About us

We are a team of Chartered Surveyors and Valuation Experts established in 1990, operating in Essex, Suffolk and surrounding areas. We offer a full range of surveys and valuations, as well as other services.

Being a family-run business we understand that your family is number one, and that’s why we offer a family-like service with a personal touch; day or night we are there to help guide you through the reports and offer general advice.

Who we are / what we do

Blanking Associates was founded in 1990 by husband & wife, and we continue to have family at the heart of the company, which helps us to ensure we provide a personal, yet fast, thorough, and efficient service to all of our clients.

We are a team of highly experienced qualified surveyors, specialising in RICS Level 2 Home Surveys (HomeBuyer Reports) and RICS Level 3 Home Surveys (Building Surveys), as well as valuations for a range of purposes such as Mortgage Valuations, Equity Releases (including Help to Buy) and Probate, etc.

We aim to empower home buyers and investors alike with professional surveys and independent valuations for all purposes.

All of our professional services are carried out by a qualified associate or member of The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS). Plus, all of our Surveyors are also Registered Valuers, which provides you with the highest professional, technical and ethical standards. 

Take advantage of our wealth of knowledge, with over 100 years of combined experience.

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Jessica Barrett, MRICS, BA(Hons), PGDipSurveying

Managing Director, Chartered Surveyor & Registered Valuer

Jess gained a merit in her postgraduate degree in Surveying in 2015, and she achieved full membership to the RICS in Autumn 2016, as well as receiving a Registered Valuer status.

She has almost 10 years experience of undertaking residential surveys and valuations throughout Essex and the surrounding areas.

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Francis Blanking, FRICS​

Founder/Director, Chartered Surveyor & Registered Valuer

Frank established the business in 1990 and has over 50 years of experience in the surveying profession.

Having lived and practiced in Essex for most of his working life, he has considerable knowledge of the area and the properties therein.

Frank has been a qualified surveyor since 1971 and was elected a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) in 2000.

He has extensive knowledge of the profession and will be able to assist you with any queries or problems you may have.

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Matt Keates, AssocRICS, MCIOB

Director, Senior Building Surveyor & Registered Valuer

Matt has been in the industry for many years and he has achieved BSc(Hons) in Building Surveying.

He has a strong background in subsidence claim surveying, as well as both general residential and commercial building surveying.

He is an associate member of the RICS, as well as being a member of the CIOB (Chartered Institute of Building).

Matt has years of experience throughout Essex and Suffolk.

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Lindsay Clark

Administrative Assistant

Lindsay joined Blanking Associates in June 2021 and is the main point of contact for clients and suppliers, ensuring all aspects of the survey are handled in a prompt and efficient manner from quotation to booking, as well as post-survey support.

She is also responsible for the day-to-day running of the business, and with a background in the conveyancing world is a great help in providing extra knowledge to clients.

Lindsay has a passion for delivering a first-class service and thrives on continuously improving our operations and staff development.

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Kim Blyth

Administrative Assistant

Kim joined Blanking Associates in April 2014, having previously worked for Blanking Associates in the early days.

She is part of the administrative team and helps to produce every survey report for the team, ensuring that we continuously deliver a gold standard of service to all our clients.

Get in touch

Need help or advice? Speak to one of our friendly and experienced team today to see how we can assist.

Contact Number: 01376 310029

Email: contact@blankingassociates.com
Phone: 01376 310029
Blanking Associates LTD
Regulated by the RICS (Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors)
Registered in England & Wales | Company Number: 10232481
Office: G9 The Plaza, Rutherford Park, Horizon 120, Great Notley, Braintree CM77 7AU
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