As RICS Chartered Building Surveyors and CABE Chartered Building Engineers one of our key services is  building surveys in Bristol. We provide full RICS building surveys in Bristol and Homebuyers surveys in Bristol for a variety of different properties.

We also offer a defect diagnosis service, often mortgage valuations can bring to light certain issues that may need more investigation or you may have a particular problem with an existing building. Our CABE & RICS building surveyors are able to assess the problem using building pathology techniques to identify the issues and suggest a remedy. Whats more we can even assist you in getting the repairs carried out by managing a contractor and specifying the repair as part of our Project Administration Services.


Due to our central position in the Clifton area of Bristol and Winterbourne we are able to provide building surveys across a whole range of different locations. Including the South Gloucestershire areas of Winterbourne, Coalpit Heath, Yate, Kingswood, Chipping Sodbury, Hanham, Longwell Green & Oldland Common.

Residential Surveys


Purchasing your home is a major outlay, therefore, it is vitally important that you are fully aware of the property's overall condition.


A suitable survey of the property can help uncover any work that may need to be done to the property before you buy it. Check out this RICS video below which explains the different types of survey available to you.

Why use western building consultants?

for your building surveys in bristol



great value

Our reports are fully tailored to your needs, we will discuss what type of building survey in Bristol is suitable for the property, We can also build in services such as looking at the ability to extend the property, make structural alterations or look at energy efficiency. Adding real value to the report.


. Due to our unique multi-disciplinary approach we provide an unrivalled after service, including where appropriate the drawing up of a schedule of repair works and project administration. 


We only use chartered professionals

Unlike our competitors when choosing a building survey in Bristol with us the building surveyor will always be a RICS or CABE chartered professional.


Many surveyors use less qualified or general practice surveyors instead of RICS chartered building surveyors or CABE engineers.

Whilst we use fully qualified professionals we do not charge more than our competitors we are excellent value

Lightening fast quotes & TURN AROUND

At Western Building Consultants we provide quotes quickly and efficiently and you can normally get a quote instantly over the phone from 8.30-16.00 on a weekday.


Our competitors either produce a custom report slowly or a very generic report fast.


At Western our unique way we approach reports means they are fully tailored and fast, full building surveys are usually turned around in 5 working days.

bespoke building surveys

Every property and every person is different. We are not in the business of volume surveys, we provide bespoke quality building survey reports that are not mass churned out forms many of our competitors issue.

Our reports also contain an approximation of the costs involved to bring the property up to a modern standard.

Simply better  service standards. 



From your initial enquiry you will have great communication from our team, from setting up the survey with the estate agent or vendor, selecting the surveyor to work on the report, through to helping you pick the right type of Building Survey in Bristol.

 We will call you after the survey to discuss any major issues identified.

Unlike our micro business competition there is always someone at hand over the phone or email to speak to. 

Why is important to choose the correct survey for your house in Bristol?

The video below by the RICS explains why its a good idea to choose the correct level of survey from your provider. Bristol has a vary varied geology, areas such as Coalpit Heath, Easton and Kingswood have old mine workings. It is important that you choose a surveyor with great local knowledge.

In order to proceed with a building survey we will require you to agree to our terms and conditions, please feel free to call or email our offices to obtain a quotation and terms and conditions.


Types of survey


There are various types of survey that can be carried out, the survey you will require depends on the type of information that is needed and the age of the property.


As a buyer there are three main types of survey to choose from:


Valuation/Condition Report In Bristol

A valuation/condition report tells the lender how much the property is worth and will usually be carried out by your mortgage company if you need a mortgage to buy the property. These types of survey are usually best for very new properties.


Home Buyer Survey in Bristol

A home buyer survey reports on defects in the property, its condition and value. 


Full Building Survey in Bristol

This type of survey provides a more detailed report than the home buyer survey. We recommended these for older properties (1930's or older) or those that have been poorly maintained, in need of work, or simply for peace of mind.

As a RICS regulated building surveyor in Bristol Western Building Consultants can provide most types of building survey. We can also provide advice on how to alter or extend your property including carrying out project management of the works. To discuss your requirements and to get a quotation please contact us.

Building Survey Bristol Team 

Sam George MSc BSc (Hons) MCIAT

Sam George MSc BSc (Hons) MCIAT

FCABE C.Build E AssocRICS Sam is the Chief Operating Director, a chartered building engineer, architectural technologist and surveyor. He has worked in a number of local architecture firms before settling with Western Building Consultants and is a specialist in building pathology in Bristol and full structural building surveys in Bristol.

Paul Keegan MRICS DipSurv MBA

Paul Keegan MRICS DipSurv MBA

Surveying manager- Paul has a wealth of experience working in construction & building surveying. He is an expert building surveyor and caries out the majority of WBCs building surveys in Bristol. Including Homebuyers and full building surveys.

James Dean MSc BSc(Hons) MCIAT FCABE

James Dean MSc BSc(Hons) MCIAT FCABE

C.Build E AssocRICS MFPWS. James is the managing director of the practice and has worked for WBC for over 10 years and provides both residential and commercial building surveys in Bristol.

Charles Burgess MRICS

Charles Burgess MRICS

Charles is the founding member of WBC and started the practice over 13 years ago. He now acts as a consulting building surveyor in Bristol.

Jack Hussey MFPWS

Jack Hussey MFPWS

Trainee Building Surveyor, having started his career with WBC at just seventeen Jack has progressed to the role of trainee building surveyor and assists with schedules of condition in Bristol.

If you have a problem with your property in Bristol, like damp or cracking. A single fault defect diagnosis survey is probably required, Western Building Consultants provide a cost effective targeted service for its residential and commercial clients in Bristol. If you would like a quote for a defect survey please upload any information that is relevant pictures etc. and make an enquiry below.

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