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Give your building project the best chance of success with professional structural engineeringarchitecture, and building surveying in Bournemouth & Poole. Western Building Consultants, serve clients throughout Dorset for and have been in business for over 20 years with a proven track record and extensive local knowledge, we have established ourselves as a trusted partner for commercial and residential clients. This unwavering commitment to quality has garnered us recognition within the industry, with several award nominations culminating in winning a prestigious Bath Property Award in 2022.



Commercial & Residential RICS Building Surveyors

At Western Building Consultants, we understand the importance of precise measurements and detailed assessments when surveying. 

Our surveying services cover various projects, including residential properties and commercial developments. We offer thorough building surveys that thoroughly evaluate the condition and structural integrity of buildings, enabling our clients to make informed decisions regarding their investments.  

Why would you use our RICS surveying service? We have a fast turn around for both quotations and reports, have years of industry experience but importantly also employ structural engineers so that we can give you advice hat is far superior to our competitors. We often get referrals from other surveys where the surveyor did not have the experience or support to diagnose defects sufficiently. We provide a number of services in surveying including;

Structural Engineering Services in Bournemouth

With a team of IStructE, MICE & CABE -registered structural engineers and CABE-chartered building engineers, we have established ourselves as the go-to choice for clients seeking innovative engineering solutions. Our commitment to excellence is unwavering, ensuring that every project is meticulously planned, executed, and completed to the highest standards.

Our team uses the latest 2D and 3D software design and engineering packages to ensure that complex projects can be detailed sufficiently and their complexity fully considered.

Whether you are embarking on a commercial venture or designing your dream home, our services cover a wide range of specialisms, including:

  • Civil Engineering Services: We use cutting-edge 3D modelling technology to conduct comprehensive project feasibility assessments, which result in significant time and cost savings.
  • Structural Engineering Services: From structural beam calculations to precise drawings, our team of experts can help ensure the integrity of your building.





Architecture Services in Bournemouth & Poole

At Western Building Consultants, our RIBA-chartered architects and CIAT-chartered architectural technologists provide comprehensive architectural services and plans to the Poole & Bournemouth area.

From concept designs, planning to project management, we can help you transform your ideas into a reality. Holding your hand from the very start of your project through to completion.

We have extensive experience in the design of both residential and commercial buildings from new builds and extensions to conversions and internal remodelling. Our team works on over 1000 project each year meaning you’ll be getting some of the best and most experienced team in the region.

With a wealth of experience spanning residential design, commercial architecture and heritage buildings, our architects are equipped to handle any challenge that comes their way. As a multi-disciplinary team our engineers and surveyors can also be involved in your project so you have the minimal amount of hassle and one point of contact rather than several companies, as would be the normal procedure for most architectural designers. This makes the process more controllable, streamline and efficient.

  • Planning PermissionsWith extensive knowledge of local planning policies, our team excels at securing planning permission for commercial and residential building projects. We apply for hundreds of planning permissions each year and have a fantastic track record in gaining approvals in the South West.
  • Concept Design We provide robust feasibility studies and can design your project from initial concept to helping deliver it on site with our project management service. By utilising our superior technical and planning knowledge we are able to design you projects that are on budget and technically achievable with minimum fuss. You have the option of utilising our 3d design services to see your project come to life.
  • Building Regulations Approval Our CIAT architectural technologists are renowned in the local area for providing expert technical advice. We are often passed schemes post planning stage that require input from a technical perspective. Our team is at the forefront of technical capabilities and perform R&D focused activities.
  • Expert Witness Reports – Our team can provide expert witness reports and advice for owners and contractors in case of building disputes. We can assist you in resolving disputes relating to building defects, structural damage, and dilapidation claims and have an industry leading RICS registered expert witness.

Contact Western Building Consultants

Whether you’re embarking on a residential, commercial, or industrial project, our dedicated team of professionals is ready to assist you at every step. 

From architectural design to structural engineering and accurate surveying, we offer a suite of services tailored to meet your specific needs. Contact us today at 01202 048899 or send us a message through our website to discuss your project requirements. 

We look forward to helping you, bring your vision to life!

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Why us

Ethically Minded

Ethically Minded

Being socially responsible and promoting excellent ethics is at the forefront of our business. Our staff are happy and content and this is shown through our positive approach to your project. We work to the highest professional standards as required by both the RICS and CIAT. You can rest assured that when you employ WBC you will be supporting an organisation that champions local, national and international projects through schemes such as FairTrade, Mentoring Plus and the Bath percent club. This is backed up by a rigorous Corporate Social Responsibility Policy. We sponsor many grass roots sports clubs such as Combe Down Rugby Club, Frome Park Bowls Club & Cardiff Harlequins.

