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Stunning Architectural DesigNS IN Bristol
Innovative structural engineering solutions
Comprehensive building surveys in Bristol
FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN & SURVEYING IN THE HEART OF BRISTOL
If you are looking for architectural design services in Bristol, Building Surveys or Structural Engineering then look no further, you have come to the right place our Architectural Technologists & Architects in Bristol offer excellent value, competitive and high-quality bespoke design services.
Here at Western Building Consultants, based in the heart of Bristol, we believe in outstanding architectural and surveying solutions to everyday issues with Space, Texture, Light, Form and Function in balance. Our Architectural Technologist in Bristol offer practical architectural design solutions for whatever requirements you may have and budgets associated with your project, we also provide professional building surveying advice about the fabric of your building in Bristol.
If you are looking for an alternative to a traditional architect service in Bristol, or a chartered building surveyor in Bristol then look no further. Please get in touch with us if you would like more information in regards to our architectural services in Bristol, we offer a free initial on-site consultation for your architectural project to discuss options, feasibility and proposal.
Our team of Bristol architectural designers are always here to provide guidance and assistance, we can be with you every step of the way to guide you through your building project or house purchase in the Bristol area with a tailored architectural service to meet your individual requirements.
Our highly skilled team of professionals work with several architects in Bristol, and planning consultants to produce the level of design that benefits you, we are certain that we are here for you when you need us. Western Building Consultants (Bristol) have offices in Bath, Frome, Bristol and we serve most of the West Country.
A UNIQUE MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
Why Western Building Consultants in Bristol? Good question; here at our Bristol offices we have a dynamic, friendly team of highly skilled Architectural Technologists, Architects, Architectural Designers, Building Engineers, Building Surveyors, Party Wall Surveyors and more, our multi-disciplinary team based in Bristol includes members of the following organisations:
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors;
The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists;
The Architects Registration Board;
The Association of Project Safety;
The Faculty of Party Wall Surveyors;
The Chartered Association of Building Engineers.
Here from our Bristol office in Berkeley Square, we also have in house Energy Assessors, Building Control, Fire Safety Specialists, Project Managers & Interior Designers. We can advise where these or other external specialists like planning consultants that may help ensure the success of your project in Bristol. This approach means that we can often provide a single point of contact for professional services for your project.
BUILDING & STRUCTURAL ENGINEER IN BRISTOL
MAKING YOUR HOME OR OFFICE A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE & WORK
The architectural team here at Bristol WBC believe in great spaces and we understand that professional architectural design can have a profound effect on the way you go about your day to day life. WBC aim to give you a technical solution that is functional yet elegant. Whether you are looking to expand your business in Bristol, need to further improve the space you have or you are looking to remodel your existing property in Bristol – we can provide a helping, expert hand.
ARCHITECT & TECHNOLOGIST IN BRISTOL
WHEN DO I NEED A BUILDING SURVEYOR IN BRISTOL?
Chartered Building Surveyors are experts in the fabric of buildings, we deal with all sorts of issues surrounding existing properties including building surveys, party wall awards, structural alterations, project administration and CDM principle design advice.
"If you are dealing with a large, older or rundown property, a building that is unusual or altered, or if you are planning major works, an RICS building survey (formerly called a structural survey) will give you a comprehensive structural report including defects, repair and maintenance options. A building survey costs more than the other RICS reports because it gives detailed information about the structure and fabric of the property."
Source: RICS 2012
RICS BUILDING SURVEYOR IN BRISTOL
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ARCHITECT AND AN ARCHITECTURAL TECHNOLOGIST?
"Chartered Architectural Technologists and architects are qualified and competent to lead construction projects from design through to completion. The difference is within the specialisms that they will bring to a project. Chartered Architectural Technologists’ training and emphasis is the science and technology of architecture and architects’ training and emphasis is the design and philosophy of architecture. Whilst both disciplines have their own distinct training and specialism, there is considerable overlap between the two professions."
Source: CIAT, 2015
EXTENSIONS IN BRISTOL
WHEN DO I NEED A BUILDING ENGINEER OR STRUCTURAL ENGINEER IN BRISTOL?
If you are planning on carrying out any structural alterations in your property an engineer should assess the building and the proposed works to ensure they meet the requirements of Part A of The Building Regulations. Building Engineers are experts in the engineering of a buildings facilities and structure. We provide engineering calculations for structural alterations, Health & Safety advice, plan checking, fire safety and building control services, often working collaboratively with other professionals. If you need a structural engineer in Bristol get in contact today or check out more info on our engineering page.
"Formed in 1925 as the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors, the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) is a leading body for professionals specialising in the design, construction, evaluation and maintenance of buildings. Its members practise across the United Kingdom, mainland Europe and around the World"
Source: CABE, 2016
STUCTURAL ENGINEER BRISTOL
WHAT IS A PARTY WALL SURVEYOR
& WHEN DO I NEED ONE?
A party wall surveyor is someone that is appointed under statue by a building owner carrying out works or an adjoining owner where works are being carried out by a neighbour to resolve a construction dispute under the Party Wall Etc. Act 1996.
You may need a Party Wall Surveyor in Bristol if you are planning to carryout construction works such as an extension or loft conversion or if you have received a party wall notice form your neighbour. Western Building Consultants are expert RICS & FPW party wall surveyors, find out more information on our party wall surveyors Bristol page or give us a call now to discuss.
PARTY WALL SURVEYOR BRISTOL
Do the CDM regulations apply to my project & do I need a CDM Co-ordinator/CDM Principal Designer in Bristol ?
With the latest changes to the CDM (construction design management regulations) it is likely that your project will need to comply to the regulations, especially given residential projects are now not exempt from the regulations. In practice the scale of information you need to comply is reduced for simple projects but it is vital that you get advice should you not know how to discharge your duties as client or contractor under the regulations.
Your project may require someone to act as principal designer in Bristol. Western Building Consultants Provide this service to other designers, developers, contractors and clients in Bristol. If you want to know more about how we can help with H&S or the CDM regulations please visit the CDM principal designer page or contact us.
CDM PRINCIPAL DESIGNER BRISTOL
"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."
NAOMI, BATH MUMS
"Superb, professional, efficient, friendly, positive"
ANON, BUY WITH CONFIDENCE
"Excellent service and help from the initial design/planning stage through to the end of all works"
ANON, BUY WITH CONFIDENCE
"Good surveyors & structural engineers that we used were www.westernbuildingconsultants.com
We were really happy with them, they came highly recommended by several people”
ANON, BATH MUMS
"We used James Dean ...Western Building Consultants as an architect. Very good"
SPIKE, BATH MUMS