Residential Architecture Services in Cardiff
Residential architecture has always been at the core of our existence as Western Building Consultants, our loyal clients are at the heart of everything we do.
As a Chartered Architectural Technology & Surveying practice in Cardiff, we aim to provide a multi-disciplinary approach to architectural design. We tackle each project individually and have experience in residential projects throughout the South West including Cardiff. In the Last 15 Years, we have serviced thousands of residential architectural clients designing extensions, Remodelling, loft conversions, new build bespoke houses and much more. Our skill set is very suited to the homeowner as we can take much of the hassle out of the architectural process.
The 1,2,3 Approach.
We believe that often the architectural process and the way it is described to clients gets over complicated, so at Western we like to keep things simple. Simple contracts, clear fixed pricing and solid advice. The 1,2,3 approach essentially involves the feasibility (stage 1) up to planning permission, the technical (stage 2) up to construction and the build (stage 3). Our services will always fall into one of these key stages and this will be mapped out in your free consultation and quotation. Allowing you to appropriately budget as we only invoice you once work has been carried out in the various stages. By designing our quotations in a simple menu style system you only pay for what you use and none of what you don’t. It also removes any ambiguity of a lump sum contract or the complications of a percentage of project cost based quotation.
Our team of skilled design professionals in Cardiff include several architectural technologists, architects, conservation specialists, chartered surveyors and a planning coordinator. We aim to provide comprehensive design solutions for the domestic and commercial market.
Western Building Consultants Unique Offering in the Market
We provide a distinctly different approach to many other architects and surveyors, utilising our unique multi-disciplinary approach we are able to offer our clients a broad range of services throughout their project such as: Initial scheme designs for planning applications in Cardiff, feasibility studies, Listed Building applications, Building Regulations packages and specifications, planning coordination and 3d modelling. Our company has been designing buildings for over ten years, and our staff have a combined construction experience that exceeds a century.
Our technical knowledge is unparalleled, most architects provide little advice when it comes to the technical stages about the structure of a building leaving most of the structural specification to an engineer. At Western we specify most of the timber elements of a building within our fixed price limiting the cost of the engineering at a later stage. This provides real value to our residential clients and goes above and beyond most architecture practices specifications.
We pride ourselves on an excellent first time planning application pass rate for domestic extensions and remodeling works. As a householder you may feel intimidated by the prospect of a construction project. Our team are here to guide you through every step of the process and provide the support and reassurance you need.
Using our skill and multi disciplinary approach we can take you every step of the way from concept to completion ensuring our services are perfectly tailored to suit your project, because although some houses are alike no clients ever are.
Please take the time to review what services we can provide below which includes Barn Conversion, New Build Dwellings, Extensions and Remodelling and loft conversions.
What Type of Project do You Design?
We provide home owners with contemporary and classical architecture for their homes, with innovative solutions.
These projects range from total remodeling and extensions to simple alterations such as loft conversions, or replacement glazing. We work with all types of building old and new and can produce designs to suit all budgets we tailor our services to meet your needs.
We work have carried out work on a large range of buildings including historically sensitive grade I, II and II* Listed Buildings.
We have vast experience with Local Planning Authorities such as BANES, Mendip and Wiltshire regarding residential householder applications achieving planning permission for over 98% of our residential applications in 2014.
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”