Western Building Consultants.
Chartered Building Engineer
Experts in the field of facilities and structure.
Engineering calculations, plan checking, fire safety advice, building control consultants, specialist stock condition surveys, SAP SBEM & U-Value energy calculations, R&D, 3d printing, IR surveys, air and sound testing.
As chartered building engineers Western Building Consultants can provide structural engineering services in Newport. Including the design of structural steel beams for simple openings and remodelling within your home or commercial premises.
Our practice contains Fellow, Chartered and graduate grades of the chartered institute of Building Engineers.
Where complex calculations or specialist advice is required we can in list the subcontract services of one or more of our chartered structural engineering partners.
fire risk assessmentS
Western building consultants are able to provide fire risk assessments in the Newport area.
Having a Fire Risk Assessment in place is a legal requirement for almost all businesses in the UK.
The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO) came into effect in October 2006 and replaced over 70 pieces of fire safety law.
The FSO applies to all non-domestic premises in England and Wales, including the common parts of blocks of flats and houses in multiple occupation (HMOs).
The law applies to you if you are
Responsible for business premises
An employer or self-employed with business premises
Responsible for a part of a dwelling where that part is solely used for business purposes
A charity or voluntary organisation
A contractor with a degree of control over any premises
Providing accommodation for paying guests
Western Building Consultants can take the hassle out of complying with these regulations and provide you with an accurate and up to date Fire Risk Assessment for your business premises.
We have extensive experience in managing fire safety upgrades including works to listed buildings. Please contact us to arrange a free no obligation quote. If you require a complex fire strategy or report for a large building we can enlist the subcontract services of a specialist fire engineer, our strategic partner has years of experience working for the local Avon and Somerset fire authority.
project administration/CLIENT REPRESENTATIVE
Are you looking for someone to oversee and administer the contract for your architectural project in Newport. Then look no further Western Building Consultants have years of project administration experience and can provide you with the support you need to help successfully complete the project. This includes helping you select the right contract including JCT Homeowner or Minor Works, handling the tender process, design detailing and specification, checking of stage payments, snagging and regular site visits. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you ensure project success.
With sustainability being at the forefront of building design, many new dwellings, commercial buildings or conversions require that a complex energy calculation is carried out. Western Building Consultants through their hub office can provide SAP, SBEM & U-value calculations deliverable through their in house strategic partner. New build houses in Bristol require Full SAP calculations and Energy Performance Certificates, they also require an energy/sustainability strategy report at planning stage to satisfy the mandatory documentation requirements.
Please contact us for a no obligation quote for SAP & EPCs in Bristol.
Specialist Surveys and calculations
Infrared testing in Newport for advanced defect analysis and building pathology,
We can arrange specialist IR surveys when required these are particulalry helpfull for detecting damp ingress issues with large flat roofs.
Western building consultants can also provide the specialist air testing and sound testing required to sign off new build dwellings through strategic partners in our hub office.
We also have experience with stock condition surveys including R&D development of surveying tools to meet individual client briefs. We have partnered in the past with firms to tender for local authority and educational stock condition surveys that require an element of building fabric expertise.
We are currently developing a 3d scanning and printing service for recording historic details including timber mouldings and iron mongery.
Western Building Consultants have vast experience and knowledge of the building control system. Our building engineers, surveyors and architectural technologists have provided consultant services to corporate approved inspectors such as plan checking and site inspections for Building Regulations approval.
As well as providing consultancy services to Approved Inspectors our team can guide your individual project through the process of building control approval, including providing technical specifications and plans. We are skilled in taking conceptual planning drawings provided by other parties such as planning consultants and working them into a technically viable solution. This includes where relevant improving the sustainability of projects and introducing new and innovative technologies and build processes. For example we have integrated specialist building techniques such as ICF, straw bale and SIPS panels to several new build projects.
If you are unsure whether your project requires Building Regulations approval, please see the government issued "Building Regulations" Explanatory booklet link below.