Thomas Consulting has developed a strong reputation within the industry providing technical services and construction guidance on a variety of building structures.

Whether working directly for the client, architect or principal contractor or engaged by the sub-contractor, we provide a diverse range of engineering services to facilitate the construction of building structures which continue to become increasingly complex.

We work collaboratively with all stakeholders on the project to meet the requirements of all parties.

A working understanding of the requirements of our clients in conjunction with an ability to communicate effectively translates into a collaborative approach.

Thomas Consulting’s roots go back to 1979, when W H Thomas and Partners was set up by a group of engineers from the Telford Development Corporation. Bill Thomas, Geoff Charlton, Julian Bishop and Colin Pountney grew the business through the 1980’s venturing North and opening a new office in Preston. Growth continued in the West Midlands through acquisition of the Alan Garbutt Partnership in Cannock.
Further expansion saw the opening of the Lancaster office in 1994 under the auspices of the recently joined Phil Howden. Since 1998 the Lancaster office has provided consulting engineering services to Heysham Power Station; a relationship that continues to this day and has evolved to encompass other highly regulated clients.
Over the years W H Thomas and Partners has modernised and evolved into the Thomas Consulting of today; from the grand purchase of our first desktop computer in 1984 we have continued to invest in our software and staff. We have capabilities in seismic design, finite element analysis (FEA) and building information modelling (BIM).

Helen Turner – Director Turner Timber Frame Limited

Thomas Consulting are a pleasure to work with; they are polite, professional and prompt.


– Helen Turner, Director Turner Timber Frame Limited.
Norman Train – 2010 President of IStructE

The structure can be sophisticated, eloquent and economic, but if it is late, ambiguous or difficult to construct, it will have failed.


– Norman Train, 2010 President of IStructE.
Jake Thorpe

Thomas Consulting provide a great service with excellent customer service throughout the entire team. I would not hesitate to recommend them to anybody. Thank you for continued support.


– Jake Thorpe
Dave Jones, British Energy (part of EDF Energy)

The service you and your team give us is excellent, with a lot of inspections all done in a very timely and professional manner, which has resulted in no time delays to the Outage, waiting for authorisation to lift etc.


– Dave Jones, British Energy (part of EDF Energy)
Michael Hurst of Roger Hannah

Acting as Employers Agent I appointed Thomas Consulting as Structural Engineers for a multi-million refurbishment project of a grade A office building in Cheadle which involved the construction of a new steel framed double height reception to the front elevation. The Thomas Consulting engineer was an excellent communicator who provided detailed and thorough cost efficient advice.


– Michael Hurst of Roger Hannah
Helen Turner, Turner Timber Frame Ltd
Thomas consulting are a pleasure to work with, they are polite, professional and prompt. The information is always presented in a clear and concise manner, which makes interpreting and transferring into the timber frame production details particularly straight forward.


– Helen Turner, Turner Timber Frame Ltd

A message from Thomas Consulting

2021 - Merger Finalised

Thomas Consulting are delighted to announce that over the spring period we have finalised a merger with the structural arm of Carr Faulkner Associates Ltd (CFA Structures Ltd).

CFA Structures Ltd, is a highly regarded structural engineering practice based in Chorley, Lancashire.

The merger will  enhance Thomas Consulting’s already strong reputation within the industry for providing technical services, construction guidance,

and general Civil Engineering services UK wide.

The Carr Faulkner office in Chorley town centre has now closed, all future works will take the Thomas Consulting name.

All the staff at the time of the merger have been retained, with former director Howard Faulkner joining Thomas Consulting as a consultant at the Buckshaw Village office.

Should you need to contact any member of our team the following numbers are available during working hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Friday

01743 237940 (Shrewsbury), 01772 299040 (Chorley) and 01524 846022 (Lancaster)