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Architects, Architectural Technologists & Surveyors in Bristol, Bath and the South West

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

Residential Architecture in Bath, Bristol and South-West area.

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 Bath, 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 Bath, Bristol, Frome, Newport and more.

We also focus on Residential Architecture services throughout Bristol from the inner-city locations such as Old City and Old Market to the more residential areas such as Redland and more.

In addition to Bristol, we service other areas in the South-West such as Newport, Cardiff, Frome, Bath,

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 overcomplicated, 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 Bath, Bristol and Frome 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.

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Western Building Consultants Unique Offering in the Market

We provide a distinctly different approach to many other architects and surveyors, utilising our unique multidisciplinary 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 Bath, 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 remodelling works. As a householder, you may feel intimidated by the prospect of a construction project. Our team is here to guide you through every step of the process and provide the support and reassurance you need.

Using our skill and multidisciplinary 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 homeowners with contemporary and classical architecture for their homes, with innovative solutions.

These projects range from total remodelling 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.

We are approved by CIAT & the RICS. We are also members of the trading standards scheme BUY WITH CONFIDENCE.

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Contact one of our team

Mark Wiltshire BSc (Hons) GradDip MCIAT

T. 01225 789307
E. [email protected]

Ian Maddams BA (Hons) DipArch RIBA

T. 01225 789307
E. [email protected]

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

01633982588

Frome Office

Commerce Park, Unit R17, Marshall Way

01373488566

Bath Office

Western House,
2 Rush Hill

01225789307

Cardiff Office

Sophia House,
28 Cathedral Road

02922679366

Swindon Office

Kingston House,
Lydiard Fields

01793234516

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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