About

“We pride ourselves in being able to provide the most effective engineered solution, whether it’s creating a residential basement or working on a high rise office development.” - Matt Jones, Managing Director

Our goal is to provide practical solutions to often problematic challenges, whilst always having a focus on cost and quality.

Vale Consultancy’s Engineers will always be proactive, personable and will provide an economic solution within a timescale to meet our client’s deadlines.

We take great satisfaction by embracing challenging engineering projects, providing a solution which enhances the architectural aesthetics of the end product.

We work with private home owners and business owners, developers, contractors, architects and the public sector to ensure that their aspirations are achieved.

Our quality assurance procedures are accredited by ISO 9001.

Our Management & Engineering Team

“We pride ourselves in being able to provide the most effective engineered solution, whether it’s creating a residential basement or working on a high rise office development.” - Matt Jones, Managing Director

Matt Jones Managing Director

Matt is a Chartered Civil and Structural Engineer, providing a broad range of engineering experience to the construction sector. He holds a vast experience in the design of all types of building structures, ranging from small scale structural designs for residential extensions, to substantial reinforced concrete and steel framed commercial building structures. Matt works with the local community as well as throughout the UK and abroad.

His expertise in the design of below ground sustainable drainage, highways and infrastructure is both extensive and invaluable. Provision of project management, value engineering and sustainable construction disciplines are incorporated and promoted on a daily basis with a positive, forward thinking, customer focused and personable attitude.

Jon Mathias Director

Jon is a highly experienced structural engineer with over 25 years’ experience in engineering consultancy. He has designed numerous projects both large and small up to a value of £10 million. Jon’s experience ranges from small dwellings, housing estates to hotels, hospitals and apartment developments. He has also worked closely with the design development, co-ordination and detailing of many governmental building contracts, including the HMPS and HMCS throughout Wales and the south east of the UK.

Nick Clifford Principal Engineer

With over 25 years experience in Civil & Structural Engineering, Nick has designed super and sub structures in all the major construction materials, for Commercial, Residential, Educational, Governmental (Police, Prison & Court & MOD), NHS trusts, Transportation (Airports) and WDA projects, both as new build and as alterations/extensions to existing buildings. Nick has also undertaken building surveys for fault diagnosis & repair, assessments prior to structural alterations and change of use. 

In addition to structural design Nick have developed a sound general knowledge of civil engineering aspects, especially those associated with building structures.

Leighton Roberts Technical Director

Leighton is a retired Regional Director of one of the UKs leading multi-disciplined consultancies with over 50 years’ experience as a Civil Engineer in infrastructure and the built environment. He has ran and managed a significant portfolio, including the financial control and outcomes of large projects in the private, public, and commercial sector, with insight beyond his core discipline to deliver the clients vision. He has written technical papers, provided expert witness of urban drainage at planning appeals, and activity involved as part of the national policy for Sustainable Drainage.

He has created systems and processes to benchmark, learn, and ensure continuously improved performance of the civil engineering business unit.

Chris Newby Structural Engineer

Chris is an experienced Structural Engineer working with concrete, timber, aluminium & steelwork design for both Commercial and Residential projects, Network Rail temporary works design, site and project management, with knowledge of all types of building and retaining structures. Chris has designed numerous high specification and large scale projects with values ranging from £1k-£20M including specialist industrial structures and high-spec architectural residential properties. Chris is currently scheduled to sit the Chartered Professional Accreditation exam with the IStructE in April 2021

Nedw Llewelyn Associate

Nedw is a Chartered Civil Engineer who has worked in both the public and private sectors on a wide range of Civil and Structural Engineering projects, and has worked on projects covering local government, education, commercial, industrial and residential sectors. He has designed highway and building structures, wind farm infrastructures as well as smaller home owner schemes.

Nedw yw un o'n siaradwyr Cymraeg brodorol ac mae'n gynrychiolydd busnes ar gyfer prosiectau a arweinir yn yr iaith Gymraeg.

Nicole Freegard Graduate Engineer

Nicole is a Graduate Structural Engineer who recently completed a Masters with Honours in Civil Engineering at the University of Liverpool, attaining a 2:1. Since graduating Nicole has gained over 2 years valuable industry experience working on projects ranging from large scale steel and concrete framed student accommodation, steel superstructure, and detailed connection design, to residential projects of varying scale with values of £1.5k to £1M.

Since working with Vale Consultancy, Nicole has been involved in a wide variety of projects such as small bespoke home improvements, to larger scale designs working alongside Local Housing Associations in the South Wales region, and industry leading Architects.

Joel Wall Infrastructure Engineer

Joel is a Civil Engineer who has a wide range of experience in the residential, retail and industrial sectors working on a wide range of Civil and Structural Engineering projects. Joel has gained years of experience working on a varied scale of works from small extensions to 7ha industrial sites. 

Joel has invaluable experience in structural steel, retaining walls and below ground structural design; much of his work is now focused on  Sustainable Drainage and external works.