Structural Inspections

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 all parties involved to expedite the inspection and report to allay your concerns and provide a thorough report regarding your new home.


Our structural inspection reports can provide you with reassurance regarding the structural integrity of your new home, with defects identified with recommendations for remedial works. The inspection is undertaken by a Chartered Engineer (CEng) either with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) or Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE).

Your valuation report may have already indicated areas of concern that may need further examination; our structural inspection report can help address the queries the valuation report raises.

We will undertake a visual inspection of those items that are typically associated with the structural fabric of the property; such as, floors, walls, roof and where exposed foundations. Where external factors such as, drains, trees and ground conditions may affect foundations, these will also be noted in the report with further recommendations for remedial works or investigation.


Is the width of a hairline crack

Whitehouse Gardens

Thomas Consulting was contacted by Shropshire Council to initially undertake a visual structural inspection of the properties and subsequent monitoring to determine if the cracking was progressive.

Bus Station, Avenham & Market Car Parks

Thomas Consulting Ltd were appointed by Preston City Council to undertake full structural inspections of the Bus Station, Avenham and Market Car Parks.

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)