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East Devon Surveyors

Wessex Surveyors provide a full range of property advice in East Devon, including:

Wessex Surveyors are with you every step of the way, providing impartial, honest, quality advice on building surveys, property valuations, planning and property management in East Devon.

Property in Devon widely varies from compact and practical city living in Plymouth and Exeter, to large rural properties with large holdings of land. We can help you choose the right survey to suit your needs before you invest in property in Devon. Our independent advice ensures peace of mind before making a large investment in property.

The county of Devon, in the south west of England, offers a wide diversity of scenery, from the wild moorlands of Dartmoor and Exmoor to the craggy cliffs and sandy beaches of the coast. The county is governed locally by Devon County Council from its administrative headquarters in the city of Exeter. Devon includes part of the Jurassic Coast, a stunning part of the south coast designated a World Heritage Site because of its geological importance. It also includes the National Park of Dartmoor and part of the National Park of Exmoor, including the picturesque villages of Lynton and Lynmouth.

Devon is a popular destination for tourists, with many seaside resorts on both north and south coasts including Paignton, Torquay and Ilfracombe, and the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor. The South West Coast Path, a popular walking route, follows the entirety of the Devon coastline.

The county’s largest town is the city of Plymouth, a major port whose economy was founded on the shipbuilding industry. It is home to a large operational naval base, HMNB Devonport, and the thriving University of Plymouth. The city lies on the A38 route from the South West to Exeter where it joins the M5.

Devon Case Studies

Cob Houses

A significant contribution to the character of the West Country including Dorset are the commonly seen cob walled buildings. The oldest example in Dorset of a cob house dates back…

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Differential movement/ settlement

Settlement of buildings. All buildings move to some extent and for a variety of reasons. During and after the building construction, settlement (akin to movement) of the foundation structure is…

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Flying Freeholds

A flying freehold is when part one property either overhangs or lies beneath another property. There are a number of different types of flying freehold, such as: a semi-detached or…

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Vapour Control Layers (VCL)

Vapour control lining forms part of a buildings external main walling. Vapour control lining, or VCL for short, is a plastic layer that restricts the movement of warm, moist air from…

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