Industrial / Commercial

Thomas Consulting have extensive experience in the design of large span industrial buildings and structures. By utilising modern 3D analytical software tools, we provide Eurocode compliant cost-effective solutions using efficient portal frame designs and other forms of large span roof structures. We also have extensive design knowledge of substructures and ground slabs for tolerance critical installations such as high bay racking or heavily loaded machine foundations and bases. We also undertake assessments of existing industrial buildings that need upgrading, adaption or modifying for change of use or increased loading.      


  • Design of large span roofs using steel portal frames, latticed trusses and other structural forms.
  • Crane runway beam and supporting lattice column designs
  • Support structure design for heavy mechanical installations including assessments for fatigue and vibration.
  • Design of deep foundations, concrete sub-structures and retaining walls
  • Slab and sub-structure design for high bay racking
  • Complex Finite Element Analysis and design including fatigue and component analysis.
  • Structural capacity assessment of existing structures for modification or adaption for higher loading.


Engineering projects
DESIGNED & completed
by Thomas Consulting
in the UK aLONE

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)