About Us

Datson Consulting Ltd was created by Nick Datson, a Chartered Engineer, who has worked as a qualified professional in the Civil, Structural and Mining sectors for over 20 years.

For the housing market and commercial building sector we provide a reporting service for Visual, Structural or Property Inspections for mining and ground stability as a result of precautionary or adverse mining surveys.

Mine Shaft Capping or mine feature remediation is a speciality where such issues arise on property, specifically in the Cornwall and West Devon areas.

We also undertake Mini or Basic Structural Reports, Full Structural Surveys and Specific Defect Reports.

The company also specialises in providing Loss Adjusting services in the Subsidence field of engineering and other Project Management for insurance claims for buildings such as fire, storm and flood damage.

Specialist work involving Retaining Wall construction or repair, Party Wall Act, Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM) are also catered for.

Datson – Managing Director

Nick qualified with an honours degree in Civil Engineering (BEng [Hons]) from the University of Surrey in 1989. Post graduate he also obtained a Master of Science (MSc) in Mining Engineering from the world famous Camborne School of Mines in 1992. Following on from this under an approved training scheme from the Highways Department of Cornwall County Council (now a unitary authority called Cornwall Council) he became a full Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (MICE) in 1993.  Finally, Nick also achieved Chartered Status (CEng) with the Engineering Council in 1994.  In July 2020 Nick was given the great honour of becoming a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (FICE) which was specifically awarded for services to the subsidence field of civil and mining engineering sectors.

Initially trained as a bridge and highway structural designer, Nick also was a Resident Engineer on various sites throughout Cornwall in his early career.  After a working for a year in South Africa, and then returning to England, he joined Cunningham Lindsey as a Project Manager working as a Loss Adjuster for subsidence insurance cases for over 10 years. After a few years as a developer working for a family company, Nick decided the time was right to set up his own engineering consultancy company which started originally in 2006 alongside property developing. In July 2009, Datson Consulting was incorporated as a limited company and became his full time occupation.

What our clients say...

"I have worked with Nick Datson over the past 13 years. He has always been extremely professional and committed in his work at all times and I would have no hesitation in recommending him for any engineering or building services. Always responsive, keeping all parties fully updated, he will be a valuable asset to anyone that engages his services."

Kevin Chellew

Director, Allied Solutions Ltd, Swansea

"We would like to convey our thanks to Nick Datson of Datson Consulting Ltd for his work involved in the insurance claim for escapes of water to eight cottages in our holiday home business.

He has been excellent to work alongside & carried out his project management role in a quick and efficient manner. We would recommend this company for their professional services to anyone involved with an insurance claim to act on their behalf."

John Hick

Director, Pendra Loweth Management Ltd

"Since 2006, Nick Datson of Datson Consulting Ltd has proven to be an excellent partner for Cunningham Lindsey in the project management of subsidence and other insured peril claims from the insurance industry.

He continues to produce a high level of professionalism and technical know how in dealing with this specialist field of work."

Mike Collier

Engineering Manager, Project Managed Subsidence Services Cunningham Lindsey

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