w-bd architects building design


"After working for some of the largest architects firms, engineering companies and developers in the North West, I noticed an opportunity to create an architectural practice that combined this unique combination of experience. Offering a level of detail and expertise along with a personalised service that only I could offer. I decided to launch WBD.”

simon wallis architect w-bd

First and foremost we pride ourselves on providing perfect architectural solutions to homes and businesses throughout the country. What makes us different is the level of detail we go into. From the very first conversation we spend time understanding each and every one of our clients requirements, the reason for the work, aims and ambitions once the project is finished. We do this so we can advise you on the best possible solutions – it’s never just about doing the job, it’s about constantly and consistently exceeding expectations.

Wherever possible we strive to use the latest in renewable energy sources, and locally sourced materials keeping environmental impact to a minimum.

w-bd architects building design


Our process is built on precision and
detailed planning, to deliver an unrivalled, yet cost effective architectural solution.

Initial visits are charged at a nominal fee, so we can fully understand every detail of your requirements and budgets. It’s only then that we can provide the right advice, solutions and our costs for the project.

Once you decide to go ahead with the project, we’ll arrange a full survey of the building or site and begin drawings of the existing floor plans and elevations.

Concept design
Taking everything you have told us, we produce a number of concept designs that fit your requirements. Although not always required, we believe this is the most important phase to ensure any costly alternations are avoided once on site. We then talk you through each design to ensure all options have been considered before you decide on the solution that’s perfect for you.

Planning Drawings
The concepts are turned into our planning archetype for you to approve. These planning drawings ensure clarity of the proposals and demonstrate the advantages clearly to the local authority and aid a successful determination of a planning application.

Once approved we submit the drawings to your local planning department. It can take up to 10 weeks for the council to make their decision, but we monitor the application and work with the council, keeping you updated throughout.

Building Control
The approved plans are developed into working drawings. We apply precision and an unrivalled level of detail in these plans to ensure accuracy and cost efficiency. These are then submitted to your local building control department. The drawings can also be used for tender and construction purposes to minimise any required extras during the building phase. This ensures our service provides maximum value as our drawings can be used for all aspects not just building control.

w-bd architects building design

Happy Clients

The thing I most remember with Simon is that he completely listens… and from that he very quickly tuned in to what we were trying to create.
Gary Johnson

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The level of detail is second to none, the feedback from the contractors has had nothing but praise, with details ranging from the acoustic treatment and thermal upgrades to all retained elements to completed the build. It is clear any potential difficulties have been considered to maintain a smooth build and cost control.
Siobhan Molloy Managing Director at Molloy Hale Ltd

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His designs are well considered from the outset, various options have been considered to achieve the most appropriate, exciting and innovative projects.
Alastair J Skelton BSc (Hons) Dip TP MRTPI Partner

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