Structural Engineering

We have the ability to provide premium structural engineering design and project management services

Civil Design

We specialise in land development and rehabilitation solutions

Extensions & Additions

We prepare for new builds for the budding first-home buyer, right through to detailed renovations, extensions and floor additions

Certification

We can certify lighting, rigging and stages for public events

Structural Engineering

We have the ability to provide premium structural engineering design and project management services

Civil Design

We specialise in land development and rehabilitation solutions

Extensions & Additions

We prepare for new builds for the budding first-home buyer, right through to detailed renovations, extensions and floor additions

Certification

We can certify lighting, rigging and stages for public events

CIVIL DESIGN

Do you have a civil design problem that needs solving? We deal in Land Development, Stormwater Drainage, Sewerage, Water Supply, Pavement Construction, Bulk Earthworks, Pump Stations, Retaining Walls & so much more.

STRUCTURAL DESIGN

Do you have a structural design challenge for us? We deal in Home Renovations, Home Extensions, Floor Additions, Retaining Walls, Sheds & Warehouses, Carports, Commercial Precincts, Industrial Pavements & so much more.

After 20 years of widespread civil and structural engineering design experience throughout Australia, Damien Dakin created The 4th Little Pig as a boutique and independent engineering business in 2017. We have produced solutions to countless engineering challenges with a service rate that we are very proud of.

As you may already wonder, “Why The 4th Little Pig?”

Everybody knows the story of The Three Little Pigs. The 4th Little Pig was seen as an opportunity to become a true leader and to restore personability in engineering, with an innovative approach to structural design of new homes in particular. We work closely together with our clients, whilst thinking outside-the-box to get the best results in the least amount of time. Our sense of humour in the business title has reinforced our approachability and made many satisfied customers as a result.

Customer Reviews

Reviews are important to the success of our business. They help prospective clients gain a level of comfort from previous clients experiences. Here’s some examples of client reviews.

Roxanne Grandy

Efficient, professional and friendly

Damian was efficient, professional and friendly. He investigated the job and sent the results to the builder in record time. Would definitely use again as I’m renovating an old house. And would definitely recommend!

Laurel OLoughlin

Damien was so easy to work with

Damien was so easy to work with. He knew exactly what was required and made sure I did too. He worked quickly, efficiently and professionally. I would be happy to use his services again or recommend him to anyone.

Dianne Ferrel

Helped us with our permit requirements

Damien was wonderful and helped us with our permit requirements. I would highly recommend him if you an engineer. Thank-you so much Damien.

Jacinta Walsh

Damien is your ideal civil engineer

Damien is your ideal Civil Engineer. He is professional and delivers excellence. Damien goes the extra mile to provide his clients with the best possible attention and support for their business projects. We are extremely happy with our outcomes. Brilliant work Damien!

Katharine Kolarik

Top service at affordable cost

Top service at affordable cost. Damien is a very professional, knowledgeable and efficient engineer and the cost of his services is very competitive. I would recommend his services to anybody who need engineering services. Look no further.

Boutique Engineering Services

We provide services like temporary food stall certification for anchorage and wind rating

Boutique Engineering Services

We provide services like temporary food stall certification for anchorage and wind rating

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are a list of common questions we get asked. Get in touch with us if you have any specific questions you need answers to. We’d love to help.

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Why choose The 4th Little Pig?
  • We provide engineering services with a “pigs can fly” approach (anything is possible)!
  • We like getting ourselves dirty for our customers. If we need to climb into (or onto) your roof, or under your floor, consider it done.
  • We take great pride in ensuring our clients are happy.
  • We take the engineering jargon away so everything is explained in a clear and concise manner.
  • We don’t stop until our design proposals and intentions are clearly understood by you, the customer.
How much do you charge for your services?
Every task & project is unique. To ensure you receive a competitive price, it is best to get in touch with us to determine what you need and to evaluate the respective cost.
Are you a qualified engineer?
The short answer is yes. We have over 20 years of extensive engineering experience with structural and civil engineering design projects, as well as registration with overarching authorities such as the VBA and ieAust.
How long does it take to complete your services?
This depends on the extent of the task or project. It is advisable to give us a call so we understand what your required timing is so we can deliver within your timeframe.
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Can you help out with community events?
We are often asked if we can assist with certification of temporary structures that need to be signed-off prior to the commencement of public events. These could be anything from stages for live performances and public marquees through to inflatable arches for charity events (for example). We are happy to help out and welcome your inquiry.
What can I expect in my structural inspection report?
Our structural reports are arranged so they are easy to follow by anyone. These are typically presented in dot point form, and any existing site problems rated on a level of severity. The severity level assists to determine the order of priority in which any existing problems should be attended to.
Do you offer peer reviews?
Yes, we certainly do. If you have a set of civil or structural design drawings that require an independent and thorough review, we can provide this service. Depending on the complexity of the project, this is considered important to some clients in order to reduce the risk of unexpected construction costs, or potentially economise an existing design. Feel free to get in touch if you are interested in this service.

Do you have any other questions to ask? Get in touch today!

Civil & Structural Engineering Solutions

No job is too big or too small

This little pig is a small business that delivers big packages!

Civil & Structural Engineering

No job is too big or too small

This little pig is a small business that delivers big packages!