Realistic Timescales

Realistic Timescales

We are realistic with timescales and honest about what you will receive. Most people underestimate the time involved with a building project, but we are upfront about what is involved and will be clear about how long a project might take. Throughout the project we will continue to update you about progress and will advise you if there will be a disruption in the timetable.

Varied Architectural Style and Building Types

Varied Architectural Style and Building Types

We have vast planning experience and are adaptable to most architectural styles and ages of buildings. We are perfectly able to adapt to the style of your property from contemporary to traditional, urban to rural. We have designed projects in most styles and can use our broad experience to help design the best solution for your property, using whatever construction technology best suits your needs. Whether you plan a modest alteration or something spectacular WBC can help you achieve your project goals.

Consultant Levels of Knowledge

Consultant Levels of Knowledge

We employ qualified professionals with a variety of skill sets and the latest training. many of our employees have specialist post graduate qualifications. We also train selected staff through university programmes and professional qualifications to ensure our clients get the best trained surveyors and up to date advice. You will receive a professional, comprehensive and cohesive consultation and guidance throughout the project, ensuring that your development is handled with a consultant level of knowledge.

Survey to Completion Guarantee

Survey to Completion Guarantee

We are here for you when you need us, with our survey to completion guarantee. You won’t be left alone, we will fit in wherever you need us in the project or guide you through the whole process. You will have the knowledge that someone is always at hand whatever level of service you need.

Cost Conscious, Value for Money & Fixed Fees

Cost Conscious, Value for Money & Fixed Fees

Whilst offering exceptional value for money we also bring a positive, approachable, pragmatic, realistic and well rounded attitude to your project. You will feel at ease discussing issues with your project, our pragmatic approach to design and refurbishment means that we can often deliver built in VALUE. One example of this is recognising where cost savings can be made in the design without compromising the overall scheme and offering a higher standard of technical specification over many of our competitors, this reduces the need for outside engineering input and ultimately saves you money in fees. We are grounded which means that we can deliver a build in a cost conscious manner in order to make sure our projects are buildable.

Well Networked with Local Knowledge

Well Networked with Local Knowledge

Where we do not have the in house skills to tackle an element of a project we are well networked locally to utilise outside consultants that we have built up relationships with over many years. You will get the best of local knowledge and be introduced to like minded trusted suppliers with excellent professional services.

One Stop Shop

One Stop Shop

We can provide the majority of services required for a small project in house, making us practically a one stop shop. Having most services in house means that we are often fully accountable for the professional services on your project, this ensures simplicity, communication and efficiency. By utilising a multi-disciplinary approach we are able to keep professional costs for the project extremely competitive and hassle free, essentially you only pay for one set of overheads.

Unparalleled Technical Knowledge

Unparalleled Technical Knowledge

We have unparalleled technical knowledge and produce comprehensive architectural designs and surveys. You will be getting market-leading technical advice that has been approached with imaginative problem-solving techniques. This helps us to identify potential problems with a build before they arise.

Our knowledge adds value, an example of this is that most architects do not provide any advice on the structure of a building during the building regulations approval stage, relying on a structural engineer to produce all work relating to the super structure. At Western Building Consultants we provide structural advice on many areas, such as timber design for floors and roofs, limiting the scope of the engineers work and saving you money.

Large Team of Surveyors

Large Team of Surveyors

Having a large team of surveyors means that your project is unlikely to be held up due to other circumstances, there will always be at least two surveyors familiar with the project therefore continuity and a personal service will be retained. On larger schemes a bigger team will be assembled with the required specialist knowledge to fully support your project.

Latest Case Studies

Newport Office

Merlin House

No 1 Langstone Business Park,

Priory Drive


Frome Office

Commerce Park, Unit R17, Marshall Way


Bath Office

Western House,

2 Rush Hill


Cardiff Office

Sophia House,

28 Cathedral Road


Swindon Office

Kingston House,

Lydiard Fields


Bristol Office

Studio 1a,

31 Berkeley Square

0117 3294290

South Gloucestershire Office

Unit 2, Byre Workshops, Winterbourne Court Farm Barn, Church Lane, Winterbourne

0117 3294290

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