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Building Consultants in Cardiff & Newport

Leading certified architecture, engineering and surveying services in the South West. Contact our experts to discuss your options today.

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With our extensive experience and unwavering commitment to excellence, Western Building Consultants has become the go-to firm for architectureengineering, and surveying services in Cardiff and Newport. As a trusted partner to numerous clients in South Wales for the last 20 years, we understand the region’s diverse needs and unique architectural landscape. Our skilled team of experts brings knowledge and creativity to every building project, ensuring meticulous attention to detail from start to finish. Our dedication to excellence is also acknowledged through our various accolades, including a Consultancy Team of the Year nomination in the South West Property Awards.


Surveying Services in Cardiff & Newport

When it comes to surveying services in Cardiff and Newport, Western Building Consultants is your trusted partner. Our team of professional surveyors brings their expertise to ensure comprehensive and accurate reports on the condition of both residential and commercial properties.

  • Residential Building Surveys – Our RICS-accredited surveyors provide detailed reports for building projects, equipping homeowners, developers and architects with all the relevant information needed to make informed decisions about their property. These can include RICS level 3 surveys, Homebuyers Surveys, Measured Surveys & Defect Analysis.
  • Commercial Building Surveys – Our expertise extends to commercial building surveys, catering to sectors such as retail, leisure, hospitality, warehousing, public houses, and education. We have a track record of providing Stock condition surveys in the education and social housing sectors.
  • Party Wall Surveys – With our commitment to pragmatic advice and competitive fees, we are the go-to choice for party wall matters in Cardiff and Newport.
  • Specialist Surveying Work- We offer specialist surveying services often not supplied by the average practice such as Expert Witness, Employers agent & Professional Consultants Certificates.

Engineering Services You Can Trust

Backed by a team of IStructE & MICE-registered structural engineers and CABE-chartered building engineers, we are the recommended choice for delivering innovative and reliable engineering solutions.

Our unwavering commitment to excellence ensures that every project, whether a commercial development or a residential property, is meticulously planned, executed, and completed to the highest standards. With a diverse range of specialisms, our comprehensive services include:

We can provide a range of structural design services including the design of steel beams, floor and roof loading calculations and specifications, timber frame design, soakaway designs, raft and piling specifications and steel portal frame designs.

Leading Architects in South Wales

Western Building Consultants is home to a dedicated team of certified RIBA architects and CIAT technologists who work hard to bring your ideas to life.

With a profound understanding of the intrinsic value of listed buildings in Cardiff and Newport, our experienced team can provide conservation advice while ensuring strict adherence to local building regulations.

Our architectural services also include the following:

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Whether you require innovative architectural designs, precise engineering solutions, or accurate surveying services, we have the knowledge and experience to exceed your expectations.

Take the first step towards your dream project today

Call our team at 02920 123456 to schedule a free consultation, or visit our contact page to leave a customer enquiry. Let our friendly team guide you through the process, ensuring a seamless and successful outcome.

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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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