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Dorset Surveyors

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

Shaftesbury English cottages in DorsetShaftesbury - a quintessentially English street

Dorset also presents the opportunity to purchase a beautiful home. Locations such as Shaftesbury and Milton Abbas offer a picture postcard English country home, whereas new developments, such as Poundbury in Dorchester, breathe new life into housing stock in the county. The dream of a rural idyll in Dorset has never been closer, and Wessex Surveyors are with you every step of the way to ensure peace of mind when purchasing property.

Dorset combines picturesque coastline with miles of rolling countryside. The county is governed locally by Dorset County Council, from its administrative headquarters in the county town of Dorchester. Dorset enjoys the dramatic coastline of the Jurassic Coast, a World Heritage Site because of its geological significance.

The famous landmarks of Old Harry Rocks, Durdle Door and Chesil Beach are all found in Dorset, as is Portland, the source of stone used to build many of London’s landmarks. The South West Coast Path, a favourite route for walkers, follows the coastline from Dorset’s western border with Devon, around Portland and finishes at Poole Harbour.

Dorset provides many interesting property investments. Office and retail space is increasing in range and ability. Those wishing to escape the big cities and settle down to a life closer to the sea can do so in Dorset, while still maintaining good transport routes and services such as superfast fibre broadband. The region was home to the Olympic Games sailing events during London 2012, and huge investments were made to improve business infrastructure.

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

Dorset Case Studies

Pitch Fibre Drains

Pitch Fibre Drains

When recently carrying out a Building Survey on a Grade II Listed flat in West Bay the cover to the drainage chamber was lifted and pitch fibre drainage pipes were…

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Bay Window Movement

Bay window movement

On occasions we see a bay window which has moved in relation to the main building. Recently we noticed evidence of historical structural movement to the front bay window structure…

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Non-Conventional Construction

Non-Conventional Construction

We were recently asked to survey a bungalow in Charmouth.  We soon discovered that the construction of the original part of the property was non-conventional.  In this case construction was…

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Building Survey, Charmouth/Lyme Regis

Building Survey, Charmouth/Lyme Regis

When carrying out surveys in and around the Charmouth and Lyme Regis area, our survey reports will consider cliff erosion and underlying geology matters.  Properties located near the coastline and…

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