Structural Engineering

Thomas Consulting offer a wide range of structural engineering technical services. Including designs for timber frame, steel, concrete, masonry and composite materials.

Our service allows us a unique perspective and approach to structural design. We have experts across Structural, Geotechnical, Civil and Hydraulic disciplines and offer these services internally or as part of our trusted 3rd party supply chain. This combined approach allows us, as a team, to provide a complete solution to our valued clients.

We follow the best industry engineering management, CAD, BIM and computer modelling practices. Project delivery success is enhanced by using advanced 3D drafting and modelling software and is integral with everything we do. We consider every site’s individual constraints as opportunities and through technology and all our experience, we help our clients get maximum value for their investment.

By combining the latest technology, best practice construction techniques and innovative ideas we provide unique solutions to complex projects. Program requirements, material quantities, safety, value engineering, site constraints and client aspirations are all taken into consideration through the design process.


  • Steel framed multi-story buildings
  • Foundations, concrete sub-structures and retaining walls
  • Timber frame design 
  • Structural capacity assessment 
  • Modular and temporary buildings
  • Sign boards and other hoarding
  • Heritage
  • Dilapidation, condition inspections and reports including remedial specifications
  • Design and assessment of road infrastructure (bridges, culverts etc.)
  • Domestic building conversions and existing property development
  • Offshore Structures

If we….


Pier Head, Liverpool

The striking new ferry terminal and offices for the Mersey Ferry is located adjacent to Liverpool’s historic 3 Graces, a World Heritage site.

Knowsley Leisure Centre

Superstructure steel frame design for APC engineers.

Wrekin Housing Trust

This modern office building required our structural engineers to provide careful consideration of the structure to ensure safety during construction.

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)