Clancy Consulting acquires structural timber frame specialist DBM Consultants

by Michelle Gordon
DBM Consultants

Clancy Consulting has expanded its structural engineering service with the acquisition of structural timber frame specialist DBM Consultants.

Family business DBM Consultants, which was formed in 1984, initially provided structural engineering design and inspection services to Lanarkshire and Central Scotland before expanding into timber frame design upon the appointment of managing director Gordon Megahy five years later. By providing a full engineering service to timber frame manufacturers, the business has been focused on developments across Scotland and England of a construction value of up to £20m, predominantly working on new-build and extensions in the residential, student living and healthcare sectors.

Neil Orrock, director at Clancy Consulting said: “Bringing on board specialist expertise from Gordon and his team is the perfect fit to enhance the skills and resource within Clancy. Offering our clients offsite fabrication allows for speed of construction and accuracy during delivery stages however, most importantly, this highly sustainable and thermally efficient solution is a significant step in expanding our drive towards Modern Methods of Construction and energy efficiency within our schemes. It sits seamlessly with our aspirations for the built environment and the contribution we can make as part of the climate emergency our world faces.”

Structural Timber Association member Megahy has grown the business over the years with the ambition to produce the most environmentally responsible buildings. In addition to traditional timber frames, he and the team are also skilled in Structural Insulated Panel construction methods and glulam structures.

“This is an exciting next chapter for us,” said Megahy. “DBM Consultants was founded by my father and the values, culture and key focus on client partnerships is very much aligned to the Clancy ethos. It’s a great opportunity to further expand timber frame solutions in the marketplace and I’m excited to develop the team’s potential within the framework of a national multi-disciplinary engineering practice, whilst still maintaining our local roots in Scotland.”

The DBM Consultants team will leave its Motherwell office and relocate to the Clancy office in Glasgow, with Megahy joining as divisional director.


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