Established in 1990, we pride ourselves in providing a personal, yet fast, thorough and efficient service to all of our clients.
As we are an independent business, we can tailor our services specifically to match the client’s needs – if you are particularly concerned about any element of the surveying process then please do not hesitate to contact us and our team will be able to provide you with free, impartial and expert advise.
We understand how stressful buying a property can be, and therefore we have a quick turnaround on surveys in order for you to receive the report as quickly as possible.
We try to minimise ‘technical jargon’ throughout our reports and put them into language that you can easily understand but we are more than happy to discuss any of the findings and/or questions you have via email or telephone. We are here to make sure you feel 100% satisfied in the property you are buying and the price you are paying.
Our main office is currently based in Great Notley Skyline Business Centre (above Titan Storage) and we welcome anyone who would rather come in and discuss their queries.
All of our professional services are carried out by a fully qualified member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). This provides you with an impartial report, which is based on high professional, technical and ethical standards. As a double gold standard, all of our Chartered Surveyors are also RICS Registered Valuers.
Francis Blanking, FRICS – Founder/Director Chartered Surveyor & Registered Valuer
Frank established the business in 1990 and has over 40 years of experience in the surveying profession. Having lived and practised in Essex for most of his working life, he has considerable knowledge of the area and the properties therein. He has been a qualified surveyor since 1971 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors in 2000. He has extensive knowledge of the profession and will be able to assist you with any queries or problems you may have.
Jessica Barrett, MRICS, BA(Hons), PGDipSurveying – Director Chartered Surveyor & Registered Valuer
Jessica achieved full membership to the RICS in Autumn 2016, as well as receiving a Registered Valuer status. She has several years experience of undertaking residential surveys and valuations throughout Essex and the surrounding areas.
Matt Keates, AssocRICS, MCIOB – Director Senior Building Surveyor & Registered Valuer
Matt has been in the industry for many years, he has a strong background in subsidence claim surveying, as well as both general residential and commercial building surveying. He has years of experience undertaking residential and commercial surveys, plus valuations throughout Essex and Suffolk.
Phil Maynard Office Manager
Phil is the main contact at Blanking Associates for most of our clients and is fundamental in the organisation of all surveys. Phil is well educated in the industry and can advise you on the most suitable type of survey to meet your needs.
Kim Blyth Administrative Assistant
Kim previously worked for Blanking Associates and has recently returned to the team. Kim is a vital part of the Blanking team and provides support to all when needed, including the running of the office and the production of all reports.
Niki James Adminsitrative Assistant
Niki also provides support to all of the team and the running of the office, including production of reports.
Lindsay Clark Adminsitrative Assistant
Lindsay provides support to all of the team and the running of the office.
We are always at the end of the telephone for you and can help you to ensure that you have all the answers you need regarding the survey and the processes involved, before purchasing your new home.