Building Surveys near you:

  • Norway Drive, Wexham, Slough, Berkshire SL2 5QW
  • 31 Millstream Lane, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 5DY
  • Oak Cottage, 42 Eton Road, Datchett, Slough, SL3 9AY
  • 53 Langley Road, Slough, Berks, SL3 7AH
  • 37 Salt Hill Way, Slough, Berkshire, SL1 3TR

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Our Building Surveyor uses their local knowledge of Slough to ensure they deliver a detailed homebuyers report to help you decide whether you should move forward with your home move or if you should pull out.

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We normally have availability within days of you booking and our turnaround for homebuyers survey reports is within 5 working days.

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Panel of RICS Surveyors

Ranging from 10 to 40 years all of our chartered RICS Surveyors are registered with and regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and have indemnity insurance that covers all of the work they undertake in a Home Buyers Survey in Slough.

Home Buyers Survey - What does it cover?

A RICS Home Buyers Survey involves an examination of the structure of the inside and the outside of a property aimed at pinpointing issues such as subsidence, damp, cracks, infestation and damage. The survey is non-intrusive.

If you are thinking of buying a property in Slough, it is highly advisable to book one, whether a Building Survey (which used to be known as a Full Structural Survey) or a HomeBuyers Report,.

NB If you're a first time buyer, you might wish to click on What is a House Survey to find out more, including what happens during the inspection.

Click to find out how much does a house survey cost (free, no obligation quote)
If they find any issues during the inspection, our surveyor will flag them up in the HomeBuyers Survey and give you advice on what you should do to solve them.

If you are concerned about woodworm, or any other defects with the property in Slough you MUST get a Home Buyers Survey as the costs of repairing the defects can run into thousands of pounds. 

You can find a local RICS surveyor by using the search at the bottom RHS of this page.
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Is a mortgage valuation a Building Survey?

People have been known to confuse a mortgage valuation with a HomeBuyers Survey. This confusion can prove costly and end up in a home buyer having to fork out for expensive repair costs which should have been shared with the vendor with this reflected in a reduction in the original sale price. If you're buying a property in Slough with a mortgage, your lender conducts its own mortgage valuation to calculate the value of the property and this is in no sense a report on structural defects.


A HomeBuyers Survey notes defects as well as including a full valuation of a property independently of the mortgage lender or anyone else. The information in it can be used to get quotes for the cost of fixing any issues and presents evidence for bargaining with the seller about sharing repair costs, if appropriate.