More than just an energy assessor, Energise Energy Assessors in Frome partner with Western Building Consultants to provide complete energy assessments, advice, site testing, sustainability reports for planning and building regulations compliance reports and much more.
Sustainability is at the forefront of building design, planning departments including BANES & Bristol City Council have decided to improve new buildings by imposing strict energy quotas that go beyond Building regulations compliance, many new dwellings, commercial buildings or conversions require complex energy calculations and energy strategies to even be granted planning permission.
Western Building Consultants & Energise Energy Assessors through their hub office in Frome can provide SAP, SBEM & U-value calculations.
Stock Condition Surveys
Western Building Consultants have also carried out large scale stock condition surveys including R&D development of surveying tools to meet individual client briefs. We have partnered in the past with firms to tender for local authority and educational stock condition surveys that require an element of building fabric expertise and energy efficiency improvements. One such example is where WBC partnered with VERCO energy management and carried out a stock condition survey of most of BANES educational buildings, to establish and measure where energy efficiency improvements could be made.
We arrange specialist InfraRed surveys where required these are useful when detecting damp ingress issues with large flat roofs. A thermographic survey is an effective method of diagnosing flat roof leaks. Surveys are carried out on the roof itself and no intrusive inspection of the roof is required. By looking at the thermal profile of the roof we are able to fully identify the exact cause of the leak.
When roofs suffer a leak it is often spread by capillary action across the roof surface making a visible leak within the building a significant distance from the actual failure of the roof. A IR survey of a flat roof is an extremely effective method of pinpointing the origin of the leak. Often misdiagnosis by contractors can result in costly and unneeded repairs to roofs or even worse the complete replacement off finishes. Our service is a completely independent survey. We do not carry out repair work, meaning you receive independent and sound advice from an RICS regulated company.
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”