The provision of good quality, affordable housing is a top priority in the UK. New housing supply has lagged significantly behind demand for decades and the Government have challenged industry to meet this demand and supply over 200k new homes per annum by 2026.

 Thomas Consulting have the skills and resources to meet this challenge. Our specialist, multidisciplinary services such as contaminated soils investigation, traffic impact appraisals and flood risk assessments are key to unlocking many sites, both brown and greenfield

 When development approval has been gained for the site, our collaborative engineering approach working closely with Architects and Surveyors will ensure safe and efficient delivery of your project.


  • Designs prepared and checked by Chartered Engineers
  • Structural Engineering Services for traditional and framed buildings
  • Highways and Drainage Engineering – from simple plot drainage to complete estate network and highway connection
  • Specialisms including Raft and Piled Foundations, Timber Framed design and CDM Principal Designer
  • Developments covering single dwellings to 500+ unit estates


No job is too small; at Thomas Consulting we welcome commissions by individuals and have completed designs for many domestic clients. We can provide Structural Engineering for Domestic extensions and loft conversions and can undertake projects involving a single beam design.

Developers & Housebuilders

If you are looking to develop a single plot into large-scale developments of 100+ properties, our engineers can provide civil and structural engineering input to your project. We undertake highway and drainage design for planning applications and submission to Statutory Authorities, with the designs adopting applicable SuDS principles for your site. We can provide foundation and superstructure design to plots and support conversion works.


Thomas Consulting have been working in partnership with regional and nationwide Architects for 40 years and have gained a wealth of experience in collaborating on many different projects. Our friendly, approachable attitude has enabled the company to forge strong links with numerous Architects and Architectural Practices. If you need early Structural advice on a project, please speak to a member of our team. 

Timber Frame

Precise engineered, modern timber framed buildings offer the homebuilder quicker construction times compared to masonry, reduced foundation loads, reduced waste and has the lowest CO2 of all building materials. Our timber frame specialists can work with you and your architect or contractor to design bespoke timber framed buildings in all timber forms including glue laminated timber (Glulam) up to seven storeys in height. 

Estate Agents

Buying a property can be the biggest investment in both emotional and monetary terms; often, more so than anything else in our life. At Thomas Consulting, we understand this, and work with estate agents, vendors & buyers to expedite structural inspections and reports. Our inspections assess the damage and likely causes and suggest remedial works or further intrusive investigation works.

“Thomas Consulting are a pleasure to work with; they are polite, professional and prompt”
Helen Turner, Director Turner Timber Frame Limited.

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)