Many residential clients first assumption is that they need an architect in Bristol to design their dream home. Whilst often architects might be a suitable choice a multi-disciplinary practice may be a better fit for your needs.

Our building consultancy offers the services of several different professions but is focused on architectural technology.

Often people outside of the architecture industry do not understand the role of the architectural technologist or believe it must be an inferior service to that of an architect, perhaps envisaging a draughts person or similar. This couldn't be further from the truth Chartered Architectural Technologists have an equal professional standing to that of an architect but offer a different approach to architectural projects.

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If an architectural technologist is technically focused will they have the design vision for my project?


Most architectural technologists do not work solely on technical aspects and some may have a greater design flare than their architect rivals and are more than capable of producing conceptual designs. Check out our portfolio of residential projects to gauge the variety and scope of our designs.

Do I need an architect to carry out my planning permission and initial drawings?

No! Is the simple answer, our technologists will take your project from the initial design brief to completion tailoring our service to meet your needs. We offer a competitive and high quality design service that is backed up by our extensive experience and fact that we usually have 35 - 40 live planning applications throughout Bristol, Bath and Frome councils.


What if I need help with my project during the construction?


Western Building Consultants believe that the high standard of our Building Regulation drawings and technical detailing is key to why our projects succeed. Many clients opt to manage the build themselves and relish the challenge. If this scares you, you are not alone! We offer a project administration service in Bristol that will help guide you through your project and help to ensure its success. We also have specialist surveyors and other professionals such as conservation designers and building engineers to hand that can help to ensure project success.

Our Design Ethos


"We believe in outstanding architectural solutions for every day issues with Space, Texture, Light, Form and Function in balance.”


Quite simply, practical, budget conscious and beautiful architectural design solutions. 

Why use Western Building Consultants in Bristol over other architects or architectural technologists?

We help take the stress out of your building project; we have a dynamic, friendly team of highly skilled Architectural Technologists, Building Surveyors, Building Engineers and Party Wall Surveyors amongst others. By having such a diverse range of professionals we can often provide all of your professional services in house meaning that you do not need to shop around for quotes or liaise with multiple parties.

What kind of projects do you work on?

The architectural team at Bristol WBC work on all types of project commercial and domestic although we work largely within the householder and new build sector. Whether you are looking to expand your home in Bristol with an extension or loft conversion, 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.  If your looking for advice about a listed building please see our CONSERVATION WEBSITE.

Why would you choose an architectural technologist over an architect in Bristol?

Quite simply the technologist's skill set is often more suited to residential projects that have increasing technical demands. The technologist is an expert in the science of buildings and is trained more heavily in the technological aspects of the built environment.

How does the process work?

If you are based in Bristol, Bath or Frome we offer a free initial on-site consultation for your architectural project to discuss your options, the feasibility and cost of the project.

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