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Western Building Consultants Multi-Disciplinary Developer Consultancy in Bath

Master Planning, Planning Permission, 3d Visuals, Building Regulations Compliance, CDM, PCCs, Party Wall Advice, Scaffold Licence, Building Surveys, Soak-away Calculations & More.

Class Q Structural Report Barn Conversion

Western Building Consultants are a Chartered Architectural Technology practice and Building Surveyor, our team includes Architect members of the RIBA, Building Surveying members of RICS, Architectural Technologist of CIAT, Building Engineers of CABE and more.

What makes Western Building Consultants stand out from the crowd?

By constructing a multidisciplinary team, we are able to provide a much more comprehensive service than most architectural practices providing you with expert strategic advice surrounding Neighbourly Matters such as Party Wall Etc. Act and CDM regulations as well as the Master Planning of sites and associated Planning Permissions.

Our team will help you instruct outside consultants, but this will be kept to a minimum due to our in-house advisors being able to tackle many issues such as minor Structural Engineering, Interior Designs, Basic Civil Engineering such as Soakaway Calculations to BRE 365, SAP/EPCS and Air and Sound testing. This robust approach means that as much of the process as possible is carried out in-house reducing stress, timescales and risk for you.

We offer exceptional value for money in the current climate and go out of the way to help with your project, our developer services such as CDM Principal Designer, Party Wall Advisor and Energy Consultancy are industry-leading in Bath.

What can you do architecturally?

We have a complete concept to completion service; when it comes to feasibility planning, we use conceptual 3D illustrations with the latest CAD software and can even produce 3D models of the site. When the design is further developed, we use Revit BIM/3D software to develop your site and can even produce 3d visualisations for marketing purposes.

Our team are experts at complying with Building Regulations and Warranty Specifications, we have historically also taken projects on from planning permission, these schemes may need to be highly innovative and involve specialists such as fire engineers especially where they involve the conversion of historic properties.

We have experience with new build housing sites from single units up to 60, we also have worked on several mixed-use developments, new build apartment blocks and conversion of historic building to provide apartments.

Bath Barn Conversion, Architect, Class Q, barn

Modern bespoke designed house, beautiful garden

Why should I use you?

Developers trust our services and for some we play a small part in the big wheel and for others we are fundamentally their project lead, our developer clients have included:


What areas do you cover?

Currently we have bases in Bath and Bristol, with satellite offices in Frome, Swindon, Newport and Cardiff. Although we will work anywhere in the South West, M4 corridor or London. We are currently working on projects as far afield as Liverpool and St Ives.

How else can your surveying team help?

Our surveying team can really help you from the very start by looking at development appraisals and providing full building surveys. This can lead to providing CDM, Party Wall and services such as scaffolding, rebuild valuations or crane licences during the construction phase. They can also help with the post construction phase by providing maintenance plans for retained assets, dilapidations advice or part of a practical surveying arm to property managers.


How do I find out more about what you can offer?

If you would like to meet up to discuss the potential of us working together on a project and future relationship, please contact one of our directors listed to the side of this page. We are here to fit into your design team where ever needed as lead consultant or a smaller part in the overall scheme, we are sure we can definitely help you with something and look forward to building a lasting relationship.

Modern family home, stone brick front with an extension in the garden

Contact one of our team

James Dean MSc BSc (Hons) MFPWS FCIAT FCABE C.Build E AssocRICS

T. 01225 789307

Sam George MSc BSc (Hons) MCIAT FCABE C.BuildE AssocRICS

T. 01225 789307

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.

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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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