Our service does not stop upon the delivery of your survey; we will always make time to talk to you about the content and the implications of certain aspects of the report.

We realise that buying a home may be the biggest purchase and financial commitment that you are likely to make, and our survey may be the deciding factor. We would like to think that we offer an exceptional service, especially to first time buyers.
A Short Introduction

Welcome to AM Surveys

Our principal, Andrew McColl, is a 60-year-old surveyor living just outside Billericay, Essex, with a vast wealth of experience, having been involved in the construction and the housebuilding industry since leaving school and now specialising in comprehensive and affordable surveys for the home buyer. With our small team, we are independent surveyors with no corporate handcuffs or time restraints and can, therefore, give a better value-for-money service

Our reputation has been built on providing reliable and personal service to all our clients, big or small, corporate or private. Our surveyors take full responsibility for their services, leaving you free to concentrate on your day-to-day business.

Speed, efficiency and attention to detail are the keystones of our practice, so you can have the confidence to rely on us to deliver on time, on budget and with minimal fuss.

Our Services

Why AM Surveys?

Independent surveyors, no corporate handcuffs or time restraint

Speed, efficiency and attention to detail are the keystones of the practice

Service does not stop upon the delivery of your survey

Excellent reputation, solid professionalism and customer care

Always make time to talk to you about the content and the implications of the report

Members of many of the leading trade bodies of the industry

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We have sections within your survey to report on gas, water, heating and electricity –The surveyor will look at services and report type/condition and defects; they will add photographs and highlight dangers and deficiencies. You can talk at length with your surveyor; they can tell you the approximate age and the energy efficiency of a boiler, for example. Indeed, your surveyor is not a time-served electrician or a registered gas-safe engineer.  We can't sign off or certify the services, but we should be able to give you an overall view of the services at the property. 

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On the subject of accompanying the surveyor, that is impossible for several reasons. It is someone else’s property, so we don’t have the authority to invite you; there are health and safety issues, we don't have the specific insurance to do this, and we need to concentrate on the inspection with no distractions.

However, after saying that, we don’t have a problem meeting at the property after the inspection for a quick discussion if needed; however, we are unlikely to give a tour of the property. We prefer not to discuss the inspection for a good 24 hours as we must give the inspection a period of mature reflection.


Buying a house or flat is one of the most expensive outlays most people make during their lives. Every house and flat is different in construction and condition, and many properties have been altered and extended over the years. The report will cover all these areas with appropriate advice. Unknown defects and problems can also be expensive to resolve. A proper survey is an excellent independent written record of the condition of the building at the time of purchase. The report can also be used to re-negotiate the price. The report's conclusion provides advice on the property's condition for its age with a list of defects, repairs, maintenance requirements, and points to be aware of. 

AMSurveys are experts on Listed Building Surveys. For more information on reasons to get a survey done, see here.

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