Western Building Consultants making the lives of property managers easier since 2004.
As a property manager your life is probably pretty busy, the last thing you need is to have to engage multiple consultants to get a job sorted for your customer. That is where we step in, we provide a multi-disciplinary service that means on most occasions if you have a problem with one of your properties we can step in and provide all of the required steps to rectify it acting as your right hand man on the ground.
A typical project where Western Building Consultants can help you from start to finish might involve:
-A review of your clients lease to understand the responsibilities
-A survey to analyse any current defects or for planned maintenance
-Engineering advice and sizing of new structural members
-An action and cost plan and timetable for works
-Drawings produced for planning or Listed Building consent
-CDM H&S safety advice as principal designer and site safety audits
-Party Wall Etc. Act 1996 Advice or other statutory approvals such as Wessex Water approval
-Building Regulations applications and consent
-Tendering for construction or defect repairs
-Project Administration including acting as intermediary between contractor and client
-Overseeing of works and quality control
-Production of as built drawings or lease plans
With a broad range of professionals such as RICS accredited building surveyors, CIAT accredited Architectural Technologists, Chartered CABE building Engineers, RIBA Architect and MFPWS Party wall surveyors, Western Building Consultants should be property managers number one choice for ease of use, great value for their clients and seamless service through our in house professionals.
Stock Condition Surveys
Western Building Consultants also have experience in carrying out stock condition surveys in multiple sectors including residential and educational facilities. Stock condition surveys should be used by organisations for managing their assets and for assessing and planning their repair and maintenance programmes.
These types of survey are ideally tailored to the individual client needs and can also be carried out with other objectives in mind such as a drive to improve thermal efficiency accessibility or running costs.
A programme and budget for cyclical maintenance is usually the desired outcome and allow property managers to better budget for costs including for example, electrical testing, external repainting, legionella control, window servicing, the annual servicing of heating systems, fire alarms, lifts, repairs to fencing and similar items, gutter cleaning and grounds maintenance.
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”