Western Building Consultants are a Chartered Architectural Technology practice and Building Surveyor, our team includes Architect members of the RIBA, Building Surveying members of RICS, Architectural Technologist of CIAT, Building Engineers of CABE and more.
What makes the Western Building Consultants stand out from the crowd?
By constructing a multidisciplinary team we are able to provide a much more comprehensive service than most architectural practices providing you with expert strategic advice surrounding Neighbourly Matters such as Party Wall Etc. Act and CDM regulations as well as the Master Planning of sites and associated Planning Permissions.
Our team will help you instruct outside consultants but this will be kept to a minimum due to our in house advisors being able to tackle many issues such as minor Structural Engineering, Interior Designs, Basic Civil Engineering such as Soakaway Calculations to BRE 365, SAP/EPCS and Air and Sound testing. This robust approach means that as much of the process as possible is carried out in-house reducing stress, timescales and risk for you.
We offer exceptional value for money in the current climate and go out of the way to help with your project, our developer services such as CDM Principal Designer, Party Wall Advisor and Energy Consultancy are industry leading in Swindon.
What can you do architecturally?
We have a complete concept to completion service, when it comes to feasibility planning we use conceptual 3d illustrations with the latest CAD software and can even produce 3d Models of the site. When the design is further developed we use Revit BIM/3d software to develop your site and can even produce 3d visualisations for marketing purposes.
Our team are experts at complying with Building Regulations and Warranty Specifications, we have historically also taken projects on from planning permission, these schemes may need to be highly innovative and involve specialists such as fire engineers especially where they involve the conversion of historic properties.
We have experience with new build housing sites from single units up to 60, we also have worked on several mixed use developments, new build apartment blocks and conversion of historic building to provide apartments.
Why should I use you?
Developers trust our services and for some we play a small part in the big wheel and for others we are fundamentally their project lead, our developer clients have included:
What areas do you cover?
Currently we have bases in Swindon & Bristol with satellite offices in Frome, Swindon, Newport & Cardiff. Although we will work anywhere in the South West, M4 corridor or London. We are currently working on projects as far afield as Liverpool and St Ives.
How else can your surveying team help?
Our surveying team can really help you from the very start by looking at development appraisals and providing full building surveys. This can lead to providing CDM, Party Wall and services such as scaffolding, rebuild valuations or crane licences during the construction phase. They can also help with the post construction phase by providing maintenance plans for retained assets, dilapidations advice or part of a practical surveying arm to property managers.
How do I find out more about what you can offer?
If you would like to meet up to discuss the potential of us working together on a project and future relationship, please contact one of our directors listed to the side of this page. We are here to fit into your design team where ever needed as lead consultant or a smaller part in the overall scheme, we are sure we can definitely help you with something and look forward to building a lasting relationship.
I have enjoyed working with Western Building Consultants on a complicated project for about 4 years now. During that time they have without fail given me a high level of customer service, being welcoming, responsive and competent.
As a customer I particularly appreciate that WBC are value for money. They also stick to their quotes and don’t add a lot of extras. Help and advice is always forthcoming generally at no extra charge.
Thank you so much for all your advice today. That was so very helpful, not only with the structure of the property but especially with your comments about the whole set up. I can see that we were within a gnat’s whisker of entering a complete can of worms… Thank you so much for saving us from making a stupid mistake.
Thanks to you both your help in this matter – you were both extremely efficient and accommodating (more than I can say about other companies I contacted).
Your professionalism has been invaluable, thank you.
Thank you for your extremely comprehensive report. It will be of immense help when deciding on the works we would like to carry out on the property. We have decided to take your advice and move into the property and live in it for a while to assess our requirements.
Thank you for your prompt service, could not have asked or expected more. I note your comments and in an ideal world everything would have been 1.
Will not hesitate to recommend you, and will make a point of letting the estate agent know this too.
I just wanted to say thank you very much for your thorough and clear report. It is written in an informative and jargon free way which has made a pretty hefty document ultimately digestible and easy to understand.
Hello Kerry, Many thanks for the report and invoice receipt.
Please pass on my thanks to Paul for the survey. In my working life, I read many stock survey reports – I work with social housing providers to set up their asset management strategies – and this was one of the clearest and most comprehensive I’ve seen.
Dear Paul, Thank you so much for your fast response and the detail in your report is very very good and greatly appreciated. Thank you for your efforts.
Many thanks for your swift and thorough return of this report, we so appreciate you getting this back to us on such a tight turn around this week, and on the first read it seems extremely clear and comprehensive.
Hi Kerry / Paul, Thanks for sending the survey across.
I’d also like to thank you for your excellent service and professionalism. I considered many surveyors before choosing to proceed with you and it’s clear that I made the right choice. I won’t hesitate to recommend you to family, friends and colleagues in the future.
“We have commissioned three building surveys from WBC until we found the house that was right for us and all thanks to you”
I never expected so much detail, the report was really great and there were things I never even considered, even being in the construction trade
The report was brilliant and went into so much detail, having had reports from other surveyors in the past this report was far superior
“Highly recommended. Good customer service over the phone and by email. Very quick: from the initial phone call booking a site visit to me receiving the calculations took only 8 days.”
“We used James Dean …Western Building Consultants as an architect. Very good”
“Good surveyors & structural engineers that we used were www.westernbuildingconsultants.com
We were really happy with them, they came highly recommended by several people”
“Excellent service and help from the initial design/planning stage through to the end of all works”
“I can recommend Western Building Consultants. They are great on structural calculations, advice and technical drawings to whatever extent you want. We used them for advice and calcs for taking out our main load bearing wall downstairs. They were recommended several times over when we started looking.”
“Superb, professional, efficient, friendly, positive”