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Architects, Architectural Technologists & Surveyors in Cardiff and Newport

Extensions, Remodelling, Loft Conversions, New Build Houses, Barn Conversions.

Residential Architects in Cardiff and Newport Area.

At Western Building Consultants, residential architecture has always been a crucial aspect of our work. Our clients are at the heart of everything we do, and we strive to provide them with exceptional service.

As a Chartered Architectural Technology and Surveying practice working in the Cardiff and Newport area, we adopt a multi-disciplinary approach to architectural design. We understand that each project is unique, and we tackle each one individually. We have extensive experience in designing residential projects across the South West, including Bath, Bristol, Frome, and more.

Our expertise in residential architecture also extends to inner-city locations in Cardiff. We offer a comprehensive range of residential architecture services to clients in the region, including extensions, remodelling, loft conversions, new build bespoke houses, and much more.

In addition to Cardiff & Newport, we also provide our services to other areas in the South-West, such as Frome, Bath, Swindon, and South Gloucestershire. Over the last 15 years, we have worked with thousands of residential architecture clients, delivering exceptional results. Our skill set is particularly well-suited to homeowners, as we take the hassle out of the architectural process.

The 1,2,3 Approach

At Western Building Consultants, we believe that the architectural process can often be unnecessarily complicated. That’s why we like to keep things simple by offering our clients a straightforward approach.

Our 1,2,3 approach is designed to simplify the process and make it easy for our clients to understand. It involves three key stages: feasibility (stage 1) including planning permission, technical (stage 2), and build (stage 3). We will map out which stage our services will fall into during your free consultation and quotation. This way, you can budget appropriately, as we only invoice you once work has been completed in each stage. Our quotations are designed in a simple menu-style system, so you only pay for what you use, removing any ambiguity that may arise with lump sum contracts or percentage-based quotations.

Our team of skilled design professionals in Cardiff and Newport includes several architectural technologists, architects, conservation specialists, chartered surveyors, and a planning coordinator. We strive to provide comprehensive design solutions for both the domestic and commercial markets.

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Unique Offering in the Cardiff & Newport Architecture Market

At Western Building Consultants, we stand out from other architects and surveyors by offering our clients a unique multidisciplinary approach. This allows us to provide a broad range of services throughout each project, including initial scheme designs for planning applications in Bath, feasibility studies, Listed Building applications, Building Regulations packages and specifications, planning coordination, and 3D modelling. With over ten years of experience designing buildings and a combined construction experience exceeding a century, we are confident in our ability to deliver exceptional results.

Our technical knowledge sets us apart from other architects, as we provide comprehensive advice on the structural elements of a building. Unlike other firms, we specify most of the timber elements of a building within our fixed price, limiting the cost of engineering at a later stage. This provides real value to our residential clients and goes above and beyond most architectural practices’ specifications.

We take pride in our excellent first-time planning application pass rate for domestic extensions and remodelling works. We understand that as a homeowner, you may feel intimidated by the prospect of a construction project. That’s why our team is here to guide you through every step of the process and provide the support and reassurance you need.

With our multidisciplinary approach and skillset, we can take you every step of the way from concept to completion. We understand that each project is unique, and we strive to tailor our services to perfectly suit your needs. Whether you require a Barn Conversion, New Build Dwellings, Extensions and Remodelling, or loft conversions, we have the expertise and experience to deliver outstanding results.

Please take the time to review the services we offer below and contact us to discuss your project.

What Type of Project do You Design in Cardiff or Newport?

At Western Building Consultants, we specialize in designing contemporary and classical architecture for residential homes, offering innovative solutions to enhance the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your property.

Our expertise spans various types of building projects, from simple alterations such as loft conversions and replacement glazing to total remodelling and extensions. We can work with all types of buildings, both old and new, and tailor our services to meet your specific requirements and budget.

Our experience in working with historically sensitive grade I, II, and II* Listed Buildings is vast, and we pride ourselves on our ability to deliver exceptional results that meet the standards set by Local Planning Authorities such as Cardiff Council and Newport City Council. In fact, we achieved planning permission for over 98% of our residential applications in 2014.

Our commitment to excellence is reflected in our recognition by professional organizations such as CIAT and RICS. Additionally, we are members of the trading standards scheme BUY WITH CONFIDENCE, which provides added assurance to our clients that they can trust us to deliver high-quality services.

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Contact one of our team

Mark Wiltshire BSc (Hons) GradDip MCIAT

T. 01225 789307

Elizabeth Anderson BA(Hons) MArch RIBA

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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