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Project Administration Specialists in Bath

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JCT Minor & Intermediate Project Administration in Bath

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Architect office design in Bath Bristol & Frome

Do you need a partner to help you complete your construction or refurbishment project?

Western Building Consultants Provide Project Administration in Bath and surrounding areas. Our team can fully administer construction and refurbishment projects in Bath, under JCT Minor and Intermediate contracts. We have experience delivering, extensions, repair, new build, fit out and refurbishment on commercial, residential and industrial properties in Bath & Surrounding areas.

Project Management in Bath or Project Administration Services?

Some surveying and architectural practices inaccurately describe project administration services as project management. Construction project managers do a very different job to administrators, fundamentally the former is largely site based, with an emphasis on controlling the operations of the site, whilst the latter carries out site visits to enable them to effectively administer a construction contract with a main contractor. Whilst some of the activities interlink and some of the services offered by administrators are management services the role is clearly different but often mis-represented.

How do I go about contracting a builder and how are you involved?

Western Building Consultants have years of project administration experience, we provide you with the support you need to help successfully complete a construction project, often liaising with a QS on larger projects to help provide cost control. We will help you select the right contract including JCT Homeowner, Intermediate or Minor Works, carrying out the tender process including tender analysis, design detailing and specification, instructions for change, signing off stage payments, snagging and site visits, to check progress of the works. We essentially act as buffer between you and the contractor administering the contract in a fair and unbiased way.

What are the benefits of Project Administration?

By employing WBC to carry out your project administration in Bath you reduce the risk of construction disputes with your contractor and have a professional adviser to guide you through the process. Effective management of projects can deliver constructions on cost and on programme, minimising risk whilst maintaining safety, achieving quality and maximising investment returns. Project administration forms part of the overall stage 3 of our detailed construction phasing.

A project administrator can reduce the stress encountered by a client. You will receive support with an expert level of knowledge, helping to protect your position.

Bath, Commercial, Architects, Office Design, Retail Design, Cafe Design

Bath Commercial design for Cafes offices warehouses

Modern office lay out, blue and yellow chairs, oak roofing.

Do you administer only your own design projects?

Absolutely not, we have carried out administration for projects where there have been particular complexities due to site constraints or where the designer did not offer a project administration service. This often means that the specification is produced by a third party, although we have also overseen fit outs of commercial units where we need to develop a design specification.

Is project administration in Bath expensive?

The cost of administering your project is usually based on a percentage of the construction and fit out cost, tailored around the complexities involved. Whilst this can sometimes seem expensive the intrinsic value of the professional/emotional support and delivering the project in a cost effective and quality manner means that often the cost of the administrator is really excellent value for money and partly absorbed in reducing the costs of extras etc. Substantial real term savings can be made by employing a project administrator.

Why are you suitable to manage my project?

As a multidisciplinary practice in Bath, we have professional members of the RICS, CIAT, CABE and CIOB all available to carryout project administration. The added benefit is that across our team we can also provide consultancy on other aspects of compliance such as the Party Wall Act. CDM H&S regulations, planning, building defect analysis and structural calculations reducing the complexity of appointing multiple consultants.

Please call our head office in Bath on 01225 789307 or contact

Contact one of our team

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

T. 01225 789307

Jonathan Yard BSc (Hons)

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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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

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

0117 3294290

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