Due to government guidance regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) Western Building Consultants are moving to a work from home policy for all staff by next week, where possible. We have a disaster plan to deal with such an eventuality and much of our work can be done remotely. Phone lines, emails, and work shall continue as per normal and you should not see a drop in service delivery. (If you do experience any difficulties please email me directly [email protected] so I can investigate.)
For a small number of our surveyors we have assessed the risk of site visits as being extremely low and have put a number of policies in place to help protect our workers such as:
Enhanced workplace cleaning (including cars)
Self isolation if any symptoms are noticed immediately
Distancing from any physical contact
Hand sanitising policy before and after visits
No handshake policy
Glove policy when inspecting properties
Stopping non-essential business travel and networking
Enhanced support to educate employees about the spread of the virus
Reducing the use of public transport (in opposition to our normal policy)
Rotate coats and shoes (72 hour) period
We also ask that you consider the following steps to help ensure the safety of our workers:
If you or any person you live with you are exhibiting any signs of the virus please contact us to rearrange a booking for a later date (more than 14 days later)
Please do not make physical contact with our surveyors
For surveyors carrying out building surveys, we ask that they are left alone to complete their reports without contact
We request that all non-essential inspections, such as final visits, be booked in at a later date
Essential visits can be carried out but can also occasionally be done over Skype (or similar video conferencing technology). Please call to discuss this with the individual surveyor for your project.
New quotations for work can still be carried out in person, we would however suggest that if you are uncomfortable with this a video call could be used to show us the property and any materials such as plans or sketches sent by email. We will also extend the validity of our quotes to give you longer to decide on how to proceed.
We appreciate your efforts to protect our employees and your support for local small businesses during this difficult time. Thank you.
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”