Home Report Grangemouth
Home reports are required by law in Scotland when it comes to selling a residential property. They are there to give buyers a solid reckoning of all the important details offering peace of mind for the buyer and the seller alike. With home reports, a Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) regulated surveyor with a deep knowledge of the local area and a nearby office is essential criteria to provide a thorough and rigorous survey. If you’re selling in the Grangemouth area, then Shepherds Chartered Surveyors satisfies all criteria to deliver a comprehensive and trusted home report.
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland. We are represented on all major lender’s panels and our knowledge of the market in Grangemouth, and wider Falkirk council area is second to none. With many years of experience surveying locations across Scotland and a vast network of offices, we can guarantee an exceedingly high quality of service. You can be sure of speaking to an experienced Royal Institution regulated Chartered Surveyor who can provide you with a quote ahead of any commitment.
Buying in Grangemouth
The town of Grangemouth is home to roughly 17,000 residents and is located roughly 3 miles to the east of Falkirk. The town itself lies within the Forth Valley, on the banks of the Firth of Forth. In fact, the initial growth of the town in the 18th century relied upon its geographic location, when the town was predominantly a shipbuilding town and port, with trade and goods flowing through it after the construction of the Forth and Clyde canal.
Nowadays Grangemouth, while still having its port – the largest container terminal and busiest deep-water port in Scotland – is known for its large petrochemical plant, the Grangemouth Refinery, which is quite the sight at night being one of the largest of its kind in Europe. Indeed, it is one of the town’s most significant employers. The old Soap Works building, which was used to manufacture soap and glycerine, and owned by the Scottish Co-operative Wholesale Society was established in 1897, was demolished in 2005. This was the largest works of its kind in Scotland and employed a considerable number of local people. It was demolished to make way for a new Whyte and Mackay blending and bottling plant.
Naturally, transport links around the town are very good, with the M9 running past the town for connections to Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow. Grangemouth is also served by three nearby train stations, Falkirk High, Falkirk Grahamston, and Polmont. These all offer regular trains to Falkirk, Stirling, Glasgow Queen Street Station, Edinburgh Waverley and other major hubs farther still. The excellent transport links make it a popular commuter town like nearby Falkirk.
As for the town’s amenities, Grangemouth is well served by sports facilities generally, boasting a major sports complex, golf course and artificial ski slope, as well as the usual fitness facilities. There are also several nearby parks such as Zetland park which has crazy golf, putting, tennis courts, bouncy castle and more. Being so close to Falkirk, residents benefit from amenities and attractions there too, like the trampolining park, kids soft play centre, cinemas, Callendar House, Culross Palace, and not forgetting The Helix: Home of the Kelpies. Despite being one of the newest courses Grangemouth Golf Club is highly rated and has played host to numerous PGA events. There are several other golf courses within easy reach in and around the Falkirk area too. Plenty to do for all ages and interests.
In terms of local schooling, Grangemouth has four primary schools: Bowhouse Primary School, Beancross Primary School, Moray Primary School and Sacred Heart R.C. Primary School. The former three are within the catchment area of Grangemouth High School and the latter is a catchment primary school for St. Mungo’s High School. Grangemouth High School was recently rebuilt with new facilities such as an indoor swimming pool, dance studio, a gym, and an outdoor football pitch.
Housing in Grangemouth has an average price of £115,887 as of January 2021. This is a fall of 0.13% in the last three months (since October 2020) and a good rise of 7.89% since October 2019.
Why Use Shepherds
Shepherd Chartered Surveyors are the largest provider of home reports in Scotland, with origins dating back to the 18th century. Fully regulated by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, we can offer an in-depth knowledge of the Grangemouth property market that nobody else can.
If you’re looking for a home report in Grangemouth or the surrounding area, you’ll find the nearby Shepherds branch located in Falkirk at 23A Wellside Place, FK1 5RL. We cover the postcode areas FK1, FK2, FK3, FK4, FK5, FK6, EH49 and EH51, which include the towns of Falkirk, Grangemouth, Bo’ness Linlithgow, and surrounding villages. We are available at our office to give you a quote at any time. Nobody can offer the same level of local market knowledge as Shepherd, our wealth of experience, proven industry expertise and vast network of offices stand testament to that.
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